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Liverpool 0-0 Arsenal: Bukayo Saka takes painkiller in the League Cup - football

Liverpool 0-0 Arsenal: Bukayo Saka takes painkiller in the League Cup – football

A strange scene in the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final (the League Cup) between Liverpool and Arsenal (0-0)!

Arsenal star Bukayo Saka (20) took a painkiller shortly before the end (78th place). TV pictures capture the scene. Shortly thereafter, the Englishman (ranked 80th) still had to be replaced.

However, Jurgen Klopp’s team (54) did not manage to score any goal. This is despite the brutal red color of Arsenal star Granit Xhaka (24th place)!

The decision to reach the final will be made in the second leg in London (January 20).

The first action in the game: Diogo Jota wants to take a high diagonal pass from Robertson and throw it in an unusual way, former Gladbach professional Granit Xhaka (24th place). The Arsenal star hits Jota at the box level and is the last man to see a red card.


Xhaka (r.) gets red card for his hard entry against Jota (l.).Foto: Liverpool FC via Getty Images

Liverpool put a lot of pressure on: in the first half, Klopp’s side had 80 percent of possession. However, there are still few chances to register.

Until the 72nd minute! Arsenal suddenly respond, but Saka failed in Alisson. Saka is back in the spotlight just a few minutes later: he takes a painkiller on the sidelines (78′). unbelievable!

It’s questionable whether this is still worth it given the duration of the pain medication’s effect. Shortly thereafter, the Englishman sneaks up and Tavares comes for him (80′).

Minamino wasted the best chance for Liverpool in the match (89) and shot over the empty goal.

0-0 leaves everything open for the return leg at the Emirates Stadium. However, the final opponent is already certain, because Chelsea had already beaten Tottenham on Wednesday (1-0 in the second leg after 2-0 in the first leg).

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