UCL Semi-final: Liverpool stun Barcelona to reach final

UCL Semi-final: Liverpool stun Barcelona to reach final

A magical night at Anfield saw Liverpool send Barcelona packing from the UEFA Champions League, UCL, after a 4-0 thrashing in their semifinal second leg on Tuesday.

Divock Origi and Georginio Wijnaldum scored a brace each as the Reds produced a remarkable performance to overturn Barcelona’s 3-0 lead from the first leg in Camp Nou last week.

Origi got the night off to a perfect start for the home side when he tucked home a rebound after Marc-Andre Ter Stergen initially saved a Jordan Henderson weak effort in the first half.

Barca had chances to pull level but Alison was having none of it as he denied Lionel Messi, and former Red, Phillippe Coutinho.

Just before the start of the second 45 minutes, Liverpool were forced to replace their brilliant left back, Andy Robertson, with Wijnaldum taking his place.

Robertson’s injury proved a blessing in disguise as Wijnaldum went on to draw Liverpool level on aggregate with a quickfire brace, scoring two goals in two minutes to bring aggregate scores at 3-3.

Origi completed the historic comeback when he excellently side footed home a smartly taken corner kick from Trent-Alexander Arnold with 12 minutes to go.

Liverpool held on for an historic win as they sealed a back-to-back CC/UCL final appearance for the third time in their history.

The Reds will now await the winner of the second semifinal between Ajax and Tottenham for a sensational date in the final billed for Madrid on June 1.

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