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The Champions League final in pictures

Liverpool suffered a 3-1 defeat against Real Madrid.

Substitute Gareth Bale scored a stunning overhead kick and a long-range second as Real Madrid claimed their third straight Champions League title, but Liverpool’s 3-1 defeat owed just as much to two howlers from goalkeeper Loris Karius.

The Reds suffered a dramatic blow when star man Mohamed Salah was forced off with a shoulder injury inside half an hour and then went behind as Karius had his pocket picked by Karim Benzema in embarrassing fashion.

Sadio Mane rifled home an equaliser from close range but Bale’s unforgettable, acrobatic finish restored the lead before Karius threw in a swerving long-range effort from the Welshman.

Here we feature the final in Press Association pictures.

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Real Madrid v Liverpool – UEFA Champions League – Final – NSK Olimpiyskiy Stadium
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Despite treatment Salah was forced out of the game
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Real Madrid v Liverpool – UEFA Champions League – Final – NSK Olimpiyskiy Stadium
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Mane brought some cheer to Liverpool fans when he scored the equaliser
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Mane's goal was one of the few things Liverpool had to celebrate
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Bale's wonder goal was the highlight of the final for many observers
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Karius allowed Bale's shot for the third goal to slip through his hands
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Real Madrid v Liverpool – UEFA Champions League – Final – NSK Olimpiyskiy Stadium
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Real Madrid v Liverpool – UEFA Champions League – Final – NSK Olimpiyskiy Stadium
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Karius was inconsolable after the final whistle
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He might not have got on the scoresheet but Ronaldo was able to celebrate Champions League victory
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What might have been for Jurgen Klopp as he walks past the Champions League trophy after collecting his loser's medal
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Zinedine Zidane was all smiles as he celebrated winning the Champions League with his players
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Virgil van Dijk cut a dejected figure after collecting his loser's medal
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It was a disappointing day for Liverpool fans in Kiev
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Salah was one of the first players off the plane as Liverpool returned home
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It was all too much for one Liverpool fan at John Lennon Airport

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