Deja vu, anyone?
Borussia Dortmund scored twice inside the first 10 minutes of the game last night. Liverpool fans were stunned. It was too easy for Dortmund. No way Liverpool could comeback from this, I said to myself.
The Reds did it once. They were three goal down in Istanbul against AC Milan. The stage was bigger, the Champions League Grand Finale. Rafa Benitez’s Liverpool managed to equalize before the final whistle, and won the shootouts.
Such luck doesn’t come to the same team twice, I said to myself last night. Of course Liverpool fans had different opinion. ‘We did it once, we can do it again’, that’s what they must have said to themselves last night. And my God, they were right!
Jurgen Klopp’s team scored 4 times against Dortmund in second half, and the Klopp’s old team could only add a single goal during the same period. Liverpool cruised to Europa League semi-finals.
Dortmund left in agony. They are a great football team, but Klopp knows them way too well.
• Sevilla ✔
• Villarreal ✔
• Liverpool ✔
• Shakhtar Donetsk ✔