Real Madrid goalkeeper Andriy Lunin became the third Ukrainian football player in history to win the Champions League.
Before the 23-year-old goalkeeper, the tournament was won by Andriy Shevchenko as part of AC Milan in the 2002/03 season, as well as Anatoly Tymoshchuk with Bayern in the 2012/13 season.
After the final, in which Real Madrid defeated Liverpool 1-0, Lunin wrapped the Champions League trophy in the Ukrainian flag and posted a message on Instagram:
“The Champions Cup with the Ukrainian flag. Now it is important not to forget about our country and what is happening. I hope this moment and this game brought smiles to the Ukrainians.”
(photo – instagram.com/lunin_andrey)
It is worth noting that Andrei Lunin is the reserve goalkeeper of Real Madrid and did not enter the field in the last Champions League.