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Champions League, semi final, second leg

Liverpool 4 - Barcelona 0

Barcelona are out of the Champions League after losing 4-0 at Liverpool! With the Catalans having a three goal lead and most players rested at the weekend, nobody expected Jurgen Klopp’s side (themselves missing key players) to win. However with only seven minutes gone Origi gave them the lead, and Allison (the same keeper who thwarted Barça last season when at Roma) made top class saves from Messi, Coutinho, Alba and Suárez. Soon after the restart though half time substitute Wijnaldum scored twice in as many minutes, and a dozy defence allowed Origi to make it four from a quickly taken Alexander-Arnold corner with ten minutes to go. For the first time in six years there will be no Spanish side in the final and, despite being on track for a second domestic double in a row, the defeat leaves coach Ernesto Valverde fighting for his job. (07.05.19)