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- Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois dropped one of the all-time great goalkeeping performances in the Champions League final
- Courtois was in phenomenal form, making a series of remarkable saves to give Real Madrid a 1-0 win against Liverpool to win Europe's elite club competition.
- The 30-year-old Belgium international previously played for Chelsea but left in acrimonious circumstances
Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois was the man of the match in the 2022 Champions League final.
The Los Blancos won the 2021/2022 Champions League as they sank Liverpool in a pulsating final at the Stade de France on Saturday, May 28.
A solitary goal from Vinicius Junior was enough for Carlo Ancelotti’s side to claim victory at the expense of Liverpool, who will have to settle for two domestic trophies this season.
Courtois made nine saves to keep a clean sheet against Liverpool's star-studded attack, becoming the obvious candidate for the man of the match award.
Speaking after Real's 1-0 victory at the Stade de France in Paris, Courtois agreed that he was the main reason his side won.
Courtois also revealed that he had received messages on social media in the build up to the game from fans in England claiming he would be "get humbled".
He told BT Sport:
"Yesterday in a press conference I said that when Madrid play in finals they win. I'm on the good side of history.
"I saw a lot of tweets coming my way saying that I would get humbled today but it was the other way around.
"I needed to win a final for my career, for all the hard work, to put respect on my name because I don't think I have enough respect, especially in England.
"I saw a lot of criticism, even after a great season, [claiming] that I was not good enough or whatever. I'm just really happy and proud of the performance of the team.
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After a frantic start to the game by Liverpool, Real Madrid managed to neutralize their English opponents and came closest to breaking the duck just before halftime.