Liverpool vs Barcelona saw the Reds reach the UCL final after completing a spectacular comeback
– Divock Origi netted Liverpool’s opener after seven minutes into the match, with substitute Georginio Wijnaldum adding two goals under five minutes to make it 3-0
– Fast thinking by Trent Alexander-Arnold set up an unmarked Origi to net the fourth off a corner-kick to seal Liverpool’s place for the June 1 final at Wanda Metropolitano
Divock Origi and Georginio Wijnaldum netted a brace each as Liverpool thrashed Barcelona 4-0 in the reverse tie of their UCL semi-final clash on Tuesday night, May 7, at Anfield to book a place in the final on 4-3 aggregate.
The encounter saw Liverpool without the duo of Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino, as Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri made the starting XI
Origi netted the opening goal after seven minutes from close range after Jordan Henderson’s initial strike was saved.
Liverpool 4-0 Barcelona (4-3 agg): Jurgen Klopp’s side complete extraordinary comeback
Liverpool produce one of the greatest Champions League comebacks by scoring four goals to beat Barcelona 4-3 on aggregate and reach the final.
The away side were not bothered as the pair of Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi started coming into game going forward.
Barca created two quick openings at the heart of Liverpool goal, with Messi and Luis Suarez, but Alisson Becker was up to the task as he saved both chances.
Before the break, the Brazilian shot-stopper ensured Liverpool went into the break without conceding after producing a top class save to stop Jordi Alba from netting.
1st Leg: Barcelona 3-0 Liverpool
2nd Leg: Liverpool 4-0 Barcelona
And few minutes later, Wijnaldum doubled Liverpool’s lead on the night, after turning home a decent cross from Trent Alexander-Arnold.
Five minutes later, an unmarked Wijnaldum nodded home a superb cross from Shaqiri to make it 3-0 on the night as the home-ide leveled scores on aggregate.
In the 60th minute, Barca replaced Philippe Coutinho with Nelson Semedo before withdrawing Arturo Vidal for Arthur in the 70th minute.