Fierce Premier League rivals, Liverpool and Chelsea, this Wednesday night at Istanbul’s BJK Vodafone Park will be battling for the right to lift the European Super Cup.
The Reds approach the fixture as Champions League winners and having come off an impressive start to their Premier League season with an easy 4-1 win over Norwich on Friday.
Europa League champions Chelsea, meanwhile, had a rather disappointing outing against Manchester United at Old Trafford, with Frank Lampard’s top-flight managerial debut ending in a 4-0 rout.
While Jurgen Klopp’s men are seen as favourites for the Super Cup, Chelsea have a point to prove with their rookie manager, Frank Lampard, and also to show the world they can move on despite the exit of their star player Eden Hazard who has since joined Real Madrid.
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Kickoff is 8.00 p.m.
Team line ups
Adrian, Gomez, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Fabinho, Milner, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mane, Salah
Kepa, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Zouma, Emerson, Kovacic, Jorginho, Kante, Pulisic, Pedro, Giroud
Set for the kick off.. And there we go!
Liverpool start on a hot pace
Liverpool win the first throw in of the game
Ball possession even so far
Mohamed Salah has his shot blocked
Liverpool are the last English team to win the Super Cup
Pedro Rodriguez fails to find the target with a shot from outside
Chelsea concede a corner as Liverpool continue to pile the pressure
Milner with a good cross but Sadio Mane unable to get the touch
CHANCE! Salah finds himself in a 1 on 1 situation with the keeper but he fails to shoot in
Giroud tries a shot but fails to work the keeper.
Jorginho tries to get a cross to Giroud but the French man fails to connect
Giroud tries an over head kick but it’s off target
Giroud every where.. The chekes striker is flagged offside
Corner kick for Liverpool as Cezar Azepullita heads the ball away
Van Dijk heads the ball.. Slightly off the target
Free header for Sadio Mane but straight to the hands of Kepa
Goal!!! Chelsea take the lead
Giroud with the opening goal for the Blues
Perisic gets the ball in the net.. But no second goal for Chelsea
Christian Pulisic from Chelsea is ruled offside
Jurgen Klopp discussing the game with his assistants
The one minute added time is over
Half Time.. Liverpool 0-1 Chelsea
We are back for the second half.. Firmino is in for Oxlade Chamberlain
Liverpool level up as Sadio Mane fires in the equaliser
Henderson almost doubles Liverpool’s lead.. But Kepa stays on for the save
Good passing by Liverpool.. But Salah gjves the possession away
Corner kicks even in this game as the opposing teams have played four each
Liverpool make thier second Substitution.. Georginio Wijnaldum in for James Milner
Frank Lampard getting set to make a change
Tammy Abraham in for Giroud and Pulisic out Mason Mount
Chelsea escape a bug there.. Kepa does so well there
A big scare I meant
Azpilicueta is shown a yellow card by the referee
Mason mount scores but he is flagged offside
Tomori Fikayo Tomori in for Christen Andersea as Frank Lampard Mke.
Mane comes close but the sails across the line
Two minutes added time
Free kick for Liverpool
Game going into extra time
Liverpool gets us underway for the first half of extra time
Goal.. Mane gets Liverpool another goal
The Senegalese hits the roof with calm and presicion
Chelsea come close but Tammy Abraham unable to get the final touch
Penalty!!! Chelsea get a lifeline
Jorginho takes it clamly!! Goal for Chelsea
Game on… Liverpool 2-2 Chelsea
Origi comes in for Mane
Tammy Abraham mises a great chance to kill the game
Kepa comes out for safe
First half of extra time over
Chelsea gets the game back on
Yellow card for Trent Alexander-Arnold
Shot!! Chelsea comes close.. Pedro with the massive effort
The game going to penalties
Firmino to take the first kick for Liverpool… Its a goal!!
Jorginho for Chelsea.. Scores 1-1
Fabinho for Liverpool.. He scores!!
Ross Barkley for Chelsea.. Scores!!, 2-2
Origi for Liverpool.. Goal.. He squeezes it in
Mason mount… Scores… Hits the roof.. 3-3
Arnold for Liverpool.. Kepa comes close but its in
Emerson scores for Chelsea.. 4-4
It’s Salah time….. He scores!!
Tammy Abraham for. Chelsea.. He loses
Liverpool are European Super Cup champions