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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.

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

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