Messy day for Barcelona as hi-4 Liverpool roar into champions league final in style
London, May 7, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Its a night to forget for Barcelona FC talisman, Lionel Messi, and the entire Spanish football after Liverpool comprehensively overpowered Barcelona to advance into champions league final in what has been dubbed “Anfield Miracle”
No Mohammed Salah, no problem. Liverpool produced one of the greatest European comebacks of all time, overturning a 3-0 first leg deficit to topple Barcelona and reach a second successive Champions League final on a magical European night at Anfield.
Barcelona came to Anfield with a 3-0 advantage, but a 7th minute goal by David Origi and a rapid double by Georginio Wijnaldum in the second half cancelled Barcelona’s lead and unsettled them.
Then in the 79th minute, Origi scored his brace of the night following a cross by Trent Alexander-Armold to make the scoreline 4-0 and 4-3 aggregate, sending the Liverpool into the UEFA cup finals against either Ajax or fellow English team Tottenham Hotspurs..
Liverpool played without their hitman Mohamed Salah, who was injured last week. Also out was Brazilian Firmino.
With little expected from Liverpool, it was Barcelona, parading Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez that imploded at Anfield, in game watched by over 54,000 people, including former captain Steven Gerrard..