Published: Mon, May 28, 2018
Entertaiment | By Simon Arnold

Champions League final in pictures: The dramatic story in pictures

Champions League final in pictures: The dramatic story in pictures

Over 150,000 football fans around the world signed an online petition to get Sergio Ramos punished for "intentionally" hurting Liverpool talisman Mohamed Salah during the UEFA Champions League 2019 final between the Reds and Real Madrid. Karius gifted Madrid their first goal after throwing the ball directly into the path of Madrid striker Karim Benzema.

That put Madrid 2-1 up and Bale wrapped up his club's third successive Champions League title when his powerful long-range effort was spilled into the net by Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius.

Speaking after the final, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp had described the injury as "serious" amid fears Salah had suffered a dislocated shoulder.

Karius was in tears at the final whistle and none of Liverpool's frustrated players stopped to console him on the pitch.

A spokeswoman for Merseyside Police told the Daily Telegraph that officers were investigating the abuse.

Supporters have called on UEFA as well as FIFA to take action against the Spaniard, who got tangled with Salah in a challenge during the final, causing a shoulder injury to the Egyptian, morale dip for Jurgen Klopp's side leading to Liverpool losing and threat of Salah missing out on FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russian Federation.

"Merseyside Police would like to remind social media users than any offences including malicious communications and threatening behaviour will be investigated".

"Haven't really slept until now".

"I don't take that for granted and once again it showed me what a big family we are".

"Thank you to our unbelievable fans who came to Kiev and held my back, even after the game".

"When he went out it was one problem less for them, so I think it helped them and it didn't help us. Thank you and we will come back stronger".

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