EFESports Desk

Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois was the man of the match in Saturday's Champions League final, making nine saves in a 1-0 victory over Liverpool that saw the Blancos hoist the trophy for a record-extending 14th time.

The LaLiga winners, who got past Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City to reach the final, have won Europe's elite club competition twice as many times as the next best team, AC Milan.

Liverpool dominated possession and outshot Real Madrid 24-4, but Courtois was perfect and budding star Vinicius Jr.'s goal just before the hour mark proved to be enough to make Carlo Ancelotti the winningest coach in the history of Champions League.

The Italian won the trophy twice with Milan and Saturday was his second triumph at Real Madrid.