Chelsea lost in the penalty shootout due to mistakes by César Azpilicueta and Mason Mount. Liverpool win the FA Cup for the first time in 16 years
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Liverpool beat Chelsea to win the FA Cup. The main and additional time of the match, which took place at Wembley Stadium in London, ended in a draw – 0:0. In the post-match penalty shootout, the Liverpool players turned out to be more accurate (6-5).
As part of Chelsea, captain César Azpilicueta and Mason Mount did not give an account of their attempts. The Spaniard hit the post, and the Englishman’s shot was saved by Merseysiders goalkeeper Alison Becker.
In Liverpool, the attempt was not made by Sadio Mane. His shot was deflected by Edouard Mendy. It is worth noting that both players play for the Senegalese national team and won the African Cup last winter, defeating the Egyptian team in the final on penalties. In that match, Mane scored a decisive blow and gave his country the first victory in the history of the African Cup of Nations.
In February, Liverpool and Chelsea met in the English League Cup final. That game also ended in a goalless draw and everything was decided in a penalty shootout. Then the Liverpool players turned out to be more accurate – 11:10. As part of the Merseysiders, all players successfully implemented their attempts, including goalkeeper Quivin Kelleher. At Chelsea, all the outfield players were also able to score from the penalty spot, but goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, who was specially thrown onto the pitch by Blues manager Thomas Tuchel before the penalty shootout, was unable to score. an 11 meter shot. kick, sending the ball over the goal.
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