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Champions League: Yellow Submarine Sinks In Octopus's Garden

Full steam ahead! This is how Liverpool FC played in the 2-0 semi-final win against Villarreal. Jürgen Klopp's team is the favorite for the title.

Champions League, semi-final first leg

Liverpool 2-0 Villarreal (0-0)

Goals: 1-0 Pervis Estupiñán (own goal, 53rd minute); 2-0 Sadio Mane (55')

Was it another of football's great moments?

Compared to the football frenzy on Tuesday, the 4:3 between Manchester City and Real Madrid , the second semi-final could only fall. It was not a duel of equals. As expected, Liverpool overran the Spaniards with the kick-off. In the first half, Jürgen Klopp's team squeezed Villarreal in their half, but didn't have a great chance to score. Thiago's post shot from 25 meters remains in memory.

Performance: "I'M SORRY"

In the second half, the Reds increased the pressure again. Luck helped to make it 1-0, an own goal by Pervis Estupiñán, the defender deflected a cross. Villarreal must have been shocked for a moment, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané took advantage of this moment to make it 2-0 two minutes later. A good combination. 

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And Liverpool kept storming. Goalkeeper Gerónimo Rulli's gloves caught fire when Virgil van Dijk shot from long-range. In the end, the result went lightly for Villarreal. The outsiders from Spain were not up to the task. How did he even get into the semi-finals, can anyone remember ?

Has everything been settled before the second leg?

Two goals, that sounds catchable, but there is only one theoretical chance for Villarreal FC. The team was well organized by coach Unai Emery and the seventh-placed players in the Spanish league pushed themselves to the limit. 

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But none of them matched the pace and stature of the potential English champions. Everyone had to work hard at the back, and then there was no strength left for attacking play. Statistics counted 19:1 shots on goal. Yellow Submarine, as Villarreal FC is called, sank in Liverpool, of all places, in Octopus's Garden.

What was the scene of the game?

Left-back Andrew Robertson passes fifty yards diagonally to the other side, where Trent-Alexander Arnold runs towards the baseline and volleys the ball into the box at full speed, where Mohamed Salah also volleys it over the goal.

No hit, but proof of the spaciousness with which Liverpool FC acts and is still precise. This side, brimming with vigor and looking fit at the end of the season, are favorites to win the Champions League title.

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