Liverpool saw their season come to a crushing end following a 3-1 defeat in a Champions League final which was settled by a stunning Gareth Bale goal and goalkeeping errors from Loris Karius.
Star man Mohamed Salah lasted just 30 minutes before sustaining a serious shoulder injury and Karim Benzema capitalised on a slack Karius throw to stab Real in front at the start of the second half, before Sadio Mane poked in a equaliser.
However, Bale stunned the Kiev crowd with a majestic overhead kick to regain the lead for the Spanish side before sealing their 13th European Cup crown with a long-range effort, which went straight through the hands of Karius.
Here, Press Association Sport looks at how social media reacted to the entertaining final in Kiev.
Cruel game football. Best player in Europe all season and finishes the season in the worst way. Bet Salah would swap all his goals this season to finish this game. #salah— Stephen Warnockâ½ï¸📺🎙 (@StephenWarnock3) May 26, 2018
Ok... Letâs regroup and come out firing in the second half. #YNWA— Caroline Wozniacki (@CaroWozniacki) May 26, 2018
Robbery mate!!! That's not supposed to stand that!!— Daniel Sturridge (@DanielSturridge) May 26, 2018
ManÃ© strikes to get Liverpool back on level terms and possibly salvage Kariusâ career.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) May 26, 2018
You don't save them, you just clap when it goes in. 🤷🏽ââï¸— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) May 26, 2018
🚲 TAKE A BOW, @GarethBale11!!! Absolutely INCREDIBLE overhead kick to fire us back ahead!— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) May 26, 2018
Ronaldo is really going to struggle to make this about him. #ChampionsLeagueFinal— Jack Whitehall (@jackwhitehall) May 26, 2018
Some achievement from Real Madrid and ZZ. 3 UCL on the spin.— Joey Barton (@Joey7Barton) May 26, 2018
Hard to take when weâve defended really well 2 gifts from our keeper and goal of the season!!but so proud to be an Lfc fan tonight!and our Fans were absolutely incredible 👍👍— John Aldridge (@Realaldo474) May 26, 2018
Such a shame our Champions League run has to end like this... Some amazing experiences and games along the way - but that was heartbreaking - no one wants to lose like that 💔— Samantha Quek (@SamanthaQuek) May 26, 2018
Regardless of the result...as always... Youâll never walk alone!#UCLFinal #LFC #YNWA #RMALIV
Karius saying sorry to the fans. Say what you will, I'm as annoyed and angry as anyone else. But he's going to be gutted, the last thing we want to be doing is hurling abuse at him. So let's stop that pic.twitter.com/KLpUll5ZkK— LFC Fans Corner (@LFCFansCorner) May 26, 2018
I know fans will be upset but take nothing away from your achievements this year. Thereâs always next season! 👊🏽 #YNWA— Jordon Ibe (@IbeJordon) May 26, 2018
HALA MADRID!!— Carlos Sainz (@Carlossainz55) May 26, 2018
Como no te voy a querer!! pic.twitter.com/9P49Crfghk
Well done to JÃ¼rgen Klopp & @LFC and Zinedine Zidane & @Realmadrid for a great #UCLFinal. Many congratulations on your third #UCL 🏆 Zinedine !— David Ginola (@teamginola) May 26, 2018
Une grande finale, fÃ©licitations pour ta troisiÃ¨me @ChampionsLeague 🏆🏆🏆 dâaffilÃ©e Zinedine!