Chelsea vs Liverpool – Football Match Report – May 14, 2022 – ESPN


Liverpool They kept their hopes of a four-way win alive with a 6-5 penalty shootout win Chelsea The FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.

Cesar Azpilicueta missed and Mason Mount He saw a penalty kick saved by Chelsea like Costas Tsimikas Score the decisive penalty kick.

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The two teams met in the second domestic cup final this season, and they played a goalless draw over 120 minutes before being decided by penalty shootouts.

It was a carbon copy of the League Cup final in February, which Liverpool won 11-10 on penalties after the match also ended goalless.

Saturday’s win means Liverpool are on their way to an unprecedented four trophies.

They are three points behind Manchester City in the Premier League race with two games remaining and meet Real Madrid in the Champions League final on May 28.

“I am really proud of my children,” Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp told the BBC. “Chelsea was great, but in the end there can only be one winner and today we are.”

For Chelsea, that meant an unwelcome record of becoming the first team to lose three FA Cup finals in a row, after losing to Arsenal in 2020 and Leicester City last year.

Liverpool was on top early with Luis Diaz special threat. ball through from Trent Alexander Arnold He put Diaz on goal in the eighth minute, but Edward Mendy prevented him before Naby Keita Put the bounce wide.

Chelsea responded well to Liverpool’s pressure, with Christian Pulisic Approaching at 23 minutes after excellent play between Mount and Rhys James on the right wing. Soon, she gave Pulisic a pass Marcos Alonso within sight, but Alison He was out of his line quickly to deny the Chelsea defender.

In the 33rd minute, Liverpool suffered a strong blow when Mohamed Salah They were forced out due to injury. Diogo Jota His place came and set up a good chance moments before the break.

Chelsea started faster after the break as Pulisic saved from Alisson and Alonso off the crossbar with a free kick, but both sides struggled and created only half the chances for most of the second half.

Liverpool had a golden chance to win when he was a substitute James Milnercross found Andy Robertsonbut he hit the post from close range.

Liverpool dealt another blow before extra time Virgil van Dijk It exploded, apparently injured, and replaced Joel Matip.

Neither team was able to break through in an extra 30 minutes, which means penalties for the second time this season.

Mendy had kept Chelsea alive when he saved Sadio ManeA penalty kick but it failed as Liverpool won the title for the first time since 2006.

Unfortunately for Chelsea, as in February, it has been a case very close so far although coach Thomas Tuchel has not regretted it.

“Like the League Cup final, I have no regrets. I told the team I was proud,” he told reporters. “We played 240 minutes in two finals against perhaps the most dangerous offensive team in the world and the score was 0-0.”

“I was sure during the match that the momentum was on our side but unfortunately I wasn’t right.”

captain liverpool Jordan Henderson Prince William received the trophy amid the roar of the Liverpool fans, while Chelsea’s end was largely empty.

“It’s an important moment for us, we haven’t played this final in some time, so winning the title was special,” Henderson said.

This victory is the eighth for Liverpool in the history of the FA Cup spanning 150 years, as it drew with Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur. Arsenal have the most wins with 14.

Information from Reuters was used in this report.

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