The excitement of the semi-finals continues at full speed in the UEFA Champions League, which is the most prestigious tournament in world football on a club basis… Last night, the English team managed to beat the Spanish giants of Real Madrid, which they hosted on the ground of Manchester City, 4-3 in the match, which almost looked like a duel of goals. While the semi-finals started with a terrific game, the Liverpool-Villarreal game presented a very enjoyable game for football fans tonight.
He came knocking out the giants
Battling for the Championship by trailing leaders Manchester City 1 point behind in the English Premier League, and closing the semi-final ticket by knocking out Portuguese representatives Benfica in the Cup 1 quarter-finals, Liverpool in the earlier rounds joined The Italian giants Juventus and German leaders Bayern Munich knocked out Villarreal didn’t allow themselves any nasty surprises.
Committed to ‘Fork’
The English, who played superior from the start to the end of the match, could not shake the net despite numerous chances in the first half. 42-year-old Thiago of Liverpool produced a superb shot from midfield, the ball coming out of the junction of the posts, called the ‘fork’. Although the Spanish team entered the locker room with a good defense in the first 45 minutes, with a scoreless draw, Jürgen Klopp’s students came into the second half like a storm.
2 valid in 14 minutes, 4 goals!
Fabinho’s goal at 50 was not counted due to offside, at 53 Henderson’s ball hit Estupinan and hit the net: 1-0. Sadio Mane appeared on stage 2 minutes after that gold and made it 2-0 in an instant. In 64, Fabinho this time left goalkeeper Rulli helpless, but once again the goal was disallowed for offside.
I have the advantage
After that minute, although Liverpool were again charged into the opposition’s goal, no more goals came from the game and the Reds went on to win 2-0, taking the lead ahead of the second leg which was to come. will play next week.
MINUTES OF THE MATCH:
a‘ Szymon Marciniak blew the first whistle and the fight began.
IT WAS VERY CLEAR!
12‘ Mane saw Salah on the right wing and came in. The Egyptian star, looking and seeing, made a cross as if to say “take it and throw it”, Mane sent the ball forward with his head in an appropriate position.
14‘ Diaz, who met the ball on the left wing, moved to the penalty arc and hit hard from the ground, the keeper succeeded.
16‘ Robertson took the corner from the left, Albiol cleared it with a header and Thiago hit his arrival from the back court of the arc, bouncing the ball on the ground, but goalkeeper Rulli cleared it with his fists, then the decision was made. off-side.
27‘Arnold saw Mane in the penalty area, Mane left it to Salah, Salah tried to get into a diagonal right but from the top.
31‘ Luis Diaz from the left flank tried his luck again from outside the penalty area, but on Rulli…
33‘ Mane met the ball in the penalty arc, he came back without waiting, voodoo, the ball hitting Albiol narrowly went into the corner.
42‘ Thiago tried his luck from distance, the ball came out of the junction of the poles called ‘forks’.
45‘ +1 is added at the end of the first half.
The first period ended scoreless.
46‘ The second half has started.
50‘ Arnold took the corner from the right wing, Mane returned it, Van Dijk gave Fabinho his header, Fabinho shot from close range and shook the net, but for Van Dijk the offside flag was up. Invalid target…
53‘ As Henderson tried to cross the penalty area line on the right wing, when the ball hit Estupinan, he suddenly headed for goal. Goalkeeper Rulli was helpless: 1-0.
55As Salah entered the penalty area he suddenly confronted Mane with goalkeeper Rulli with his through pass, the Senegalese star rattled the net. Liverpool took the lead to 2 in two minutes!
LIVERPOOL’S GOAL DIDN’T COUNT!
64‘ Arnold hit a hard cross with a spin from the right to the back post, Robertson hit his finish, scored the goal. However, the goal was disallowed again due to offside.
68‘ Van Dijk sent a missile towards the Villarreal goal, so to speak, from a long point, which sees the goal from the front, and goalkeeper Rulli hit it. As an extension of the position, Liaz entered the penalty area, passed Albiol, wanted to leave the ground on the right corner, but the ball touched the defense and went into the corner just past the post.
79‘ Diaz again entered the penalty area from the right flank, took a chance but couldn’t find the frame.
90‘ +2 is added at the end of the challenge.
The game is over. Liverpool win 2-0 and take the lead ahead of next week’s rematch in Spain.
Liverpool v Villarreal 11:
Liverpool: Alisson, Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Henderson, Thiago, Luis Diaz, Salah, Mane.
Villarreal: Rulli, Foyth, Albiol, Pau Torres, Estupinan, Capoue, Coquelin, Chukwueze, Parejo, Lo Celso, Danjuma.