Sunday, October 3, 2021

Matching Liverpool and Man City - What a Match!

Minutes ago ended one of the most exciting football matches I've seen in a while. It was the back-and-forth, at least in the second half, that made the contest exciting -- more than having any real importance so early in the season. ("Hey, mate! Every match is important!")

Liverpool was almost MIA in the first half, but the score remained at nil-nil. After the half-time, that FC came out knowing what sport they were participating in, and at minute 59, Sadio Mané broke the ice by driving in a range-rover just metres from the goal. The home crowd went nuts. But just ten minutes later Man City's Phil Foden tied it all up with some style. The fans fell silent, save for the visiting supporters.

The Liverpool Crowd again went ballistic: Mohamed Salah felt that seven minutes was too long to ride out a tie and decided to do something about it with another pretty match point.

Man City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne had a problem with being down for five minutes. A pinball strike to tie the field once again and for good.

(In case you lost count due to the back-and-forth, the final score was 2 - 2.)

Jürgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola, managers of Liverpool and Manchester City, respectively, hugged at the end, both happy.

As the play-by-play announcer stated after the fourth sensational goal today: "I wish every week was like this!"

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