UEFA Champions League : Liverpool Sensationally knock Manchester City out in quarterfinals

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Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino send Jurgen Klopp’s side through to Champions League semi-finals.

Liverpool convincingly moved on to the Champions League semifinals on Tuesday, eliminating Manchester City 5-1 on aggregate. The Reds beat the Citizens 2-1 in the second leg at the Etihad 2-1 (Liverpool won first leg 3-0) on Tuesday, with the referee stealing the show.

Lightning start by City

Gabriel Jesus scored 2nd minute goal and signals towards the home supporters after giving Manchester City a lightning start against Liverpool.

Controversy

Spanish ref Mateu Lahoz isn’t known as the most consistent official the world has ever seen. Guardiola, before the match, even referenced his poor performance officiating last year’s City and Monaco second-leg tie, which Monaco won to advance on aggregate to the quarterfinals.

So you just know there would be a horrible call. And there was. Actually, there were a couple. A possible penalty for a handball on James Milner wasn’t called, but this was worse:

Crucial Goal by Salah

Mohamed Salah scored a vital away goal in 56′ minute and stretches his arms out wide in front of the travelling Liverpool fans as blue smoke billows from behind him

Deadly winner by Firminho

Roberto Firmino slides home to put Liverpool ahead on the night and leaving Manchester City needing five goals.

City suffered their 3rd straight defeat in a week, crucially 2 against Liverpool in the champions league, one against Manchester United in the derby on Sunday. Their bad run of form came at a wrong time and City got kicked themselves out of the Champions League.

 

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