Thibaut Courtois produced a match-winning performance as Real Madrid beat Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League final in Paris. Liverpool dominated possession but was thwarted by the Belgian on a number of occasions. Vinicius Junior scored the only goal of the game in the second half when he got on the end of a Fredrico Valverde cross.
Alisson – 6
There were only two Real Madrid shots on target all night, which showed how underworked Alisson was.
Trent Alexander-Arnold – 6
His battle with Vinicius was a big talking point before the game and he repeatedly showed why Real Madrid needed to be worried.
Ibrahima Konate – 8
Had looked badly out of sorts against Wolves on Sunday but, given the nod ahead of Joel Matip, Konate produced a big performance on the big stage. He earned the highest of the Liverpool player ratings in the Champions League final.
Virgil van Dijk – 6
Was there a rare error from the Dutchman for Real Madrid’s goal? It seemed that way, with Van Dijk backing off and backing off.
Andy Robertson – 6
The left-back has enjoyed a fine season and did little wrong here, although he was not seen on the front foot in the first half.
Thiago Alcantara – 7
A fitness doubt right up until kick-off, with concerns about whether he had shaken off his injury from Sunday raised during the first warm-up.
Fabinho – 6
Won his race to be fit for the final and anchored the Liverpool midfield with his usual authority, limiting Real’s play through midfield.
Jordan Henderson – 7
He has lifted the lot as captain of Liverpool but will be gutted not to have got his hands on a second Champions League trophy.
Luis Diaz – 6
The winger has hit the ground running at Liverpool but ran into a well-supported experienced right-back in Carvajal in Paris.
Sadio Mane – 6
There had been talking before the game that Mane could have sealed the Ballon d’Or with a top performance in Paris.
Mohamed Salah – 6
Salah was left slapping the ground after yet another stunning stop from Courtois in the second half and that summed up his frustrating night.