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By Emlyn Begley

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  1. 'Karius mistakes are with him for life'

    Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand speaking on BT Sport:"I'd have gone off on a stretcher [if I'd tried Gareth Bale's bicycle kick]. Zidane's was great but that one from Gareth Bale... we were sat here gobsmacked.

    "There'll be kids who say 'I was here' when they remember that goal from Bale. It makes people just jump out of their seats."

    Ex-Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson on BBC Radio 5 live: "This is a great achievement, but no, this Real Madrid is not one of the great sides. Not as the good as the Barcelona side with Xavi, Andres Iniesta, and Lionel Messi, it wasn't and isn't as good as that."

    Ex Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard speaking on BT Sport: "On a human level you can feel sadness for Loris Karius.

    "That's with him for life now. Mistakes like this are not for this level, the Champions League final. The first one, which kind of changed the momentum of the game, I couldn't believe what I was seeing.

    "It's a horrible moment for him. he needs some big support from his team-mates now. He didn’t mean that but it’s cost them the game."

    Former Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard speaking on BT Sport: "I’ve won one and lost one. You don’t remember the ones you lose. At the end of the day those two mistakes have been pivotal to the result.

    "Liverpool have played well tonight. Losing Mo Salah had a psychological effect on everyone and Madrid came good from there.

    "We spoke about experience before the game, know-how on the big stage and the Madrid players being more switched on. The first goal is a keeper in a rush.

    "It's a rush of blood to the head, all he had to do was stay calm and he's made a mistake and been punished."

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    We'll close this live text up for the night now - thanks for joining us for a dramatic night of highs and lows.

    Read the match report here.

    Check all the other follow-up pieces we have written on our football index.

    We'll leave you with some of the best punditry tonight...

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    Sadio Mane is only the fourth African player to score in a European Cup final.

    He became the third Liverpool player to score 20+ goals in all competitions this season (Salah 44 goals and Firmino 27 goals). The last time that three players hit the 20-goal mark for the club in a single campaign was 1981-82 (Dalglish, McDermott and Rush).

    The Senegal star needed only 11 appearances to hit 10 Champions League goals, a joint-record in the competition along with Roberto Firmino and Adriano.

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    Liverpool became the first team in history to see three players score 10+ goals in a single Champions League season (Salah 10, Firmino 10, Mane 10).

  5. Spanish Curse

    Real Madrid's triumph over Liverpool underpins Spanish sides' superiority over English teams in European finals, winning the last seven:

    2006: Sevilla 4-0 Middlesbrough

    2006: Barcelona 2-1 Arsenal

    2009: Barcelona 2-0 Man Utd

    2010: Atlético 2-1 Fulham

    2011: Barcelona 3-1 Man Utd

    2016: Sevilla 3-1 Liverpool

    2018: Real Madrid 3-1 Liverpool

  6. Joy and sadness for Xabi

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    Gareth Bale scored just two minutes and two seconds after coming off the bench. It was the second fastest ever by a substitute in a Champions League final, after Lars Ricken for Borussia Dortmund against Juventus in 1997.

    Bale is the first player ever to come on as a substitute and score twice in a European Cup final.

    He is also only the second British player to score a brace in a European Cup final after Bobby Charlton for Manchester United in 1968.

  8. Ronaldo must stay - Zidane

    Real Madrid 3-1 Liverpool

    Cristiano Ronaldo was coy about his future in his post match interview, saying he would release a statement in the coming days, but manager Zinedine Zidane wants him at the club.

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    Karim Benzema has scored four goals against Liverpool in the Champions League; no player has managed more (also four for Didier Drogba).

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    Trent Alexander-Arnold became only the third English teenager to start a European Cup final, after Brian Kidd in 1968 and Gary Mills in 1980.

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    English teams have now lost their last seven European finals against Spanish sides - four in the Champions League and three in the Uefa Cup/Europa League.

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    Jurgen Klopp has now lost six of his seven major finals as manager (two German Cups, two Champions Leagues, one League Cup and one Europa League). His sole cup triumph is the 2012 German Cup.

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    Zinedine Zidane is just the third manager to win the European Cup three times (after Bob Paisley and Carlo Ancelotti), but the first to win it in three consecutive seasons.

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  15. 'Liverpool need better game management'

    Real Madrid 3-1 Liverpool

    Mark Lawrenson

    Former Liverpool defender on BBC Radio 5 Live

    I would like them to be able to see the game over the line, to manage the game. If you invite fouls you stop rhythm of the opposition, and that is what Real do. You detest it when Sergio Ramos goes down easily and his antics, but that is where our game is, where football is.

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    How did social media react to the game?

    Find out here.

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  17. Egypt confident Salah will make World Cup

    John Bennett

    BBC World Service

    Egypt’s FA seem confident that Mohamed Salah will be fit for the World Cup. They say their doctor has been told by Liverpool's medical team that after an X-ray things are looking optimistic.

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    Ex Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard speaking on BT Sport: “I’m trying to get away from Rio [Ferdinand].

    "There’s been interest, I’ve been speaking to Derby [about their manager's job]. I’m ambitious and I want to become a manager at some stage.

    "It’s a big club with big tradition, big history. We’ll carry on speaking when I go home and we will see."

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    Remarkably Real Madrid only conceded five fouls in that entire game - none by Sergio Ramos.

    By comparison, Liverpool conceded 18 fouls.

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    Cristiano Ronaldo

    Amazing quotes by Cristiano Ronaldo on Spanish newspaper website Marca.

    "Who was the top scorer once again?

    "The Champions League should change and be called the CR7 Champions League.

    "I have won five and I am the goalscorer again, so I cannot be sad."