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Alisson shines as Liverpool draw Chelsea in Premier League opening round

Alisson shines as Liverpool draw Chelsea in Premier League opening round

This Sunday, for the opening round of the Premier League, Chelsea and Liverpool drew 1-1 at Stamford Bridge Stadium. Luis Díaz opened the scoring for the Reds and, in the first half, debutant Disasi left everything the same on the scoreboard.

The match allowed the official debut of several names on both sides. On the Blues side, goalkeeper Robert Sanchez, defender Disasi and forwards Chukwuemeka and Jackson debuted. For Liverpool, Klopp promoted the entries of Szboszlai and Mac Allister in the starting lineup. This is the seventh straight draw between the two teams.

The duel also had the presence of Brazilians. Goalkeeper Alisson shone defending Liverpool’s goal and held the tie. Chelsea, in turn, had the experienced Thiago Silva commanding the defensive line set up by coach Pochettino. The defensive midfielder Andrey Santos, ex-Basquestayed on the bench.

O chelsea back on the lawns for the second round of the Premier League next Sunday (20). The match against West Ham is scheduled for 12:30 (Brasília time), at the Olympic Stadium in London.

On the other hand, the Liverpool returns to the field next Saturday (19), at 11 am. The Reds host Bournemouth at Anfield, England.

The match between Chelsea and Liverpool

The duel between Chelsea and Liverpool was very agitated in the first stage. The Reds opened the scoring in the 18th minute. Salah received a launch from the defense field on the right side and sent a low cross to Luis Díaz, who made a tackle and completed it for the goal.

The game was wide open and both teams created chances. With 31 minutes, Liverpool reached the second with Salah, but the Egyptian was ahead and VAR annulled the goal. And the law of “who doesn’t do it, takes it” does not forgive anyone, not even in European football.

Six minutes later, Chelsea leveled. In crossing, the defense of the Reds moved away. However, the ball was left with Chilwell, who headed it into the area. Disasi, making his debut for the Blues, threw himself in the direction of the ball and equalized the score.

Chelsea also had a goal disallowed by video refereeing in the first half. Enzo Fernández sent a beautiful ball to Chilwell, who dribbled past goalkeeper Alisson and scored. However, he was ahead of the opposing defense and the offside was called.

In the second half, with ten minutes, Alisson made a good intervention. Enzo Fernández opened for Chilwell from the left side of the penalty area. The Englishman finished to the Brazilian’s good defense.

The second half reserved less emotions, but the Liverpool goalkeeper continued to shine. Again, in the 25th minute, the archer prevented Chelsea’s turnaround goal – Jackson received it at speed and hit the goal, but Alisson was there to defend.

With 42 minutes, Mudryk had the chance to turn the match around, but when trying to dribble Alisson, he lost the angle and was unable to finish on goal.

Emerson Royal scores as Tottenham draw with Brentford

Also this Sunday morning, Tottenham made their Premier League debut. Playing away from home, the team only drew 2-2 with Brentford. Cristian Romero and Brazilian Emerson Royal scored for the Spurs, while Mbeumo and Wissa scored for the home team.

In Tottenham’s first game without Harry Kane, who moved to Bayern Munchen, who opened the scoring at the start of the first half for the team was defender Romero, with a header after a free-kick cross. Brentford drew with Mbeumo from the penalty spot.

With 36 minutes, the hosts turned with Wissa. However, already in the initial stage’s additions, right-back Emerson Royal received assistance from debutant James Maddison and left everything equal at 2-2.

Source: Gazetaesportiva

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