Salah doesn’t make a mistake, but before losing, he was already desperate and caught at the moment of mercy.
Liverpool scored consecutive goals from striker Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane to snatch victory on the Champions League stage. Among them, the face of the opponent’s captain, who provided an excuse in the loss scene, is a hot topic.
Liverpool won 2-0 against RB Leipzig in the first leg of the round of 16 of the 2020-2021 European Football Confederation Champions League (UCL) held at Puskas Arena in Budapest, Hungary on the 17th (Korea time) 메이저사이트
The two teams, which finished 0-0 in the first half, remained tense even in the second half. This tension was broken by a single mistake.
In the 7th minute of the second half, Leipzig’s captain, midfielder Marcelo Zavitzer, caught the ball and made a back pass to the defense. However, the pass was connected to Salah, who had been preparing to infiltrate past defender Lucas Klostermann.
Salah, who had an unexpected one-on-one opportunity, did not miss it and scored the first goal to give Liverpool the lead. Leipzig, who allowed some first-time runs in vain, was hit by Mane in just four minutes and gave up the game.
Liverpool’s local media “Liverpool Echo” highlighted a picture after the match. The photo of Salah capturing the scene just before she scored catches the eye with the empty expression of Xavier, who is already holding his head behind Salah, catching the eye. Liverpool Echo jokingly pointed out, “Javitzer already knew Salah wouldn’t make mistakes.”
Losing the game on the day of the home game, Leipzig needed at least three goals to advance to the quarterfinals. Liverpool and Leipzig will change their places on the 11th of next month and play the second leg of the round of 16 at Liverpool’s home stadium, Anfield.