Once again, they were on time. Real Madrid won their 14th Champions League in Saint- Dennis after a chaotic final that saw them reach the Stade de France. This forced the organizers into a delay of 36 minutes.
Only one goal was needed, from the Brazilian Vinicius Jr at the far end on a cross to Valverde to tie this final (59th).
Thibaut Courtois was responsible for all the rest. The great Belgian made many outstanding saves against Mohamed Salah until he was defeated by the English attack. He was not decisive, and he was denied a goal at the 45th minute. It was Karim Benzema's triumph as captain of the first cup at the big ears.