FA CUP – Arsenal-Liverpool 0-2: in the final, Kiwior’s own goal and Luis Diaz’s counterattack. Reds in the 4th round

Arsenal exits the FA Cup prematurely. In the big home match against Liverpool, after a lot of missed chances (especially with Havertz), the Gunners are punished in the final with an own goal in the 80th minute of the match. ex Spezia Kiwior from a free kick by Alexander-Arnold and from Luis Diaz’s lightning counterattack in the 95th minute. In the calculation of the very occasions, sensational crosses from Ødegaard, Alexander-Arnold and Diogo Jota.

Saka and Mac Allister during Arsenal-Liverpool, FA Cuo 2023-2

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The scoreboard

Arsenal (4-3-3): Ramsdale; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Kiwior (88′ Smith Rowe); Rice, Jorginho (82′ Nketiah), Odegaard; Saka, Nelson (63′ Martinelli), Havertz (88′ Trossard). All.: Arteta.

Liverpool (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Quansah, Konaté, Gomez; Jones (75′ Clark), Mac Allister (59′ Gravenberch), Elliott (75′ Bradley); Gakpo (59′ Diogo Jota), Darwin Nuñez, Luis Diaz. All.: Klopp.

Referee: John Brooks di Leicester.

Gol: 80′ aut. Kiwior (L), 90’+5 Luis DIaz (L).

Assist: Diogo Jota (L, 0-2).

Note – Cooldown: 2+5. Booked: Saliba, Elliott, Gravenberch, Clark, Alexander-Arnold.

The match report in 14 moments

3′ – ARSENAL CLOSE TO THE ADVANTAGE WITH NELSON! On Ramsdale’s long clearance, Nelson surprises Konaté with speed and discards Alisson on the way out, but the narrow shot goes wide of the outside of the net!

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Reiss Nelson, Arsenal-Liverpool, FA Cup 2023-2024

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8′ – HAVERTZ! Left-footed shot from outside: Alisson gets there, but Arsenal are in control of the game so far!

11′ – ARSENAL’S TRIPLE ATTEMPT IN GOAL! The most dangerous one, certainly, was Ødegaard’s extremely violent left-footed shot which hit the crossbar!

22′ – DARWIN NUÑEZ! Liverpool’s Uruguayan striker heads the ball following a corner from Elliott: the ball goes just wide.

38′ – WHITE POWERFUL MIDDLE OUTSIDE! Alisson somehow saves the corner.

39′ – HAVERTZ HEADED FROM A FEW STEPS ON SAKA’S CORNER! The ball grazes the post, Arsenal still very close to taking the lead!

45′ – BOLDER ON THE CROSSBAR BY ALEXANDER-ARNOLD! Great right outside neck shot. One crossbar on each side, now!

54′ – DARWIN NUÑEZ! The Uruguayan former Benfica player starts from the left, enters the area and unloads a very violent right-footed shot: the ball doesn’t turn enough.

58′ – ARSENAL SCHEME ON A FREE PENALTY! Ødegard low shot to Havertz, cross from the left to Saka, who turns left-footed high over the crossbar!

61′ – ANOTHER GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR ARSENAL! Havertz’s left-footed cross deflected and cleared by Alisson at the feet of Saka, who then fails to reward Ødegaard’s insertion!

78′ – LUIS DIAZ’S ANGLED LEFT-HANDED DROP FROM DIOGO JOTA! Great save from Ramsdale, who stretches out and gets there!

79′ – DIOGO JOTA CROSSBALL! The former Wolves player jumps higher than Saliba on Alexander-Arnold’s corner: ball again, for the second time at the Reds, which hits the highest woodwork!

80′ – LIVERPOOL TAKE THE ADVANTAGE WITH KIWIOR’S OWN GOAL! Free kick from the left by Alexander-Arnold with a right-footed shot deflected by the header into his own goal by the former Spezia player: 0-1!

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Jakub Kiwior Arsenal Liverpool

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90’+5 – GOAL DEL LIVERPOOL CON LUIS DIAZ! Lightning fast counterattack by the Reds started by Darwin Nuñez and finished by Diogo Jota for his Colombian teammate, who controls and throws an unstoppable right-footed shot under seven!

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Luis Diaz e Trent Alexander-Arnold

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The best

Alexander-Arnold. He hits a sensational crossbar, favoring Kiwior’s own goal which unlocks the match and is the heart and soul of Klopp’s Liverpool.

The worst

Havertz. Many, too many opportunities thrown away. Even sills. Smoky.

The social moment

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