Champions League final reaction: Real complete incredible run | Liverpool denied by Courtois | Pre-match chaos

On the Essential Football podcast we react to Real Madrid’s Champions League final win over Liverpool, which came courtesy of Vinicius Jnr’s second half goal. But that’s only part of the story on a dramatic night. Peter Smith is joined by Sky Sports’ Nick Wright and Adam Bate from inside the Stade de France to dissect the big talking points.

The panel reflect on the twists and turns on the pitch, picking out the standout performers and fine margins which swung it the Spanish side’s way, and also discuss the off-field issues, which saw Liverpool supporters struggle to get into the stadium and the match delayed by 37 minutes.

We also analyse what this result means for how Liverpool’s season as a whole will be assessed – and how they bounce back from this disappointment in 2022/23.