Real Madrid won the final Friday night, however this time they weren’t on the verge of elimination like they were in every other round of the Champions League round of 16. No miraculous or last-minute feats. This time, though, only former Chelsea players performed miracles throughout the entire game.
With one of the team’s best goalkeeping performances of Petrechin 2012, Thibaut Courtois won his 14th European championship with Real, Carlo Ancelotti won his record-tying fourth championship, and Eden Hazard received the prized trophy.
Just before the hour mark, Vincius Junior scored the game’s lone goal, but it was Courtois, who made absurd save after absurd save, who actually gave the Galacticos the victory.
Obviously, none of the Liverpool had the grade to score! the legs! a clause in Eden Hazard’s transfer deal that reportedly resulted in a €20m windfall for the Blues, similar to Real’s La Liga title in 2020, resulting in a comparable payout.
Hazard was unable to play last night having recently returned from the last of his seemingly unending injuries, but on the 10th anniversary of his decision to sign for Chelsea, he saw his Real Madrid dream become a little less of a nightmare by eating well.