INTRODUCTION: Soccer football.....and Liverpool have won the European Cup for the third time.
GV FIRST HALF: Real Madrid (all white) goes past two Liverpool defenders and centres ball, which Clemence catches
GV Liverpool's Dalglish passes in penalty are to Souness whose shot is held by goalkeeper Augustin at second try
GV Scoreboard 0-0 and crowd
SECOND HALF: Real's Santillana passes but shot over crossbar
GV Tussle for ball between opposing players but Real keep possession
Comacho of Real Madrid shoots over crossbar
GV Johnson (Liverpool) closes on Real goal but defender intercepts and backpasses to Augustin
GV Liverpool supporters
GV Alan Kennedy scores from angle for Liverpool whose players rush to sidelines to acknowledge supporters' cheers
GV Liverpool defenders clear Real attack
GV Final whistle PULL BACK TO LV as Liverpool players celebrate and Real players rest
GV Crowd and scoreboard
SV Liverpool players embracing each other
GV Liverpool supporters
GV PAN Liverpool players climb steps to receive European Cup
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Background: INTRODUCTION: Soccer football.....and Liverpool have won the European Cup for the third time. They beat Real Madrid 1-0 in an earnest, unspectacular match at the Parc des Princes in Paris on Wednesday (27 May). Liverpool's victory meant that the cup, the world's most prestigious club trophy, has gone to an English club five years in a row.
SYNOPSIS: Real, in white, had one English player, Laurie Cunningham. He had missed much of the past season through injury, but troubled Liverpool throughout the game.
Dalglish, who has also had injury worries, found teammate Souness. His shot had nerves fluttering in Real Madrid's defence.
In the second half, Real striker Santillana made an opening, but the finishing was poor, as it proved to be all night for the Spanish team.
Read Madrid have won the European Cup a record six times, but this team could not be compared to their great sides that took the trophy in each of its first five seasons. Liverpool, too, have slipped back in the past couple of years.
Alan Kennedy scored the winning goal for Liverpool after Garcia Cortes missed the ball completely, exposing Augustin to an angled shot he had no chance of stopping.
Liverpool deserved their win because they had been the stronger and more incisive team during the second half. The final whistle was a signal for the eighteen thousand Liverpool supporters to explode into the most feverish burst of celebration during their many excursions into Europe.
Earlier in the season just ended, Liverpool had won the English League Cup, but they'd finished only fifth in the First Division championship, their worst showing for 10 years. Their victory meant that there will once again be two English teams competing for the European Cup - the holders, Liverpool, and Aston Villa, who are the English League champions.