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Liverpool lift their sixth Champions League trophy, defeating Tottenham 2-0 in Madrid

Liverpool lift their sixth Champions League trophy, defeating Tottenham 2-0 in Madrid
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Liverpool lift their sixth Champions League trophy, defeating Tottenham 2-0 in Madrid

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Liverpool have lifted their sixth Champions League trophy after defeating Tottenham 2-0 in an all-English final in Madrid.

Mo Salah scored a penalty for Liverpool in the first two minutes of the game after a handball from Sissoko while Divock Origi scored Liverpool's second goal in the 87th minute.

The teams paused prior to kick-off in memory of footballer Jose Antonio Reyes who died in a car accident earlier in the day.

How did they get here?

Liverpool, who missed out on the English Premier League title despite just one defeat all season, were aiming to banish memories of last year's final when they lost 3-1 to Real Madrid.

But Jurgen Klopp's men have come back well this season. They were boosted by a remarkable semi-final that saw them overturn a 3-0 first-leg defeat to Spanish giants Barcelona.

Meanwhile, Tottenham were on the cusp of being eliminated from the competition on several occasions this year. They needed a draw at Barcelona to get the group stages; the intervention of the video assistant referee in the final minutes against Manchester City; and a last-gasp winner against Ajax having been 3-0 down on aggregate.

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In pictures: Champions League final 2019

In pictures: Fans react to the Champions League final

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What Tottenham and Liverpool are saying

Social media reaction to the big win

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