Liverpool's quest for a triad of cup trophies was derailed in Paris by Real Madrid this evening.
For many supporters at the stadium, the game will be remembered for an unnecessary and frightening logjam of people at the stadium gates.
There were utterly chaotic scenes outside the Stade de France which caused the match to be delayed by a thirty-six minutes.
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A UEFA member in the stadium initially blamed the delay on late-arriving supporters.
During the match, Liverpool released a statement saying it was 'hugely disappointed at the stadium entry issues' and are requesting a 'formal investigation'
We are hugely disappointed at the stadium entry issues and breakdown of the security perimeter that Liverpool fans faced this evening at Stade de France.
This is the greatest match in European football and supporters should not have to experience the scenes we have witnessed tonight.
We have officially requested a formal investigation into the causes of these unacceptable issues.
A number of people - including the pregnant wife of Joel Matip's brother - claimed to have been pepper-sprayed by security officials.
Nick Parrott of BBC 5 Live said he'd been pepper sprayed by security:
"I have just been pepper-sprayed for the first time in my life. I have been to the Champions League final before and I have never been pepper-sprayed before.
"I was outside Gate Y which has been opening and closing repeatedly over the last hour and a half but nobody has been going through. The security staff on the other side advanced and sprayed pepper spray.
"I have seen 10 fans trying to climb over fences. Gate Z is open but there does not seem to be any movement going in. I have never seen this sort of chaos at any match I have been to in a personal capacity.