Published: Sun, May 27, 2018
Sports | By Sarah Myers

Champions League final: Liverpool and Real Madrid face off in Kyiv

Champions League final: Liverpool and Real Madrid face off in Kyiv

He struck his second with seven minutes left, a long-range shot that somehow squirted through Karius's palms, and nearly added a third when clean through moments later.

Britain's National Health Service says it takes 12-16 weeks to recover from a dislocated shoulder.

Real Madrid and Liverpool were level at 0-0 after the first half in the Champions League final on Saturday with both teams losing players to injury.

"I can see that he is feeling very good, he'll be at 150 percent although if he is 149 percent that's ok", Real coach Zinedine Zidane said of his talisman on Friday.

What an impact. He only got 13 minutes as a substitute in Cardiff a year ago, but had a far more telling role to play during his half-hour this time round.

Liverpool had nine shots with Salah on the pitch in Kiev and none in the remainder of the first half after he was subbed off.

Salah was hurt when he tangled with Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos and was treated, but he collapsed to the ground again four minutes later and left the game after 30 minutes. He was then replaced by Adam Lallana.

Mohamed Salah's injury in Liverpool's Champions League final defeat is "serious" according to Jurgen Klopp, but Egypt are confident he will be fit for the World Cup.

It had been uncomfortable for Real, but after Salah departed, they sensed their chance.

As the Liverpool keeper attempted to roll the ball out Benzema stuck out his foot, diverting the ball into the net.

Liverpool, meanwhile, field the same lineup that started their semifinal second leg against Roma.

But their renewed hope was crushed upon the introduction of Bale.

In the semifinals, Real won 2-1 in Munich against Bayern in the first leg and led by the same score in the second leg, before Bayern equalized and came within inches of a finding a late victor.

The Welshman than made it 3-1 in the closing stages with a long-range effort that embarrassed Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius to hammer home his ongoing importance to Zidane's team. Liverpool struck back through Sadio Mane but the five-time European champions were only fleetingly back in the game.

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