The Good , the Bad and the Ugly from the Champions League Final

May 29, 2018


The Good , the Bad and the Ugly from the Champions League Final

The 2017/2018 Champions League Season came to an end on the 26th of May with Real Madrid winning it and a whole lot of drama to it. Records were broken and new ones were set while some of the players are still basking in the Celebration some are still licking their wounds from that night.

The Good

Real Madrid clinched their 13th Champions League Title, making them the only club to have done so, so far. Not only did they win the cup, they also did it in Grand style by winning it back to back to back. No team has ever achieved such heights.

This win also sets Zidane who is their manager on some new levels.

Gareth Bale became the first substitute in history to score twice in the Champions League final and win it with his overhead volley and super shot which Karius couldn’t handle.

The Bad

Hard blow for Liverpool. The Reds, who had started their UEFA Champions League final against Real Madrid, with an embarrassing top pressing of Zinedine Zidane’s players, lost their main advantage shortly after the half-hour mark: Mohamed Salah. The Egyptian international hurt his shoulder in a duel with Sergio Ramos. The Liverpool striker fell with the Spaniard who had stuck his arm and suffered a shock in the shoulder.

Good news came in the evening thanks to a message from the Egyptian federation on social networks. In agreement with his doctor, the case of Mohamed Salah was not buried and the EFA announced “optimism” about his participation in the World Cup. I really hope for his sake that he recovers from this blunder.

Moments after the release of Mohamed Salah, it was Real Madrid’s turn to experience a blow. Indeed, Dani Carvajal was injured, visibly alone in a heel, at the ankle. A few seconds after his action, the right side of Real Madrid went to the ground, in tears also, and could not continue the meeting. Zinedine Zidane understood this and quickly sent Nacho to warm up.

The Ugly

The obsession of any goalkeeper is to make a mistake that is expensive for his team. He feels then alone in the world by noticing the damage caused. So what about when there are two for the price of one and, in addition, provoked in the final of the most prestigious competitions. That was the nightmare of Loris Karius, the unfortunate guardian of Liverpool.

With these two monumental mistakes, Karius relaunches the debate over the problem of the goalkeepers in Liverpool. And, he does it at the worst possible time. Not only, he may lose his place in the starting lineup, but his two odd could well pursue him like a ball as the rest of his career. Like some Arconada – the unfortunate goalkeeper of the Euro 84 final – he may not be able to recover.

I really hope he recovers quickly from this blunder.

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