Kostas Tsimikas celebrates the penalty that gave Liverpool the title // Twitter FA Cup
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Another brilliant afternoon for Luis Díaz, and again at Wembley. Liverpool beat Chelsea on penalties and won the FA Cup, the oldest trophy in the world with 150 years of history. The networks They added their second title of the season, in which they seek the championship poker that no English team has achieved in history. There are already two of four.
Luis Díaz, for his part, continues to make history and has already won two titles during his first six months in England.
The first was achieved on February 27, when Liverpool also defeated the team Blue in the final of the Carabao Cup in a match that was also decided in a penalty shootout that was unforgettable.
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At that time, Luis Díaz, despite being a newcomer, was already beginning to be a figure in English football. However, more consolidated, this Saturday the peasant was brilliant and he was Liverpool’s best player during the 90 minutes of regulation, before being substituted in extra time.
Luis Díaz’s game in the FA Cup Liverpool championship
Luis Díaz was one of the great figures of Jurgen Klopp’s team this Saturday, in a match that began by dominating the networksbut in which Chelsea gradually gained control of the game.
Díaz, sharp, was key for his team to continue in the game. Especially in the second half, in which it seemed that Chelsea, after enduring the onslaught of the first half, went wild for victory.
But there, the Colombian, who lacked effectiveness, had many options that did not enter for very little. Even over the last 80 minutes of regulation time, Díaz had a couple of very clear plays, and one even hit the post.
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Liverpool went into extra time very depleted, after the injuries of Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk, who left in the middle of the game due to injury. Luis Díaz, melted by his work in the game, came out seven minutes into overtime, which did not have the same dizzying pace that the game had had in the 90 minutes.
The FA Cup was defined on penalties
The game had to go, as had happened in the League Cup final, to penalties after neither team was able to break the 0-0 lead.
The first error of the set occurred in Chelsea’s second charge, after César Azpilicueta crashed the shot into the post.
However, Liverpool were unable to take advantage because Sadio Mané missed the final shot that would have given Liverpool the title.
However, Chelsea would fail again in the seventh charge, while the Greek Kostas Tsimikas scored the final penalty charge that gave the traditional FA Cup championship to the networks.
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In this way, Liverpool already has two titles this season and on Saturday, May 28, it will seek the third in the Champions League final against Real Madrid, while still fighting Manchester City for the Premier League title.
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