With videoLiverpool have won the Community Shield for the first time since 2006. In Leicester, Jürgen Klopp’s team was too strong for Manchester City. Mohamed Salah used a penalty just before time, in stoppage time newcomer Darwin Núñez made it 3-1.
Liverpool took the lead in the first half through Trent Alexander-Arnold. Manchester City – with newcomer Erling Haaland – was not yet in the game at that time, but towards the end of the first half Pep Guardiola’s team became more dangerous. In the second half it eventually resulted in the equalizer, although the VAR had to be involved. Phil Foden first shot the ball straight at goalkeeper Adrián, after which another newcomer, Julián Álvarez, tapped the ball in. The goal was initially disallowed for offside, but that was not the case.
Just before time, the video referee had to be called in again. Hands by Rúben Dias were not seen by the referee. In the end, the ball ended up on the penalty spot and Salah knew what to do with the opportunity. In stoppage time, newcomer Núñez made it 3-1. Haaland then had the chance to make it 3-2, but the Norwegian super striker shot the bar from close range. It hadn’t mattered much for the course of the match.
Watch Haaland’s miss below.
At Liverpool, Virgil van Dijk played the entire game in the center back, Nathan Ake did that at Manchester City. Ake was unhappy with Alexander-Arnold’s first goal. The ball went in through his head.
Liverpool finished second in the Premier League last season, 1 point behind coach Pep Guardiola’s side. Led by Klopp appointed in 2015, the ‘Reds’ have won the league title, the Champions League and the World Cup for clubs in recent years, but never the Community Shield. In 2019 and 2020, Liverpool lost the Super Cup match via penalties from City and Arsenal respectively.
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Virgil van Dijk trumps unfortunate Nathan Aké and wins Community Shield with Liverpool | Sport
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