No one has to think long and hard about the most notable player in this Champions League final. Thibaut Courtois, Real Madrid’s magician – or: The Reds’ dream is to be enthroned in this genre. “Nasty news” to Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp.
No need to pass the handle pot sadly this time: Real keeper Thibaut Courtois.
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With deep sadness, he hung his head on the ground and crossed the pot with a handle: what Thibaut Courtois experienced on May 24, 2014 occupied him deeply eight years later. Chelsea, who were then borrowed from Atletico at the time in the Champions League final against Real Madrid, ended their lead with a furious 4-1 lead after extra time, after a long 1-0 lead and a 1-1 draw. Sergio Ramos lost to Gareth Bale, Marcelo, Cristiano Ronaldo & Co.
“It’s sad for me,” he recently commented on Kicker (Friday edition). “It’s not missing much. It was very, very close. But it’s often like that in football.” But what football offers to one or the other player: another chance.
Courtois got it this Saturday. But that’s not all: the Belgian national goalkeeper used it and avenged a bitter bankruptcy at the time – and left his mark on the final game, which was initially postponed for 37 minutes after chaos around the stadium. Even more: as a 30-year-old man, he has become an insurmountable wall – in the eyes of Real Wizard and Liverpool, after all, a sporting dream.
Salah tears her hair
Mohamed Salah (16th minute), Diego (17th) and Mane’s shots (18th) again frustrated C கோrdoba in the Paris State de France (21st, after the march) and Salah (34th). But that’s not all: after Blancos took a 1-0 lead in the final through Vinicius Jr., the real goalkeeper grew even more – or as “El Pice” writes: “Cordois delivers a show!”
In the end, it’s nine balls saved – more than ever from the comprehensive data collection (2003/04). Cordois is invincible – this was shown by the almost inhumane marches against Salah (64th and 69th) and the Joker Diego Jotta (80th) and again against Salah. The Egyptians were only able to tear the hair.
Nine march Cordois ‘does not know himself’
There was only one comment that evening that was relevant to all of this – shortly after handing over the trophy to UEFA, Cோrdobais released it in an interview: “This is my day – I’m so glad I got it. The press conference game – we’ll win the Champions League.” The goalkeeper did it all: “We showed again that Real Madrid are the kings of Europe. To be honest, I do not even know how I saved Salah’s last ball.”
If the goalkeeper is the ‘match of the match’ to the opponent it is always disgusting news!
J ஜூrgen Klopp praises Thibaut Courtois
But Cordois grabbed him – as he grabbed the pot, hugged and kissed him just before midnight. With his first title in the Champions League, teams such as Tony Cruise, Karim Benzema and Luka Modric celebrated their fifth victory, thus equaling the previous record holder Cristiano Ronaldo.
And a topic that annoyed Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp – precisely because his team failed to score a goal against the wall in the actual box. In an interview with ZDF, the 54-year-old, who suffered his third defeat in his fourth CL final (two defeats to Liverpool, one to Borussia Dortmund), laughed at Cordois: “If the goalkeeper is in the ‘match of the match’, it’s always bad news! I think there were savings. ” Or more.
“I only feel sorry for my brother”
The whole thing in winning the title was a family problem, which Courtois must openly admit. “It’s crazy, I can not believe it. After I was there (with the athlete; Anm. E. Red.) Lost, this time I’m on the right side, “said the goalkeeper again about his evening and being able to celebrate his 14th CL title with Real fans in Madrid on Sunday. can not be.”