Liverpool Beat Chelsea On PKs To Wins UEFA Super Cup 2019

Liverpool won the UEFA Super Cup on penalties after a shootout victory over Chelsea in Istanbul.
Adrian saved from Tammy Abraham with the decisive spot kick to send the Super Cup to Anfield.

The match finished 1-1 after 90 minutes and 2-2 following the extra half hour in a topsy-turvy final.

Olivier Giroud fired the Blues ahead in the first half, capitalising on a pinpoint pass by Christian Pulisic on his first Chelsea start.
Roberto Firmino was introduced at the break and made an immediate impact by setting up Sadio Mane for Liverpool's leveller.

The same duo combined in extra-time as Mane slammed off the underside of the crossbar to put the Reds in front.

But Adrian was adjudged to have fouled Tammy Abraham in the box for Jorginho to equalise from the spot.

In the shootout, every penalty taker scored until the death when Abraham’s must-score effort was saved by Adrian to give Liverpool the victory.

The win comes just two months after Jurgen Klopp won his first trophy as Liverpool boss when he led the Reds to a 2-0 win over Tottenham in the UEFA Champions League final.

Games between these two sides in Europe have historically been tight affairs, with just one of their 10 previous meetings having been won by a margin of more than one goal.

It was the same again on Wednesday night as the two teams tussled for 120 minutes in a game that did not finish until almost 1am in Istanbul.
In the end, it came down to who could keep their cool in the sweltering heat and after nine excellent penalties, Abraham placed his shot too close to Adrian to hand Liverpool their first silverware of the season.

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