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European Supercup: Klopp triumphs with Liverpool in Istanbul against Chelsea


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Istanbul (dpa) - Jürgen Klopp has cleared with Liverpool the next "Silverware" and brought in the third competitive game of the season, the first title.

The Champions League winner won in Istanbul in the European Supercup on penalties 5: 4 against Chelsea, who had triumphed in the preseason in the Europa League. Goalkeeper Adrián held Tammy Abraham's last penalty.

After regular time and extra time it had been 2: 2 (1: 1, 0: 1) confessed. Senegalese Sadio Mané scored his goals in the 48th and 95th minute after Chelsea's lead by French World Champion Olivier Giroud (36 '). Jorginho equalized for the Blues by penalty (101.). In the end, Chelsea coach Frank Lampard, who had started the new Premier League season with a 0-0 draw at Manchester United, experienced the next disappointment of his still-young coaching career.

Referee Stéphanie Frappart delivered an unrestrained premiere at Besiktas Park on Wednesday as the first woman in a major UEFA men's football competitive game. The 35-year-old French woman was mostly right with her decisions and did not let herself be disturbed, as a scuttler started in the first half for Sprint duel against several folders.

Klopp, who had already been greeted with loud applause on arrival, saw a stronger initial phase of his team. In front of 38,000 spectators, including many Turkish fans in red jerseys, striker Mohamed Salah narrowly failed to Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa (16). As the playing time increased, so did the improving blues. The Spaniard Pedro scored in the 22nd minute only the crossbar. Giroud was then successful on presentation of the conspicuous former Dortmund Christian Pulisic.

The German international Antonio Rüdiger sat after surviving knee injury, including surgery at least again on the Chelsea Bank. The 26-year-old, like the still struggling Willian, played "a big role" last season, Lampard had said. "We thought it was important to take them with us." Former Schalke player Joel Matip celebrated his 100th stint for the Reds at Liverpool, while ex-Leipzig Naby Keita missed out with a muscle strain at short notice.

Liverpool were fortunate to find Pulisic almost offside in the 40th minute before hitting Liverpool goal. Klopp still raved because of the weak defensive performance of his team - but he seemed then in the half-time break to have found the right words.

Liverpool played much stronger after the break. Substitute Roberto Firmino made a splash and was directly involved in Manés Tor. Shortly afterwards, Fabinho narrowly missed the Chelsea goal (49 '). As a result, the Reds were more dangerous and had the more compelling chances. Kepa saved in the 75th minute with world-class saves against Salah and defender Virgil van Dijk. Mané pushed past the ball from an acute angle (86 '), but then made it better in extra time after the back-pass from Firmino. But after Jorginho equalizer also Chelsea had several times the chance to win, but only the penalty shootout brought the decision.

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Source: zeit

News/Politics 2020-04-06T02:09:28.751Z
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