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Chelsea vs Liverpool League Cup Final must continue in extra rounds

Jakarta, Beritasatu.com – The match between Chelsea and Liverpool in the final of the English League Cup or EFL Cup (Carabao Cup) at Wembley Stadium, Sunday (25/2/2024), must continue with extra time. The reason is, both teams played 0-0 after 90 minutes of the match.

Liverpool is aiming to win the English League Cup for the 10th time. Meanwhile, Chelsea will try to win this title for the sixth time.

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Appearing as guests, Liverpool appeared superior in possession of the ball. The RedsLiverpool's nickname, recorded 54% possession of the ball, while Chelsea had 46% possession.

Chelsea only made two direct kicks on goal. Liverpool has a slight lead in this matter, namely three times.

Chelsea coach Mauricio Pochettino used a 4-2-3-1 pattern in this final match. Nicolas Jackson is the sole striker in the front row.

This player from Senegal is supported by Cole Palmer, Conor Gallagher and Raheem Sterling. Midfielders Moises Caicedo and Enzo Fernandes partnered in midfield.

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The back line was entrusted to Malo Gusto, Axel Disasi, Levi Colwill and Ben Chilwell. The goalkeeper position was entrusted to Djordje Petrovic.

Liverpool managed to advance to the final of the championship which is also called the Carabao Cup after winning over Fulham 3-2 on aggregate in the semifinals. Meanwhile, Chelsea appeared in the final match after overcoming Middlesbrough with an aggregate of 7-1.

Liverpool also had to face several key players who were absent due to injury. Trent Alexander-Arnold, Diogo Jota, Curtis Jones and Alisson Becker have been ruled out for the final and several other players are questionable due to fitness issues.

In the Liverpool camp, coach Jurgen Klopp is using a 4-3-3 pattern. The German coach fielded Luis Diaz, Cody Gakpo and Harvey Elliot in the front row.

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The three players from Colombia, the Netherlands and England are supported by the trio of Ryan Gravenberch, Wataru Endo and Alexis Mac Allister.

Meanwhile, the back line was entrusted to Andy Robertson, Virgil van Dijk, Ibrahima Konate and Conor Bradley. The goalkeeper position is filled by Coimhin Kelleher.

Liverpool players had the first chance to score a goal in the ninth minute. Striker Luiz Diaz fired a header using Andy Robertson's cross. However, Chelsea goalkeeper Djordje Petrovic managed to catch the ball well.

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In the 14th minute, Liverpool had another chance through Luis Diaz who fired a hard kick, but the Colombian player's action was blocked by Moises Caicedo.

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Not long after, Liverpool midfielder Alexis Mac Allister got his chance. The midfielder from Argentina fired a shot, but it was blocked by goalkeeper Djordje Petrovic.

Not long after, the Chelsea goalkeeper made a brilliant save. He managed to prevent Luis Diaz's kick from becoming a goal.

In the 21st minute, it was Liverpool goalkeeper Coimhin Kelleher's turn to make a save. He managed to catch Chelsea striker Cole Palmer's kick. This former Manchester City player's kick should have resulted in a goal.

In the 28th minute, Liverpool midfielder Ryan Gravenberch was unable to continue the match after being fouled by Enzo Fernandez. The Dutch player was then replaced by Joe Gomez.

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Chelsea actually succeeded in breaking through Liverpool's goal in the 33rd minute thanks to the action of Nicolas Jackson. However, the goal was disallowed after the referee looked at VAR. This striker from Senegal is considered off side.

Liverpool almost took the lead in the 41st minute thanks to Cody Gakpo's header. However, the Dutch player's action failed to produce a goal because it hit the goalpost.

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In the 45+3 minute, the referee stopped the match because two players from each team were arguing. As a result, the referee finally issued yellow cards to Ben Chillwell from Chelsea and Liverpool defender Conor Bradley. The goalless draw lasted until the end of the first half.

Entering the half after the break, both teams continued to try to score the winning goal. Liverpool's attack finally succeeded in producing a goal in the 60th minute thanks to Virgil van Dijk's header. Welcoming Andy Robertson's cross, the Dutch defender headed the ball after a duel with Ben Chillwel.

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The former Southampton player's header then managed to outwit Chelsea goalkeeper Djordje Petrovic. However, Van Dijk's success in breaking through Chelsea's goal ended in disappointment.

Referee Chris Kavanagh again asked for VAR's help to confirm this goal. He then annulled this goal because it happened off side previously. The score is still 0-0.

Chelsea then made a substitution in the 67th minute. Striker Raheem Sterling was withdrawn and replaced by Christopher Nkunku.

Three minutes later, Liverpool created a chance. Luis Diaz managed to release a pass and was met with a header by Cody Gakpo. Unfortunately, the former PSV Eindhoven player's signing went wide,

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The Reds made a change in the 72nd minute. This time, Conor Bradley was withdrawn and replaced by Bobby Clark.

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In the 85th minute, Conor Gallagher had a golden opportunity to score a goal. However, the Chelsea striker's attempt was thwarted by goalkeeper Coimhin Gallagher.

Liverpool made three substitutions at once in the 87th minute. Andy Robertson was replaced by Konstantimos Tsimikas, James McConnell replaced Alexis Mac Allister, and Cody Gakpo was withdrawn and replaced by Jayden Danns.

Chelsea made another substitution in the 90th minute. This time striker Nicolas Jackson was replaced by Mykhaylo Mudryk. However, until the second half of the match finished the score remained 0-0. The referee also called extra innings.

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Lineup:
Chelsea (4-2-3-1):
Goalkeeper: Djordje Petrovic
Back: Malo Gusto, Axel Disasi, Levi Colwill, Ben Chilwell
Middle: Moises Caicedo and Enzo Fernandez
Forwards: Cole Palmer, Conor Gallagher and Raheem Sterling
Front: Nicolas Jackson

Liverpool (4-3-3):
Goalkeeper: Coimhin Kelleher
Back: Andy Robertson, Virgil van Dijk, Ibrahima Konate, Conor Bradley
Middle: Ryan Gravenberch, Wataru Endo, Alexis Mac Allister
Forwards: Luis Diaz, Cody Gakpo, Harvey Elliott

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