This Wednesday night has brought one of the best and most incredible soccer games which have happened in the Champions League. Liverpool managed to overcome a 3-0 deficit from the first leg and beat Barcelona with 4-0 to advance to the finals of the UCL.
This is something which nobody believed in. Especially after the news that Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino are not going to play tonight.
Despite all odds and adversities, Anfield once again saw a miracle.
Watch the Game Highlights from Liverpool vs. Barcelona, 05/07/2019 pic.twitter.com/kCEkaiBYst
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And it all started right after the first whistle. It was Divock Origi who beat Ter Stegen in the 7th minute, The Belgian striker who was replacing Firmino was right in front of the German goalkeeper when he stopped Henderson’s shot, and just poked the ball into the net, igniting the Anfield early on.
It was visible that the Reds are much better, and even though they haven’t scored another goal until the end of the first 45 minutes, they were looking confident and poised.
Though, at least one more goal was supposed to take place in that sequence, because both Liverpool and Barcelona created several big chances. The guests had a couple of situations from which they had to equalize.
Nine minutes after the start of the second half, Georginio Wijnaldum happened. The Dutch offensive midfielder scored twice in two minutes and stunned the guests.
Wijnaldum had to come in from the bench because of Andy Robertson’s injury during the halftime break.
The first goal followed Alexander-Arnold’s made a low cross right towards the penalty kick spot, where Wijnaldum rushed in and sent a precise low shot behind Ter Stegen.
The next goal came from the opposite side, when Xherdan Saqiri made a beautiful cross which fell right onto Dutchman’s head. It would hit the back of the net just moments later.
This is what it means. This is passion. This is pride. This is Liverpool in the Champions League final. pic.twitter.com/tqpGxFhRoU
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The fourth goal Liverpool scored was a perfect deception of Arnold who “wanted” to leave the corner kick to Saqiri, but quickly sent the ball towards Origi who was alone in front of the goalkeeper area. Barcelona’s players weren’t ready for such a move, and Origi easily beat Ter Stegen once again.
Liverpool once again eliminated Barca from European competition, for the fourth time in their head-to-head history.
The Reds are awaiting the winner of Ajax vs Tottenham matchup