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UCL: Liverpool thrash Porto 4-1, berths in semi-final

UCL: Liverpool thrash Porto 4-1, berths in semi-final

It was a glorious night for Liverpool Football Club on Wednesday, as they thrashed FC Porto 4-1 to qualify for the semi-finals of the 2019 Champions League.

Liverpool’s victory has now set them up for a clash with Lionel Messi’s Barcelona.

Liverpool came into the match with a 2-0 advantage from the first leg played at Anfield last week.

The English team opened scoring through Sadio Mane, a goal that was allowed after a lengthy VAR review.

Mohamed Salah, substitute Roberto Firmino and Virgil van Dijk put their names in the scoring sheet in the second half to seal Liverpool’s victory.

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Porto’s consolation goal came through Eder Militao 21 minutes to the end of the game.

Porto had lost 5-0 to Liverpool at their home ground about a year ago.

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Timothy is a versatile journalist, down to earth with a critical and curious mind.