Liverpool players celebrate the second goal against Benfica

THE 'REDS', VERY SUPERIOR IN THE FIRST LEG

Liverpool sweep Benfica in Lisbon and set foot in the semis (1-3)

Published:5/04/2022 - 23:52h

Updated:5/04/2022 - 23:53h

Liverpool confirmed their favoritism against Benfica and practically liquidated their key in the first leg in Portugal (1-3). Jürgen Klopp's men prevailed with goals from Ibrahima Konaté, Sadio Mané and Luis Díaz. Darwin Núñez discounted by the locals

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The illusion of the Benfica home by the gone of the quarter-finals of the Champions League only lasted 17 minutes. The group of Jürgen Klopp, accustomed to take out very good results every time that visits Portugal, did not fail the Tuesday and imposed with authority in the Stadium Gives Luz. In little more than half hour, the 'reds' already won 0-2 with goals of Ibrahima Konaté and Sadio Mané.

In the minute 17, the central French cabeceó a corner of Robertson to advance to a Liverpool that already had had at least two clear opportunities to mark. On the minute 34, Mané expanded the advantage visitor after taking advantage of an assistance of head of Luis Díaz. The Colombian sentenced the party on the end, leaving irrigated to the goalkeeper Odisseas Vlachodimos. Nabi Keita Annotated the assistance with a deep pass in front of a Benfica launched to by the tie.

The lusos always tried to answer to each hit of the 'reds', that in Lisbon dressed of yellow, but the superiority of the ones of Anfield noticed from beginning to end. Darwin Núñez, one of the forwards in the orbit of the FC Barcelona, was the one who more tried it in the local group, going out of the area to try connect with his mates, in spite of the repliegue of lines forced by the offensive volume of the Liverpool.

The Uruguayan attacker struggled hand manually with Konaté and Virgil go Dijk, without too much fortune. However, you grieve four minutes after the halftime, Núñez took advantage of a centre of Rafa Silva to discount in the marker, taking advantage of the failure of Konaté in the clear. The goal encouraged to 'the eagles' and the combination Silva-Núñez was near to equalise the marker in the 55', but the charrúa erró the head butt. The venues tried it without success and the Liverpool devoted to expect to clear to the against, which finally achieved with the goal of Díaz in the minute 86.

Except surprise, the 'reds' will confront to Villarreal or Bayern in semis

The 1-3 of the gone leaves practically resolved the eliminatory, more still after the image offered by the Liverpool in the first time. Of not being because Mohamed Salah was errático in Lisbon, the 'reds' would have left to the rest with at least two goals more than advantage. To concretise his classification to semis, the ones of Klopp will confront to Villarreal or Bayern Munich, that this Wednesday open the eliminatory in Germany. The Bavarians are clear favourites, but the 'yellow Submarine' expects to give the surprise.

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