Jürgen Klopp has made another step forward with the FC Liverpool in the race by four titles. Five days before the summit for the English football championship in the defending champion Manchester City won the Reds in the quarterfinal first leg of the Champions League near Benfica Lisbon with 3: 1 (2: 0). The team of TeMManager Klopp, who already won the ligapal, is in the FA Cup in the semifinals.
The ex-Leipziger Ibrahima Konate (17.), Sadio Mane (34.) and Luis Diaz (87.) achieved the gates for the Champions League winner of 2005 and 2019. After a mistake of conated Darwin Nunez (49. ). On Sunday (5:30 pm / Sky), England looks at the top game of the Premier League in Manchester, to which Liverpool will take a point behind.
Portugal Rekordmeister with national player Julian Weigl, currently only in third place in the domestic league, threatens again in the quarterfinals: Benfica has never reached the round of the last four in the premier class. His two titles won Lisbon 1961 and 1962, when the competition was still the European Cup of the national master.
Klopp had changed his team compared to the 2-0 on Saturday against the FC Watford on six positions. Mohamed Salah, who gave the first good chance to guide (11th). Six minutes later, conat with a header to the corner of Andrew Robertson made it better. Even before the break, Mane built the lead.
Conates brought Benfica back into play. After the headline, the hosts urged the compensation, but Luis Diaz restored the old distance.
Benfica Lisbon – FC Liverpool: The data for the game
Benfica Lisbon: Odisseas Vlachodimos – Gilberto, Otamendi, Vertongen, Grimaldo – Weigl, Taarabt (70th Limes) – Rafa, Everton (82. Jaremschuk) – Ramos (86th Joao Mario), Darwin. – Trainer: Verissimo
FC Liverpool: Alisson – Alexander-Arnold (89th Gomez), Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson – Fabinho – Keita (89. Milner), Thiago (61. Henderson) – Salah (61th Diogo Jota), Mane (61. Roberto Firmino), Diaz. – Trainer: Klopp
Referee: Jesus Gil Manzano (Spain)
Goals: 0: 1 CONATE (17.), 0: 2 MANE (34.), 1: 2 Nunez (49.), 1: 3 Luis Diaz (87.)
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Yellow Cards: Taarabt (2) – Thiago