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Trent Alexander-Arnold hammered for 'criminal' error that gifted Real Madrid final goal

Liverpool conceded the crucial goal in their Champions League defeat to Real Madrid.Vinicius Junior's second-half finish was all that separated the two European heavyweights at the Stade de France. Alexander-Arnold's man crept in at the back post and converted Federico Valverde's cross-cum-shot to secure his side's 14th European crown.Many viewers felt the Liverpool right-back was at fault for failing to pick the Real winger up.

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Carlo Ancelotti left squirming in pain as Real Madrid manager wiped out by his own player
Carlo Ancelotti was left squirming in pain during Real Madrid's win over Chelsea on Wednesday after he was wiped out by one of his own players.The Italian was left hunched over and in need of assistance from the fourth official after Federico Valverde collided with his manager after being pushed by Cesar Azpilicueta.Valverde had jumped in an attempt to keep a Real Madrid clearance from going out before the Chelsea captain nudged him in the direction of his manager.As Ancelotti turned away and bent over in agony, the fourth official Francois Letexier of France could be seen checking on the Los Blancos boss.Valverde, however, did not stop to check on the condition of his manager as he immediately rushed back onto the pitch to combat Azpilicueta's quick throw-in.The painful incident will have done little to detract from a successful evening's work in west London for Ancelotti and his side, who head back to Spain with a 3-1 advantage.A hat-trick from Karim Benzema, his second in as many Champions League matches, sealed victory for the Spanish giants, whilst Kai Havertz grabbed a consolation goal for the hosts.Real will defend their first leg lead at the Santiago Bernabeu in the return leg next Wednesday, with the winners of the tie set to play either Manchester City or Atletico Madrid in the last four.Will Real Madrid win the Champions League this season? Let us know in the comments section below.Ancelotti was almost absent from Wednesday's first leg, though, having only tested negative for Covid on the morning of the match, which cleared him to take his place in the dugout for the match.The 62-year-old has so far enjoyed a successful return to Real Madrid after leaving Premier League strugglers Everton to replace Zinedine