According to Capello, in the second half, Liverpool went into active pressure against Unai Emery’s team, this is what allowed him to recover and achieve victory.
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“Villarreal” in some segments of the Champions League semi-final match was able to offer a decent resistance to “Liverpool”, but this was not enough to win. Former Russian national team coach Fabio Capello told RBC Sport about this.
Villarreal had a great first half, forcing Liverpool to press against their goal and move away from their usual style of play. Liverpool were not like themselves. In the second half, they finally went into active pressure, made the opponent make mistakes and deservedly scored three goals. Villarreal held up very well at times, but Jurgen Klopp’s team is difficult to manage today throughout the game. Congratulations to Liverpool on a well-deserved win and reaching the Champions League final.”
Capello says Villarreal weren’t good enough against Liverpool
Liverpool won the second leg of the semi-final at Villarreal with a score of 3:2. The locals were two goals ahead at half-time thanks to goals from Boulaye Dia (in minute 3) and Francis Coquelin (41). In the second half, Liverpool scored three times: Fabinho (62), Luis Díaz (67) and Sadio Mane (74).
The teams’ first semi-final meeting at Anfield on 27 April ended in a 2–0 victory for Liverpool.
Another Champions League finalist will be announced on May 4 in the clash between Real Madrid and Manchester City.
The final of the tournament will take place on May 28 at the Stade de France outside Paris.
Liverpool have won the Champions League six times and have played in the final three times. The last time the team took the main European Cup in 2019.
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