Liverpool Book Semifinal Ticket with Top Villarreal

Liverpool remains on course for a historic quadruple after a thrilling draw with Benfica secured a two-legged Champions League semi-final against Spanish side Villarreal. They have already set their ball rolling from the first leg after beating the Portuguese side 3-1 in Lisbon, Liverpool extended their advantage with Ibrahima Konate’s powerful 21st-minute header from a Kostas Tsimikas corner.

Liverpool to Host Villarreal in Uefa Champions League Semi-finals

The visitors, Benfica equalized through Goncalo Ramos’ excellent turn and finish, before Roberto Firmino scored twice to ensure his side remain in the course. The Brazilian scored two second-half goals – a tap-in followed by a volley – in front of the Kop looked to have put the Reds in control. But after Roman Yaremchuk broke through to beat Alisson and make it 3-2 on the night, Darwin Nunez scored a late equalizer and ended the game 3-3.

Liverpool Book Semifinal Ticket With Top Villarreal

Nunez was then denied by Alisson as Benfica finished strongly but Liverpool held out to advance 6-4 on aggregate. They will now host Spanish side Villarreal, the club they beat in the semi-finals of the Europa League in 2016 on 27 April before traveling to Spain for the second leg on 4 May.

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