The 2019 Champions League final got underway in Madrid on Saturday, and Liverpool struck first thanks to a penalty kick. Moussa Sissoko was called for a controversial handball inside the box just 23 seconds in, it was confirmed by video assistant referee, and Mohamed Salah put the kick away to give the Reds the early lead.
Harry Kane is on the field for Spurs after being out with injury for two months, sending Lucas to the bench. At the half, 45 minutes remain and potentially more if Tottenham can draw level.
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The 2019 Champions League final is underway, and boy what a start. Liverpool was awarded a penalty kick just 23 seconds in thanks to a handball by Moussa Sissoko. The video assistant referee confirmed the penalty, and Mohamed Salah took it. He went right down the middle with force, beating Hugo Lloris to give the Reds the 1-0 lead two minutes in.
Here’s the handball:
And here’s the goal:
It was a huge momentum-booster for Jurgen Klopp’s team, who are looking to overcome the loss in last year’s final. Tottenham is behind the 8 ball early.