Arsenal – Liverpool 0-2
On Thursday, Arsenal were visited by Liverpool for the decisive match over who will face Chelsea in the league cup final at Wembley at the end of February.
Diogo Jota made the big difference. The Portuguese’s two art goals became the only two of the match, in what was a fast-paced and entertaining football match.
Ødegaard back after the corona
Arsenal got in a controversial way postponed this weekend’s Premier League settlement against Tottenham. During the opening of Thursday’s semi-final, the playing time seemed to have done them good.
The home team appeared very energetic and willing to attack. The Portuguese
Still, it was Liverpool who scored the first goal of the match after 20 minutes. It was then that Diogo Jota really got to show off his technical skills. After an effective counterattack, the Portuguese dribbled away Tomiyasu and pryed the ball into goal behind an outplayed Ramsdale.
After the goal, Arsenal was played significantly lower by Liverpool, who controlled the lead until the break.
Martin Ødegaard was back in Arsenal’s starting line-up after testing positive for the corona. The Norwegian took hold defensively and took control of the offensive game, without resulting in Arsenal scoring.
17-year-old Kaide Gordon, who got the chance from the start for Liverpool, had two great goal chances, which he was unable to control between the posts.
Instead, it was Jota who rudely lobbed his second goal of the evening ten minutes before full time. The goal was first canceled for offside, before the referee changed his mind after a VAR check.
It was Jota’s fifth goal in the last four matches against the London club.
It also ensured that Liverpool face Chelsea in the final at Wembley on 27 February.
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