Liverpool Beats Manchester City To Book UCL Semi-Final Spot

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MANCHESTER: It’s full time and the Reds have pulled off a famous Champions League win over their Premier League counterparts.

Booming a 3-0 aggregate lead into the second leg, Liverpool went into Manchester City and walked away with a 2-1 victory, reaching the semi-finals on 5-1 aggregate after an action packed match at the Etihad.

Man City came meaning business in the first half, Pep Guardiola’s club seemed to give all what they have on the pitch and they were ahead within two minutes from the kick off goal score by Gabriel Jesus.

The Citizens were all over Liverpool’s half, dominated the ball possession, Bernardo Silva strucked the woodwork before Leroy Sane scored a goal which was ruled out by the third official, which led a controversy between Guardiola and the match referee, as Pep was sent off at half and watch the match from the stands.

Liverpool came from the second stanza with a different football approach, making some impressive touches, taking the game to Man City’s half  as the results magnificent Mohamed Salah scored for Liverpool in the 56th minute.

City kept the ball possession but couldn’t break the heroic performance from Dejan Lovren and Vargil van Dijk in defence. Nicolas Otanmendi’s error in the second half gave away with the ball to Roberto Firmino and the Brazilian didn’t make any mistake to give Liverpool a 2-1 lead, and a victory on the night.

Liverpool joins Roma in the semi-finals who shocked the World by turning a 4-1 deficit goal aggregate, to record a 3-0 win over Barcelona to make 4-4 on goal aggregate in favour for Roma due to away goal rule.