Although Barcelona won a 3-0 victory over Liverpool in the Champions League semi-final first-leg match of 2018/19 at their Nou Camp, their coach Ernesto Valverde proved quite cautious when talking about the final.
In the match mentioned above, striker Lionel Messi of the home team played particularly impressive. After Luis Suarez scored the opener, the Argentinian scored twice to get 600 goals at the club level. Notably, even when Barca has created an obvious advantage, coach Valverde insists La Liga champions are not subjective if they do not want to repeat the previous disaster.
Speaking at the press conference after the match, Captain Barca said: “When comparing with Liverpool, sometimes Barca control the game and sometimes we let the opponent do it. At some point. , Liverpool played exactly what they wanted. “
“The 3-0 score is a great result for Barca, but don’t forget last year we won Roma 4-1 at home in the first leg before losing 0-3 in the rematch and being eliminated (quarterfinals). Champions League) “.
Commenting on Messi ‘s brilliant performance, coach Valverde also added: “We all know Messi well, but still can’t help but be surprised at what he has done. As a team. Head of Barca, Messi has helped us maintain a good posture, He knows how to speak in decisive moments and make a difference “.
“Today Messi brought back the victory for Barca. However, as mentioned above, Barca cannot think of the finals when the team still has a lot of work to do in the return match going on away from home”, Coach Valverde concluded.
‘The score of Barca vs Liverpool should be 4-0’
Barca won 3-0 in the semi-finals of the Champions League against Liverpool. However, the score should have been 4-0 if the home side were not stripped of a penalty.
Having to march to the Nou Camp has never been easy for any team. With Liverpool is no exception. Although Juergen Klopp’s army is strong, the army still has to lose to 0-3 on the Catalan football stadium.
But according to the former referee, now Marca’s expert, Andujar Oliver, if the referee Bjorn Kuipers is more accurate in his decision, the score should be 4-0 in favor of Barca.
It was a situation that happened in the 15th minute of the match. Lionel Messi and Joel Matip had a dispute with each other and the Argentine striker thought Matip had used his hand to touch the ball in the penalty area. Even so, Kuipers still waved.
“Looks like it’s a definite error situation,” Oliver said. “From my observation, Matip’s hand was not in a natural position and he seemed to have deliberately touched the ball.”
Anyway, Barca didn’t have to wait too long to get a score. Only 11 minutes later, Luis Suarez cleared the deadlock before Messi scored twice in the second half to give the Catalan giant a huge advantage.