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Liverpool smells finals, but frustrated by final

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Liverpool can smell the final of the Champions League, but frustrated by the end of the first half finaleduel with AS Roma: 5-2.

Sadio Mané, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino celebrating one of the goals of Liverpool.

The English laity with a 5-0 (!) lead midway through the second half the tickets for the final showdown in Kiev already in the bag, but gave in the last ten minutes two more goals away. And given the stunt of AS Roma in the quarter-final against Barcelona, when the team also has a backlog of three goals fixed), they are there with Liverpool still have everything except peace of mind.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain should be by stretcher from the field.

Jürgen Klopp had in his lineup, not move aside for Georginio Wijnaldum, but the Dutch midfielder had after a quarter of an hour already in the field. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain made a great tackle on the ball, but hurt himself so that he was on a stretcher the catacombs in was worn.

Chance Of Strootman

At that time, had Liverpool at a disadvantage to be able to look, because the first chance was for Kevin Strootman. The midfielder of AS Roma got twenty metres from the goal a good schietkans, but lap to slap in to goalkeeper Loris Karius to worry. The same goalie came shortly after the entrance of Wijnaldum very good way, when he is verkeek on a hard shot distance of Aleksandar Kolarov. Much to the relief of all Liverpool was, bounced the ball through the hands of Karius and the crossbar back into the field.

The shot from Kolarov, however, proved the beginning of a sparkling performance from the home team. Sadio Mané got after a half an hour to play two great chances on the opening goal, but that was not the Senegalese spent. First, he shot free for goalkeeper Alisson on, and shortly thereafter, popped, and he by Roberto Firmino teruggelegde ball stand in.

Salah is brilliant

Two brilliant moments of Mohamed Salah leaving Anfield for peace just as often explode. First lap the Egyptian, from the right side of the penalty area with the left in the far corner tap, and just before the tea, the best player of the Premier League elected attacker a beautiful combination with Firmino with a beautiful stiftbal.

Strootman and his Roman teammates had to rest no doubt the intention of the back to rights, but there was for the Italians not keep to. The preeminent Firmino operated for ten minutes after the resumption Mané for the 3-0, and that was for Roma permanently broken. A intikker (after a smart action of Salah) and a header (from a corner kick from James Milner), Firmino lifted the state to 5-0, and then the second half was only halfway there.

Tegentreffers

A quarter of an hour for time if Salah to the side of Klopp, which to his dismay saw his team then have two tegentreffers process. First, The champions ‘ manager insists a pass from Radja Nainggolan very controlled, and five minutes before time, took advantage of Diego Perotti a penalty kick after a handsbal of Milner.

So Liverpool still have a large lead and all the perspective in the first Champions League final since 2007, but the team warned. Roma has in the recent past show that three goals make up is not a ‘mission impossible’ for the Italians.

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