Liverpool beats Tottenham to win sixth Champions League Title
By Viktor Petrusevski
June 10, 2019
After a long season of drama in the Champions League, it was time for the competition to be concluded in one final game.
Liverpool Football Club and Tottenham Hotspur met each other in the final on Saturday, June 1. This final was a little unusual because it featured two teams both from England. The event was hosted in Madrid, Spain at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium. The attendance in the stadium was 63,272 people.
Leading up to the final, neither of these teams had an easy journey to get to this stage. Both of these teams faced dramatic semi-final victories. Liverpool faced Barcelona FC and managed to pull off a spectacular comeback. After losing 3-0 in the first leg, Liverpool came back to win 4-0 in the second leg and knock Barcelona out of the competition. Tottenham played Ajax in their semi-final and also pulled off an astonishing comeback. They were down 2-0 at half-time of the second leg and fought back to win 3-2 and score the game winner in the last minute to take them to final.
After playing against each other many times in their domestic English league, these teams were already very familiar with each other’s play styles. The game kicked off and right away in the first minute Liverpool were awarded a penalty kick. Mohamed Salah, Egyptian international, stepped up and scored to make the game 1-0. From that moment, many fans anticipated an open and dynamic game, but it was just the opposite. The game was not filled with many scoring opportunities and it was mostly just Liverpool defending the whole time and Tottenham passing the ball around. Perhaps the most entertaining moment was when a fan went streaking onto the field in the middle of a play. Tottenham came close to equalizing later in the game, but they did not have the luck to produce a goal. In the 87th minute, Liverpool made the score 2-0. Divock Origi who came in as a substitute scored the goal after being assisted by Joel Matip.
The game ended 2-0 for Liverpool. Liverpool were able to lift the Champions League trophy for the 6th time in their club’s history. The Tottenham players had to accept their finalist medals while Liverpool celebrated this accomplishment with their fans in the stadium.