Manchester CityThey fought their way to the Carabao Cup quarterfinals, defeating LiverpoolIn an exciting match at the Etihad on Thursday, it was 3-2
Striker Erling HaalandAs he connected to the people he met before the World Cup break, he continued exactly where he left off. Kevin De BruyneHe crossed to put it in the net, giving his side an early lead after just 10 minutes.
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Liverpool midfielder Fabio CarvalhoEqualized in the 20th minute, scoring a pass from James MilnerGoalkeeper for past City Stefan Ortega.
City took the lead again just minutes after the half-time break with a perfectly timed strike. Riyad MahrezThat was the corner that ended in the goal.
Liverpool, however, retreated with forward momentum less than a second later. Mohamed SalahTo make it 2-2, he brought his team up to the same level.
The drama continued with De Bruyne hitting the ball into his box as defender after a City corner play. Nathan AkeTo head the ball past the goalkeeper, you will need to remove your back. Caoimhin Kelleher.
Liverpool could not match Nunez and Salah for the third time, as City won to reach the quarterfinals.
Jurgen Klopp was puzzled as to why VAR wasn’t available in Carabao Cup up until the semifinals. The Liverpool coach said that Haaland was offside when scoring the opener.
“We have VAR, and the referees know VAR. Klopp asked: “The technology is available, why shouldn’t we use it?” “We worked hard, and we did good things. Although it was not enough for tonight, City is at home and it will be an extremely difficult match.
Pep Guardiola, the city coach, and Klopp, his counterpart in the World Cup team named strong teams in their first match back after the suspension of the domestic season.
Although six of the hosts’ players featured in Qatar, striker Julian Alvarez did not play as he was celebrating Argentina’s victory.
Haaland looked fresh after his extended break because of Norway’s failure in qualifying. He was also ruthless in the goal area, which set up Cole Palmer a great opportunity, but the youngster missed his chance.
Haaland didn’t have any problem with his first clear opportunity, stretching his left leg to send Kevin De Bruyne’s ball into the net.
City’s defense switched off and allowed Liverpool through their area to equalise through Carvalho.
Guardiola’s team looked more likely to score again, and they did shortly after the interval. Mahrez controlled Rodri’s through ball with one foot and then smashed it low into the net the other.
Liverpool came right back as it has in the past years. Nunez made a lung-bursting sprint down the left side to grab a pass and then sent it across to Salah.
Manchester City will take on Southampton in the quarterfinals. The matches are scheduled to begin the week beginning January 9.
This report was based on information from Reuters.
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