The first Champions League runner-up was announced tonight… Villarreal, who qualified for the semi-finals by knocking out Juventus and Bayern Munich, hosted Liverpool in Spain, where they lost 2 -0 in England in the first match. “This game won’t be like Anfield,” Yellow Submarines coach Unai Emery said ahead of the game. The experienced coach slammed El Madrigal against the Brits in the first half.
In the 3rd minute, Boulaye Dia gave the Spanish team the lead 1-0, sparking fire from the fans. In 41, Francis Coquelin took to the stage and made it 2-0 in the opener at Villarreal, starting the second half 0-0. But in the second half, Liverpool remembered its greatness! Starting the game with Diogo substitute Jota-Luis Diaz, Klopp’s side got stuck with 55-year-old Alexander Arnold, Fabinho turning on the flasher at 62:2-1. Luis Diaz equalized the score at 67, Sadio Mane disconnected at 74: 2-3.
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In 86, Etienne Capoue received a double yellow and red card, leaving Villarreal with 10 people. The match ended 3-2 as there was no further scoring in the remaining part of the match. So Liverpool bought the last ticket for the 10th time in their history and started looking forward to tomorrow’s Real Madrid-Manchester City game.
The Champions League final will be played on May 28 in Paris.
3rd Champions League final with Klopp
Jürgen Klopp, who had his first Champions League final experience when he was in charge of Borussia Dortmund in the 2012-2013 season, once again experienced the excitement of the final with Liverpool during the 2017-2018 season. The German coach, who won the cup for the first time by eliminating Tottenham in the final in 2019, will reach the 4th Champions League final of his career for the third time with the Reds this season. Klopp won the Champions League title with Liverpool, as well as the Premier League, League Cup, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup, and appeared in the final once of the UEFA Europa League.
MINUTES OF THE MATCH:
a‘ Danny Makkelie blew the first whistle, the tough game began.
3‘ Estupinan crossed from the left wing to the back post, Capoue turned it to the penalty spot with a single, Dia completed. Villarreal start the match with a 1-0 lead!
12‘ Parejo tried his luck straight from the ground slightly to the right of the penalty arc, but auted narrowly.
17‘ At Liverpool, Keita shot from long range but couldn’t find the target.
37‘ Lo Celso kicked the ball in with his mid-pass and entered the penalty area, staying on the ground trying to get past Alisson. The referee said that Makkelie continued, and after the VAR check, the referee’s decision was approved: No penalty!
GOAL! VILLARREAL ENTERS HISTORY…
41‘ The long ball came to Capoue, who was hooked behind the defense on the right wing of the defence, Capoue landed on the line and made the middle, Coquelin hit the header inside the penalty area and the score is now 2-0!
45‘ +2 is added at the end of the first half.
The first half is over. He showed in the top 45 at Villarreal, Liverpool in shock, Liverpool in shock,
46‘ The second half has started.
55Although Arnold saw the castle from the front, he tried his luck from a distance, the ball hitting Coquelin in defense went from the crossbar to the corner.
61‘ Fabinho hit very hard from the ground right in the penalty area, Rulli’s fault, the ball is in the net. The score is now 2-1.
66‘ Dias entered from the left flank, thought the far corner with the inside of his foot, but Raul Albiol touches it at the last moment, corner.
67‘ Arnold took the corner from the right wing, Konaté got into the penalty area well, hit the header, but the ball was out.
67‘ Mane met the ball in the middle, opened the game on the right wing. Arnold centered off the line with the opposite foot, Diaz was head over heels. Liverpool are back!
GOAL! LIVERPOOL IS BACK!
74‘ Mane, who was hanging behind the defence, dribbled past goalkeeper Rulli, who came out of the penalty area to meet him, and sent the ball into the empty net. Liverpool take the lead 3-2!
86‘ Etienne Copoue is offside with a double yellow and red card for Villarreal. Spaniards 10 people in the last minutes…
90‘ 2 minutes of extra time are added at the end of the match.
..And the match is over. The fairy tale is over for Villarreal, Liverpool are in the final!
Villarreal v Liverpool 11:
Villarreal: Rulli, Foyth, Albiol, Torres, Estupinan, Parejo, Capoue, Coquelin, Lo Celso, Moreno, Dia.
Liverpool: Alisson, Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson, Keita, Thiago, Fabinho, Mane, Salah, Jota.