PARIS (AP) — Yet another Champions League title for Real Madrid, the undisputed king of Europe. Yet another showpiece European soccer game tarnished by chaotic crowd issues and disorder. Madrid became European champion for a record-extending 14th time — double the number of any other team on the continent — after beating Liverpool 1-0 in a final that started 37 minutes late because of disturbing scenes outside the Stade de France on Saturday. It evoked memories of the violence that marred the Eu
Initially scheduled to kick-off at 20:00 BST, the Champions League final faced two delays on Saturday night as reports poured in of fan trouble outside the Stade de France. Both sets of players took to the pitch for their usual pre-match training routines, but as the cameras panned around France's national stadium, it was clear that Liverpool's seating allocation was far from filled. An announcement around the stadium followed, stating that a 15 minute delay was in place due to "the late arrival of fans at the stadium".
Champions League finals are the pinnacle of the European football calendar, but the performance on the pitch doesn't always represent it. Liverpool and Real Madrid have won 19 European Cups and Champions Leagues between then, but the finale between the two sides produced just one goal across 90 minutes. Here, Planet Sport look at five Champions League finals involving English sides which failed to live up to expectation.