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In a remake of last weekend’s poster, Liverpool beat Manchester City this Saturday (2-3) in the FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley. The Redsmuch better than a team citizen renewed, will therefore see the final and will challenge the winner of the match between Chelsea and Crystal Palace.

Manchester City-Liverpool 2-3

Buts: Grealish (47me) and Bernardo Silva (90me+1) for Citizens // Konaté (9me) and Mane (17meFour. Fiveme) for reds

Even when Kevin De Bruyne is not on the pitch, Manchester City fear the sun. In any case, the Wembley dodger got the best of the The citizensabsolutely swept by Liverpool, this Saturday afternoon in the semi-finals of the FA Cup. He Reds he needed just 45 minutes to lead the Premier League leaders 3-0. It is true that Pep Guardiola had largely rotated his team compared to the one he fielded last Wednesday in Madrid in the Champions League, but the celestial nothing could be done to prevent Mané & co from setting the pace. The second half a little more balanced, but that City never filled, except in the last five minutes, nothing changes at the end of this part, and these are the scousers which will see the final on May 14 at Wembley.

Konaté, him again

You shouldn’t rely on the first opportunity in the match to find out who dominated who. If Grealish is indeed the first to report, he is the Reds that dominate this first act. Next to The citizens He won’t get that close to Alisson’s goal at all times. On the other hand, the RedsThey walk around. For the third time in ten days, Ibrahima Konaté opens the scoring with a powerful helmet shot from a corner (0-1, 9me). This heavily overhauled Manchester City is displaying a lot of technical extravagance, like Fernandinho, and a rather blatant lack of ideas. Opposite, Jürgen Klopp’s men have fun. It is also an objective in the purest tradition of gegenpressing which complicates the addition, when Sadio Mané manages to bring down Zack Steffen to push the ball into the net (0-2, 17me). The American goalkeeper is slow to clear up and, perhaps because of the sun, is welcomed by the Senegalese’s dry cleaners.

As expected in Klopp’s team, Liverpool does not stop and continues to press where it hurts the most. I mean, almost everywhere. After a goal from a set piece, then another in the pressure phase, the Reds they are distinguished in a third way: the collective way. Luis Díaz, in top form, Alexander-Arnold and Thiago Alcántara combine close to the surface. The Balearic sends a stolen ball to Mané who advances in first intention at the entrance to the zone of truth, from outside the foot (0-3, 45me). Three opportunities, three goals. Lethal. Back from the locker room, Manchester City restores hope by scoring quickly thanks to Grealish, who coolly converts the offer from Gabriel Jesus who had played Fabinho well (1-3, 47me).

the sleeping beast

The rebellion lasted just a few minutes on the side of Pep Guardiola’s protégés. If the second half of the game is somewhat balanced, the Reds keep control of the game and only have to fear some timid advances from Jesus or Sterling. In the middle, the trio Fernandinho-Foden-Silva is blocked by the opposing triplet Fabinho-Keïta-Thiago. We have to wait for Silva to have a little space so that he stands out by throwing Gabriel Jesús perfectly, alone, but he loses the face-to-face against Alisson (70me). Liverpool were unfazed and responded less than two minutes later when Zinchenko attempted a diving header for Steffen, only to find Salah instead. The Egyptian bounces his ball, but fails in the small outside net (72me). Guardiola will surely regret bringing on Mahrez ten minutes from the final whistle, as the Algerian allows Bernardo Silva to close the gap (2-3, 90me+1). A late goal ignites stoppage time, but Liverpool pull through and return to Wembley in a month.
Manchester City (4-3-3) : Steffen – Cancelo, Stones, Aké, Zinchenko – Silva, Fernandinho, Foden – Jesus (Mahrez, 83me), Sterling, Grealish. Trainer : Pep Guardiola.

Liverpool (4-3-3) : Alisson – Alexander-Arnold, Konaté, Van Dijk, Robertson – Fabinho, Thiago (Jones, 86me), Keita (Henderson, 73me) – Salah, Diaz (Jota, 85me), Mané (Firmino, 85me). Trainer : Jurgen Klopp.

By Leo Mob

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