Liverpool attain Champions League Final beating Villarreal five-two on Agg

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Liverpool reach Champions League Final beating Villarreal 5-2 on Agg

Champions League Semi-Final LIVE: Villarreal vs Liverpool 2nd Leg LIVE Streaming: Villarreal have levelled this Champions League semi-final tie. Goals from Boulaye Dia and Francis Coquelin have seen them recover from 2-0 down to square things up at 2-2. The momentum is very much with Unai Emery’s side. Follow InsideSport.IN for the latest sports news and updates

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FULL-TIME

85’ Etienne Capoue is sent off after receiving a second yellow card

MANE!!! 3-2 LIVERPOOL ON THE DAY AND 5-2 ON AGGREGATE! Surely, they are going to Paris now. Rulli comes racing out of goal in an attempt to clear a hopeful ball forward. However, Mane beats him to it and gets away from Foyth, before rolling the ball into an empty net.

DIAZ!!! 2-2 ON THE NIGHT, 4-2 ON AGGREGATE! Liverpool have breathing space! All of a sudden, the Reds are back on track. Diaz ghosts into the area to meet Alexander-Arnold’s inviting cross, before burying his header past a helpless Rulli.

FABINHO!!! 3-2 LIVERPOOL ON AGGREGATE! The Reds regain the advantage in the tie. Fabinho beats the offside trap to latch onto Salah’s prodded throughball, before drilling a low shot through the legs of Rulli from a tight angle.

Chance! Another neat move from the visitors culminates in Mane picking out Diaz at the far post. The substitute goes for the spectacular acrobatics, but does not connect cleanly and the opportunity goes begging. Simple would definitely have been more effective there.

Off the bar! Liverpool quickly take a free-kick and Alexander-Arnold’s deflected long-range strike dips dangerously towards goal. Thankfully for the hosts, it ricochets off the top of the crossbar and behind for a corner.

Liverpool playing with more purpose since the restart as they enjoy a neat spell of possession. Alexander-Arnold whips in a cross from the right flank, but Rulli punches clear.

Liverpool have a free-kick in a decent position after Keita is felled by Estupinan. Alexander-Arnold is stood over the set-piece.

Liverpool make a change at the break with Luiz Diaz replacing Jota

Mr Makkelie blows the whistle and Villarreal resume this mouth-watering semi-final second leg.

HALF-TIME

We are all square as Villarreal score more than once in a Champions League knockout match on home soil for the first time in eight attempts. Game on!

COQUELIN!!! 2-0 ON THE DAY AND WE’RE ALL SQUARE! The former Arsenal midfielder levels the tie. Capoue does brilliantly to turn away from Robertson before crossing for Coquelin, who rises unchallenged to head past Alisson.

No penalty! Villarreal appeal after Lo Celso collides with Alisson when attempting to latch onto Moreno’s throughball. However, the referee is quick to wave away the protests, and replays suggest that was the correct decision.

Liverpool do look nervous as they make yet another unforced error in possession. Klopp will want the half-time whistle in order to reassure his players and hopefully, inspire an improvement in their performance levels.

Villarreal are unbeaten in their last seven Champions League knockout games on home soil. But Liverpool will be encouraged by the fact that they have not scored more than a single goal on any occasion.

At the other end, Liverpool look to work their way into the Villarreal penalty area. Alexander-Arnold sends a ball in from the right, but Torres is well-placed to clear.

The Reds boast a perfect record on their travels in this season’s Champions League. Today, they are looking to become the first side to win six out of six away games during a single season in Europe’s elite competition.

24′ – Salah finds Jota’s run, but his touch is a little heavy and Rulli comes out to meet it. Salah then drags a left-footed shot just wide before the referee awards a free-kick.

Liverpool threaten to get in behind with Salah releasing Jota. But under pressure from the recovering Albiol, the former Wolves forward is unable to get the ball under control. Villarreal can eventually breathe after the referee penalises Salah for a foul on Rulli.

Midway through the first half, Villarreal still hold the advantage on the day, but Liverpool remain ahead in the tie. We are certainly in for an exciting climax here.

This is the third Liverpool match that Makkelie has officiated this season. The Dutch official also took charge of their group games against Milan and Atletico Madrid. The 39-year-old oversaw the 2020 Europa League final, when Emery’s former side Sevilla beat Inter.

Coquelin goes to ground following an aerial challenge with Keita, but the referee is not impressed and quickly tells the Villarreal midfielder to get to his feet.

Liverpool are looking to win both legs of a European Cup/Champions League tie against Spanish opposition for only the second time. They last achieved the feat during their last-16 aggregate victory over Real Madrid in the 2008-09 competition.

14′  – Parejo concedes possession under pressure from Keita, Thiago runs on to the loose ball and grazes the bar with an effort. The whistle had already gone for a foul.

Liverpool look to respond and Robertson whips a low free-kick delivery into the area. Jota attacks it, but is unable to direct the ball towards the target.

3’

DIA!!! 1-0 VILLARREAL! What a start by the hosts! Capoue evades Robertson at the far post to cushion Estupinan’s deep cross back into the danger zone, where Dia reacts quickest to steer into an empty net.

Rulli manages to prevent Foyth’s loose back pass from going out for a corner, but only at the expense of a throw-in. But despite inviting pressure from Liverpool, Villarreal recover to clear the danger.

Danny Makkelie is our referee today. The Dutch official blows his whistle and Liverpool get us under way!

0′ Liverpool get us underway

KICK-OFF

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Villarreal starting XI:
Rulli; Foyth, Albiol, Torres, Estupinan; Capoue, Coquelin, Parejo; Lo Celso; Gerard Moreno, Dia

Liverpool starting XI:
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; Keita, Fabinho, Thiago; Salah, Mane, Jota

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A 2-1 LaLiga loss to lowly Alaves was not ideal preparation and coach Unai Emery knows how hard it will be to beat Liverpool, who have only lost three matches this season in all competitions and none by more than two goals.

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Villarreal’s treatment room has started to fill up again at the worst time possible, with ex-Liverpool man Alberto Moreno and Yeremi Pino still absent, while Arnaut Danjuma was ruled out of the Alaves defeat at the last minute due to discomfort.

Francis Coquelin and Raul Albiol will hope to be fine for the second leg, but Gerard Moreno is still a major doubt due to his hamstring problem and may only be fit enough for a spot on the bench this week.

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Pau Torres and Dani Parejo were taken off at half time in a tactical move from Emery at the weekend, and the Villarreal boss will revert to his strongest possible XI this week after ringing the changes for the domestic encounter.

LIVERPOOL TEAM NEWS

Liverpool’s only injury concern remains Brazilian attacker Roberto Firmino, whose foot injury is proving more difficult to overcome than initially anticipated, and he is at risk of missing the trip to Villarreal.

Curtis Jones and Kostas Tsimikas both returned from illness to make the bench for the win over Newcastle, but cult hero Divock Origi was absent after picking up a bug, and Klopp was not afraid to make a multitude of changes at St James’ Park.

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Trent Alexander-ArnoldFabinhoMohamed Salah and Thiago Alcantara are among those who will return to the first XI this week, and a 15th Champions League knockout goal for Sadio Mane would see him equal the record for the most strikes at this stage of the tournament for an English club – currently held by Frank Lampard.

PREDICTED STARTING LINEUP

Villarreal possible starting lineup:
Rulli; Foyth, Albiol, Torres, Estupinan; Capoue, Coquelin, Parejo; Lo Celso; Chukwueze, Dia

Liverpool possible starting lineup:
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago; Salah, Mane, Diaz

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Villarreal vs Liverpool LIVE: When and where to watch the live streaming of Champions League matches?

When will Villarreal vs Liverpool kick off in the Premier League? – Date
VIL vs LIV match will be played on 4th May 2022

What time will Villarreal vs Liverpool kick off? Time
VIL vs LIV will begin at 12:30 AM IST

Where will Villarreal vs Liverpool be played? – Venue
The game will kick-off at the Estadio de la Ceramica (Villarreal)

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UEFA Champions League LIVE: When and where to watch the live streaming?

Champions League: Who will be the Match official at the Etihad? Referee
Danny Makkelie will be in charge of Villarreal vs Liverpool

How do I watch live streaming of Villarreal vs Liverpool?
Champions League – Villarreal vs Liverpool will be live-streamed on SonyLIV. Indian fans can also stream the match live on Jio TV.

Which TV Channel will telecast Villarreal vs Liverpool live?

The broadcasting rights for the UCL 2021-22 will be available with the Sony Pictures Network. You can the watch UCL 2021-22 Live Telecast In India on Sony Ten 2 HD and Sony Six. The channel is available for telecasting on all the service providers in India. You can connect with the DTH providers and get the channel started.

You can also enjoy the streaming of the channel on the digital platform at any time and from anywhere. The digital platform that will be streaming the channel live is the Sony Liv App. You subscribe to the Sony LIV App and enjoy the streaming of the fixtures. Jio subscribers can also enjoy the streaming of the matches on Jio TV.

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