Liverpool Get Dramatic Second-Leg Win Over Man City
Liverpool reached the Champions League semifinals for the first time in 10 years as Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino struck decisive blows to secure a 2-1 win over Manchester City on Tuesday that completed a 5-1 aggregate victory.
Man City made the perfect start as they tried to reel in a 3-0 deficit from the first leg when Raheem Sterling set up Gabriel Jesus for a cool finish after only two minutes – but they never recovered from a contentious incident just before half-time that saw manager Pep Guardiola sent off.
In the second half City lost momentum and Liverpool delivered the killer blow when Mohamed Salah chipped in his 39th goal of the season after a strong run by Sadio Mane in the 56th minute.
Roberto Firmino’s classy finish 13 minutes from time completed the formalities and Liverpool will now have their sights set on a sixth triumph in Europe’s elite competition.