What a crazy start to the Champions League final. A handball and penalty kick was called on Tottenham just 23 seconds in and Mohamed Salah scored from the spot to give the Reds a 1-0 lead after just a couple minutes. It was a crazy sequence where a handball was called on Moussa Sissoko, who was trying to point to his defense where to go to protect a potentially overlapping run or to simply be cautious about Sadio Mane trying to go to the endline to send in a cross. Mane decided to knock the ball into the box, where it hit Sissoko near the armpit and then clearly on the arm, with the penalty given.

Here’s the call:

Salah’s cool finish:

Advantage early for Liverpool, and what a punch in the gut for Spurs. All they can try to do is recover and respond.

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