London, UK) – Liverpool and Manchester City meet in the FA Cup, 6 days after the match 2-2 in the league, and it’s still great: at Wembley, in the FA Cup semi-final, they won The Reds 3-2Qualification for the final chapter of the tournament. Thus, the twenty-fourth challenge between Klopp and Guardiola ends with the ninth success of the German coach, who now beats the Catalan coach with one victory, while the tie between the two largest players on the bench is seven.
Manchester City – Liverpool 2-3, match report and stats
Manchester City – Liverpool match
The London match starts downhill for Liverpool, who scored the goal after only 9 minutes of play: it French Konatea former RB Leipzig defender with little use in the league, for his header over Robertson’s corner; StevenThe USA goalkeeper, Ederson’s favorite today, was beaten up. Guardiola’s goalkeeper becomes the passive protagonist of the Reds’ doubling, in 17 minutes: the American goalkeeper often dribbles with the ball at his feet, so Mane steals it from him to put it on the net. Near the end of the first half, the Senegalese from Liverpool scored the hits again, this time with a right-footed shot, with a pass from Thiago Alcantara at the end of a fine formulation. He goes to rest with Klopp’s formation until he leads 3-0. In the changing rooms, Guardiola takes care of the boys, who return to the field more focused: in the 47th minute Grealish shortens the distance to the city, after an idea by Gabriel Jesus. At 57′ Fernandinho, the Manchester captain, risks being sent off because of Mane’s slip: Referee consults Oliver Farr and then only takes out the yellow card. In the 91st minute, City realizes its impact by finding the second goal with Bernardo Silva, after a hint to Mahrez’s right: On Guardiola’s face he seems to read the disappointment of the short time still available. Pep’s boys are looking for a super equalizer: in the 93rd minute, Alisson saved from Sterling’s finale and pushed away Manchester City’s last hopes. Liverpool win 3-2 and qualify for the FA Cup Final on May 14 at Wembley. In the final chapter of the FA Cup, the Reds will face the winner of the second semi-final, which takes place tomorrow afternoon between Chelsea and Crystal Palace, also at the magnificent London Stadium.
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