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Karius' final blunders could destroy his career – Oliver Kahn

Former Bayern and Germany keeper Oliver Kahn fears for the career of compatriot Loris Karius following his Champions League final mistakes for Liverpool.

Karius' final blunders could destroy his career – Oliver Kahn
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Liverpool's Loris Karius made the sort of mistakes that can "destroy a career" in the Champions League final, according to former Bayern Munich goalkeeper Oliver Kahn. Karius was at fault for two of Real Madrid's goals on Saturday as the holders ran out 3-1 winners in Kiev to claim their third European crown in a row.

Two howlers

Karius watched in horror as his attempted throw-out was intercepted by Karim Benzema then saw the rebound bobble over the line, giving Madrid the lead; he then fumbled a Gareth Bale shot into his own net to make it 3-1 after the Wales star's stunning overhead kick had restored their advantage.

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The 24-year-old was in tears as he apologised to fans inside the stadium, before later telling talkSPORT that he felt responsible for the defeat.

Kahn, a Champions League winner with Bayern in 2001, says Karius' unfortunate performance was the toughest he had ever watched. "I'm lost for words," he said, speaking on ZDF. "I can't remember having experienced something more brutal from a goalkeeping point of view than in this final. An evening like this can destroy a career."