New duel between Jürgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola. While there was a draw in the Premier League, today there must be a winner. Who secures the ticket for the final at Wembley?
In the English cup competition, the FA Cup, there will be a real cracker on Saturday. Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City meet Liverpool with head coach Jurgen Klopp. The winner advances to the final and meets the winner of the duel between Chelsea and Crystal Palace (Easter Sunday, 5:30 p.m.).
You can read the most important scenes from the game here in t-online’s live ticker:
Manchester City-Liverpool 0:3
45. + 1 minute: Half time at Wembley Stadium! A half that almost no one expected. Klopp’s Liverpool put in an almost perfect performance against a struggling Manchester City. The “Reds” control the entire playing field, are resistant to stress and compact against the ball and icy and regular in front of the opposing goal. A well-deserved lead for the League Cup winners who are 45 minutes from the second final of the current season.
45 minutes: GOAL FOR LIVERPOOL FC! What an exceptional scene of the “Reds”. After a throw-in down the left, Klopp’s side moved play to the right edge of City’s penalty area with only a few nice touches on the ball. There, Mané picks up the slightly tilting ball with a dropkick and drives in his short corner, which Steffen cannot hold back.
43 mins: Robust duel behavior from City’s Joao Cancelo: On the right wing, the Portuguese nonchalantly fends off the prancing Luis Diaz. Referee Oliver no longer gives a yellow card, the free kick that follows does nothing.
37 mins: And now referee Oliver gives the first yellow card of the game. Liverpool’s Fabinho gets it. A warning that does not need to be understood. City striker Gabriel Jesus follows a short duel on the sidelines in a running duel and falls quite theatrically. Funny line from the referee.
34 mins: Is this the first frustration felt by Bernardo Silva? Manchester City’s Portuguese striker kicked striker Sadio Mané in the calf on the halfway line. Referee Michael Oliver leaves the moment with an educational conversation.
31 mins: The first third of the match clearly belongs to Liverpool, and not only in terms of the result. Jürgen Klopp’s side are much more alert and safer on the ball than Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.
27 minutes: Liverpool fans rejoice – and show no consideration: City keeper Steffen scores another second leg, this time opting for the fast and long ball. Contemptuous applause rings out from the curve of the “Reds”.
25 minutes: Manchester City are completely out of place at this stage of the game. An attempt from Raheem Sterling bounces off the Liverpool defense bar, shortly after City’s next pass lands unchallenged in the legs of a ‘Reds’ player.
23 mins: The red section of Wembley Stadium is ecstatic. For five minutes, Liverpool supporters have been blowing up the crowd with their classic “Go, go, go”. This is also noticeable in the field. Young ManCity star Phil Foden has just made an inexplicable mistake in the side.
17 minutes: GOAL FOR LIVERPOOL FC! What a dollar from backup keeper Zach Steffen, who is allowed to stand between the cup posts in place of Ederson. The keeper gets a back pass from Stones – and stays there. Liverpool’s Sadio Mane rushes in and slips the ball into the net.
16 mins: This early deficit will not suit the control fanatic Guardiola at all. But how will his team react? They are obviously looking for more access to the game, but Liverpool’s 4-3-3 formation is very compact off the ball.
9 minutes: GOAL FOR LIVERPOOL FC! The “Reds” directly use their first standard. Andy Robertson fires the corner from the left into the penalty area, where ex-Leipzig player Ibrahima Konaté steps up to the third floor and puts the ball powerfully into the goal.
9 minutes: A key duel is already looming: City’s Oleksandr Zinchenko, defending injured Kyle Walker at left-back, is battling against heavy pressing from former Leipzig player Naby Keita. It will be exciting to see if Klopp uses this obvious weak point for attacks as the game progresses.
3rd minute: As expected, both teams started with a lot of speed and aggressive attacks from the team in possession.
1st minute: After a minute of silence for the 97 dead of the Hillsborough tragedy, which celebrated its 33rd birthday yesterday April 15, and the kneeling, already compulsory in English professional football, as a sign of support for the “Black Lives Matter” movement, the ball rolls to the sold out Wembley Stadium .
4:26 p.m.: The last sounds of the Liverpool fans’ anthem “You’ll Never Walk Alone” have just faded, now referee Oliver leads the teams onto the pitch. Manchester City will be led onto the pitch by regular captain Fernandinho, with reigning Reds boss Virgil van Dijk wearing the armband in Jordan Henderson’s absence.
4:22 p.m.: The game will be directed by Michael Oliver from Northumberland.
4:15 p.m.: In a quarter of an hour, the match between Manchester City and Liverpool will begin at the iconic Wembley Stadium in London.