Manchester City was overtaken by Liverpool in the first half, however, they came out determined determined in the extra stage to shorten the lead. The ‘Citizens’ appealed to the pressure and got the goal that puts the FA Cup semi-finals on hold.
In the 47th minute, Fernandinho stole the ball near midfield and darted down the left to send a through ball to Gabriel Jesús. Immediately, the Brazilian striker entered the area and feigned defender Fabinho with great ease.
The attacker then saw Jack Grealish arrive alone and handed him the ball. Instantly, the English midfielder fired hard to break Alisson Becker’s resistance. For now, Liverpool wins 3-1 and goes to the final of the competition, however, Manchester City fans hope that their team will turn the score around.
Manchester City vs. Liverpool: preview
The ‘Citizens’ and the ‘Reds’ meet again one week after the exciting 2-2 in the Premier League. Also, the faces will be seen after securing the pass to the semifinals of the Champions League. Those of Pep Guardiola crossed out Atlético de Madrid and those of Jürgen Klopp Benfica.
The duel against the ‘Colchoneros’ left two victims: Kevin De Bruyne and Kyle Walker. Both would not come into action, so Guardiola must send Joao Cancelo on the right and Nathan Ake on the left. While Raheem Sterling and Jack Grealish appear as offensive options.
On their side, Liverpool must start with the usual starters: Virgil van Dijk, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson, who did not come on against Benfica. In addition to Sadio Mané, Thiago Alcántara, Fabinho and Mohamed Salah, who did add minutes in the Champions League.