Penalties knock Chelsea down again at Wembley
The 'red' striker was injured two weeks before the Champions League final
MADRID, 14 May. (EUROPA PRESS) -
Liverpool won the FA Cup this Saturday against Chelsea with a 6-5 penalty shoot-out in the final played at Wembley, the second title for a 'red' team that is going for poker, although pending from the injury of Mohamed Salah ahead of the Champions League final against Real Madrid.
Jürgen Klopp's team once again beat Thomas Tuchel from 11 metres, as in the League Cup final at the end of February, also at Wembley. The oldest football competition in the world had a restrained outcome, without many occasions, although with three balls repelled by the sticks.
The first half was marked by Salah's injury. Later, Chelsea pressed after the restart and Marcos Alonso hit the crossbar in a direct free kick. The final turned 'red' in the last minutes, in a siege that left the posts of Luis Díaz and, very clearly the occasion, of Robertson.
With the 0-0, in extra time the London team was released more, with a goal option from Pulisic, than a Liverpool in a marathon of matches and titles. This time the Spanish goalkeeper Kepa did not enter the shootout, the unfortunate protagonist of the League Cup, where he entered for penalties and, in addition to not stopping, he failed his.
Tuchel trusted Mendy and the Senegalese goalkeeper made his coach throw himself to the ground with emotion when he stopped the shot to his compatriot Mané. There, Chelsea resurrected from a final that Liverpool had in their hands, after Azpilicueta's missed penalty.
However, the roulette continued and Alisson stopped Mount's attempt. Then, Tsimikas converted the goal that gave Liverpool the eighth FA Cup, the first since 2006. Klopp's men added the second title and are still alive in the Premier and Champions League. The 'reds' will play the Champions League final on May 28 against Real Madrid, for which the alarms went off this Saturday with Salah's injury after half an hour.
The Premier's top scorer and assistant left the field under his own power and without many signs of pain, although with a soreness in his right groin. In addition, defender Virgil van Dijk was replaced by Klopp and did not play extra time.