COURTOIS, MVP OF MADRID IN ANFIELD
Courtois saved Madrid and avoided the 'scare' in Liverpool
Published:14/04/2021 - 23:31h
Updated:14/04/2021 - 23:31h
Thibaut Courtois was Real Madrid's best at Anfield alongside the team's center-backs and saved his team from falling against Liverpool. The Belgian left and prevented with several stops of merit that the madridistas got a 'scare'
The Real Madrid suffered much more of what had liked him to happen to the semifinals of Champions League. The whites had a bad time in Anfield against a Liverpool that pushed and tried it by all the means, but that found against a wall infranqueable called Thibaut Courtois. The Belgian was surely the MVP of the merengues in the turn of fourth and saved to his team when more lacking did.
At all more begin the party, the ex of Chelsea took out what went almost a one against one of Mohamed Salah. The Egyptian remained only in front of the goal after a good assistance of Sadio Mané, but his strike was not well and gave the opportunity to the goalkeeper to take out a foot saviour. A good stop of the guardameta to avoid that the madridistas, that went out something asleep, began the duel to contracorriente.
But the ones of Zinedine Zidane did not have the same intensity that in the gone and only 8 minutes after this intervention, Courtois had to go back to appear with another paradón. James Milner tested luck from the frontal of the area with a powerful shot to the that the archer of Bree answered with a grandísima pulled saving the goal. A 'palomita' spectacular to leave him clear to the 'reds' that did not go to be his night.
The English followed hanging balloons, but did not have at all that do in front of the exits of Thibaut and clear them of Nacho Fernández and Éder Militao. The central, by the way, also were soberbios and completed an exceptional performance in defence. So much the Brazilian like the Spanish cut almost all what happened near his and confirmed the big feelings that left in the gone and in the Classical against the FC Barcelona.
In the second half, the Liverpool followed trying it, but only had a clear occasion to mark. Roberto Firmino wanted to traspasar the wall of Courtois to the beginning of the seconds 45 minutes, but the Belgian went back to say "no". The archer, very placed, repelled the shot of the Brazilian to the first stick to leave his put to zero. Further of this arrival, the ones of Klopp did not put in many more aprietos to the Madrid, that suffered and played shut, but that knew to solve the bullying of the British.
Courtois And the defence, the best of the Madrid in Anfield
Finally, the good do of the goalkeeper, of the already mentioned defenders, of Casemiro, of Ferland Mendy or of Fede Valverde, allowed to the Madrid empatar in Anfield and 'colarse' in 'semis', where will play against Chelsea. For this eliminatory, the ones of Zidane will need again the best version of the Belgian, but also of the midfield players and forwards, that this Wednesday in Liverpool did not show his best expensive.