FULL-TIME, Liverpool 4-0 Barcelona: Congratulations, Barcelona. You just pulled off the biggest collapse in Champions League history. Well done, idiots.
GOAL, Liverpool 4-0 Barcelona (Origi 79’): Alexander-Arnold takes a quick corner that catches Barça off guard, and Origi scores his second of the game. If Barça don’t react quick, this one is over.
GOAL, Liverpool 3-0 Barcelona (Wijnaldum 56’): Wijnaldum scores again, this time on a header from a Xherdan Shaqiri cross. It’s all tied now, and Barça are in serious danger of going out.
GOAL, Liverpool 2-0 Barcelona (Wijnaldum 54’): Trent Alexander-Arnold fires a great cross into the box and Georginio Wijnaldum finds a way to beat Ter Stegen. And now all hell breaks loose.
SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Liverpool 1-0 Barcelona: Come on, boys! Let’s find a goal and reach the Final!
HALFTIME, Liverpool 1-0 Barcelona: Liverpool made an amazing start, but Barça managed to weather the storm and the fact they’re down a goal is actually good news. We have to play better and get a goal in the second half, though.
GOAL, Liverpool 1-0 Barcelona (Origi 7’): Liverpool get an early goal. Awful mistake by Jordi Alba, Marc-André ter Stegen saves Jordan Henderson’s shot, but Divock Origi scores the rebound.
KICKOFF! Liverpool 0-0 Barcelona: Come on, boys! I already know I’ll have a heart attack tonight, so don’t give me a second heart attack and just get to the Final, please.
Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Roberto, Piqué, Lenglet, Alba; Vidal, Busquets, Rakitic; Messi, Suárez, Coutinho (4-3-3)
Bench: Cillessen, Umtiti, Vermaelen, Semedo, Arthur, Aleñá, Malcom
Starting XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Djik, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Milner; Shaqiri, Origi, Mané (4-3-3)
Bench: Mignolet, Lovren, Gomez, Wijnaldum, Woodburn, Sturridge, Brewster
WELCOME TO ANFIELD!!! One of the best, most historic stadiums in the world is the site of a giant Champions League semifinal second leg between Liverpool and Barcelona. The Blaugrana are in the driver’s seat after a 3-0 win in the first leg, but they still need to play a complete game against a really good team at a very tough ground to confirm a place in the Final. This will be an amazing European night, and you are welcome to join us and comment all the action. LET’S LIVE BLOG!
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Competition/Round: 2018-19 Champions League, Semifinals, Second Leg
First Leg Result: Barcelona 3-0 Liverpool
Date/Time: Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 9pm CET, 8pm BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 3pm ET, 12pm PT (USA), 12.30am IST (India, Wednesday)
Venue: Anfield, Liverpool, England
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (TUR)
HOW TO WATCH, STREAM CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
How to watch on TV: TNT (USA), BT Sport 2 (UK), Canal+ Sport 1 (Nigeria), SONY TEN 2 (India), Movistar Liga de Campeones (Spain), others
Matchday Thread Rules
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Even if the referee sucks or we lose the game, no swearing. It’s just unnecessary. Also, don’t discuss illegal streaming links. Those who do it will be warned, and those who post links will be instantly banned. Finally, be nice to each other. This is a Barcelona community and we don’t need to offend one another.
Have fun with the game! Forever and ever, no matter the competition, VISCA EL BARÇA!