Liverpool defies two residues in the top game at Mancity
From the kick-off path, the currently probably greatest game in European club football, the supposed showdown in the English master race, provided what it promised. Already after five minutes, sterling awarded freely to Alisson, in the same minute, De Bruyne made it better with Matips and the interior post and brought the Citizens in the lead.
- Long balls to the destination: City’s Opportunity Festival
- Salah gives Mané
- Mahrez awards the big winch
On the hits of the hosts, the Pep Guardiola after the 1-0 against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League quarterfinals with Walker, Foden and Gabriel Jesus for Aké, Gündogan and Mahrez had sent to the race, the Reds answered only a few minutes later: one Co-production of Robertson and Alexander-Arnold recalled Diogo Jota (13th). Otherwise, Jürgen Klopp’s team, which was launched compared to the 3-1 at Benfica Lisbon in the premier class with Diogo Jota, Henderson and Matip for Luis Diaz, Keita and Konaté, rarely a solution against the best defensive of the league.
Long balls to the destination: City’s Opportunity Festival
So it was City, which, after the insanely intense and temporary initial phase, took over the game control – and delivered highlights en mass. Again and again Bernardo Silva, De Bruyne and Co. the highly enrolled LFC defensive with long balls and found about Foden and Cancelo. The latter often made Alexander-Arnold from problems. In the 29th minute, the Portuguese hit only the outside net, four minutes before De Bruyne had just warped.
Only the opportunity recycling had to be acquired sovereign skyblues against temporarily unsettled Reds. The best Liverpool chance? A return pass from Walker, the Ederson received only just before the goal line (23.). After further possibilities, the Master then rewarded: Gabriel Jesus pushed a buttery piece of Cancelo over the line (36th). Also then the households offered the best chances – but all remained unused.
Salah gives Mané
After the turbulent first 45 minutes Liverpool seemed to have used the breather better: not even a minute after restored Salah birthday child Mané, which had become 30, with a class socket, the Senegalese gilded (46.). The Reds seemed subsequent, concentrated, the long balls of the Citizens were rarer their goal. The game also seemed balanced. Less rock-and-roll, but more chess game – which still maintained.
Even the chances of cracking. Van Dijk saved at Gabriel Jesus’ Graduation for Alisson (61.), Sterling’s supposed goal was returned due to a conceivable shortage (63.), later, Gabriel Jesus hit only the external network (72nd). Salah failed for the Reds, whose shot of laporte has been scanned (71.).
Mahrez awards the big winch
In the final phase, the hosts were again active. The substitute Mahrez first chased a free kick from the distance to the post (90th) before he had the decision and the preliminary decision in the master race on the foot and the preliminary decision in the master race – and put the ball over the goal (90. + 4). With the draw remains City leader and the distance to pursuer Liverpool at a point.
City has on Wednesday (21 clock) the second leg at Atletico in front of the chest, at the same time Liverpool Benfica welcomes. On Saturday (16.30 clock), the Skyblues and the Reds meet again in the FA Cup semi-final.