The memories of a mighty Istanbul have returned to the legendary Anfield stadium for Liverpool to write an “Endgame” for Barca full of pride.
Barca likes to “shower twice on a river”
The spectacular 3-0 victory at the Nou Camp seems to make Barca smoother than ever. Lionel Messi or Ernesto Valverde move to the port city of England with a big smile on his lips. The couple Luis Suarez and Philippe Coutinho are happy to pose when returning to the stadium they used to print the aura.
All are confident in a ticket to the final for Barca. In mind, they forgot the embarrassing defeat in Rome a year ago. At that time, Barca won 4-1 in the first leg at home but when marching to the Olimpico yard, it lost to 0-3.
It is one of the most unforgettable failures in the history of the Catalan giant. But it didn’t seem to make them learn a lesson.
On the legendary Anfield of a raging Red Brigade, Valverde’s army once again let the opponent score the goal very early. Before Roma was the 6th minute before Liverpool was in the 7th minute.
There are strange similarities between these two shocking failures of Barca. In addition to allowing opponents to score early, they continue to concede in the early minutes of the second half and especially goals at the end of the match. Last season was Kostas Manolas’s goal in the 82nd minute to score 3-0 and this season was Divock Origi with a goal in the 79th minute to set the score 4-0. And one more detail, Alisson goalkeeper Becker is the witness of both of these crazy scenarios.
“No one bath in the same river twice”. But Barca did so. And they did this for 2 consecutive years with the same scenario. Lionel Messi’s determination and desperate efforts are not enough.
Liverpool recreates “magical Istanbul night”
Blame Barca one must compliment Liverpool ten. Juergen Klopp’s team has written a sparkling and interesting fairy tale no less that the seniors wrote in 2005 in Turkey.
In the 2005 final with AC Milan, the Red Brigade was scored by the Italian team in just 3 games in the first half. Everything seemed to have ended with Rafael Benitez’s army.
However, it all changed 180 degrees when entering the second half. The Kop scored 3 goals by Steven Gerrard, Vladimir Smicer and Xabi Alonso to bring the match to the fateful shootout. In this lucky lottery, Milan are weaker and Liverpool have created a unique comeback in the history of C1 / Champions League finals.
That miraculous feat was perfectly reproduced on the morning of May 8. And it was rebuilt right on the Anfield, where the songs “You’ll Never Walk Alone” sounded the most powerful and magnificent and also the presence of a historical witness of the old victory is former captain Steven Gerrard.
Juergen Klopp, Alisson Becker, Virgil Van Dijk, Andy Robertson, Georginio Wijnaldum and Divock Origi have once added to the world football history of the Liverpool name.
If in the “Endgame” super product, the Avengers had to travel back in time to find a way to defeat the crazy Titan Thanos, safeguarding the universe. And on Anfield this morning, Liverpool seemed to be back in the past to write an “Endgame” for Lionel Messi and his teammates.