Updates: 27.04.2022 23:36
Liverpool – The Liverpool footballers beat Villarreal 2-0 in the opening semifinals of the Champions League at home and are significantly closer to advancing to the third final in the last five seasons. “Reds” scored both goals after a change of sides, first Pervis Estupiňán scored his own goal, followed by Sadio Mané. Retaliation in Spain is on the agenda next Tuesday.
Liverpool did not lose even in the twelfth match at home in the semifinals of the Champions League / European Champions Cup. On the other hand, the “Yellow Submarine”, which dealt with Juventus Turin and Bayern Munich in this year’s elimination phase, did not win a thirteenth match in the Champions League with English rivals.
In the final on May 28 in Paris, the winner will face the best of Manchester City – Real Madrid. In Tuesday’s opening duel, the English team won 4: 3 at home.
“We had several chances in the first half, we tried to break it. The first goal kicked us, the atmosphere was incredible. It led us to the second goal. We wanted to add one more goal, but a clean sheet and two goals, we have to be satisfied with that. , “said Liverpool’s Liverpool defender Andy Robertson.
Liverpool faced Villarreal for the first time since the 2016 European League semifinals. Liverpool then succeeded in a doubles match, but lost to Seville in the final, led by current Villarreal coach Emery.
As expected, the home team was better from the beginning and created a number of opportunities in the first half, but none of them took hold. Mané’s blocking shot from the 33th minute ended right next door, Alcantara hit the bar from the distance at the end of the half.
After the break, Fabinho prevailed, but due to the offside he did not pay the goal. However, coach Klopp’s goals were scored in the 53rd and 55th minutes. First, the Estupiňán defender changed the direction of Henderson’s center with an unwanted run and overcame his own goalkeeper Rulli.
Salah then pushed the ball into the lime Mané, who was right. The Senegalese attacker avoided a tight offside. The “Reds” rushed behind the third goal, but Robertson’s intervention could not be recognized due to the offside.
The reigning European League winner Villarreal did not win the cups on the English teams for the ninth time in a row. “We are returning home with a two-goal deficit, but we remain confident. If we score in retaliation in the first ten minutes, we will be back in the game. There is still plenty to play,” Villarreal defender Pau Torres told UEFA.
Liverpool – Villarreal 2:0 (0:0)
Goals: 53rd own Estupiňán, 55th Mané. Judges: Marciniak – Sokolnicki, Listkiewicz – Kwiatkowski (video, all Pol.). ZK: Van Dijk – Estupiňán, Lo Celso. Attendance: 51,586.
Liverpool: Alisson – Alexander-Arnold (81. Gomez), Konaté, Van Dijk, Robertson – Henderson (72. Keita), Fabinho, Alcantara – Salah, Mané (73. Jota), Díaz (81. Origi). Coach: Klopp.
Villarreal: Rulli – Foyth, Albiol, Torres, Estupiňán (72nd Trigueros) – Chukwueze (72nd Day), Parejo (72nd Aurier), Capoue, Coquelin (57th Pedraza) – Lo Celso, Danjuma (86th Alcácer). Trener: Emery.
Source: České noviny – sport by www.ceskenoviny.cz.
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