Highlights of Liverpool vs. AC Milan with all Goals
- Title : Highlights of Liverpool vs. AC Milan with all Goals
Liverpool FC did not make it easy for themselves at the start of the new Champions League season. When the Italian runners-up from Milan, who were clearly inferior over long stretches, needed a second show of strength after a sudden 2-1 deficit, but Origi, Salah and Captain Henderson turned it into the first three.
Well over 20 shots, well over 500 passes played and over 60 percent possession of the ball: Liverpool FC under coach Jürgen Klopp (most recently in the Premier League 3-0 against Leeds United) had in the Champions League opener in Group B in a duel with the Italian runner-up Milan everything under control. 87 minutes plus the respective stoppage times, the Reds dominated the Rossoneri almost at will, pressed outstandingly, had chances - and in the 9th minute led completely deservedly 1-0. Salah and Alexander-Arnold combined strong forward here, in the end AC unlucky Tomori was attributed an own goal.
But at the same time the English only led 1-0 on the noisy Anfield Road, because Salah missed a penalty on top of that and Diogo Jota also failed immediately afterwards against the strong keeper Maignan (14th). The whole thing led to the three minutes missing in the list, here the negligence took revenge on the opposing box. Because both in minute 42 and in 44 the LFC defense acted too negligently around the ex-Schalke Matip, which caused above all Rafael Leao and Rebic. The ex-Frankfurter scored 1-0 in the first scene and then skilfully initiated the highly surprising 2-1 from Brahim Diaz.
Liverpool is straightening out its own world
Quite a few fans, like Klopp, may have rubbed their eyes or shook their heads: How did the absolutely dominant Premier League club hand over the game? Shortly after the restart, the powerful mission of straightening the whole thing began.
And the Reds succeeded impressively: The Origi, loaned to VfL Wolfsburg in 2017/18, chipped the ball splendidly on the not offside Salah, who completed it from close range. And shortly before the beginning of the final phase, the captain judged it: After a corner that was too briefly cleared, Henderson gathered all his courage and fired an impressive dropkick volley, untenable in the lower left corner, to the celebrated 3-2 lead and winner at the same time (69.) . Maignan had no chance of defense.
In the end, the Milanese coached by Stefano Pioli (in Serie A with the 2-0 win against Lazio Rome last with the full nine points from three games on the way) had to acknowledge the deserved defeat, overall there was too little of the offensive without the missing Ibrahimovic . The Reds turned out to be too strong when they returned to the Champions League after a long time.
On the 2nd match day of the Champions League preliminary round, Liverpool FC will visit FC Porto (September 28, 9 p.m.), Milan will then at the same time receive the next strong opponent in this Group B, Atletico Madrid (0-0 at the beginning against the FCP).