Liverpool beat its Italian guest, AC Milan, 3-2, in the exciting match that brought the two teams together at “Anfield”, in the first round of the second group stage of the Champions League group stage.
The first half ended with Milan progressing 2-1, as Trent Alexander-Arnold scored the goal of Liverpool in partnership with Milan defender Tomori, in the ninth minute, after receiving a pass from Mohamed Salah, to go through the defenses of the Rossoneri and hit a powerful shot in the goal.
Milan goalkeeper Mike Maynan saved a penalty kick from Egyptian star Mohamed Salah in the 14th minute, after the pharaoh scored 17 consecutive penalties with Liverpool in various competitions, and missed the opportunity to equalize the record held by the player Yan Mobley, which is the most record of consecutive penalty kicks with Liverpool With 18 successful kicks.
This kick against Milan is the first time that Salah has failed since he wasted against Huddersfield Town in 2017, after which he scored 17 consecutive kicks.
The Croatian Ante Rebic scored Milan’s equalizer in the 42nd minute by one-on-one with goalkeeper Alisson, before Spaniard Brahim Diaz scored the second goal in the 44th minute.
In the second half, Mohamed Salah scored Liverpool’s second goal in the 49th minute, after receiving a charming pass from Divock Origi to put it in the goal to the right of the Milan goalkeeper.
And Mohamed Salah is the sixth Liverpool player to miss a penalty kick and score in the same match in the Champions League after Michael Owen, Xabi Alonso, Steven Gerrard, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.
Jordan Henderson scored Liverpool’s third goal in the 69th minute, with a ground shot from outside the penalty area to land to the right of the Milan goalkeeper, the first goal of the Reds captain in the Champions League.
Mohamed Salah was substituted six minutes before the end of the match, and Alex Chamberlain participated in his place.
In the next round, Atletico Madrid will host AC Milan, while Porto hosts Liverpool on September 28.
Goalkeeper: Alisson Becker
Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez, Matip, Robertson
Midfield: Fabinho – Henderson – Keita
Forwards: Mohamed Salah, Diego Jota, Origi
Defense Line: Calabria – Caier – Tomori – Theo Hernandez
Midfield: Ismail Bennacer – Casey – Salemakers
Forwards: Brahim Diaz – Liao – Rebic