Real Madrid defeats Liverpool to claim Champions League title

Real Madrid celebrate winning the Champions League with the trophy. (Reuters)

Real Madrid came out on top in their Champions League final after defeating Liverpool 3-1 in a match that saw the English side lose its top scorer Egyptian Mo Salah to injury in the first half.

Liverpool suffered a huge blow when their Egypt striker Mohamed Salah had to go off on the half hour with a shoulder injury with Adam Lallana brought on.

The English side had started brightly with Trent Alexander-Arnold testing goalkeeper Keylor Navas with a low drive but Real gradually took charge of the game.

Real Madrid's Gareth Bale celebrates scoring their third goal as Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk and Emre Can look dejected. (Reuters)

Real Madrid's Gareth Bale celebrates scoring their third goal as Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk and Emre Can look dejected. (Reuters)

Real, now 13-times European champions, became the first team to win three successive finals in the Champions League era, while Liverpool are looking for their sixth European title and first since 2005.

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