Liverpool's goalkeeper had the worst Champions League final imaginable

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A win Saturday would see them victors three consecutive years, the first team to do so since Germany's Bayern Munich won the then-called European Cup final from 1974-76.

Just three minutes after making his entry, the 28-year-old struck a mid-air scissor kick to put Real Madrid back in the driving seat.

"Very disappointed not to start the game; I felt like I deserved it".

Real Madrid showed Liverpool what they do best as they denied the Reds a sixth Champions League trophy, with goals from Karim Benzema and a memorable double from Gareth Bale giving the Spanish giants their third title in a row and 13th in all.

Real Madrid's boss Zinedine Zidane (L) and Liverpool's manager Jurgen Klopp face each other in the UEFA Champions League final in Kiev on May 26, 2018.

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He scored a second later in the game following a poor piece of goalkeeping from Karius, but it's his first effort that will live long in the memory.

But it was an even quieter night for Mohamed Salah, with the Liverpool forward lasting only 30 minutes before being forced off with a shoulder injury that now threatens his participation at the World Cup with Egypt.

The Egyptian hurt his left shoulder as he went down in a challenge with Sergio Ramos in the 25th minute. He turned and attempted ot bowl the ball to his defender, but Benzema closed the gap and stuck out his leg, knocking the ball back towards Karius' goal.

Real Madrid also lost a player a few minutes later as Carvajal pulled up injured and was replaced by Nacho Fernandez.

Klopp's side really could have let their heads drop, and yet they were soon back level, Mané turning the ball in after Dejan Lovren headed down James Milner's corner. If he hits the net against Liverpool on Saturday in Kiev, he will become the first ever player to score in four European Cup finals.

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