Five Things You May Have Missed From The Champions League Final..Cristiano Ronaldo Gives Mohamed Salah Evil Stare

Cristiano Ronaldo stares towards Mohamed Salah before the Champions League final

It was not to be Liverpool’s night as a combination of bad luck, goalkeeping howlers and magic from Gareth Bale saw Real Madrid win a third straight Champions League title.

But while there was plenty of drama on the field there was a fair amount going off it, from as near as the touchline to as far away as Monte Carlo.

Here Eagleseye Footy looks at the five things you missed from the Champions League final.

Ronaldo gives Salah evil stare before game

The Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo cast a vicious glare towards Mohamed Salah. Although it was brief enough for the Liverpool forward not to notice, later events perhaps suggested that Madrid knew the key to stopping Liverpool was stopping the Egyptian.

Ronaldo (front) looks on after a pitch invader is tackled by stewards in the closing stages

Ronaldo Didn’t Make Any Real Impact

Madrid may have triumphed again but on a personal level it was not a good night for Cristiano Ronaldo. Madrid’s star man played only a bit-role in the win and hardly had a chance as he was forced to watch supersub Gareth Bale claim all the glory.

Zidane left stunned by Bale wonder strike

The 2002 Champions League final is proof enough that Zinedine Zidane knows what a wonder goal in the Champions League final looks like.

But even the Madrid boss was left scratching his head and gesturing randomly with stunned excitement following Bale’s incredible overhead kick.

Jurgen Klopp celebrating Benzema being offside

Jurgen Klopp celebrated after seeing Karim Benzema’s first half strike correctly ruled out for offside.

Gareth Bale was among the first players to console a dejected Loris Karius at the final whistle

Gareth Bale was among the first players to console a dejected Loris Karius at the final whistle

With two big howlers costing his side in the final, Loris Karius would have wanted the world to swallow him up following a horror show between the posts in Kiev.

But he was not going to be consoled by team-mates who all ignored the keeper in the minutes after the full-time whistle blew. Instead it was Madrid stars including Gareth Bale who offered the Liverpool keeper a shoulder to cry on.


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