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Real Madrid beats Liverpool 1-0 to win Champions League – Press Telegram

PARIS – Real Madrid become European champions for the fourteenth time after beating Liverpool 1-0 in a Champions League final that began 37 minutes late due to worrying crowd problems outside the Stade de France on Saturday.

Brazilian winger Vinícius Júnior fired a shot from distance after 59 minutes, but Federico Valverde’s shot from the left sailed high over the bar.

While Madrid completed a Champions League and League double, Liverpool ended a promising season – a week ago, they were vying for an unprecedented quadruple of major trophies – with the two domestic cups in England.

The English team could not beat the Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, who brought down Sadio Mané’s shot in the first half to the post and made an even better stop to reject Mohamed Salah’s effort at 81. Madrid has consolidated its status as king of the country . European football, given that the Spanish giant has twice as many European Cups as the second on the list, AC Milan. Liverpool were down by six.

Pre-match audience problems have clouded this final, and will surely be the focus of an investigation by UEFA and the authorities in the coming days.

With 45 minutes left in the game, there were still long lines of Liverpool fans waiting to enter the stadium, and there were sporadic cases of fans breaking security and running towards the lobby.

The Associated Press saw two fans – one of them wearing Liverpool clothing – fight the ground for the commissioners and walk out the doors, while others managed to get into the sand.

The situation began to get out of control when riot police deployed tear gas on Liverpool fans on the lines, while some fans were seen climbing the fences. Officers with batons and riot shields ran from door to door to prevent pockets of fans from forcing their way into the stadium without showing tickets.

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