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Carlo Ancelotti's side lifted European football's biggest prize at the Stade de France on Saturday night.
Liverpool, who were considered by many as favourites coming into the tie, dominated in the early stages of the final. Thibaut Courtois had to be at his very best to deny Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane with some outstanding saves in the first-half.
But Los Blancos grew into the game and in the 59th minute, after some great work from Federico Valverde, the brilliant Vinicius Jr ghosted past Trent Alexander-Arnold to score what turned out to be the winner.
It was a great piece of movement from the Brazilian forward, who has been magnificent for Los Blancos all season long.
What a ball. What movement.— VERSUS (@vsrsus) May 28, 2022
Vinícius Jr. is just too good 😮💨 pic.twitter.com/69RTkMKgIi
Madrid managed to hold on, despite Mohamed Salah going close late on, and their players once again defied the odds on a memorable night in Paris.
After the final whistle, Toni Kroos gave a fiesty post-match interview with German TV, who asked if he was surprised about Liverpool dominating the clash.
The 32-year-old midfielder was far from happy with the questions presented to him.
"You had 90 minutes and you come up with two shit questions," he said, according Twitter user @LGAmbrose. "Two negative questions, you can tell right away that you're German."
Toni Kroos asked on German TV if he was surprised about Liverpool dominating.— Lewis (@LGAmbrose) May 28, 2022
"You had 90 minutes and you come up with two shit questions," and walks away from the interview. "Two negative questions, you can tell right away that you're German."
Social media were quick to react to Kroos' post-match interview. One fan said: "Played an entire CL final and still had enough left in the tank to outplay the journo," while another commented: "Toni is not f**king around this season."
A third wrote: "That was absolutely arrogant from Kroos. The reporter did nothing wrong. Right from the start he was not in the mood for the interview and started cheekily. Absolutely rude."
Kroos wasn't the only Real Madrid player to make a bold statement during his post-match interview.
After he produced a Man of the Match performance at the Stade de France, Los Blancos goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois told fans to 'put some respect on his name.'
"I saw a lot of tweets saying I would get humbled," Courtois said. "It was the other way round.
"Today I needed to win a final - for my career, for all the hard work, to put respect on my name because I don’t think I have enough respect, especially England. I saw a lot of criticism that I was not good enough or whatever."
"Today I needed to win a final for my career, for all the hard work, to put some respect on my name, because I don't think I get enough respect. Especially in England." 🤐— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 28, 2022
Put respect on Thibaut Courtois' name 👊
🎙 @TheDesKelly | #UCLfinal pic.twitter.com/YHhlO5lELZ