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Liverpool Stun Barcelona with Incredible Comeback

Liverpool produced one of the greatest Champions League comebacks in history by overturning a three-goal first-leg deficit to beat Barcelona 4-3 on aggregate and reach the final.

After Barcelona won the first leg 3-0 at the Nou Camp, few gave Liverpool a chance of scoring the goals they needed to progress, let alone preventing the La Liga champions from scoring themselves.

But an early strike from Divock Origi, who tapped in after Marc-Andre ter Stegen failed to hold Jordan Henderson’s shot, gave the vociferous Anfield crowd the belief that another European fightback from the Reds could be on the cards.

Liverpool pressed against a lacklustre Barcelona, who struggled to get Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi involved, but the visitors managed to keep the deficit to 1-0 at half-time and leave the hosts with seemingly too much to do in the second half.

However, Georginio Wijnaldum, on as a substitute for the injured Andy Robertson, made it 2-0 with a low drive nine minutes after the break before the midfielder almost immediately made it 3-0 on the night and 3-3 on aggregate with a superb header.

And Origi, starting the game because of injuries to Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino, completed a remarkable victory for Liverpool when he swept Trent Alexander-Arnold’s low corner into the back of the net late on.

The win means Liverpool are into the Champions League final for a second successive year and they will play either Ajax or Tottenham in Madrid on 1 June.

It was deja vu for Barcelona, who were beaten 3-0 in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final with Roma last year to exit the competition on the away goals rule, having won the first leg 4-1.

But for Liverpool it was another memorable European comeback that ranks alongside their victory against AC Milan in the 2005 final and their 4-3 win against Borussia Dortmund at Anfield three years ago.

 

(Source: BBC)

28 Comments

  1. Kanjungwa mlipe

    Thanx Liverpool, now u are waiting the Spurs for the final on 1 June.
    Liver+pool= Liverpool

  2. John Likando

    You never walk alone #YNWA yesai

  3. liverpool FC

    Many of the people around the world mocked us, they roughed at us when we where beaten by 3 goes to nil, even Barcelona underestimated us, however today we have proved to be phenomenal and unpredictable, we have shown the world what we are capable of, we are one of the very few clubs in the world to ever beat Barcelona with such a heavier defeat.

  4. Mvula

    We are Liverpool. Will never walk alone.
    Though we still respect Messi and Barcelona.
    It is a big club

  5. REAI D

    Well done Livers!

  6. BJ

    An English team scoring such success is rear in recent years. Weldone Liverpool. Remember not to walk alone. The absence of Salah got most fans worried. With determinations, huge results have been attained. Bravo!

  7. Lisimba munalula

    You will never walk alone, where are you Barca?

  8. Chelsea fan

    Welldone liverpo

  9. mc angel

    Lucky are you!!! Imaging from 3-0 to 4-3
    Barca we rally Behind you.

  10. suntwe

    Asernal is the team

  11. Anonymous

    Liverpool all the way.im so happy to be a red fan.barcelona we told you that we will beat u

  12. Manex rich

    Never work alone I’m in money my bet was worthy it # galsports

  13. Harrison

    Thax Liverpool

  14. Nathan Phiri

    Thanks Barcelona for trying your best, next time will be ready for Liverpool 👍#Barcelona all the way

  15. CN

    ” You never walk alone ” congratulations !

  16. Mateo

    ABA RED…manchester we stand ..united we believe …but Liverpool u will never walk alone..we are here to support you guys..

  17. Njelesani Nathan

    go livers go* to get a trpphy your mission os complete ll walk with liverpool coz the final will be ENGLAND TO EMGLAND

  18. John Simukonda

    They were soo rough in the first league, to put us off. They benefited out of that as well. Louis Suarez is one of those players. Equally did the same at anfield but, his plan and trick resulted in a, substitution that demolished them. The reds have done this before they, will always come back and beat you. You never walk without your own reds. We are with to the final to, carry that trophy Go Go Go Go livers.

  19. Ba zed

    Ba Suarez atishani?aa ka final tamwateyeko kwatimwe

  20. Smart Mufalali

    Liverpool for life.

  21. Man of Steel

    Amazing. Thanks Liverpool

  22. Vaal mula

    Thanks guys YNWA

  23. Leaghtone

    THANX FOR TRYING

  24. yana

    Thanx Barcelona and guyz do you know that Barcelona is a big term

  25. Kelly

    Barcelona sold the game

  26. Sergio aguero

    Well done Liverpool

  27. Lance Tris Phiri

    We Lost

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