DOHA (QATAR) – Liverpool world champion, Liverpool world champion. After the Champions League and the European Super Cup, the team coached by Jurgen Klopp also won the Club World Cup by defeating Flamengo in the final with a decisive goal by Bobby Firmino on assist from Mané. Once again, his two Brazilians were decisive in Liverpool: Alisson performed a miracle on a safe shot by Gabigol, Firmino scored the goal that earned him the cup.
Liverpool started strong and already at 1 'Firmino ate a sensational goal by shooting high in front of the goalkeeper of Flamengo. At 4 ', Mané was put in condition to score by Henderson but his shot ended to the stars. At 46 ', Liverpool touched the advantage with a stellar play by Firmino. The Brazilian overtook an opposing defender with a sombrero and then kicked it safely but his shot was printed on the inside post and then ended out.
At the beginning of the second half, Salah had the ball of one to zero but his right on the fly went out by a whisker. At 52 ', a great scoring opportunity for Flamengo. Gabigol, hero of the Copa Libertadores final, started a great diagonal with his right foot which was miraculously rejected by Alisson Becker, winner of the goalkeepers' Ballon d'Or.
At 70 ', Gabigol looked for the net with a spectacular overhead kick which was blocked on the ground by Alisson. In the 75th minute, Salah had beaten the opposing goalkeeper with an appreciable left but the referee canceled the goal for an offside position by the Egyptian footballer. In the 85th minute, Henderson looked for the goal with a long distance fireball but the opposing goalkeeper deflected for a corner.
At 95 ', the most important slow-motion episode of the game. Mané overtook everyone and came before the opposing goalkeeper, at the moment of the shot he was touched from behind by a defender who had chased him. So his conclusion ended up outside. The referee consulted the var and decided not to award the penalty to Liverpool, so the teams went to extra time.
At 98 ', Liverpool found the game of victory. Mané received the ball on the edge of Flamengo's penalty area, instead of going to the shot he made a filtering pass for Firmino. The Brazilian center forward dribbled an opposing defender, dribbled the goalkeeper and scored the winning goal.
The score of LIVERPOOL-FLAMENGO 1-0
98 ′ Firmino
LIVERPOOL (4-3-3) : Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Keita (100 ′ Milner), Oxlade-Chamberlain (75 ′ Lallana); Mane, Firmino (105 ′ Origi), Salah (120 ′ Shaqiri). All: Klopp
FLAMENGO (4-3-3) : Alves; Rafinha, Caio, Mari, Filipe Luis; Arao (120 ′ Berrio), Gerson (102 ′ Lincoln), De Arrascaeta (77 ′ Vitinho); Ribeiro (81 ′ Diego), Gabriel Barbosa, Bruno Henrique. All: Jorge Jesus
Ammonites : Mane (L), Salah (L), Vitinho (F), Milner (L), Diego (F) (YouTube video).
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