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Liverpool Wins Champions League 2019 Edition, Beat Tottenham 2-0

Unic Press UK: Liverpool FC won the Champions League 2019 Edition following the finals today, June 1, 2019 in Madrid, Spain.

The runners-up in the English Premier League, Liverpool FC beat fellow English club Tottenham Hotspur 2-0, marking its 6th Champions League title.

Mohamed Salah scored the first goal in the 2′ of play through a penalty awarded when Sadio Mané’s shot struck Moussa Sissoko arm.

Liverpool 58′ substitute Divock Origi, who replaced Roberto Firmino sealed the win at the 87′.

Tottenham and England forward Harry Kane, who did play the full 90 minutes, even though he had been off the pitch for circa two months due to injury, had neither serious impact nor influence during the match. However, Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said he has no regrets starting Harry Kane ahead of the semi-final 3-goal hero in the match against Barcelona, Lucas Moura.


About UEFA Champions League

“Football’s premier club competition, the European Champion Clubs’ Cup was launched soon after UEFA’s first Congress, held in Vienna on 2 March 1955, yet the competition was not a UEFA initiative.

Whereas many of UEFA’s founder members were more interested in establishing a national team competition, the French sports daily L’Equipe and its then-editor Gabriel Hanot were championing the cause for a Europe-wide club competition. Hanot, together with colleague Jacques Ferran, designed a blueprint for a challenge tournament to be played on Wednesdays under floodlights. The tournament initiated by L’Equipe did not stipulate that the participating teams had to be champions of their country, but they invited clubs who they considered had the most fan appeal.

UEFA – which had been founded in June 1954 – reacted by contacting the world body FIFA, and the latter’s Executive Committee, meeting in London on 8 May 1955, authorised the new club competition under the condition that it was organised by UEFA and that the national associations concerned gave their consent to their clubs taking part. UEFA’s Executive Committee accepted the conditions laid down by FIFA and agreed to run the competition at its meeting on 21 June 1955.

Real Madrid immediately made the tournament their own by winning the first five finals. Real Madrid have been the most successful side in the UEFA Champions League era, lifting the trophy six times in as many final appearances. Madrid are also the most successful club overall with 12 triumphs, followed by seven for Milan, five for Barcelona, Bayern and Liverpool, then four for Ajax. The major turning point in the tournament’s evolution had come in the 1992/93 season when the UEFA Champions League, involving a group stage in addition to the traditional knockout elements, was officially inaugurated after a pilot round robin during the previous campaign. The popularity of the group phase means the competition has grown from eight to 32 teams with matches held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays across Europe.” (UEFA)

 

 

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English Premier league table (live)

# Team MP W D L F A G P
1 Liverpool 12 11 1 0 28 10 +18 34
2 Leicester City 12 8 2 2 29 8 +21 26
3 Chelsea 12 8 2 2 27 17 +10 26
4 Manchester City 12 8 1 3 35 13 +22 25
5 Sheffield United 12 4 5 3 13 9 +4 17
6 Arsenal 12 4 5 3 16 17 -1 17
7 Manchester United 12 4 4 4 16 12 +4 16