Liverpool 2-2 Chelsea (5-4 pens AET): Adrian heavily involved as reds win 4th UEFA Super Cup

UEFA Super Cup Final
Wednesday 14 August 2019 - 8:00 pm
Vodafone Park, Istanbul
Liverpool2
2Chelsea
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36'Giroud ⚽️
Oxlade-Chamberlain off, Firmino on ↔️46'
⚽️ Mane48'
Milner off, Wijnaldum on ↔️64'
74'↔️ Giroud off, Abraham on
80'Azpilicueta
Henderson85'
Robertson off, Alexander-Arnold on ↔️91'
⚽️ Mane95'
100'Jorginho ⚽️
Mane off, Origi on ↔️103'
Alexander-Arnold107'
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Liverpool added another European trophy to their haul after defeating Chelsea on penalties at the end of a 2-2 scoreline after extra time.

Chelsea started the game more brightly on the night and went ahead just after the half hour through Olivier Giroud.

But the reds fought back when Roberto Firmino was brought on.  He supplied Sadio Mane with the equaliser shortly after the restart.

The game eventually went to extra time despite chances for both sides.

Liverpool struck first in extra time when Sadio Mane fired into the net with supreme skill, but the first period of extra time still had another twist.

Tammy Abraham was adjudged by the referee to have been fouled by Adrian in the penalty area.  The decision went to VAR who incredulously didn't overturn the decision.

TV replays didn't appear to show any contact between the two players, with the young Englishman appearing to dive.

Jorginho then fired in from the spot to make it 2-2.

Chances fell to both sides but there were no more goals in extra time and it went to penalties.

Liverpool took the first penalty, with Firmino, and the next eight penalties were all scored.  Fabinho, Origi, Trent and Salah all scoring from the spot - beating the £70M Kepa.

And so to the final penalty, Tammy Abraham against Liverpool's free agent signing Adrian.  He stepped up and his effort was stopped by the sprawling feet of the Liverpool keeper who was making his second appearance, and his first in the starting XI.

Klopp and the rest of the squad ran straight to the new keeper and the reds then went on to lift their fourth UEFA Super Cup and their second trophy of the calendar year.

The reds remain involved in five competitions this season and will be aiming to add further silverward to their account.

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