Liverpool wins FA Cup in penalty shooting against Chelsea

Liverpool's coach Jürgen Klopp set the 2-1 league against Aston Villa in the starting eleven on Robertson, Konaté, captain Henderson, Thiago and Salah. These five players started instead of Fabinho (thigh injury), Tsimikas, Matip, Jones and Diogo Jota (all bank).

At Chelsea there were hardly any personnel changes. Only Thiago Silva was new to the team of Thomas Tuchel after the 3-0 at Leeds United, Christensen was not in the squad. Just as little as the German international Havertz. The last injured midfield clearer Kanté crouched on the bench again.

Luis Diaz provides operation

Liverpool took control from the kick -off. Above all, Luis Diaz was an asset, the Colombian dribbled his opponents dizzy. Thiago (4th) missed a flank of the winter newcomer from Porto Haubscharf and Luis Diaz himself missed Mendy (8th). Chelsea, on the other hand, did not appear in the initial phase. Pulisics was quite dangerous was the first noteworthy (23rd).

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Chelsea became more confident with increasing season and started to successfully defend himself against the pressing of the Reds. Marcos Alonso had a good chance, but failed due to Alisson (27th) and Lukaku acted too sloppy after a Thiago defect (41.). For Liverpool, it also occurred thick: Salah suddenly sat on the ground after about half an hour and had to leave the field less later (33.). His replacement Diogo Jota had the last good chance of the first round (45th).

Half two started directly with an exclamation mark: Marcos Alonso cheekily put a free kick from an acute angle on the crossbar (48th), Pulisic also failed due to Alisson (47.). As a result, the degrees increased again, but it hardly became dangerous. Both teams noticed that they are overplayed. What the final also identified was the crowd of narrow chances. Again and again both teams scored the goals, but narrowly missed them. James (68th) on the one hand and Luis Diaz (69th) on the other delivered for model examples within seconds.

Liverpool hits the post twice shortly before the end

In the regular season, the final phase was really hot: Liverpool was suddenly very close to the lead, Luis Diaz (83.) and Robertson (84th) met the post in a row. The latter should have got 1-0. Despite the pressure of the Reds, Luis Diaz could no longer do this in his beautiful shot (90th).

The extension is quickly told. In both halves, both teams collected plenty of ball possession, but conclusions were in short supply. After more than 120 minutes without gates, the FA Cup final in the penalty shootout had to be decided.

Azpilicueta, Mané and Mount shooting - Tsimikas is on the spot after Alissons Parade

In this, captain Azpilicueta only hit the post in the third penalty, even though he had been substituted. Otherwise, the penalty was transformed quite safely - until the Senegalese duel between Mané and Mendy, which the keeper won at the tenth penalty.

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However, there were no many attempts from the point to see: Chelsea's owner Mount shot the 13th penalty too casual and Alisson parried - the perfect steep template for Tsimikas, the Joker from Greece met the cheers of the Reds. Again Liverpool against Chelsea was the winner after penalty shootout. The quadruple can still be reached for Liverpool, while Chelsea loses the third FA-Cup final in a row.


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