Posted on Thu 15 Aug 2019, 09:11 AM

The super cup which was officiated by Stephanie Frappart and her two assistant  saw Tammy Abraham miss his spot kick allowing  Liverpool to left  their second European  trophy in three month.

A  lackluster first half performance by Liverpool  saw  Chelsea take the lead through  formal Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud in the 36 minute of the game but Liverpool restored parity immediately  after the restart .

After a frantic start to the second-half for Liverpool, mainly due to the arrival of Firmino, the game became a far more even affair, with Kante running the show in midfield.

But on 74 minutes, Kepa produced a stunning double save to deny Salah from a corner and then he miraculously kept out Virgil van Dijk on the rebound, with the goal at the Dutchman's mercy.

Kepa's saves ensured the game went to extra-time in Istanbul, an outcome no team wanted prior to kick-off.

Mane then took it upon himself to make sure Liverpool fans were cheering  extra-time on 95 minutes, as he fired home his second after a brilliant cutback from Firmino.

However, the scores were level again five minutes later as Jorginho equalized from the penalty spot after Adrian was adjudged to  had brought down Abraham.

But neither side could find a winner in extra-time, with the game decided by a penalty shootout.
And it was Abraham who missed the only spot kick, handing Liverpool and Jurgen  Klopp their second trophy in three month.

Frank Lampard  will take solace on the brilliant performance of his team in Istanbul  and try to build on it.

Both teams return to action this weekend with Liverpool traveling to St Mary's to take on Southampton, while Chelsea will be hoping to kick off their season when the entertain Leicester   city in Stanford bridge.

 

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