Mane goes over on the edge of the area after a collision with the last man Lucas Vazquez. The referee Felix Brych waves him up.
Liverpool have been so disappointing. Any team can play badly, it happens, but it’s hard to understand the sheer sluggishness of Liverpool’s performance.
The resulting corner is headed away to the edge of the area, where the unmarked Asensio sprays a half-volley into orbit. It was on his right foot, hence the orbit bit.
Ozan Kabak and Nat Phillips have had a really solid start to the game. That’s the biggest positive for Liverpool at the moment.
While that’s being checked, Vinicius Junior’s shot from the edge of the area takes a slight deflection off Phillips and whistles past the far post. It looks like Kabak has got away with that tackle on Benzema; I think he’s a bit lucky.
It was made by Toni Kroos, who received possession halfway inside his own half. He drove a fantastic angled pass over the Liverpool defence towards Vinicius Jr, who took the ball down superbly with his shoulder and drove it past Alisson.
Liverpool will be annoyed at the simplicity of the goal, but the pass and first touch were immaculate. Asensio misses a great chance to make it three.
Kabak’s backpass was woefully short, putting Asensio through on goal on the right edge of the area. He slid a low shot with his right foot that was crucially saved with his legs by Alisson.
Marco Asensio makes it two after a howler from Trent Alexander-Arnold!
36′ GOOOOAAAALLL!!!! pic.twitter.com/qujtpVwVix
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