ENGLISH FA-CUP FINAL: Manchester City – Liverpool (2-3)(0-3) – Game Insights
London, Wembley, 86,000 spectators. A: Oliver Manchester City: Steffen – Cancelo, Stones, N. Aké, Zincsenko – Bernardo Silva, Fernandinho, Foden – Sterling, G. Jesus (Mahrez, 83), Grealish. Manager: Josep Guardiola Liverpool: Alisson – Alexander-Arnold, Konaté, Van Dijk, Robertson – Fabinho, Thiago Alcántara (C. Jones, 87), N. Keita (Henderson, 73) – Salah, Mané (Diogo Jota, 84), Luis Díaz (Firmino, 85.). Manager: Jürgen Klopp Scorer: Grealish (47.), Bernardo Silva (90 + 1.), Resp. Konaté (9th), Mané (17th, 45th)
Sadio Mané’s City-drukker boy burst into the stands crying in despair: not so much because Zack Steffen made a huge mistake, but because it was Liverpool’s second goal at the Manchester goal. At the beginning of the match Ibrahima Konaté made a very good header from the fifth – and at the end of the half, Thiago Alcantara’s cunning pass was kicked by Sadio Mané with an even more cunning twist.
The two teams did not like the fact that they had to travel to London, so the FA rushed a hundred free buses to help the printers, some of whom had to end the pre-match commemoration, which would have lasted for a minute, in memory of the victims of the Hillsborough Stadium disaster. . City management has already publicly apologized during the break.
Josep Guardiola sent a reserve City to the field due to the battle of the Champions League in Madrid on Monday and a couple of injuries, but he put them in a mental mood during the break, because in the jump Jack Grealish scored a nice goal almost immediately, Gabriel Jesus got into the box twice … but he could never go beyond Alisson’s mind.
The Pool didn’t go either, it had to wait until the 73rd minute to get back into the position, but Mohamed Salah missed the opportunity for the City defense to clash. City had a hard time on the waterlogged pitch – his trademark technique was nowhere in sight today. His shot came in from the right hand side but Rijad Mahrez managed to save it with an unbelievable reaction stop.
In which Fernandinho, Mahrez and Sterling also missed a position, Steffen almost head-headed Roberto Firmino, but then defended the substitute’s close shot. The end was very exciting, with Liverpool finals and the two teams continuing their duel in the Premier League. And maybe in BL as well. The other leg of the FA Cup semi-finals will host a Chelsea-Crystal Palace match on Sunday.