Barcelona beat Liverpool 3: 0 even with the Messi show


Barcelona's footballers in the opening semifinals of the Champions League defeated Liverpool 3-0 and approached the first round of the finals after four years. Lionel Messi scored twice in the Camp Nou stadium, scoring 600 goals for the Catalan team. One of the goals was given by former Reds forward Luis Suárez.

He opened the scoring in the 36th minute, Messi added a quarter of an hour before the end, and in the 82nd minute he lifted the captain of Barcelona with a precise direct kick. Liverpool, defending champions Spain, defeated the European Cup in the fifth attempt. Last year's runner-up is played on Tuesday, May 7.

In the basic formation of Barcelona, ​​there were also former players of Liverpool Coutinho and Suárez. Coach Valverde built the eleven oldest Catalans in the history of the Champions League with an average age of 29 years and 210 days. Just in the guest bench, Firmino, an attacker with muscle damage, started to attack.

"Barca" had problems with the active game of the opponent, but in the 26 minutes she changed her first big chance. Alba found Suarez on the sixteenth and slipped Alison's goalkeeper. For the Uruguayan striker, it was the first hit of the Champions League.

Domestic defense was very angry with fast attackers Salah and Mané, who overtook Liverpool during the first half after a defensive campaign.

After the change of the guests, the guests started very actively and seized Barcelona paralyzed in its half. Ter Stegen, the goalkeeper, kept the home team against Milner and Salah.

The Spanish masters defended themselves for a long time and did not reach their game, but in the 75th minute they increased the sporadic action. Suarez hit the crossbar, from which the ball jumped to free Messi and he already had a very easy position.

The Argentine canonist showed the most beautiful moment of the match in the 82nd minute, when the ball kicked to the top corner of the goal. The best scorer of the current LM year has already reached the twelfth time. Messi improved his balance against the popular English teams to 26 goals in 33 cups.

Liverpool can fall quickly, but Firmina's replacement on the goal line was stopped by the defense, and Salah free from the podium hit the cue. While Barcelona won the eighth consecutive league and extended the series of cups without defeat in 32 matches, Liverpool lost for the first time after 19 matches, and a great challenge awaits.

Champions League semi-final opener:

FC Barcelona – Liverpool FC 3: 0 (1: 0)

Goals: 75 and 82 Messi, 26 Suárez. Judge: Kuipers – Diks, Zeinstra – Makkelie (video, all Niz.). JK: Lenglet, Suárez, Alba – Fabinho. Presence: 96,000.


Barcelona: Ter Stegen – Roberto (90 + 4 Aleia), Piqué, Lenglet, Alba – Rakitič, Busquets, Vidal – Messi, Suárez (90 + 3 Dembélé), Coutinho (60th Semedo). Coach: Valverde.

Liverpool: Alisson – Gomez, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson – Milner (84. Origi), Fabinho, Keita (24th Henderson) – Wijnaldum (78. Firmino) – Salah, Mané. Coach: Klopp.


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