Liverpool beat Chelsea on penalties to win the FA Cup

On Saturday afternoon, Liverpool won the eighth FA Cup in their history against Chelsea at the legendary Wembley Stadium. Romelu Lukaku was the starter for the Blues, who were eventually defeated in the ruthless penalty shootout. Served by a luminous inspiration from the outside of Alexander Arnold’s foot, Luis Diaz opened hostilities with a duel against Mendy, but the Blues goalkeeper remained solid on his feet to prevent the ball from ending up at the bottom nets (9th). Chelsea’s response came from the feet of Alonso, offset by Pulisic to the left of the box. Alisson nevertheless came out quickly on his feet to repel the Spaniard’s attempt (27th).

While Mohamed Salah had to leave the lawn, visibly affected in the adductors (33rd), it was again Marcos Alonso who proved dangerous on the return from the locker room by sending a side free kick on the square of the opposing goal (48th ). The frame was lenient for Chelsea, then, when the shot from Luis Diaz crashed on the outside of the post (83rd), before Robertson was confronted with it himself, on a recovery at close range (84th).

Romelu Lukaku played 85 minutes for Chelsea, trying to weigh down the Reds’ defense but failing to make a difference before being replaced by Hakim Ziyech. Divock Origi remained on the bench.

As in the Coupe de la Ligue final last February, the two teams were unable to decide after regulation time. The extra 30 minutes didn’t deliver a winner either, and Liverpool eventually triumphed on penalties, as in February. Tsimikas netted the game-winning shot after Mount failed.

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