Three years after beating Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool once again reached the Champions League final. However, the Reds were on the verge of a heart attack in the middle of the match when Villarreal did indeed make short work of the 2-0 bonus from the first leg. The belief in a Spanish ploy at the end lasted for an hour.
“Whew,” Jurgen Klopp thought when Fabinho decided to dock after an hour and put Villarreal goalkeeper Rulli through his legs. Moments later, Luis Diaz headed home 2-2 and finally broke the spring at Villarreal. The story of El Submarino Amarillo, The Yellow Submarine, is over. Whew, Beatles fans thought, too, that Yellow Submarine could still be played unabashedly on the banks of the Mersey River.
Liverpool will play their 15th European final on May 28, the fourth in seven years for Jurgen Klopp. The first, the last battle in the 2016 Europa League, the German lost to Sevilla to Unai Emery. After 2-0 at Anfield, no one is going to give a penny to the boys’ chances this time around. Do not forget that the pride of the city of 50,000 inhabitants is only seventh in La Liga, the position it also occupied at the end of last season. Thanks to the specialty of Emery’s house, he was allowed to participate in the Champions League. He reached the Europa League final five times and won four times. Including last season, with Villarreal, his first-ever European final.
After their stunts against Juventus and Bayern Munich, Liverpool halted Villarreal’s lead for a while. Liverpool is another caliber, first leg (2-0) has already revealed the pedigree and Danjuma, the former Brugge player and top scorer of the team, was injured in the side. No, you won’t make yellow shirts.
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Try turning that a little differently. The match was barely warm when El Madrigal exploded. Coquelin swung the ball in front of goal and then gave Capoue a shot that was as ingenious as it was unintentional. Senegalese Dia, who replaced Danjuma, advanced with a goal close to zero. Jurgen Klopp blinked an eye and was glad the score didn’t go up right away. Danny Parejo went too far, and Gerard Moreno’s header from close range landed on Robertson.
The English were shocked. They gasped when Villarreal hit the accelerator. Liverpool were too dirty on the ball themselves. The ball over the bar Thiago Alcantara could hardly provide relief. The Spaniards played with such intensity and passion that Liverpool could not give the impression of playing for a place in the final. A rebound with Jota was neutralized by goalkeeper Rowley.
On the flip side, Alisson Becker also threw himself for us to push through Lo Celso, after a hospital ball from Keita. The Brazilian refrained from playing the ball with his body and also slipped on Lo Celso. There really is no penalty, according to referee Makkelie and VAR, for Villarreal’s displeasure. The owners of the land did not have to grieve for long. A deep ball was clumsily controlled by Capoue at first sight, but he once again earned an assist: Coquelin’s pass was measured over the careless Alexander-Arnold: 2-0.
Rolly the weak link
Klopp fell to the table in the first half, leaving Jota in the dressing room and bringing in Luis Diaz at the start of the second half. It was clear that the Spaniards had used up a lot of energy. Liverpool regained balance and gradually regained control. After Alexander-Arnold’s shot veered off the bar and Luis Diaz was too wild with the space he was given, several fatal air volleys ensued. First, Fabinho saved his team from a long, silent trip to England.
Luis Diaz completely silenced the field with a header (2-2).
When Rolly, the weak link in the Spaniards, turned away and went away, the submarine sank completely. Mane ruthlessly showed himself to the fatal goalkeeper: 2-3. Liverpool continues to maintain its quadruple sights. Villarreal, who also fell in the Champions League semi-final sixteen years ago, is still tenth, after Capuy’s second yellow. Not all fairy tales have a happy ending.
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