The 6-foot-7 shot-stopper was a giant in goal for Madrid.
Tibault Courtois put his team on his back as the goalkeeper put on a masterclass in leading Real Madrid to a 1-0 victory over Liverpool in the 2021-22 UEFA Champions League final.
The 'keeper turned away nine shots by the English side, several of which seemed destined for goal as Madrid did just enough to claim their 14th Champions League title.
Liverpool's attack was much more fluid and inventive than that of the Spanish giants, as the Reds spent large swaths of time in the Madrid half. The Reds' danger men, Sadio Mané and Mo Salah, were each denied of surefire goals by Courtois, who stood taller than his 6-foot-7 frame on the night.
Amid mounting frustration by a Liverpool side that created chances to no avail, Vinicius Jr. proved clinical in his lone shot on target as the Madrid attacker put away a tidy finish from in close in the 59th minute. The goal piled more pressure on the English side, who responded positively but couldn't find a way past Real's big Belgian.
Ultimately, Madrid were outshot 24-4 (9-2 on target) but it didn't matter, as Vini's strike just before the hour mark was the difference between the sides.
It's going to VAR, but the call on the field is that the Madrid striker was slightly ahead of the second defender when receiving the ball.
It came after Benzema pulled down a lobbed ball into the box and caused mayhem as Liverpool's defenders scrambled to get between him and the net. The ball then fell to another Madrid player who played it back to Benzema, who was in an offside position.
The Reds have been the better of the sides so far, with most of the play in Madrid's half. The Salah half-chance led to a couple of other shots on target for Liverpool, although both were right at the 'keeper.