Arsenal took gold from Anfield and drew a draw in the first leg of the English League Cup semi-final

Ni Granit Xhaka, with a clumsy expulsion, he was able to dynamite a Arsenal that lasted 70 minutes with one less in Anfield and contained a Liverpool without ideas and that he did not shoot once on goal to stay alive in the semi-finals of the League Cup (0-0).

The Swiss threatened to destroy Arsenal’s only title option this season, with a child kick and as last man in the 24th minute., who sent him to the booth and forced Arsenal to defend themselves and little else to get to the Emirates Stadium alive.

This Arsenal of Mikel Arteta has a problem with red cards and this Thursday is the thirteenth since he took office, five more than Southampton, second in this particular classification. In a long ball RobertsonWhen the game was barely over 20 minutes, Jota controlled with his chest at the same time that Xhaka, overcome, lunged and kicked him. The Swiss was the last man and he went to the street with a direct red. The fifth since arriving at Arsenal on 16/17. Another time he left his team lying down due to an awkwardness.


Arsenal and Liverpool tied in the first leg of the League Cup semi-final. Photo: EFE

A Arteta it supposed him to get rid of Nketiah and have to put Holding, although the script changed little, because Liverpool continued with pre-goal dominance, but without disturbing Ramsdale, who gave thanks that Sound mane Y Mohamed Salah be in the Cup Africa.

Because at Liverpool she lacked creativity and punch. Without Thiago, with a purely defensive midfield, and without his pair up, the team was left at the expense of some genius of Whom, of the lack of goal of firmino or one Minamino who has scored two goals at Anfield since signing for the ‘Reds’. It was not surprising that the most dangerous for Ramsdale in the first 60 minutes was a cross from the Japanese who was poisoned and almost sneaked into his goal.

I enter Curtis Jones, to give a little more rhythm, but the game was stagnant, condemned to 0-0. He even had it Arsenal, in an offensive transition with a center of Tierney So naughty Says Come in Van Dijk Y Matip. The control was not good, but the English managed to find a shot against Alison that the Brazilian covered.

The offensive production of those of Jürgen Klopp It was a drama and they didn’t shoot once on goal in the whole game. Not playing against ten. They accelerated in the final minutes, when Minamimo, without a goalkeeper, sent the last one to the stands, but not even with those. Eight months later, Liverpool were left unmarked at Anfield. The last time was in the quarterfinal lap against him Real Madrid in the Champions.

Arsenal and Liverpool tied in the first leg of the League Cup semi-final.  Photo: EFE

Arsenal and Liverpool tied in the first leg of the League Cup semi-final. Photo: EFE

The only positive news for the return on January 20 is that this meeting will hardly be worse than what was seen this Thursday at Anfield.

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