Real Madrid down Liverpool in Kiev to win third straight Uefa Champions League title - in pictures

Two goals from Gareth Bale and one for Karim Benzema led the Spanish side to victory

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Real Madrid were crowned Uefa Champions League winners for a record third successive year on Saturday after a 3-1 victory over Liverpool in Kiev.

French striker Karim Benzema scored the opening goal for the Spanish giants before Sadio Mane pulled one back for the Premier League side.

However, a moment of brilliance from substitute Gareth Bale restored Madrid's lead, before the Welsh winger grabbed his second when Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius palmed his long-range effort into his own net.


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Victory in Ukraine ensured Madrid became the first team in the Champions League era to win the tournament for three successive years, extending the record they achieved last year by successfully defending the title. They have now won the tournament four times in the past five years.

For the best pictures from the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium, browse through the photo gallery above. To move on to the next image, click on the arrows, or if using a mobile device, simply swipe.