Liverpool-Villarreal: Thiago Alcantara’s firecracker, which crashed into Rulli’s post

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Thiago Alcantara was very close to scoring a brilliant goal against Villarreal in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final this Wednesday evening. But the heavy strike of the Liverpool player crashed into the volume of the Spanish cage.

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Thiago Alcantara was very close to breaking the Spanish lock. And in the most beautiful way. This Wednesday evening, in the Champions League first leg semi-final between Liverpool and Villarreal, the Reds midfielder almost scored a brilliant goal to unblock the situation.

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A mine about thirty meters away

While both teams are 0-0, in the 42nd minute, Alcantara has ground and arms about thirty meters from Rulli’s goal. The strike is pure and the Yellow Submarine crashes against the goalkeeper’s post, who is overjoyed to see the odds in his favor.

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Faced with the surprise of this last Champions League square, Liverpool dominated Anfield proceedings in the first half, with Unai Emery’s men offering little blocks to try to counter the Reds. The latter missed the boat several times, most notably a huge missed opportunity with a header by Mane.

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