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News Article  | UEFA Champions League

Clinical Liverpool Shock Pep's City In First Leg

UEFA Champions League Report: Liverpool v Manchester City 4 April 2018

By SL International - Apr 04, 2018 10:40 PM

UEFA Champions League 

Result: Liverpool 3-0 Manchester City

Date: 4 April 2018

Venue: Anfield

African stars Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane ran rampant as Liverpool defeated Manchester City 3-0 in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League quarter-final.

The Reds broke the deadlock after 13 minutes via a counter-attack as Salah netted his 38th goal of the season with a close-range finish.

It got better for Jurgen Klopp's men in the 22nd minute as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain doubled the lead with a superb finish from 22 yards out.

Ten minutes later, the Reds bagged a third goal as Salah turned provider to pick out Mane, who powered home a header at the far post.

Pep Guardiola's men were left shocked and had no response to Liverpool's attack in the first half.

Guardiola's charges dominated from the onset in the second half but they found it tough to break down the Liverpool defence.

The Spaniard opted for a change on 58 minutes as former Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling replaced Ilkay Gundogan in search of a goal.

The Reds went close to adding a fourth with 15 minutes remaining when Dominic Solanke set up Mane in the box, but the Senegalese failed to convert from close range.

The home side remained resolute in the final 15 minutes of the half and denied City a clear scoring opportunity.

Klopp's charges will now take a 3-0 lead into the second leg at the Etihad Stadium next week.

 


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Gazankulu26 Joined: 30 Jan 2015
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Gazankulu26 Apr 05, 2018 12:50 PM
Aku tika mosi
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link&iviwe Joined: 20 Mar 2018
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link&iviwe Apr 05, 2018 10:20 AM
Cup games are mostly unpredictable because they are do or die Klop has this against Pep everytime they play 1st goal is always a school kid defence error by pep defence yes they beat liverpool but liverpool will defenately get a goal that will kill pep his troops energy
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vijjox Apr 05, 2018 09:51 AM
@Barça_4sky☆ you know football man,a coach like mou is costing man u big time ,he has quality but his approach towards the games are not always wise
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Barça_4sky☆ Apr 05, 2018 09:41 AM
credit must be given to klopp, I mean Liverpool shouldn't even competing wit City based on the player's city have on their disposal, the financial muscle, City bought Quality this yer n for Liverpool to beat them twice it says alot abt their coach,that's y for me in order to compete wit City in the league next yr teams like Man United much change their approach or get manager's who plays attacking ftbl...congratulations to Liverpool, Barça, bayern n Madrid in advance for reaching the semi's..
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Faysal Apr 05, 2018 09:32 AM
City will come back and Nock liverpool out
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Pirates_999 Apr 05, 2018 07:54 AM
Madrid, Barca & Liverpool are through we are waiting for Bayern or Sevilla. Thank you Liverpool for embarrassing Pep after all he is not God
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Mpho wa Cosmos Apr 05, 2018 07:38 AM
@Chicharito07 He must just join Real Madrid then or go back to Barca to win it easily. @Kloppe has finally build a strong squad, our PSL Bosses must learn from this. Liverpool gave him time. Good coaches with potential get kicked but commentators Coach like Steve have all the 3 years
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MAKHUBELA Apr 05, 2018 07:38 AM
this just proves that Salah is far better than Kevin de bruyn
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Zothani_Linda Apr 05, 2018 07:37 AM
Champions league is not like EPL there are no easy teams.That is why it's called the champions league...
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Zothani_Linda Apr 05, 2018 07:31 AM
The going gets tough!
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Buccaneer 4 lyf Apr 05, 2018 07:09 AM
5 points in my back pocket ...danky coWs
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Chicharito07 Apr 05, 2018 07:08 AM
Pep will take long time before clinching UCL outside Catalonia
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Tshale Apr 05, 2018 07:07 AM
Im happy for Liverpool
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leu Apr 05, 2018 07:03 AM
city are a small team in uefa
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skols Apr 05, 2018 06:45 AM
Whoever thinks City will go through to the next round needs to have their heads seriously examined...Chances of Liverpool scoring away at Etihad are very high which will then just be equalling climbing mount Everest for City...they definitely are out
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skols Apr 05, 2018 06:36 AM
There's absolutely no way City is coming back
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jerrysithole7 Apr 05, 2018 06:13 AM
Man Utd re going to edd more salt into City's wound come weekend
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ziongate keeper Apr 05, 2018 05:42 AM
Nothing shocking here its on record dat city won 2 times @ anfield since 1956, wt reds onfire its a mamoth task for dem ,remember city has one lose so far this season ? @anfield
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spanish laligabbva Apr 05, 2018 05:20 AM
Man City can still came back they are playing @hm and 3-0 is not that difficult Remember what "DEPORTIVO de LACARUNO" did in UEFA in the early 2000
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kurhula26 Apr 05, 2018 05:03 AM
Liverpool r da best

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