Liverpool vs AC Milan Highlights & Report 15 September 2021. UEFA Champions League. Referee: Marciniak S. (Pol), Venue: Anfield (Liverpool)
Liverpool vs AC Milan Highlights & Report 15 September 2021.
Own goal – 1:0 – 9′(Own goal) Tomori F.(Alexander-Arnold T.), LiverpoolIt’s an own goal! A pitiful moment for Fikayo Tomori (AC Milan), who tries to clear a cross into the six-yard box but instead sends the ball behind his own keeper. The score is 1:0.
Goal – 1:1 – 42’Rebic A.(Leao R.), AC MilanGoal! Rafael Leao plays in Ante Rebic (AC Milan), who shows great determination to get to the ball before a couple of defenders and from inside the box slots it into the bottom right corner 1:1.
Goal – 2:2 – 49’Salah M.(Origi D.), LiverpoolGoal! After receiving a sweet pass, Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) unleashes a shot straight inside the left post. Good team effort!
Goal – 3:2 – 69’Henderson J., LiverpoolJordan Henderson (Liverpool) gets to the ball on the edge of the box and fires in a first-time shot without any hesitation. The strike is excellent and goes straight into the bottom left corner. He couldn’t have done it any better. 3:2.
Liverpool vs AC Milan Report 15 September 2021.
Liverpool have had to wait nearly 18 months to welcome fans back for one of their famous European nights, and the supporters were duly treated to a classic as Jurgen Klopp’s side defeated AC Milan 3-2. The visitors, making their first trip to Anfield, were second best throughout, with only some excellent goalkeeping ensuring the scoreline remained respectable.
Liverpool made an electric start, taking the lead through a ninth-minute own goal. Trent Alexander-Arnold was the architect, playing a clever one-two with Mo Salah before bursting into the box and seeing his shot deflect home off Fikayo Tomori. Milan then thwarted wave after wave of attack as the Reds pushed for a second, with Mike Maignan twice denying Salah, firstly a penalty when Andy Robertson’s shot was handled, before superbly tipping a second effort around the post.
The hosts should have been out of sight, but were made to pay for their missed chances as, against the run of play, Milan equalised with their first shot on target through Ante Rebić, curling across Alisson. Anfield was then stunned 108 seconds later when Brahim Díaz netted an equaliser at the second attempt.
The second half continued in a similar vein to the first, with Liverpool constantly on the front foot. It did not take long for the hosts to find an equaliser as Salah finally got his goal, narrowly staying onside to deftly convert from Divock Origi’s pass to make it 2-2.
From then on, there was only going to be one winner, and after Robertson had seen a 20-yard drive saved, they deservedly took the lead again through a Jordan Henderson screamer. A corner was only partially cleared to the ‘Reds’ captain, as he whacked into the bottom corner with a half-volley from 20-yards out.