Everton Unggul 1-0 dari Liverpool di Babak Pertama

Afif Farhan - Sepakbola
Minggu, 21 Feb 2021 01:21 WIB
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 20: Richarlison of Everton celebrates with teammates Seamus Coleman, Mason Holgate, James Rodriguez and Andre Gomes  after scoring his teams first goal during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Everton at Anfield on February 20, 2021 in Liverpool, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Phil Noble - Pool/Getty Images)
Everton Unggul 1-0 dari Liverpool di Babak Pertama (Getty Images)
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Derby Merseyside Liverpool vs Everton berlangsung ketat dan seru sejak awal. The Toffees unggul di babak pertama atas The Reds, 1-0.

Duel Liverpool vs Everton dalam lanjutan Liga Inggris digelar di Anfield, Minggu (21/2/2021) dini hari WIB. Liverpool menurunkan trisula mautnya, Mane-Firmino-Salah di lini serang dengan formasi 4-3-3.

Everton memakai formasi 4-5-1. Dominic Calvert-Lewin dicadangkan, perannya diisi oleh Richarlisons sebagai ujung tombak.

Babak pertama dimulai, kedua tim langsung main terbuka. Malah 10 detik laga, Everton sudah mendapat tendangan sudut.

Gol pertama Everton!

Di menit ketiga, James Rodriguez dengan tenang mengirim umpan terobosan ke Richarlison yang berlari di antara bek tengah Liverpool.

Richarlison lolos dari offside, tak terkejar oleh Ozan Kabak, dan dengan tenang menaklukkan Alisson lewat sepakan mendatar.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 20: Richarlison of Everton celebrates with teammates Seamus Coleman, Mason Holgate, James Rodriguez and Andre Gomes  after scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Everton at Anfield on February 20, 2021 in Liverpool, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Phil Noble - Pool/Getty Images)(Getty Images/)

Setelah gol tersebut, Everton bermain dengan menjaga tempo dan merapatkan pertahanan dari lini tengah. Liverpool pun terus mencoba mengobrak-abrik pertahanan tim tamu.

Menit ke-16, Everton malah kembali mengancam. Tembakan tendangan bebas James Rodriguez mengarah ke gawang tapi masih mudah diamankan Alisson.

Menit ke-19 Liverpool punya peluang. Roberto Firmino menyambar bola liar dari kaki Sadio Mane, namun sepakannya masih bisa diblok barisan pertahanan Everton.

Semenit kemudian, Jordan Henderson melepas tembakan dari luar kotak penalti. Namun, Pickford terbang menepis bola.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 20: Richarlison of Everton celebrates with teammates Seamus Coleman, Mason Holgate, James Rodriguez and Andre Gomes  after scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Everton at Anfield on February 20, 2021 in Liverpool, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Phil Noble - Pool/Getty Images)Pertandingan berlangsung ketat (Getty Images/)

Menit ke-21 giliran Trent Alexander-Arnold melepas sepakan dari luar kotak penalti. Pickford kembali menepisnya.

Petaka buat Liverpool. Di menit ke-29, sang kapten Jordan Henderson tampak kesakitan. Diyakini, dirinya mengalami cedera hamstring sampai harus ditarik keluar digantikan oleh Nathaniel Phillips.

Menit ke-33, Coleman nyaris cetak gol. Dirinya menyambut umpan lambung dari Digne, lalu disambut Coleman dengan sundulan sambil melayang. Alisson berada dalam waktu dan posisi yang tepat, dengan refleks cepat menepis si kulit bundar.

Liverpool merespons semenit kemudian, sayangnya sepakan Curtis Jones masih melebar.

Menit ke-37 giliran Phillips melakukan percobaan. Sundulannya dari sudut sempit menyambut umpan tendangan bebas, masih belum menemui bidang.

Sampai peluit babak pertama berakhir, skor sementara 1-0 buat Everton.

Susunan pemain:

Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Kabak, Henderson (Phillips 29'), Robertson, Thiago, Wijnaldum, Jones, Salah, Firmino, Mane

Everton: Pickford, Coleman, Holgate, Keane, Godfrey, Rodriguez, Doucoure, Davies, Andre Gomes, Digne, Richarlison.

(aff/bay)