Villarreal 2-3 Liverpool (2-5 agg): Reds into the UEFA Champions League final


Liverpool won a thrilling Villarreal match to secure a place in the UEFA Champions League final with a 3-2 win on the go, scoring three goals in the second half after seeing their lead in the first leg ended in Spain.

Boulaye Dia gave Unai Emery’s men an early lead in front of a noisy home crowd before Francis Coquelin surprised the understated guests by canceling their combined lead on holiday.

But Liverpool grew into a game after a poor start, and after Geronimo Rulli failed to stop Fabinho’s effort, half-time Luis Diaz headed home to send Jurgen Klopp’s men to the final.

Sadio Mane ran past Rulli and headed home a third late to make the result safer before Etienne Capoue was released late, keeping the Reds on track to win an amazing season by winning four major trophies.

After failing to record a single shot at Anfield, the Yellow Crocodile needed just three minutes to open the scoring, with Dia scoring after Capoue had turned Pervis Estupinan off the post.

Gerard Moreno saw a close header blocked as the visitors made a poor game in the first half, and the Reds’ good, which seemed to be an important decision before the start of the game, was struck when Coquelin stirred up uncontrollable scenes directing Capoue’s ball. in the upper left corner.

Trent Alexander-Arnold hit a high crossbar with a deflected effort as Liverpool progressed after the break before Fabinho hit a low shot on Rulli’s legs to give the visitors the lead in the team 62 minutes later.

Diaz came close to bouncing home a few moments later, but he was there to memorize Alexander-Arnold’s ball 67 minutes later and returned the Reds with a full tie command.

The tie was resolved once Mane used another Rulli error after 74 minutes, circling the goalkeeper out of his area before rolling home to defend Liverpool’s progress, Capoue was then sent off for a second yellow card after interrupting Curtis Jones.

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