Liverpool vs Chelsea, UEFA Super Cup: Adrian the hero as Reds win another penalty shootout in Istanbul
Liverpool made more famous memories in Istanbul with another penalty shootout victory .Source : AP
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August 15 th, 2019 10 : 01 amStand-in goalkeeper Adrian was the nhân vật as his save from Tammy Abraham allowed Liverpool Khủng beat Chelsea 5-4 on penalties và chiến hạ the ae888 meta
Super Cup after a richly entertaining match in Istanbul finished 2-2 at the over of extra giây phút .Every penalty in the shoot-out had been successful before Mohamed Salah stepped up phệ chuyển đổi Liverpool’s fifth kick at the trang chính of Besiktas. Substitute Abraham then had his effort saved by Adrian, the summer signing only playing in the absence of the injured Allison Becker .It is Liverpool’s fourth Super Cup victory, with their last coming in 2005 on the back of their memorable Champions League triumph, also in Istanbul .They have now won 13 European trophies overall, và how their supporters would love Khủng come back béo the banks of the Bosphorus for the final of this season’s Champions League .Sadio Mane had earlier been Liverpool’s star, cancelling out Olivier Giroud’s first-half strike phệ ensure the match ended đơn in 90 minutes, và then putting Jurgen Klopp’s đội in front on 95 minutes .
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But it was perhaps inevitable that French referee Stephanie Frappart would play a role in the outcome of the game .The first woman mập take charge of a major men’s match in European competition, Frappart gave Chelsea a penalty when Abraham went lao dốc under tương tác from Adrian. Jorginho – his name unfortunately wrongly spelled on the back of his shirt – netted the spot-kick .He also scored in the shootout, but there would be no first trophy as Chelsea coach for Frank Lampard, who lost the Super Cup twice with the club as a player, including a defeat on penalties against Bayern Munich in 2013 .Lampard has stated a willingness phệ give youth a chance this season, although here he left Mason Mount and Abraham – aged just 20 & 21 respectively – on the bench .Instead N’Golo Kante was deemed fit mập play after a summer plagued by injury problems, while Giroud came in và Christian Pulisic made his đầy đủ debut. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain made his first start for Liverpool in 16 months after recovering from a serious knee injury .Olivier Giroud gave Chelsea the lead after good work from Christian Pulisic .Source : Getty ImagesThe England midfielder released Salah for an early chance only for the Egyptian’s effort béo be saved lao dốc low by Kepa Arrizabalaga. However, he generally struggled bự make an impact on the left flank và was replaced at half-time by Roberto Firmino .Chelsea had enjoyed the better of the opening 45 minutes, with Pedro crashing a shot off the bar midway through the first half before Adrian saved at the feet of Mateo Kovacic .The opener arrived in the 36 th minute, with Kante finding Pulisic và the American drawing several red shirts towards him before releasing Giroud mập score first-time .Shortly after that, Pulisic thought he had made it 2-0, but his fine finish was disallowed for offside by Frappart .The introduction of Firmino helped change things completely at the start of the second half, though, with Liverpool needing little more than two minutes phệ draw màn chơi .The Brazilian knocked the ball into the path of Mane, who scrambled trang chủ from close range despite Kepa getting a glove bự it .Kepa fared far better in the 75 th minute, blocking Salah’s shot following Jordan Henderson’s corner & then reacting brilliantly mập turn Virgil van Dijk’s follow-up onto the woodwork .Sadio Mane scored twice, once in normal phút giây và once in extra phút giây .Source : APBrought on from the bench along with Abraham, Mount briefly thought he had restored Chelsea’s lead late on but his crisp low strike was disallowed .On into extra giây phút they went và, phệ the delight of the crowd, who were mostly supporting the European champions, Liverpool went 2-1 up thanks Khủng that same combination .Mane found Firmino near the byline và then latched onto the Brazilian’s cutback và fired trang chính off the underside of the bar .But, in the 101 st minute of this match, Jorginho converted from the spot bự bring back the possibility of a penalty shoot-out .Having conceded that spot-kick, Adrian later produced a firm hand béo deny Mount & was at it again as he denied Abraham bự secure victory for his đội .
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