Real Madrid have taken the lead in the 2018 Champions League final against Real Madrid is perhaps the most shocking way possible. Karim Benzema’s opening goal wasn’t a story of skill or beautiful football, but of a truly bizarre decision by Liverpool’s Loris Karius.
The German goalkeeper has gifted the goal to Los Blancos by attempting a throw out after catching an innocuous ball. Karius gathered a lofted ball over the top from Toni Kroos then attempted to throw it out to the flank to begin the build-up. Instead, his throw went right to Benzema, who easily tapped into the open net. After some confusion, the goal was deemed legal.