English football club Liverpool beat Villarreal 5-2 to seal their place in the UEFA Champions League final. They defeated Villarreal 3-2 in the second leg of the semi-final played on Wednesday. Earlier, Liverpool won the first leg of the semi-finals 2-0.
Liverpool, trailing 2-0 at half-time in the second leg of the semi-finals on Tuesday, made a comeback with three goals in 12 minutes to reach the final for the third time in five years. In the final, they will face the winning team of the second semi-final between Real Madrid and Manchester City.
Villarreal vs Liverpool: Match Summary
Villarreal took the lead in the beginning
Team Villarreal took the lead early on. Villarreal seemed to have come out to avenge the 2-0 loss in the first leg. In the third minute of the match, Diya scored a goal to put the team 1-0 ahead. After this, in the 41st minute of the match, Coquelin scored a goal to take the team's lead 2–0.
Turns out within 12 minutes
However, after halftime, the match changed its course within 12 minutes. In the 62nd minute of the match, Fabinho scored for Liverpool to reduce the lead to 1-2. Just 5 minutes later, Luis Diaz scored the goal to level the score 2-2. Mane then scored in 74 minutes to give the team a 3-2 win.
Liverpool is the 6-time winner
Liverpool is the 6-time winner of the UEFA Champions League. Reached the finals for the third time in the last 5 years. The last time she won the title in 2018-19, while she was runner-up in 2017-18. Chelsea won the title in 2020-21.
The second Semi-Finals of the UEFA Champions League will be played between Manchester United and Real Madrid Today. Manchester United will host the match. Fans are very excited to see this semi-final. Both teams are filled with stars. We can expect a good competition between these two teams. Book the date May 5, 2023, Thursday at 12:30 AM (IST) to see the exciting clash.