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Real Madrid defeats Liverpool to claim Champions League title

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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, 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.