A bang by Liverpool FC in the FA Cup: Team manager Jürgen Klopp's team has won the big showdown with rival Manchester City and is reaching for the eighth triumph in the oldest football competition in the world.

In the semifinals, the Reds prevailed 3-2 (3-0) at London's Wembley Stadium against the star ensemble of the Citizens, coached by Pep Guardiola. 

Former Leipzig player Ibrahima Konate (9th) gave Liverpool the lead with a header.

He had already twice scored 1-0 for LFC against Benfica in the Champions League.

Sadio Mane (18th) made it 2-0 after a major mistake by city keeper Zack Steffen (formerly Fortuna Düsseldorf) and made it 3-0 just before the break (45th).

Jack Grealish (47') and Bernardo Silva (90' + 1) scored the connecting goals for the Premier League leaders.

On May 14, in the FA Cup final, Liverpool will meet the winner of the second semi-final duel between Thomas Tuchel team Chelsea FC and outsiders Crystal Palace, who also meet at Wembley on Sunday (5:30 p.m. on DAZN).

The Reds last brought the FA Cup to Anfield Road in 2006, for the 15th time they are in the cup final in football's motherland.

In the Premier League, both top clubs had recently separated 2-2, in the championship ManCity is one point ahead of the Reds from Anfield Road.

For the first time since taking office in 2015, Klopp had reached the FA Cup semifinals with his protégés.

While Klopp rested seven players during the week to progress in the Champions League against Benfica Lisbon (3: 3) and was now able to draw on the full, Guardiola was worried.

"We're in big trouble," he complained before the game: "We played three days ago, now we've got a lot of injuries, I don't know what's going to happen in the next few weeks." 

"It's just like that"

Both top star Kevin De Bruyne and right-back Kyle Walker had to be substituted on Wednesday evening, Phil Foden left the extremely heated and even escalated duel with Atletico Madrid (0-0) battered.

Guardiola made a total of seven changes, initially putting De Bruyne and international Ilkay Gündogan on the bench.

The Liverpool coach once again trusted the attacking trio of Mane, Mo Salah and Luis Diaz.

Klopp has long since resigned himself to chasing deadlines on the historic quadruple hunt.

"It's our problem that we're in two semifinals, but we're happy to deal with that.

It's just like that," said the former BVB and Mainz coach: "It's tough, but it's the best schedule you can have.

Because that means you still have a chance in all competitions.”

Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo scored three goals for Manchester United in fifth place in the English Premier League.

On Saturday, the Portuguese provided coach Ralf Rangnick's team with a 3-2 (2-1) win against bottom-placed Norwich City with his goals of the season 13, 14 and (7th/32nd/76th minute) for three important points in the fight around the international places.

With 54 points, the Red Devils overtook Arsenal in the table.

The Londoners lost 0-1 (0-1) at FC Southampton and conceded their third defeat in a row.

Tottenham Hotspur (57 points) in fourth place in the Champions League are still within reach.

Coach Antonio Conte's team lost 1-0 (0-0) to Brighton & Hove Albion after four wins in a row after a goal from Leandro Trossard in the final minute.

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