After a 100% English match completely crazy and a quiet victory of Liverpool in Porto, here is the last square of the Champions League.
So that’s the last square! The English Tottenham, qualified after a crazy game on the turf of Manchester City, and Liverpool , quiet in Porto , joined Wednesday Ajax Amsterdam and FC Barcelona in the semifinals of the Champions League.
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Match 100% Stratospheric English
The 100% English quarter-final between the Citizens and Spurs delivered an incredible show, with seven goals, including four in the first eleven minutes, and an intensity of all times.
And the incredible scenario turned in favor of Tottenham, beaten 4-3 but qualified thanks to their 1-0 victory in the first leg: the London club will face the golden youth and uninhibited Ajax in half, in a match that promises to offer a show.
“I think it will be an offensive match, open, a fantastic match against Ajax,” said Spurs coach Mauricio Pochettino.
After a start of the match and five goals in 21 minutes, the tension never fell on the turf of Manchester, a qualified time when Sergio Aguero, served by the Belgian metronome Kevin de Bruyne, scored the goal of 4-2 in the 59th minute.
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Goal refused by the VAR in the last moments
But Fernando Llorente came to propel the hip 4-3 (73), validated after long consultation of the video assistance to arbitration (VAR).
The Citizens still thought they could tear the qualification in extra time but the goal of Raheem Sterling was finally refused … by the VAR!
Tottenham, who saw himself already eliminated, has therefore qualified for the first semifinal of his history in the Champions League.
The Reds, unfortunate finalists of the previous edition, offered themselves a shock at the top against Barça Lionel Messi in late April, after their 4-1 win Wednesday in the quarterfinal return on the turf of Porto (6-1 on all round-trip quarters).
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Hacked early in the game, Jürgen Klopp’s men easily won the Portuguese, well launched by a goal against the course of the game shaped man Sadio Mané, on a service of Mohamed Salah (26th), before the ‘Egyptian does not weigh the score in the 65th minute. Roberto Firmino, the last branch of the infernal attack trio of the Reds, came to kill the end of the match the fleeting revolt of Porto (3-1, 77th), definitely defeated by Virgil Van Dijk (4-1, 84th).
Faced with the band to Messi, top scorer of the competition (10 goals) who offered a recital the day before Manchester United, the trio will still have to spark to propel the Reds to a second consecutive final.
The semi-finals will be held on April 30th and May 1st. The return matches will take place on May 7th and 8th.