Champions League

Villarreal 2-0 Liverpool LIVE: Coquelin levels the tie

Half time

Villarreal 2-0 Liverpool (2-2 agg.)

What a first 45 minutes we have had. Villarreal have levelled things thanks to goals from Dia and Coquelin. Liverpool have been completely outplayed by Unai Emery and Villarreal. Can the Yellow Submarine completed the job in the second half?


And there it is! The goal which levels the tie. Coquelin gets on the end of a Capuoe cross and heads home the second on the night. We have ourselves a game now.


A mistake from Keita gives the ball to Moreno and he plays through Lo Celso, and Liverpool goalkeeper smothers the ball, taking the player out as well. The Villarreal players scream for a penalty, but the referee says no.Compartir en TwitterMinute 28

Liverpool edging in

As time wears on Liverpool are getting themselves more and more onto the ball, but that said, they lack quality when they do have possession, passing back and mistiming balls forward.


Liverpool look a shadow of the team from one week ago, Thiago, who was sensational at Anfield, is being hunted down every time he gets the ball.

Sensational start

In start contrast to the first leg, Villarreal have come out swinging and are causing Liverpool plenty of issues, with the Reds not really started. Parejo blasts a low drive wide as Emery’s men have another attempt on goal.


The start Villarreal wanted! Dia gets on the end of a Capoue cross and fires into an empty net. The Yellow Submarine need one more now.

We are underway at the Estadio de la Ceramica for the Champions League second leg

Rio Ferdinand on BT Sport: “It’s almost a free hit for Villarreal as no one expects them to go through. People expect a work ethic from them and they have to lay a glove on Liverpool tonight. Moreno can make a difference as he’s a class act. He can punish Liverpool.”

Home advantage?

Villarreal may be behind after the first leg at Anfield, but the Estadio de la Ceramica is a fortress as shown by their 1-0 over Bayern Munich in the quarter-final. And the Yello Submarine will be hoping thier fans can roar them to victory and a place in the final.

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Firmino missing for Liverpool ahead of UCL semi versus Villarreal

Villarreal vs Liverpool – Official line-ups

Both teams have made some changes up front for the second leg of their Champions League semi-final. Diogo Jota will start with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, while Gerard Moreno is given the nod by Unai Emery and there is no place for Arnaut Danjuma.

Villarreal XI: Rulli, Foyth, Albiol, Torres, Estupinan, Lo Celso, Parejo, Capoue, Coquelin, Dia, Moreno

Liverpool XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Keita, Thiago, Jota, Salah, Mane

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Villarreal gear up for UCL semi-final with Liverpool and overturning first leg deficit

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Villarreal vs Liverpool predicted line-ups

Villarreal’s predicted line-up (4-4-1-1): Geronimo Rulli; Juan Foyth, Raul Albiol, Pau Torres, Pervis Estupinan; Samu Chukwueze, Etienne Capoue, Dani Parejo, Manu Trigueros; Giovani Lo Celso; Arnaut Danjuma.

Liverpool’s predicted line-up (4-3-3): Alisson Becker; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ibrahima Konate, Virgil van Dijk, Andy Robertson; Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago Alcantara; Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Luis Diaz.Emery: ‘Villarreal are excited’ ahead of Liverpool UCL clash

When does Villarreal vs Liverpool start?

This Tuesday’s Champions League semi-final second leg between Villarreal and Liverpool kicks off at 21:00 CET, the local time in Spain. For those living in the UK, this will mean the match kicks off at 20:00 BST. American viewers in the US will be able to watch the match at 15:00 ET/12:00 PT.

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Where to watch Villarreal vs Liverpool?

For those living in the USA, you can watch the second leg of the Champions League semi-final between Villarreal and Liverpool on CBS Sports Network. For those living in the UK the match will be broadcast live on BT Sport.

Hello and welcome to this live blog for this Tuesday evening match in the Champions League between Liverpool and Villarreal at the Estadio de la Ceramica.

Despite Villarreal’s best defensive efforts at Anfield, Unai Emery’s charges are facing an uphill battle in Tuesday’s Champions League semi-final second leg against Liverpool, with the Spanish side trailing 2-0.

The abolition of the away goals rule gives Villarreal some hope, as they only need to win 2-0 in order to force extra time, despite how difficult it may be to envisage this Liverpool side conceding two goals in a single match to any opponent other than Manchester City.

Roberto Firmino missed the weekend trip to Newcastle United and is still facing a run against time in order to proof his fitness after a minor foot injury.

Jurgen Klopp has no such other fitness worries and will instead perhaps look to rest some players for the Premier League run-in, as the Reds battle to win a famous quadruple.

Alberto Moreno is the one long-term absence for Villarreal ahead of Tuesday’s match, while star forward Gerard Moreno remains a doubt after missing the first leg last week.

It should be a good one, so make sure you stay with us for all the build-up to Villarreal vs Liverpool, followed by updates from the match itself.


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