Champions League final score, goals and match report – .

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Champions League final score, goals and match report – .


In the end, Liverpool laughed at the Group of Death while becoming the only English team to ever record a 100% record at this stage in the Champions League.
Milan were the last to bow to Jurgen Klopp’s men, also rather softly, after Atletico Madrid and Porto.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Ibrahima Konate were particularly impressive on a night when Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the lion, appeared to be sleeping.

You could have been forgiven for watching the game thinking Liverpool were the team playing for a Champions League lifeline, not the one who honored San Siro with a group winning streak.

An In Need of Minutes XI, completed by Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Alisson dominated and dictated the proceedings, while Milan were content to let the game happen to them, which was curious given their need to win.

Stefano Pioli’s men were passive, heavy and apparently frightened by the Liverpool press. They only managed two shots total in the first half at nine, but one of them acted as the opener against the run of the game.

Takumi Minamino failed to clear a corner from the near post, which forced Alisson to parry – but only up to Fikayo Tomori, who happily slammed the loose ball.

Milan were gifted with superiority on the scoreboard, but couldn’t use it as a spark to provide a more substantial threat.

Liverpool accepted the honor of being the best team and equalized in seven minutes. Oxlade-Chamberlain displayed the kind of drive the hosts desperately sought in avoiding two challenges and conjuring up a plunging blow. The effort was close to Mike Maignan, but the intervention of the goalkeeper only prepared Salah to score his 20th goal of the season.

Any idea that Milan would pose a much bigger threat after the break has been refuted. Liverpool remained the chief creators, at ease and somewhat confused by the lack of challenge, combat and danger they faced.

As Atleti took the lead against Porto to move up to second in the group, the Merseysiders sucked in the little hope they had from Divock Origi’s header.

Sadio Mane superbly dispossessed Tomori, rushed into the box and thundered a shot on Maignan. The goalkeeper’s odd save met Origi’s good jump and the ball was aimed powerfully into the far corner.

Perhaps what best summed up Liverpool’s status in an entirely different field to Milan was the sight of Nat Phillips casually dropping his shoulder, controlling the ball and slipping away from two home players who were trying to get it. sandwich with pressure.

Pioli’s charges attempted a late flurry of attack threat, but they were long blown out.

Liverpool, as is customary on occasion, made it seem like it was easy. They had to throw the children to their deaths – Max Woltman and Conor Bradley – for minutes they will never forget as Milan limped out of Europe.

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