BARCELONA – Champions League semi-final first leg, Barcelona-Liverpool 3-0 , goals: Luis Suarez at 25 'and Lionel Messi at 75' and 81 '.
Barcelona overwhelmed Liverpool and mortgaged the Champions League grand final. The Blaugrana unblocked the game at 25 ′ when Suarez broke away from Van Dijk and bagged in a slip on Jordi Alba's cross. Then Barcelona controlled possession and did not allow Liverpool to become dangerous in the first half.
At the start of the second half, Liverpool created two scoring opportunities with Milner and Salah but their powerful and angled conclusions were deflected into the corner by an excellent Ter Stegen. Today in Barcelona everything worked, including the goalkeeper. In Liverpool's best time, between 75 'and 81', Messi decided to take on the role of the Martian and enchanted at the Camp Nou. The Argentine phenomenon started and concluded the 2-0 action.
First he served Sergi Roberto with an incredible filtering pass, then he followed the action, picked up the ball after the crossbar hit by Suarez and scored with an empty goal. At 81 ', Messi ended the game with a memorable free kick.
Immediately after Messi's double, Liverpool had a glorious scoring opportunity with Salah but the Egyptian player hit the post with a right-footed shot, despite the door being empty because Ter Stegen was still on the ground after parrying a Liverpool's initial conclusion.
At that point the British disappeared from the field and Dembele ate a goal practically empty at 94 ′ on assists of the usual Messi. With this result, Barcelona mortgages the Champions League final and the chance to win the "treble". At Liverpool, a miraculous comeback will be needed in the second leg.
Barcelona-Liverpool 3-0, Messi unstoppable for Klopp's men.
At 12 ′, Messi kicked Jordi Alba's cross from the left with a first intention but his conclusion was rejected by Van Dijk. At 14 ', Coutinho centered himself and started a big right that was blocked by Alisson Becker . At 16 ', Lionel Messi sent Coutinho into the goal but the Brazilian striker started a left diagonal that did not find Liverpool's goal.
At 17 ', there was an invasion of the field but the invader was blocked almost immediately by ten stewards. At 25 ', Barcelona went ahead with Luis Suarez. The great ex of the match, he anticipated Van Dijk and scored in an assist from Jordi Alba. The first half ended with Barcelona leading by a goal against Liverpool.
At 46 ′, at the beginning of the second half, Ter Stegen's incredible parade on a lap-by-shot conclusion by Milner. The Barcelona goalkeeper saved himself in a corner kick. At 54 ', Messi got centered from the right and kicked with the left, a very angled low shot that was deflected for a corner by Ter Stegen.
At 63 ', Arturo Vidal's cross shot is deflected for a corner kick by Alisson Becker. Barcelona has wasted an excellent restart. At 75 ′ the Barcelona doubles with Lionel Messi. The Argentine striker passed the ball to Sergi Roberto who in turn handed over the ball to Suarez. The Uruguayan striker struck the crossbar from close range but on the tap Messi slammed in and checked the ball with his chest and bagged it into an empty net.
At the 81st minute, Messi ended the game on a free kick. The Argentine phenomenon of Barcelona has marked an incredible network. His conclusion over the Liverpool barrier went to bagging under the crossing of goal posts defended by Alisson Becker. In the 83rd minute, Salah hit a goal post practically empty after Ter Stegen rejected. It is over, Liverpool has overwhelmed Barcelona by mortgaging the final.
Barcelona-Liverpool, the choices of Valverde and Jurgen Klopp.
Barcelona-Liverpool, the official formations.
Barcelona (4-3-3): Ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto; Lenglet, Piqué, Jordi Alba; Vidal, Busquets, Rakitic; Messi, Suarez, Coutinho.
Liverpool (3-5-2): Alisson; Gomez, Matip, Van Dijk; Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Milner, Keita, Robertson; Mane, Salah.
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