Champions: Liverpool-Barcelona 4-0: Klopp in the final
Origi and Wijnaldum, overturn the 3-0. Catalans eliminated as in the previous edition
Incredible Liverpool! Without Firmino and Salah, overturned the 3-0 remedy in Barcelona, Liverpool goes into the Champions League final.
For Anfield a daydream, when everything seemed lost, when all hopes seemed buried after the first 90 minutes. Klopp’s eleven wins 4-0 and takes out Messi and teammates. For the Catalans the exact same nightmare of a year ago, against Roma, when the 4-1 of the first leg was nullified from the 3-0 immediately to the return.
The team from Klopp, which starts strong, only takes 7 ‘to unlock the match. Henderson’s vertical incursion leads the midfielder to a shot in the area, Ter Stegen repulses Origi’s feet, who rushes in from close range. The flurries of the English repeatedly create havoc in the opposing area, the Catalans react after the rough impact and repeatedly engage Alisson, ready on the repetitive attempts of Messi, Coutinho and Jordi Alba.
During the break, after a stroke in the field, Robertson remains in the locker room, replaced by Wijnaldum. And the move proves to be a success because the former Newcastle scores twice in as many minutes: at 54 ‘he uses the cross from Alexander-Arnold and scores with a low shot that surprises Ter Stegen, at 56’ receives from Shaqiri and takes the elevator to take center stage. For guests, the grafts of Arthur and Semedo are of little use, the sleep is colossal at 79 ‘when Alexander-Arnold quickly beats a corner and deceives all the Spanish defense, with Origi ready to throw it in the heart of the penalty area . The ending is a mix of tension and emotions, then the triple whistle makes the dream a reality. Obviously, for Liverpool.
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