Manchester City stops Liverpool once again
Both teams went into the Community Shield competition in high spirit. With one team haven won the Uefa Champions League, and the other, the English Premier League last season.
Wembley was decorated in red and blue, fans of both clubs came all out! (Some were reported to have had a fight on their way to Wembley).
The first half saw Manchester City dominating the game. Liverpool had few chances as well. The 5th minute shot from Roberto Firmino that was saved by Bravo, and some side netting from Salah. A breakthrough however came in at the 12th minute from Raheem Sterling scoring against his former team for the first time. The converted free kick left Alisson lying on the ground helplessly as he watched the ball slide in.
The 2nd half saw Liverpool gaining control of the game which eventually paid off with an equalizer at the 77th minute with a header from Joel Matip. At the 92nd minute, Liverpool nearly picked up their Community Shield after 13 years. But Kyle Walker made a bicycle kick clearance to prevent the reds.
The match ended in penalties with City scoring all of theirs while Georginio Wijnaldum’s penalty got saved by Bravo.