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Villarreal vs Liverpool LIVE: Latest Champions League score and updates as Dia goal gives hosts perfect start

‘You better treat the UCL semi-final with care’ – Klopp warns his team

Follow live updates like liverpool travel to Villarreal aiming to finish the job and achieve a third Champions League final in five seasons under Jurgen Klopp. The Reds take a two-goal lead in the semi-final return to The Madrigal after a dominating performance at Anfield last week, but Unai EmeryEuropa League winners shocked Bayern Munich and Juventus to reach this point and cannot be taken lightly.

the hosts will have to be more adventurous this time if they want to turn things around, after Sadio Mane added to Jordan Henderson’s rather fortuitous opener to win Liverpool win 2-0 in the first legbut Klopp’s side will look to keep the momentum going with another win as their the quest for an unprecedented quadruple continues. the The Reds beat Newcastle 1-0 on Saturday to keep their challenge for the Premier League title alive, with Manchester City responding to stay a point ahead.

Klopp has warned Liverpool will have to ‘suffer’ if they want to progress to the Paris final on what the German expects to be a “difficult” night in Spain. But Emery had no illusions about the task ahead of him as he claimed. Villarreal will have to play the ‘perfect game’ if they want to reverse Liverpool’s lead and pull off a mighty European clash.

Follow Villareal’s live updates against Liverpool in the Champions League semi-final, below:

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Villarreal 1 – 0 Liverpool (1-2 agg)

15 mins: The ball comes to Gerard Moreno in midfield and he passes it over Konate’s head just as Virgil van Dijk tackles it. He leaves a little too much on the Villarreal striker and gives a free kick.

The home side work well in the penalty area where Moreno wins it in the air and fires a header effort which Andy Robertson blocks.

Michael JonesMay 3, 2022 8:18 p.m.

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Villarreal 1 – 0 Liverpool (1-2 agg)

12 mins: Liverpool win a free kick down the inside left channel and Andy Robertson is the man to wrap one up in the box. His cross goes over Keita’s head and bounces just past Diogo Jota. Jota touches the ball but can’t control it and the effort goes far.

At the other end of the field, Liverpool get the ball out of their own penalty area but it bounces off Dani Parejo. He shoots a snap and pulls it away from the right post!

Michael JonesMay 3, 2022 8:13 p.m.

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Villarreal 1 – 0 Liverpool (1-2 agg)

9 minutes: Virgil van Dijk sends a diagonal pass to Trent Alexander-Arnold on the right wing. He knocks it over to Naby Keita who sends it over the Villarreal defense with his first touch. Mo Salah does not expect this pass and does not run behind, then raises his hand to apologize.

Liverpool have yet to settle into the game.

Michael JonesMay 3, 2022 8:11 p.m.

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Villarreal 1 – 0 Liverpool (1-2 agg)

6 mins: Liverpool’s defense has been sloppy and they will have to react after falling behind. Villarreal were more aggressive in these first minutes. They pressed well and scored the goal they needed.

Liverpool need to take control of the ball and calm the crowd down now.

Michael JonesMay 3, 2022 8:08 p.m.

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GOAL! Villarreal 1 – 0 Liverpool (1-2 agg) – Dia, 3’⚽️

3 minutes: What a start! Francis Coquelin whips in a cross from the right side but can’t pick a teammate in the Liverpool penalty area. Pervis Estupinan keeps the ball alive on the opposite wing and loops a quick cross through the middle. Etienne Capoue drifts behind Andy Robertson and meets the ball on the volley. He passes him back into the penalty area where Boulaye Dia pinches in front of Ibrahima Konaté and brings him home!

Just the start Villarreal needed.

Michael JonesMay 3, 2022 8:04 p.m.

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Kick-off: Villarreal 0-0 Liverpool (0-2 agg)

Sadio Mane kicks off the Champions League semi-final second leg. It rained on the stadium all day but now the weather has cleared but the grass is still wet.

Andy Robertson receives the ball and his forward pass is cleared by Pau Torres.

Michael JonesMay 3, 2022 8:02 p.m.

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The stadium is packed and Villarreal supporters are in full voice. It’s going to be an uncomfortable night for Liverpool in front of these fans.

Here come the players. Can Villarreal score early and put pressure on the Reds? Let’s find out.

Michael JonesMay 3, 2022 7:57 p.m.

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Unai Emery admits Villarreal must ‘play a perfect game’ to beat Liverpool in Champions League semi-final

Trailing 2-0 after a one-sided first leg, the former Arsenal boss recalled his opponents only losing three of 56 games in a quadruple season.

“I didn’t want to hear those details, but I did,” he said. “It’s a difficult task but we are working on the game.”

Michael JonesMay 3, 2022 7:52 p.m.

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Villarreal v Liverpool

Less than 15 minutes before kick-off at the Estadio de la Ceramica. Can Liverpool defeat Villarreal and reach the Champions League final?

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(Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

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Michael JonesMay 3, 2022 7:47 p.m.

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The Red Devils have conceded at least three goals in the first leg of their last three Champions League semi-finals: 3-2 loss after extra time against Chelsea in 2007-08 (return leg), 4-2 loss against Roma in 2017-18 (return match) and 3-0 defeat at Barcelona in 2018-19 (first leg).

Michael JonesMay 3, 2022 7:44 p.m.

Villarreal vs Liverpool LIVE: Latest Champions League score and updates as Dia goal gives hosts perfect start

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