Within five minutes, Liverpool is back to normal. Within five minutes of the second half, he buried the hope and illusion that he had aroused. a monumental Villarreal, He was accidentally knocked down after returning from a fantastic 0-2 halftime at Anfield.. As memorable as Fabinho and Luis Díaz were, it calmed Jürgen Klopp a few harrowing minutes after Mané got through a night that had started spectacularly for Emery’s team. Although it ended in disappointment, impotence dominated Villarreal’s players as Mané’s English winning goal was spotted.

And Villarreal finished an amazing first half. Not just because Boulaye Dia and Coquelin equalized the defeat at Anfield thanks to goals. Being valuable, which and a lot, wasn’t what really mattered, given the challenger’s difficulty and challenge.

He downsized Jürgen Klopp’s team so much he didn’t even know where he was. Even Van Dijk, who had a job, lost his temper because of the parties that accompanied him. (Robertson on the left and Alexander-Arnold on the right) were petrified. Alisson, one of the best goalkeepers in the world, looked like one of the spectators.

And everything, absolutely everything, belonged to the legacy that Emery built in those 45 minutes and is etched in the memory of Villarreal fans, of course any football fan included. Of course it wasn’t the network. The first half ended with a magnificent defensive run by Raúl Albiol, who turned 37 in December, but it was combined with explosive youthful vitality and the accumulated wisdom that allowed him to win a long-distance sprint against Diogo Jota.

Villarreal took the ball from the goal first. Liverpoolleft without a single shot on goal in the first half. He disfigured him until he was unrecognizable, as he won all the individual duels and also put on an activity-packed workout. Two shots on goal, two goals from the ‘yellow sub’.

And they both have Capoue, the so-called defensive midfielder, as a great hero, although it may seem like a back and forth interior. Capoue was generous and precise at 1-0, punishing Robertson’s weakness and leaving only Boulaye Dia to light the way for hope in front of the fragile-looking Van Dijk. Capoue was generous and sensitive at 2-0 as well, piercing the wound of the left-back as Alexander-Arnold swung in a magic-filled motion before staring at Coquelin flying over him. on the right, a header from Liverpool proving that great football has toppled mountains that seem out of reach.

Emery devised a game that became sublime. Meanwhile, Klopp was stunned. Like his Liverpool, all three strikers were unconnected (no connection between Salah, Diogo Jota and Mané), they crossed the midfield (Fabinho and Thiago saw the ball pass by but hardly ever came) and their defense was blocked by a goal. crash until you’re defenseless. earthly.

And Luis Diaz changed everything

Gerard Moreno, the striker who changed the face of Villarreal, while the German coach was in turn for the emergency response at halftime as his team fell off a cliff.presented a beautiful book full of devotion. He’s still coming out of a muscle injury just as he did. Physiotherapists are still needed to put him in a strong compression bandage. Still lame, I wanted to continue.

The idyllic panorama disappeared in the second half as Klopp rediscovered the vital signs Liverpool had lost in Luis Díaz’s only change for Diogo Jota. Alexander-Arnold and Robertson dressed as wingers, the forwards had much more mobility, stepping in with the regularity that characterizes the Rulli region. The game was already his.

He monopolized the ball, he moved from side to side Villarreal, who didn’t arrive in time to adjust his defensive automatisms, is already tired. The goal was a matter of minutes, as cracks were predictable around the Argentina goal, indicated by Fabinho’s goal that muted Estadio de la Cerámica.

Before 2-1, Arnold gave Klopp signs of optimism in several games, including a shot that flew off the bar. Those were moments of pain for Villarreal, who were unable to resolve the danger posed by Colombian Luis Díaz. He appeared and Liverpool became Liverpool again, to the misfortune of Emery’s team, as Rulli’s legs were not visible in two English goals.

Within five minutes, the ball taunting him easily passed the Argentinian goalkeeper’s arms and legs, opening up Liverpool’s place in the final. However, Mané’s action was lacking in 2-3, and Rulli was late, badly showing the tension he displayed with a devastating bill for Villarreal. He competed for the first half and with energy but then collapsed. Liverpool are now waiting for an opponent for the Paris final: Madrid or City.

Villarreal-Liverpool record (2-3)

Villareal: Rulli (3), Foyth (5), Albiol (6), Pau Torres (4), Estupiñán ( ), Parejo (5), Capoué (7), Coquelín (7), Lo Celso (5), Gerard Moreno (5 ) and Boulaye Dia (6).

Coach: Unai Emery (6).

Changes: Pedraza (5) for Coquelín (art. 68); Chukwueze (4) Gerard Moreno (d. 68); Trigueros (sc) by Estupiñán (d. 79); Aurier (sc) Albiol (d. 79); Alcácer (sc) Boulaye Dia (d. 79).

Liverpool: Alisson (4), Alexander Arnold (6), Konate (5), Van Dijk (5), Robertson (4), Fabinho (7), Thiago (6), Keita (6), Salah (5), Diogo Jota ( 4) and Mané (7).

Coach: Jürgen Klopp (7)

Changes: Luis Díaz (9) instead of Diogo Jota (art. 46); Henderson (sc) Keita (d. 79); Curtis Jones (sc) Thiago (d. 79); By Kostas Tsimikas (sk) Robertson (m. 79) Milner (n.) Fabinho (m. 84)

Goals: 1-0, Boulaye Dia (art. 3); 2-0, Coquelin (d. 41); 2-1, Fabinho (d. 62); 2-2, Luis Diaz (art. 67); 2-3, Mané (d. 74)

Referee: Pol van Boekel (6), Netherlands

Yellow cards: Capoue (art. 63 and art. 86); Alexander-Arnold (d. 77); Lo Celso (d. 81); Pau Torres (d. 85);

Red card: Capoue (d. 86)