Liverpool celebrate but not in a particularly expressive manner.They did their job calmly and professionally, and their post-match antics reflect that. Porto gave it their all tonight, but never seriously worked Alisson. Liverpool defended with great vigour, and up the other end, the style of Sadio Mane, Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino told in the end. VAR did its job too. And there was more evidence of Jordan Henderson’s increasingly fine late-season form.
Liverpool will play Barcelona in the semi-final of the Champions League! They were made to work for this tonight, as Porto really came at them. But they soaked up all the pressure and eventually eased clear. It promises to be one heck of a semi-final!
Porto 1-4 Liverpool – GOALS and Highlights
Liverpool have set up a Champions League semi-final with Spanish giants Barcelona after winning 4-1 on Wednesday night, 6-1 on aggregate.Porto started on the front foot and troubled Alisson on numerous occasions but it was Sadio Mane who delivered the knockout blow for Liverpool after latching onto Mohamed Salah’s cross to tap home and put the visitors 3-0 ahead on aggregate.
Liverpool eased into a Champions League semi-final against Barcelona as a late flurry of goals saw them triumph 4-1 in Porto and 6-1 on aggregate.
Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Virgil van Dijk netted for the Premier League leaders after they had held off the ambitions of Porto in the first half and then scored three times in the final half an hour.
It might have been different had Porto boasted a cutting edge to go with their attacking intent as they bossed the early stages but failed to make it pay.ntent as they bossed the early stages but failed to make it pay.Jesus Corona made clear their intentions inside the opening minute when he cut inside from the right and bent a shot narrowly over Alisson Becker’s goal.
But Roberto Firmino, who came on as a substitute, scored Liverpool’s third of the night at the Estadio do Dragao before Virgil van Dijk put the icing on the cake late on.Mohamed Salah celebrates his goal with Trent Alexander-Arnold, who provided the goal for the in-form speedy winger. Sadio Mane killed the tie after tapping home in the 26th minute to give Liverpool the 3-0 lead on aggregate
Liverpool have a mouth-watering Champions League semi-final against Spanish giants Barcelona after securing a comfortable 4-1 win at Porto, going through 6-1 on aggregate.
The hosts started the game on the front foot but Liverpool took the lead against the run of play when Sadio Mane slid in Mohamed Salah’s cheeky ball following a lengthy VAR check.
Mohamed Salah doubled the visitors’ lead with a calm finish on the counter-attack before Eder Militao pulled a goal back for Porto.However, substitute Roberto Firmino restored Liverpool’s two-goal lead on the night and then Virgil van Dijk’s header added some gloss on the scoreline.