There was no winner of the last ‘Pep Clasico’

There was no winner of the last ‘Pep Clasico’. Only Arsenal could laugh all the way to the bank.

Liverpool and Manchester City played to a 1-1 draw in the 28th round of the 2023-2024 Premier League (PL) season at Anfield in Liverpool, England, on Monday (Jan. 11).

Both teams shared a point and failed to regain the lead at the top of the table. Liverpool remains second in the league with 64 points, while Man City remains third with 63 points. Arsenal (64 points) surpassed Liverpool on goal difference to remain in first place.

Liverpool deployed a 4-3-3 formation. Luis Dias-Darwin Núñez-Harvey Elliott, Dominik Soboslaj-Wataru Endo-Alexis McAllister, Joe Gomez-Virgil van Dijk-Jarel Kwansa-Connor Bradley, and Quivin Kellerher started.

City lined up in a 3-2-4-1 formation.

Elling Holland, Julian Alvarez, Kevin De Bruyne, 바카라사이트 Bernardo Silva, Phil Foden, John Stones, Rodriguez, Nathan Ake, Manuel Akanji, Kyle Walker, and Ederson.

The game marked the final PL meeting between Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola. Klopp is leaving Liverpool at the end of the season.

As expected of a battle between two world-class managers, sparks flew early on. Both teams pressed hard to seize the initiative. In the third minute of the first half, City struck first. After a pass from Silva, Alvarez fired a shot from inside the box, but it went straight at the keeper.

City continued to attack. On a counterattack in the seventh minute, De Bruyne tried a roving shot that went wide of the side netting. A minute later, De Bruyne’s mid-range effort was also saved by the keeper.

Liverpool hit back. In the 13th minute, Bradley beat Ake and sent a sharp ground ball cross across the face of goal, but the ball didn’t find the feet of a teammate. In the 19th minute, Dias rattled the post off a pass from Núñez, but the goal was ruled out for offside.

After surviving the scare, City took the lead.

In the 23rd minute, De Bruyne whipped in a corner to the near post, where Stones dived to head home.

Liverpool pushed for an equalizer. In the 31st minute, Soboslav got on the end of a cross from the left but his header went just wide of the post. In the 34th minute, Soboslavski won the ball with good pressure and had a shot on goal, but it was blocked by the defense.

The heated offense continued. Both teams threatened each other with suffocating pressure. In the 39th minute, Holland drove the ball up from near the halfway line and got into the box. He was one-on-one with Van Dijk and fired a shot that was easily saved by the keeper.

Liverpool also missed a chance. In the 41st minute, the attack began when Endo won the ball in the box and Dias took a shot. But the ball went just wide of the goal. Alvarez also missed the target in the 44th minute, and in first-half stoppage time, Walker’s cross after an explosive run was unable to find a teammate. The first half ended with City leading 1-0.

Liverpool equalized at the start of the second half.

Two minutes into the second half, Ake’s backpass to the keeper was weak. Ederson leapt to deal with it, but was brought down by the onrushing Núñez and a penalty was awarded. McAllister stepped up to take the spot kick and converted to tie the game at 1-1.

City were dealt an injury blow. Ederson limped off in pain after a collision with Núñez, and he was quickly replaced by Stephan Ortega 11 minutes into the second half.

Both teams fought hard to take the lead. In the 13th minute of the second half, Browner slipped the ball to Foden, who dived down the right. However, Foden’s shot was saved by the keeper.

Liverpool pulled out their substitutions. Klopp brought on Mohamed Salah and Andy Robertson for Soboslawi and Bradley in the 16th minute of the second half. Liverpool swallowed their disappointment. In the 18th minute, Dias found himself one-on-one with Salah after a tremendous through ball, but his shot went wide.

City also made a change.

Guardiola brought on Mateo Kovacic and Jeremy Dookoo in place of De Bruyne and Alvarez in the 24th minute. The post denied City’s second goal. In the 28th minute, Kellerher used his body to clear an Ake cross. The ball hit Foden in the face, deflected and hit the crossbar.

Both teams pushed for all three points down the stretch. In the 35th minute of the second half, Kwansa’s mid-range shot was saved by the keeper. A minute later, Dias used his pace and strength to break down the left flank, but his final cross was blocked by the defense.

City were left scratching their heads over another goal. In the 43rd minute, 토토사이트 추천 Dokou fired a low shot into the corner of the goal with a defender in front of him. However, the ball hit the post.

Liverpool also had a chance in the third minute of stoppage time when Elliot rattled the post after Cody Gakpo’s shot hit the post, but the goal was ruled offside. In the end, the two teams were unable to settle the score at 1-1, sharing a point.