ROME – The die is cast, here are the magnificent four that will be played to win the Champions League. There is no shortage of surprises, everyone was expecting a semi-final between Juventus and Manchester City and instead Ajax and Tottenham will be playing for access to the final. The other semifinal is an early final between Barcelona by Messi and Suarez and Liverpool by Salah and Mané. Below is a detailed report on today's matches.
Manchester City-Tottenham 4-3, goals: Sterling at 3 ′ and at 21 ′, Son at 5 ′ and 9 ′, Bernardo Silva at 10 ′, Sergio Aguero at 59 ′, Fernando Llorente at 73 ′.
At 3 ', Manchester City took the lead at the first lunge. Sterling centered on the left and beat Lloris with an impregnable right-footed shot. At 5 ', Son, already on the net in the first leg , equalized thanks to a double defensive blunder by Laporte and Ederson. Laporte passed the ball to the Korean who scored under Ederson's legs. At 9 ', Son completed the comeback.
This time the Korean scored with an unstoppable spin right. At 10 ', Bernardo Silva equalized the accounts. His shot was deflected in goal, decisively, by an opponent. Incredible match with four goals in ten minutes, until now, defenses not received.
At 21 ′, Sterling completed the comeback. The English striker scored from two steps on Kevin de Bruyne's perfect cross. At 59 ', the City scored the goal that brought him forward in the qualifying speech with Kun Aguero. The Argentine striker scored with a very powerful shot on Lloris's post after a splendid through-ball pass from Kevin de Bruyne.
At 74 ', Llorente scored the 4-3 goal on a corner kick in favor of Tottenham. This network has been marked in a dubious manner and for this reason the Turkish referee Cakir has decided to go and review the episode at the var. After displaying the var, the Turkish referee assigned the network to Tottenham. At 93 ', Eriksen lost a rather silly ball and threw Aguero into the net, the Argentine striker served Sterling who scored the goal of the possible qualification but here's the twist. Aguero was offside on Bernardo Silva's touch and therefore Sterling's goal is to be annulled.
It's over, Tottenham qualified for the Champions League semi-final where he will face Ajax.
MANCHESTER CITY (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Kompany, Laporte, Mendy; Gundogan, David Silva, De Bruyne; Bernardo Silva, Sterling, Aguero. Guardiola All.
TOTTENHAM (4-3-2-1): Lloris; Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose; Wanyama, Sissoko, Eriksen; Dele Alli, Lucas Moura; Son. Alloc. Pochettino.
Porto-Liverpool 1-4, goals: Sadio Mané on 27 ′, Mohamed Salah on 65 ′, Militao on 69 ′, Firmino on 78 ′, Van Dijk on 85 '.
At 27 ′, Liverpool went ahead with Sadio Mané and finally closed the qualifying match. The striker scored in a slid on Mohamed Salah's cross. The goal had been canceled at first for offside but after consulting the var, the referee decided to assign it correctly to the British. At 65 ′, Mohamed Salah was put on goal by Alexander Arnold and did not make a mistake in front of Iker Casillas.
The qualification speech is practically closed. At 69 ', Militao scored the flag with a great header on a corner kick in favor of Porto. At 76 ', Mané dribbled past Casillas but then slipped away and missed a goal with a rather blatant goal. At 78 ', Firmino was forgotten by the Porto defense and scored from close range. Too easy for Liverpool's Brazilian striker. Liverpool wanted to rage at their opponents and also scored the fourth goal with the "bomber defender" Van Dijk who scored with the house's specialty, the header.
It's over, Liverpool qualified for the Champions League semi-final where they will face Barcelona.
PORTO (4-3-3): Casillas; Militão, Pepe, Felipe, Telles; Otavio, Danilo Pereira, Herrera; Corona, Marega, Brahimi. Allergic Sergio Conceiçao.
LIVERPOOL (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, van Dijk, Robertson; Wijnaldum, Fabinho, Milner; Salah, Origi, Mané. All. Klopp.
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