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Worst Champions League Final Ever: Twitter Tears into Tottenham vs Liverpool Quality

Football fans were not happy with the quality of the Champions League final between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur and made their displeasure known.

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Updated:June 2, 2019, 10:17 AM IST
Worst Champions League Final Ever: Twitter Tears into Tottenham vs Liverpool Quality
Liverpool beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 to win their sixth Champions League title. (Photo Credit: Reuters)

Madrid: Liverpool lifted their sixth UEFA Champions League trophy with a 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid on Saturday but the quality of the game failed to impress fans who were all anticipating the English clash.

The match started with much gusto when Liverpool were awarded a penalty within the first minute but it all went downhill from there. In the first minute, Moussa Sissoko stuck his hand out inside the penalty area to perhaps ask his defenders to take position and Sadio Mane made the best of the situation to earn a handball.

Mohamed Salah made no mistake and slotted the ball home to become the first Egyptian to score in the Champions League final. The penalty that was supposed to set the ball rolling and kickstart the action in the final was followed by some absolutely drab football.

Harry Kane recorded just 30 touches in the first 30 minutes of the match and both the teams completely failed to show any flair and intent on the pitch.

Both Liverpool and Tottenham are known for their attacking instinct but it seriously lacked throughout the match.

Though Tottenham put up an improved performance in the second half and forced Liverpool keeper Alisson Becker in making saves, the action was hardly entertaining.

In the 87th minute, Divock Origi scored the second for Liverpool and sealed the game for the Reds as fans thanked the fact that the match will not go beyond the 90 minutes.

While neutrals were put off by the no-show from both the teams, Liverpool fans' celebrations knew no ends.

Philippe Coutinho was the butt of many jokes as he had left Liverpool for Barcelona saying he wanted to win the Champions League. Liverpool went on to win the Champions League and in fact, knocked out Barcelona in the semi-finals.

People also celebrated the emotions behind the victory. From Salah's redemption to Jordan Henderson and Juergen Klopp's teary-eyed hug, emotions ran high for Liverpool.

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