Liverpool 4-0 Barcelona: An historic debacle for the Blaugrana

A year after the Roma remontada, Liverpool came from behind to crush the Catalans

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Liverpool produced one of the greatest Champions League comebacks in history, while Barcelona suffered their greatest debacle.

Toni Juanmartí

@tjuanmarti

MATCH FACTS

UEFA Champions League

LIV

4-0

FCB

Liverpool

Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson (Wijnaldum, m.46); Milner, Henderson, Fabinho; Mané, Origi (Gomez, m.85) y Shaqiri (Sturridge, m.90)

FC Barcelona

Ter Stegen; Roberto, Piqué, Lenglet, Alba; Busquets, Vidal (Arthur, m.74), Rakitic (Malcom, m.80); Messi, Suárez y Coutinho

Goles

1-0. Origi, m.7, 2-0. Wijnaldum, m.54, 3-0. Wijnaldum, m.56, 4-0. Origi, m.79

Árbitro

Cüneyt Çakir (TUR) amonestó a Fabinho (m.11), Matip (m.65) por parte de los locales y a Busquets (m.45), Rakitic (m.52), Semedo (m.75) por parte de los visitantes

Incidencias

Partido correspondiente a la vuelta de semifinales de la Liga de Campeones disputado en el estadio de Anfield ante unos 54.000 espectadores.

Ninety minutes from the final, Ernesto Valverde’s men threw away their 3-0 first leg lead to lose 4-0 at Anfield on Tuesday.

How?

Divock Origi started it in the seventh minute, tapping home after Jordi Alba’s mistake allowed Jordan Henderson in. Marc-Andre ter Stegen saved the midfielder’s shot, but Origi tapped in the rebound.

Playing because Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino were out of action, the striker made himself a hero for the baying home fans.

Georginio Wijnaldum struck twice in little over two second half minutes to pull Liverpool level on the night. His first goal was a mistake from Ter Stegen, letting in the midfielder’s shot which was close to him.

The second saw Wijnaldum power home a header from Xherdan Shaqiri’s ball in from the left, stunning Barca whose advantage had dissipated.

Liverpool’s fourth, the winner, was a humiliation on its own.

Alexander-Arnold’s cunning corner routine left Barca’s defence sleeping and Origi swept into the net unmarked.

"The whole game was too much," said Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp.

"Winning is difficult but with a clean sheet, I don't know how they did it.

“It means so much to all of us. There are more important things in the world. But creating this emotional atmosphere together is so special. It's all about the players.

"The mix of potential and unbelievable heart is just a mix I never saw before. It shows what's possible in football. It's so nice."

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