Chance for Valverde! This is a really good spell for Real. Modric feeds a sharp pass into Rodrygo in the D. He cushions it behind his standing leg towards the onrushing Valverde, who splatters a first-time shot over the bar. That was a pretty good chance, especially given Valverde’s goalscoring form this season.
Brilliant save by Alisson! The corner flashes across the area and reaches Vinicius on the left side of the area. He takes a touch and whips an early shot towards the far corner, very similar to his goal, but this time Alisson gets down very smartly to push it away. That was a superb shot because a) Vinicius took the shot early and b) Alisson must have seen it late.
All those chances Liverpool had in the Champions League final,” says Niall Mullen, “and no-one thought to simply put their heel through it. He sent that at 1-0, but I’ve only just had chance to read it. There’s been a bit happening, okay.
How did that stay out?! An almighty scramble in the Real six-yard box ends with Eder Militao booting the ball clear. Salah had two shots blocked, then Nunez’s follow-up was blocked by a combination of Militao and another Real defender. There was a check for a penalty, in case it hit Militao’s hand as he crouched to block. I don’t think it did, and more importantly nor does Mr VAR.
I cannot believe this. Gomez did well to cut out a through ball towards Vinicius and play it back to Alisson. Vinicius pressed Alisson, whose slightly lazy return pass hit the calf of Vinicius and bounced up in the air. For a split-second time stood still, as everyone in Anfield wondered whether it would bounce wide of or into the net. The ripple told the story.
GOAL! Vinícius Júnior. Liverpool 2×2 Real Madrid
— videogols (@futebol24por7) February 21, 2023
WHAT A GOAL BY VINICIUS JR!!pic.twitter.com/uMiCygtL3V
— Dr Yash (@YashRMFC) February 21, 2023