A spectacular match between Leeds and Liverpool was expected on Saturday. What could be better than a duel between the reigning champion and the team coached by Marcelo Bielsa, who celebrated his return to the elite? And we were served. The other event of the evening is the new cup sported by Mo Salah and which the Egyptian player was admiring from the 4th minute after opening the scoring on penalty following a hand from Robin Koch. Leeds was far, far away from the profile of the sacrificial victim. The visitors also equalized in the 12th minute. Harrison landed a low cross shot to beat Alisson. No sooner had the time to settle down on a cooler than the match was animated again. A furious kick from Van Dijk restored the advantage to the Reds (20th). Ten minutes later, the same Van Dijk missed out on Bamford, who took the opportunity to score the 2-2 goal. Three minutes later, Salah found Meslier’s right window on the left. The boldness of the attackers was matched only by the apathy of the defenders in an intense first act, which ended 3-2.
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Certainly on an impulse from Bielsa at rest, Leeds adjusted their tactics at the start of the second half with a big pressure in the opposing camp. Served in the deep, Jack Harrison was faster than Alisson. Alexander-Arnold would come in and send the leather into his own nets. 3-3? No, because the goal was disallowed for an offside by the Peacoks player. Six minutes later, however, Klich equalized for Leeds with a cross strike from the right on a serve from Helder Costa. Sadio Mané then called on Illan Meslier, but the Peacoks goalkeeper answered present (71st). A minute later, Salah knocked over on another Reds opportunity. Reds who pushed at the end of the match to offer themselves a success, settling in the opposing camp. And with three minutes to go, the reigning champion got a penalty. Rodrigo defended very badly in his rectangle, and made the fault on Fabinho. Salah was responsible for carrying out the sentence to afford a treble. 4-3, final score and we can not wait to see Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds in action again.