In the FA Cup Final Red and blues offered a certified copy of the final act of the League Cup. Until the name of the winner, Liverpool, after a gruesome penalty shoot-out for César Azpilicueta, Mason Mount and Chelsea (0-0, 5, TAB, 6). black dot that Scouser Mohamed Salah could have lost for the Champions League final.
Chelsea 0-0 (5 TAB 6) Liverpool
Shots on goal: Alonso, James, Barkley, Jorginho and Ziyech for the Blues // Milner, Thiago, Firmino, Alexander-Arnold, Jota and Tsimíkas for the Reds
Missed shots: Azpilicueta and Mount for the Blues // Mané for the Reds
No doubt eager to avert tragedy after losing to Liverpool in the League Cup final at the end of February, Chelsea displayed themselves in… canary yellow at Wembley. The 141stand The FA Cup final didn’t smile at her but she was entranced, indecisive and would have deserved a straight score with the looks of a boxing match. On the banks of the Mersey, however, vigilant: Mohamed Salah’s injured exit after half an hour of play, which destabilized the attack somewhat redand which will give you goosebumps ahead of the C1 final against Real Madrid on May 28th.
Box to box like in England
to you, to me Red and blue – finally yellow – alternated sequences of dominance, phases of lightning and periods of agony, for a complete fresco. Luis Díaz breaks away first after a brilliant pass from Trent Alexander-Arnold, but Édouard Mendy wins his tackle before Naby Keïta goes wide (9′).and). Fifteen minutes under Liverpool control with 70% possession and breathless pressing against a static Chelsea. But if Díaz is an omnipresent time (Numand and 13and) Chelsea fought back in the wake of their Mason Mount-Christian Pulišić duo.
First finds second, whose recovery borders Alisson’s right post (24′).and). Then the US international of Croatian origin Marcos Alonso, only embarrassed by the Liverpool goalkeeper’s dive (28and). Depending on the interruption, the pace drops a bit, Mohamed Salah returns to the dressing room early after an injury (33and). His substitute Diogo Jota missed a cross from Andy Robertson with force instead of distraction (45and).
Díaz number and Mounty Python
A single standstill, the advertising side, before the second act starts up again in a stormy tone. Marcos Alonso makes Alisson sweat from the start (47and) before smashing his crossbar with an off-centre free kick (48and). The Brazilian, who paraded in front of Pulišić a minute earlier, doesn’t know where to turn and we think Liverpool will regret his situation. Robertson confirms the doubt by lack of responsiveness, for a recovery of the lower abdomen (51and). Díaz, Jota and Keïta pull in the last gesture in quick succession. Pulišić sends a shiver through Wembley’s red half (68′)and), but the end of regulation time is 100% Scouser.
Luis Díaz hits the outside post after a lively sequence (83and), Robertson mimics it upright with the other while the angle was open (84and). The Colombian’s last ammunition in the penalty area missed its effect (90and). No overtime action where tiredness and waiting have the say. This time, Kepa does not replace Mendy, but the result is identical: Chelsea bow out on penalties after the failures of César Azpilicueta (post) and Mount (Alisson’s steady hand). Édouard Mendy, who closed the door on his compatriot Sadio Mané, may have it bad, Thomas Tuchel’s band is ending its season empty-handed.
Chelsea (3-4-2-1): E. Mendy-Chalobah (Azpilicueta, 106and), T. Silva, Rüdiger – R. James, Jorginho, Kovačić (edge, 66and), Mr. Alonso – Berg, Pulišić (Loftus cheek, 106andbarley, 120and) – Lukaku (Ziyech, 85and). Coaches : Thomas Tuchel.
Liverpool (4-3-3): Alisson – Alexander-Arnold, I. Konaté, Van Dijk (Matip, 91and), Robertson (Tsimikas, 111and) – N. Keïta (Milner, 74and), Henderson, Thiago-Salah (D. Jota, 33and), Mané, L. Diaz (Firmino, 98and). Coaches : Jürgen Klopp.
By Alexander Lazar