The match was extremely important for the table standings as second-placed Arsenal hosted the league leaders. At halftime, the score was 1-1, with Bukayo Saka scoring for the hosts and Gabriel Magalhaes scoring an own goal for “The Reds”. The second half became more interesting when Jakub Kiwior entered the field at the beginning, replacing Ukrainian representative Oleksandr Zinchenko.
The negative hero of the match turned out to be Liverpool’s goalkeeper, Alisson. He rushed out to the ball being secured by one of his defenders, but his intervention was so clumsy that he missed the ball, allowing Gabriel Martinelli to kick it into the unguarded goal. At that moment, Liverpool fans were probably reminded of their former goalkeeper Loris Karius, “famous” for similar mistakes.
In extra time, Kiwior passed the ball to Leandro Trossarda, who then ran half the length of the pitch with it and beat Alisson. After this victory, Arsenal is only 2 points behind Liverpool. Manchester City is also in the title race, trailing the leader by 5 points but having played two games fewer.
[Henryk Kasperczak evaluated the current state of the national team.]