Real Madrid won the Champions League with German international Toni Kroos by beating Liverpool 1-0. Before the game, however, there were massive problems entering the Stade de France. According to Uefa, there were traffic jams because many English fans came to the stadium without valid tickets. The police used tear gas. The kick-off was delayed by 36 minutes. There were many injuries and arrests. The international press writes:

Spain: “Marca”: “Ici c’est Madrid. Real Madrid raise their 14th European Cup to the skies over Paris after a memorable final against Liverpool and an emotional journey against PSG, Chelsea and City that is already part of club, football and sporting history. Carlo Ancelotti and Karim Benzema were the great architects of a victory that no one believed in and celebrated like none before. (…) Endless glory for the white team that won the Champions League in the most brilliant way.”

“El País”: “The glory of Real Madrid is infinite. The Whites claim their 14th European Cup with a colossal Courtois and a goal from Vinicius enough against a deserving Liverpool.”

Great Britain:”The Guardian”: “It was a game too many for Liverpool. The number 63 in a season in which they had played every game should bring them the crowning glory. (…) It was not meant to be. On a night when kick-off was delayed by 36 minutes because of problems faced by Liverpool fans outside the stadium, their team gave their all to break Real’s mysterious myth that the Spanish champions don’t lose finals.”

The Sun: Stade de farce. Fan chaos at Champions League final, tear gas against peaceful fans.”

The Times: “Courtois and Vinicius deny Liverpool victory in Paris. It’s their trophy, it’s their competition and everyone else is just the hunters in the Champions League. This is how it looks: Real Madrid and Carlo Ancelotti are the rulers of Europe again.”

Italy: “La Gazzetta dello Sport”: “Carletto the Great. Nobody like Ancelotti: Fourth Champions League victory. The Reds attack, but the defensive tactics win and Courtois holds everything.”

France:”L’Équipe”: “Immortal. Real wins its 14th Champions League in the final against Liverpool. (…) The organization in the Stade de France turned into a fiasco. The stampede by fans without a ticket delayed access to the stadium and kick-off, calling into question the exceptional security arrangements.”

“Le Parisien”: ” Stampede and clashes: A chaotic evening at the Stade de France.”