Champions League: Liverpool defeats Villarreal after recovering from a 2-0 deficit

VILLARREAL. Liverpool had a amazing comeback against Villarreal.

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VILLARREAL. Liverpool had a astonishing comeback against Villarreal.

E. Capoue received a red card (86′)​. This double yellow card was one of the reason why Villarreal lost the match.

The match was played at the Estadio de la Cerámica stadium in Villarreal on Tuesday and it started at 9:00 pm local time. The referee was Danny Desmond Makkelie who had the assistance of Hessel Steegstra and Jan de Vries. The 4th official was Serdar Gözübüyük. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 20.5 degrees Celsius or 68.9 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 28%.​

Match Statistics

Liverpool was in firm control of the ball 55% while Villarreal was struggling with a 45% ball possession.

Villarreal was more aggressive with 48 dangerous attacks and 5 shots of which 2 were on target. Anyhow, Liverpool was able to find the solution to win this contest.​

Villarreal shot 5 times, 2 on target, 3 off target. On the other side, Liverpool shot 15 times, 5 on target, 10 off target.

Cards

Villarreal received 3 yellow cards (E. Capoue, G. Lo Celso and P. Torres). On the other side, Liverpool received 1 yellow card (T. Alexander-Arnold).

E. Capoue (Villarreal) was sent out after receiving a second yellow card (86′).

After this match, Villarreal will stay with 10 points to stay in the 2nd place. On the other side, Liverpool will have 18 points to stay in the 1st place.

Match Events

  • 4'
    4'

    B. Dia

  • 41'
    41'

    F. Coquelin

  • 46'
    46'

    L. Diaz

    Diogo Jota

  • 62'
    62'

    Fabinho

  • 63'
    63'

    E. Capoue

  • 67'
    67'

    L. Diaz

  • 68'
    68'

    Alfonso Pedraza

    F. Coquelin

  • 69'
    69'

    S. Chukwueze

    G. Moreno

  • 75'
    75'

    S. Mane

  • 77'
    77'

    T. Alexander-Arnold

  • 79'
    79'

    M. Trigueros

    P. Estupinan

  • 79'
    79'

    S. Aurier

    R. Albiol

  • 79'
    79'

    P. Alcacer

    B. Dia

  • 80'
    80'

    J. Henderson

    N. Keita

  • 80'
    80'

    C. Jones

    Thiago

  • 80'
    80'

    K. Tsimikas

    A. Robertson

  • 82'
    82'

    G. Lo Celso

  • 84'
    84'

    J. Milner

    Fabinho

  • 85'
    85'

    P. Torres

  • 86'
    86'

    E. Capoue

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Villarreal: Formation and Lineups

Villarreal started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).

The manager Unai Emery Etxegoien chose to play with the following team: Gerónimo Rulli (4.8), Juan Foyth (5.8), Raúl Albiol (5.8), Pau Torres (6.4), Pervis Estupiñán (6.7), Giovani Lo Celso (6.3), Dani Parejo (7.0), Étienne Capoue (7.4), Francis Coquelin (7.4), Gerard Moreno (6.2) and Boulaye Dia (6.8).

Substitutes

Villarreal made 5 changes: F. Coquelin for Alfonso Pedraza (68′), G. Moreno for S. Chukwueze (69′), P. Estupinan for M. Trigueros (79′), R. Albiol for S. Aurier (79′) and B. Dia for P. Alcacer (79′).

Top player: Étienne Capoue

The player who no doubt impressed Villarreal the most was Étienne Capoue.

His rating is (7.4) with 25 passes (60% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 7. He performed 1 cross.

Liverpool: Formation and Lineups

Liverpool started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

On the other side, Jürgen Klopp played with: Alisson (6.1), Trent Alexander-Arnold (6.8), Ibrahima Konaté (7.0), Virgil van Dijk (6.6), Andrew Robertson (6.5), Naby Keïta (6.8), Fabinho (7.2), Thiago Alcântara (7.0), Mohamed Salah (7.5), Diogo Jota (6.2) and Sadio Mané (7.9).

Substitutes

Liverpool made 5 changes: Diogo Jota for L. Diaz (46′), N. Keita for J. Henderson (80′), Thiago for C. Jones (80′), A. Robertson for K. Tsimikas (80′) and Fabinho for J. Milner (84′).

Top player: Sadio Mané

The player who no doubt impressed Liverpool the most was Sadio Mané.

His rating is (7.9) with 1 goal, 26 passes (53% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 13 duels out of 18.

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