Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah celebrates the goal scored by his partner, Fabinho, in the Champions League semifinal second leg match at the Estadio de la Cerámica, Wednesday (4/5/2022) early morning WIB. (Paul ELLIS / AFP)
Villarreal – Liverpool made it to the Champions League final after getting rid of Villarreal 5-2 on aggregate. Liverpool even underwent a quite dramatic match to win 3-2 over the Spanish representative in the second leg of the Champions League semifinal, Wednesday (4/5/2022) early morning WIB.
Liverpool , who come to Villarreal with a 2-0 lead they won at Anfield in the first leg of last week’s Champions League semi-final, must go 2-0 down to Villarreal.
Boulaye Dia and Francis Coquelin scored in the third minute and 41′ to make it 2-2 on aggregate at the end of the first half.
However, Liverpool were able to rise in the second half of the match at Villarreal’s headquarters. No half-hearted, Liverpool were able to score three goals, each scored by Fabinho in the 62nd minute, Luis Diaz in the 67th minute, and Sadio Mane in the 74th minute.
Liverpool also won 3-2 in the second leg of this Champions League semifinal and had the right to step into the final with a 5-2 aggregate victory over Villarreal. The Reds await opponents in the top party, between Real Madrid or Manchester City.
Liverpool coach , Jurgen Klopp, called the match at Villarreal’s headquarters a very extraordinary match. The German coach admitted that he already knew that Villarreal had the potential to make it difficult for his team in this match, and was grateful that his team were able to react well to get up and win.
“This game was amazing. We made it quite complicated for ourselves. We know that things like this can happen. Life is always about how you react to things that don’t go your way,” Jurgen Klopp told BT . sports .
“To concede after the first two or three minutes is definitely what the opponent wants. Momentum is on their side. Respect for Villarreal, the team, the coach, what they are doing is incredible.”
“They put us under pressure, one-on-one in all areas of the pitch. We didn’t play any football at all in the first half.”
Liverpool players celebrate the goal scored by Sadio Mane in the match against Villarreal in the second leg of the Champions League semifinal at the Estadio de la Cerámica, Wednesday (4/5/2022) early morning WIB. (Paul ELLIS / AFP)
Jurgen Klopp then provided tremendous motivation for the Liverpool players . Even after speaking in the dressing room, the German coach seemed so encouraging his team when he entered the field to play the second half.
We can get it back’. We have to play in empty spaces and force our way of playing into a game that we didn’t start well,” Klopp said. .
We managed to score goals and make it happen.”
However, the situation showed the game wasn’t going right. We stayed calm.”
“If Villarreal play the second half as they showed in the first half, and we do the same, they will be in the final. However, we are still here, so I thought we could try and that’s what we did.”
Liverpool’s Journey to Champions League Final: Through Group Hell to Comeback Against Villarreal
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool became the first team to qualify for the Champions League final this season.
The Reds, nicknamed Liverpool, stepped into the Champions League final after getting rid of the Spanish representative, Villarreal, Wednesday (4/5/2022) early morning WIB.
Liverpool‘s journey to qualify for the Champions League final this season was not easy. Liverpool had to fight from the hell group until they fell behind 0-2 to Villarreal in the second leg of the Champions League semifinal .