Liverpool F.C. vs Borussia Dortmund

liverpoolborussia dortmundUEFA Europa League

Quarter-final, second-leg

April 14th

Anfield, Liverpool, England


(Aggregate: 5-4)

5′ Mkhitaryan

9′ Aubameyang

48′ Origi

57′ Reus

66′ Coutinho

77′ Sakho

90’+1′ Lovren

Thanks for joining us.

FT: Liverpool have beaten the favourites and now find themselves in the last-four with the German side bowing out.

FT: Three second-half goals without reply from the Reds proved to be the difference, after Reus’ strike looked to set the Germans on their way into the last-four.

FT: Dortmund will be kicking themselves letting their lead slip. They’ve conceded two really poor goals from set-pieces but you have to give credit to Liverpool who never stopped believing.

FT: The Reds came back after they possibly looked down and out with the Liverpool centre-halfs the unlikely heroes for the hosts.

FT: So the Reds have made one of their biggest comebacks in their history. Not quite the Champions League Final in Istanbul, but it comes close.

90’+4′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the second-leg to an end. Liverpool have done it!!

90’+4′ Chance!! Gündogan’s freekick curls the freekick just wide of the post.

90’+3′ Schmelzer wins a freekick in a good position. Last chance for Dortmund.

90’+1′ Goal!! Sturridge finds Milner who sends in a teasing delivery that Lovren heads home. What a comeback!!

90′ Schmelzer goes into the book for a foul on Clyne.

90′ There will be four additional minutes to be added on, is that enough time for Liverpool?

87′ Weigl wins a freekick now after a foul from Leiva.

86′ Ramos wins a freekick after Lovren is penalised for a foul.

83′ Chance!! Lovren meets the delivery to fire harmlessly off-target on the volley.

83′ Sturridge wins a freekick.

81′ The visitors make their final changes with a double substitution. Adrián Ramos and Ilkay Gündogan come on for Castro and Reus.

79′ Final Liverpool change sees Can depart for Lucas Leiva.

77′ Goal!! The corner is poor again but Sturridge makes a nuisance of himself and the visitors can’t deal with it and Sakho heads home to level the tie. However, Liverpool need another because of Dortmund’s away goals. What a game!!

76′ Change for Dortmund sees Kagawa depart for Matthias Ginter.

75′ Milner’s initial delivery is poor before his second delivery is scrambled clear, then his third delivery is tipped behind by Weidenfeller.

74′ Castro blocks a Clyne effort to concede a corner.

74′ Coutinho is cynically fouled by Piszczek who receives a yellow card.

72′ The corner is cleared again the visitors.

72′ Lovren wins a corner.

71′ Milner wins a freekick.

67′ Chance!! Origi gets forward before curling  an effort just over the bar.

66′ Goal!! Coutinho plays a nice give-and-go with Milner before firing home from outside the area. This one’s not over yet, the Reds need two!!

63′ Chance!! Milner finds Allen who chests the ball before volleying acrobatically comfortably over. Would have been some goal!!

61′ Double substitution for the hosts sees Joe Allen replace Lallana and Daniel Sturridge replace Firmino.

59′ Milner is penalised for a challenge on Schmelzer. Harsh he’s blocked the ball before his follow-through catches the German.

58′ The corner comes to nothing.

58′ Liverpool win a corner.

57′ Goal!! Fantastic pass from Hummels finds Reus who slots home into the far-post to all but put this game to bed. Liverpool need three again!!

53′ Chance!! Origi does well to cut-inside before firing over the bar.

52′ Hummels goes into the book for a cynical block on Coutinho, who would have been away.

51′ Reus is caught offside.

48′ Clyne wins a corner.

48′ The Kop erupt!!

48′ Goal!! Can plays Origi through on-goal, who takes a touch before slotting home. Game on!!

45′ The visitors get the second-half underway.

HT: S will Liverpool come back or will Dortmund extend their lead? Join us again for the second-half.

HT: There’s definitely more goals in this game, but the next goal could possibly decide this tie. Should the Reds get it, they will need another two. However, if Dortmund get it, it would be curtains for the hosts.

HT: Since falling behind they’ve done well to create chances themselves and have gone close with Origi and Coutinho going close on separate occasions. Lallana had the clearest of opportunities for the hosts but he missed the ball as he swung his foot at it.

HT: Aubameyang has been too much for the hosts to deal with his time round and he could have had a hat-trick in this half already.

HT: So the visitors comfortably ahead at the break. They’ve started the game really well and have blown the Reds away.

45′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the first 45 minutes to an end.

43′ Close!! Kagawa is on the end of a Mkhitaryan cross but his effort at the near-post is saved well by Mignolet.

42′ Lallana does well to read the short-corner and concedes a throw-in.

41′ Sakho concedes a corner from an Aubameyang cross.

39′ Chance!! Mkhitaryan receives the ball from Castro before slicing an effort harmlessly wide.

38′ Chance!! A brilliant delivery from Lovren is headed just wide from Origi under-pressure.

38′ The corner is once again cleared by the visitors.

37′ Chance!! Firmino repeats another exchange with Coutinho, who fires a snapshot just wide via a deflection.

35′ Chance!! Reus is played through but unselfishly squares for Aubameyang, who stretches to fire wide.

32′ Chance!! The corner is eventually worked to Kagawa whose header back across goal is claimed by Mignolet.

30′ Chance!! Piszczek does brilliant to get to the byline before sending a dangerous low cross that just evades Aubameyang who was looking for a tap-in at the far-post but Clyne concedes the corner.

29′ The corner comes to nothing.

29′ Chance!! Coutinho plays a nice one-two with Firmino before the former fires an effort wide via a deflection.

26′ Chance!! A Coutinho cross from a corner is headed wide by Firmino.

25′ Chance!! Aubameyang is in again, he looks to get his second but Sakho does enough to block his effort and Mignolet gathers the loose ball.

24′ Chance!! Milner does terrifically well to send in a cross that falls to Origi but he curls a difficult chance just wide of the post.

22′ The corner is cleared by the visitors.

22′ Piszczek concedes a corner from a Clyne cross.

22′ Origi wins a freekick.

20′ Chance!! Firmino does well to send in a dangerous ball into the box which eventually finds Lallana but he miscues his shot, hysterical stuff.

19′ Firmino is penalised for a challenge on Kagawa.

17′ Chance!! Origi picks out Moreno at the back-post but he volleys harmlessly wide.

17′ The corner comes to nothing.

16′ Chance!! Lallana finds Origi who looks to be in, but Papastathopolous blocks the Belgian’s shot just wide.

13′ Coutinho is caught offside.

13′ Piszczek is penalised for a high foot on Lovren.

9′ The hosts are in danger now. Aubameyang who barely had a kick in the first-leg has been a threat for the hosts. The two away goals mean that Liverpool need three.

9′ Goal!! Reus goes on a fantastic run before finding Aubameyang who fires high into the top-corner from a tight-angle.

6′ Weigl does well to evade a host of challenges before winning a freekick after a foul from Coutinho, not the Brazilian’s best start the a game.

5′ Goal!! Coutinho gives possession away and the visitors take full advantage. Castro picks out Aubameyang who forces Mignolet into a good save before Mkhitaryan fires home the rebound. Great start for the Germans and a disastrous one for the Reds.

2′ Chance!! Aubameyang is allowed to turn and he curls an effort just wide of the post.

1′ A Kagawa cross is cleared by Sakho.

0′ The hosts get the game underway.

Team news:

Liverpool F.C. Simon Mignolet (GK), Alberto Moreno, Mamadou Sakho, Dejan Lovren, Nathaniel Clyne, Emre Can, James Milner, Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino, Adam Lallana, Divock Origi  

Borussia Dortmund: Roman Weidenfeller, Mats Hummels, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Łukasz Piszczek, Marcel Schmelzer, Julian Weigl, Gonzalo Castro, Shinji Kagawa, Marco Reus, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Henrikh Mkhitaryan



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