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Real Madrid defeated Liverpool to win their 14th Champions League championship.

Real Madrid won their 14th European Cup when they defeated Liverpool 1-0 in a Champions League final that was delayed for more than half an hour as police attempted to stop individuals trying to push their way into the Stade de France on Saturday.

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Real's first shot on goal was scored by Vinicius Junior shortly before the hour mark, and their goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois produced several superb saves to deny Liverpool, who finished the season with two domestic cups but failed to win the Premier League. In a clash of European giants, Juergen Klopp's side had more chances but lacked sharpness when it mattered, as Carlo Ancelotti became the first coach to win the Champions League twice with two different teams with AC Milan.

Real's fourth Champions League championship in seven years was added to their remarkable record in the tournament, as they won their eighth final in as many years. The final was supposed to be held in St Petersburg, but after Russia's invasion of Ukraine, which Moscow describes as a "special operation," UEFA moved it to Paris. The game began after a 36-minute delay due to riot police tear-gassing spectators outside the stadium as others without tickets attempted to force their way in. In the last European Cup final between the two teams, Liverpool had triumphed 1-0 at the Parc des Princes in 1981, which was Real's last defeat in a final.


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