MADRID – The Champions League final Tottenham-Liverpool was unblocked by the Reds at the first lunge. On Mané's cross, Sissoko hit the ball with his hand, giving Liverpool a penalty kick (YouTube video at the bottom of the article). From eleven meters, Momo Salah was not wrong. Central but winning conclusion.
Big surprises in the starting line-up for Tottenham. Mauricio Pochettino sends Lucas Moura, hero of the semi-final against Ajax, to the bench to relaunch Harry Kane, striker of the English national football team, from the first minute.
Many thought that Pochettino would have confirmed the trust to Lucas Moura after the hat-trick against Ajax which earned him the Spurs final but the Argentine coach sent him to the bench inserting Kane, a player back from a very long injury.
Pochettino could have played with both ends but preferred to deploy three midfielders behind Harry Kane. Pochettino decided to field his Tottenham with 4-2-3-1. Among the posts, confidence in France's world champion goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.
In front of him, a four-man defense with Trippier and Rose fullbacks and Alderweireld and Vertonghen at the center of the defense. Sissoko and Winks were deployed in a two-man midfield to protect the defense. The three half-points behind Harry Kane are Dele Alli, Eriksen and Son. Forward, Harry Kane acts as a single point.
Liverpool does not experiment, but here too there are surprises because Origi, author of two goals in the historical comeback against Barcelona, was sent to the bench by Jurgen Klopp. The German coach fielded Liverpool with the 4-3-3, a form of memory zemaniana.
Among the poles, wide to the strongest goalkeeper in the world, the Brazilian Alisson Becker. In front of him there was a four-man defense with Robertson and Alexander Arnold on the outside and van Dijk and Matip in the middle of the defense.
Midfield three with Fabinho, Henderson and the "bomber" Wijnaldum, who scored twice in the Champions League semi-final against Barcelona.
Trident of wonders with Momo Salah, Bobby Firmino and Sadio Mané. Klopp sent Origi to the bench because the owner, Firmino, recovered from his injury.
The video from YouTube with Sissoko's handball on Mané's cross that gave Liverpool a Momo Salah penalty kick.
Source: Blitz Quotidiano