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Liverpool back in front of Villarreal on Fabinho goal in Champions League semifinal second leg

The Reds had coughed up 2-0 lead to the Spanish side in the semifinal tie.

Villarreal v Liverpool Semi Final Leg Two - UEFA Champions League
Fabinho of Liverpool looks onduring the UEFA Champions League Semi Final Leg Two match between Villarreal and Liverpool at Estadio de la Ceramica on May 03, 2022 in Villarreal, Spain.
Photo by Silvestre Szpylma/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Liverpool watched its 2-0 advantage from the first leg of the Champions League semifinal slip away in the first half against Villarreal Tuesday, with Unai Emery’s side showing impressive resolve. It looked like the Reds would be in trouble, but Fabinho had other ideas.

The midfielder’s powerful strike was too much to handle for Villarreal keeper Geronimo Rulli, sending Liverpool ahead 3-2 on aggregate. Five minutes later, Luis Diaz added an insurance goal for the Reds as they look set to advance to the Champions League final.

Liverpool had overtaken Manchester City as the favorite to win the competition per DraftKings Sportsbook entering this second leg, likely due to CIty only holding a one-goal advantage over Real Madrid. We’ll see if Liverpool will have to face its Premier League rival or the most decorated club in world football in the Champions League final, which will take place May 28.