Ronaldo and Bale pose immediate challenges for Florentino Perez

Tanya Simon
May 27, 2018

A devastated Loris Karius apologised to Liverpool fans in the aftermath of the Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid in Kyiv on Saturday night.

On the back of Real Madrid's third successive Champions League title, Cristiano Ronaldo has created a storm around his future with claims he could leave the Bernabeu.

He also fumbled a shot from the Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale, which resulted in another goal for the Spanish team.

'UEFA and Federation Internationale de Football Association should take measures against Ramos and similar players, using the video recordings of matches to keep the spirit of the game'.

Karim Benzema scored Real's opener while substitute Gareth Bale struck twice, including a sensational overhead kick, to seal a 13th European Cup win overall and their fourth title in five years after Sadio Mane had equalised for Liverpool.

Their depth in talent allowed them to bring on their most expensive player, the 100-million-euro ($116.5 million) Gareth Bale off the bench to win the game when it was poised at 1-1. If I could go back in time, I would. "Of course everyone tried to cheer me up - but there was just silence everywhere because everyone was really disappointed". "At the beginning of the season I had an injury", he said on BT Sport. Today I lost my team the game and I feel sorry for everyone.

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'I'm not upset because I know what I give to the club.

"No Egyptian wanted to see that happen, we've never had an Egyptian in the Champions League final".

Marcelo's cross was just behind Bale who promptly turned around and stuck his left leg out over his head, his foot connecting with the ball with absolute precision as the ball wheezed past an outstretched Karius.

Before the game, I said I felt that Liverpool had to score first to win and they had their chances to do that in the first half. "I am thinking about what we are doing now, the game, what we have achieved".

It is the next hurdle that Klopp's side have to overcome - they play great football, which is breathtaking and refreshing, but they have to get better at getting over the line in tight matches.

"Everyone is free to take a personal decision but I hope he stays here for many years", he added.

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