Date: 11th April 2018 at 9:11am
Written by:
Manchester City
1 – 2
Liverpool

Etihad Stadium

Champions League quarter-final second leg

11/04/2018 10:30 am

Attendance: 53461

Referee: Antonio Lahoz

Manchester City Liverpool
Gabriel Jesus (2) Mo Salah (56), Roberto Firmino (77)
Ederson
 
Loris Karius
Kyle Walker Trent Alexander-Arnold
 
81
Nicolás Otamendi Dejan Lovren
Aymeric Laporte Virgil van Dijk
 
Fernandinho Andrew Robertson
Kevin De Bruyne Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
David Silva 66 Georginio Wijnaldum
Raheem Sterling James Milner
Bernardo Silva
 
74 Mo Salah 89
Gabriel Jesus Roberto Firmino
 
81
Leroy Sané Sadio Mané
 

Substitutes

Claudio Bravo Nathaniel Clyne 81
Vincent Kompany Ragnar Klavan 81
IIkay Gündogan 74 Alberto Moreno
Sergio Agüero 76 Simon Mignolet
Fabian Delph Danny Ings 89

Game Statistics

20 Goal attempts 5
3 On Target 3
9 Corners 2
5 Fouls 7
2 Yellow Cards 4
0 Red Cards 0
68 % 32

Manchester City’s Champions League campaign came to an abrupt end at the quarter-final stage last night after suffering a second defeat in six days at the hands of Liverpool.

Meanwhile, Jürgen Klopp and his merry men march on, and deservedly so, into the competitions semi-final stage.

Highlights

Blame game

Could one blame Pep for his gung-ho approach?

No, not at all. City were 3-0 down from the first leg…everyone knew we had to score three, without reply for the team to force the tie into extra-time.

Did Pep’s sending off effect the result / performance?

The players had been briefed, they knew what was required and so I have to say, no.

Could one blame the officials?

Chalking off a perfectly good goal didn’t help. In addition, several other weird and inept decisions from the Spanish officials made our exit even harder to swallow.

Could one blame Pep’s players?

I suppose so. Having said that, the lads put a shift in and deserved more from the tie.

Verdict

Three hectic and energy sapping back-to-back games in a short space of time has taken its toll, not only on the players but on us fans. I for one am mentally knackered / exhausted and need to recharge my batteries in preparation for Saturday’s Premier League fixture, away at Tottenham. Now, if I feel drained imagine how everyone at the club feels.

This season is not over just yet. We have six remaining Premier League fixtures and a mere five points required to lift the season’s second trophy.

Final word

It’s going to take me a while to get over last night’s hugely disappointing result.

 

2 Replies to “Manchester City Match Stats vs Liverpool”

  • whether we should have had a penalty or their goals were offside matters not, the point is we conceded goals that could have been defended, so good luck to Liverpool and i sincerely hope they win it, but as for closing the gap on City because they won two games, they need to be a lot more consistant to do that over a season when you are fighting on 4 fronts.

  • I hope Liverpool go on and win the UCL as well Buzz. Klopp got his tactics spot on, as did his players. In other words, and I hate to say this but, they deserved their win.

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