Substitute Gareth Bale scored a stunning overhead kick and a long-range second as Real Madrid claimed their third straight Champions League title, but Liverpool’s 3-1 defeat owed just as much to two howlers from goalkeeper Loris Karius.

The Reds suffered a dramatic blow when star man Mohamed Salah was forced off with a shoulder injury inside half an hour and then went behind as Karius had his pocket picked by Karim Benzema in embarrassing fashion.

Sadio Mane rifled home an equaliser from close range but Bale’s unforgettable, acrobatic finish restored the lead before Karius threw in a swerving long-range effort from the Welshman.

Here we feature the final in Press Association pictures.

Real Madrid v Liverpool – UEFA Champions League – Final – NSK Olimpiyskiy StadiumSalah was floored by a challenge by Sergio Ramos, top (Peter Byrne/PA)
Despite treatment Salah was forced out of the gameDespite treatment Salah was forced out of the game (Nick Potts/PA)
Real Madrid v Liverpool – UEFA Champions League – Final – NSK Olimpiyskiy StadiumCristiano Ronaldo, centre left, tried to console a tearful Salah (Peter Byrne/PA)
Mane brought some cheer to Liverpool fans when he scored the equaliserMane brought some cheer to Liverpool fans with the equaliser (Peter Byrne/PA)
Mane's goal was one of the few things Liverpool had to celebrateMane’s goal was one of the few things Liverpool had to celebrate (Mike Egerton/PA)
Bale's wonder goal was the highlight of the final for many observersBale’s wonder goal was the highlight of the final for many observers (Peter Byrne/PA)
Karius allowed Bale's shot for the third goal to slip through his handsKarius allowed Bale’s shot for the third goal to slip through his hands (Nick Potts/PA)
Real Madrid v Liverpool – UEFA Champions League – Final – NSK Olimpiyskiy StadiumKarius’ effort with Bale’s long-range shot looks no better from any angle (Peter Byrne/PA)
Real Madrid v Liverpool – UEFA Champions League – Final – NSK Olimpiyskiy StadiumBale celebrated as Karius could only reflect on his error (Peter Byrne/PA)
Karius was inconsolable after the final whistleKarius was inconsolable after the final whistle (Nick Potts/PA)
He might not have got on the scoresheet but Ronaldo was able to celebrate Champions League victoryHe might not have got on the scoresheet but Ronaldo was able to celebrate Champions League victory (Mike Egerton/PA)
What might have been for Jurgen Klopp as he walks past the Champions League trophy after collecting his loser's medalWhat might have been for Jurgen Klopp as he walks past the Champions League trophy after collecting his loser’s medal (Nick Potts/PA)
Zinedine Zidane was all smiles as he celebrated winning the Champions League with his playersZinedine Zidane, right, was all smiles as he celebrated a record third straight Champions League title as a coach (Nick Potts/PA)
Virgil van Dijk cut a dejected figure after collecting his loser's medalVirgil van Dijk cut a dejected figure after collecting his loser’s medal (Mike Egerton/PA)
It was a disappointing day for Liverpool fans in KievIt was a disappointing day for Liverpool fans watching on a big screen at Anfield (Martin Rickett/PA)
Salah was one of the first players off the plane as Liverpool returned homeSalah was one of the first players off the plane as Liverpool returned home (Anthony Devlin/PA)
It was all too much for one Liverpool fan at John Lennon AirportIt was all too much for one Liverpool fan at John Lennon Airport (Anthony Devlin/PA)