Barcelona vs Liverpool (3-0)

Lionel Messi’s late brace held him to 600 urban center goals and ensured the LaLiga club accepted the charge of their Champions League semi-final tie against port with a 3-0 first-leg win.

Former Reds striker Luis Suarez, taking part in against his new club in an exceedingly competitive match for the first time as he left for territory in 2014, scored his 1st Champions League goal in over a year to administer Barca a half-time advantage.

James Milner was doubly denied by Marc-Andre ter Stegen within the last half – whereas Mohamed salat was defeated too – before Messi struck twice in seven minutes to name his milestone.

The first goal, a tap-in when Suarez had hit the crossbar, was followed by an excellent 30-yard free-kick before salat laid-off against the post with six minutes remaining as he missed a high likelihood to urge a vital away goal.

Roberto Firmino’s articulatio plana injury prevented him from the beginning, and Georginio Wijnaldum amazing deployed in an exceedingly a lot of advanced role.

The Netherlands international discharged Sadio Mane to induce the incorrect facet of Gerard Pique within the fifth minute, with the urban center defender handless the metropolis forward over within the box, not that referee Bjorn Kuipers was curious about penalty appeals.

Jurgen Klopp was forced to change his eye plans once more once Naby Keita came off with a suspected groin injury and, 2 minutes once Jordan Henderson came on as his replacement, one among the new arrival’s former team-mates gave Barca the lead and celebrated with enthusiasm.

A raking Arturo author pass found Philippe Coutinho also he moved the ball onto Jordi Alba, whose run cross was turned home by a slippery Suarez once he had regular his run between Joel Matip and poet van Dijk.

Liverpool had an opportunity to hit back ten minutes before the break once Mane once more got behind Barcelona’s backline. However, the forward raised his first-time end over once being found by Henderson.

The Reds had not mustered an attempt on track in the period of play however they tested Ter Stegen doubly in the early stages of the second, the’ Barcelona’s goalkeeper denied Milner then used a robust right to show Mohamed Salah’s strive behind.

Milner couldn’t realize some way past Ter Stegen once more once he ran onto Salah’s pass over the box following Wijnaldum’s dummy, nevertheless it was Barca UN agency would strike next with a quarter-hour to travel.

Other Matches: Liverpool vs Barcelona (4-0)

 

Goals

26′ Barcelona L. Suarez
75′ Barcelona L. Messi
82′ Barcelona L. Messi

 

Barcelona Lineups

1 Marc-André ter Stegen
20 Sergi Roberto
3 Gerard Piqué
15 Clément Lenglet
18 Jordi Alba
22 Arturo Vidal
4 Ivan Rakitić
5 Sergio Busquets
7 Philippe Coutinho
10 Lionel Messi
9 Luis Suárez

 

Liverpool Lineups

13 Alisson
12 Joe Gomez
32 Joël Matip
4 Virgil van Dijk
26 Andrew Robertson
7 James Milner
3 Fabinho
8 Naby Keïta
5 Georginio Wijnaldum
11 Mohamed Salah
10 Sadio Mané

 

Barcelona – Liverpool Match Statistics

Barcelona

Liverpool

11 Shots Total 15
4 Shots on goal 5
5 Shots off goal 7
2 Shots blocked 3
9 Shots inside box 12
2 Shots outside box 3
11 Fouls 15
3 Corners 4
2 Offsides 1
3 Saves 1
47% Possession Time 53%
506 Passes Total 538
422 Accurate Passes 447
83% Accurate Passes% 83%

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