Three goals in one half turned it all around.
Villarreal rekindled the intrigue in the first half of the home match against Liverpool by quickly scoring two goals. By the end of the half, the team played back the two goal difference – but halfway through the second half, the visitors put everything back into place with two return goals.
In the first game Liverpool put away two goals in two minutes, here it took a little more – five, and it all happened a little later after the break – then eight minutes later, now – 17 minutes later.
And then, a mistake by goalkeeper Geronimo Rulli far outside the penalty area helped Liverpool win – when Sadio Mane rolled the ball into the empty net.
Throughout the break it seemed that the sensational Villarreal could very well steal both the great English final and the super duel with Real Madrid – and yet Jurgen Klopp’s team still has chances for the quadruple. This is a cool enough event to bet at gg.bet. It will add to the excitement of watching the game.
The scheme even after the draw of the decisive stages was perfectly described by Filippo Inzaghi: “Teams like Liverpool keep giving you the feeling that you’re in the game, that you can score – and then they punish you.”
Liverpool reached their third Champions League final in five years, and no one has reached a final match so often during that span. Liverpool played there in 2018 (they lost to Real Madrid when Gareth Bale was on fire), the following year they won (against Tottenham with an early Mohamed Salah penalty). And now, after two early departures, a trophy is again a step away.
Liverpool will have their 10th Champions League/European Champions Cup final in club history – only Real Madrid (16), Bayern and AC Milan (11 each) have more. And among English clubs it is by a margin the best figure: the nearest is Man United with five finals, Chelsea has three, City was in one.
Jurgen Klopp is in the final of the Champions League for the fourth time in his career: he reached it with Borussia Dortmund when he lost to Bayern. Now the German will equal Marcello Lippi, Alex Fernewson and Carlo Ancelotti in terms of participation in the Champions League finals – although the Italian has a chance to reach his fifth on Wednesday. Also now, Klopp is the first coach who managed to reach all three cup finals in one season: the Champions League, the FA Cup and the League Cup (already won).
And in general, Liverpool is the first English club in history to reach all three finals in one season.
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Liverpool won all the away matches in this Champions League: after the first half it seemed that there was very little hope of continuing the series, but still a hundred percent result. And it will remain so, because for the final Liverpool will go to Paris, it will be neutral territory anyway.
Thanks to those three goals in Spain, Liverpool now have the best goals scored in a season in the club’s history: they have already scored 139 goals in all competitions. And there are six more games to come: four rounds of the APL, the FA Cup final and the Champions League final.