Liverpool Wins 2019 Champions League beating Tottenham by two unanswered goals. Tottenham locked horns with Liverpool in an all English teams Champions League final. When the two Premier League rivals came head to head on the night to clinch European glory in Madrid, Liverpool drew first blood from the penalty spot.
On the night both Jurgen Klopp and Mauricio Pochettino were looking forward to one big glory at stake thus to be declared the new champions of Europe’s biggest elite competition in football.
The game had barely kicked start when Liverpool won an all-important penalty when Moussa Sissoko blocked Sadio Mane’s cross. The penalty was perfectly driven home by the talisman of the side Mohammed Salah of Egypt to give Liverpool a goal to celebrate just 2 mins into the finals.
The referee awarded the penalty after a check with the VAR indicated the arm of the player was at an unnatural position when the ball hit him. The keeper, Lloris went the right way but Mohamed Salah’s kick was destined for a goal which sent the Liverpool fans into a frenzy.
Tottenham desperately tried to hit back but that was never to be. 17 mins into the game, Liverpool nearly scored a brace. On the day, Liverpool seemed like they wanted to kill the game with a second goal when in the 37th minute, a chance came the way of Robertson after a barnstorming run and a shot at goal but Lloris rose to the occasion to keep Tottenham in the game as he tipped the ball over the bar.
The first half ended a goal to nil, in favour of Liverpool. In the 58th Liverpool made an important change by bringing on Origi D. for Firmino R and then Milner J. replaced Wijnaldum G. in the 62nd minute.
After one hour of football on the night, Tottenham had dominated possession but had nothing to show for it on the scoreboard. It looked like a forgettable hour for them and an unforgettable half hour to the end of the game.
Tottenham responded with two substitutions in the 66th and 74th minute. Lucas replaced Winks H. and 74′ Dier E. also replaced Sissoko M.
One the day Spurs were not able to find that all important extra power and hunger for success that made them reach the finals.
Origi D. delivered the heartbreaking goal in the 87th minute to take the cup off the reach of Tottenham.