Cristiano Ronaldo becomes first player to win five Champion League titles

Annette Crawford
May 27, 2018

The 33-year-old Ronaldo, who became the first player to win five Champions League titles since the competition changed format in 1992, including one with Manchester United, reacted angrily when asked if he was disappointed not to have scored.

There was anger and shock from Liverpool fans inside the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium, while Egyptian fans held their breath with a first World Cup match in 18 years just three weeks away.

"Obviously I need to play", said the winger.

Not for long. Salah's final was over after 30 minutes. Salah rose, but only to leave the field to make way for Adam Lallana.

Along the way he has also scored 450 goals in 438 appearance for Real Madrid.

An incredible debut season at Liverpool came to a crying end.

One of the things I have noticed with him is that he parries everything that comes at him, which is fine, but he sends the ball straight back to where it has come from instead of to the side of the goal.

"It's a serious injury, a really serious injury".

Isco had been denied by the crossbar shortly prior to that, but Liverpool - creaking ever since the talismanic Mohamed Salah had been forced off with a shoulder problem in the first half - were quick to dust themselves down after going behind.

Much worse was to come from the German. Benzema stuck out his right foot and somehow managed to hit the ball.

The immediate impact of Karius' blunder was offset by Mane's equalizer in the 55th.

Instead, they will be in Pot 3 unless both Benfica and Basel fail to progress from the qualifying round, which is fairly unlikely; if only one team loses, then Roma will jump up thanks to their superior coefficient over Liverpool.

Within three minutes of replacing Isco, Bale made the flawless entrance by scoring one of the finest goals in a European final.

"I felt like I deserved it but the manager makes the decisions and what can you do?"

"Football moves forward, we have a World Cup coming up so you have to move on and the season starts really quickly".

He made the most of it by finishing with a double.

Dani Carvajal's hopes of playing at the World Cup with Spain are also in doubt after the Real Madrid right-back pulled up with a leg injury in the first half.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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