UCL: Liverpool end Man City’s hope

City required just two minutes to take the lead over their North-West rivals with the goal coming from a mistake from Virgil van Dijk

Liverpool has progressed through to the Champions League semi-finals with a 2-1 win over Manchester City in Tuesday’s clash at the Etihad Stadium.
Gabriel Jesus cut Liverpool’s 3-0 advantage from the first leg within two minutes, but second-half goals from Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino ensured that the Merseyside giants progressed 5-1 on aggregate.
City required just two minutes to take the lead over their North-West rivals with the goal coming from a mistake from Virgil van Dijk.
The Dutchman became fixated on trying to win a free kick out of Raheem Sterling but when the whistle was not blown, City took two passes to tee up Jesus who slotted into the bottom corner from 12 yards.
City should have doubled their advantage just before the break when Sane converted from close range but despite the ball entering his path through James Milner, the assistant flagged for offside.
Mane found a gap in between Otamendi and Fernandinho and should have been awarded a penalty after being hauled down, but the ball rolled through to Mohamed Salah, who kept his composure to dink into an empty net with Ederson out of his goal.
Aymeric Laporte saw a long-range strike in anger almost deflected into the top corner by Dejan Lovren but soon afterwards, Liverpool netted a second when Firmino dispossessed Otamendi on the touchline before advancing into the penalty area and hitting the ball into the net off the inside of the post.

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