Liverpool beat Tottenham Hotspur: Here're key statistics from UCL final
English giants Liverpool came up with a hard-fought performance as they overcame rivals Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in the UEFA Champions League 2018-19 final at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid on Saturday. It is also Liverpool's sixth UCL title win, making them the most successful English club in the tournament. We take a look at few of the incredible stats scripted in this final.
The final was off to a thrilling start as just two minutes into the game, Liverpool were awarded a penalty, after Moussa Cissoko handled the ball inside the box. Mohamed Salah made no mistake in converting the penalty to a goal. Following the half-time, things became even intense as Spurs fought hard, but the 87th-minute strike from Divock Origi sealed it for Liverpool.
35.4% - Liverpool (35.4%) have become the first side to win the Champions League final despite having less possession than the opposition since Jose Mourinho’s Inter Milan beat Bayern Munich in 2010, also in Madrid. Masterplan. #UCLfinal pic.twitter.com/cuydtDvbbQ— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 1, 2019
Salah's dream run with Liverpool continued as he became the fifth African player to score in the Champions League final to date. He shares the feat with Rabah Madjer, Samuel Eto'o, Didier Drogba and Sadio Mane. He has also scripted the unique record of scoring for Liverpool in every UCL round from the group stage to the final.
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is the first player to win the Champions League with two different clubs, with his first win coming with Chelsea in 2012. Moreover, he also has a special love for the number two. He has scored only two UCL goals for both the clubs, yet he won a title with both of them.
While this was Jurgen Klopp's first silverware with Liverpool, it came in his fourth final with the club. He also became the fourth Liverpool manager to win the UCL after Bob Paisley, Joe Fagan and Rafael Benítez.
Liverpool striker Divock Origi has now become the fifth substitute who has scored in the last six UCL finals. The streak started with Marcelo (2014), Yannick Carrasco (2016), Marco Asensio (2017) and Gareth Bale (2018).
Six goalkeepers have kept a clean sheet in a Champions League final in the 21st century:— Coral (@Coral) June 1, 2019
🇮🇹 Gianluigi Buffon (2003)
🇧🇷 Dida (2003)
🇵🇹 Vítor Baía (2004)
🇪🇸 Víctor Valdés (2009)
🇧🇷 Júlio César (2010)
🇧🇷 Alisson (2019)
50% of them by Brazilians. pic.twitter.com/3HcC2zDfre