Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool (10-11 pens): Kepa misses decisive penalty

It was a brilliant 120 minutes at Wembley despite the scoreboard not being troubled, with both sides missing huge chances and having goals ruled out. Romelu Lukaku had his turn to have a strike ruled for offside in extra-time, before Kai Havertz found the back of the net for a second time but was once again greeted by the linesman’s flag.

Kepa was brought on right at the end of extra-time for his shootout expertise, but he saw 11 Liverpool penalties get dispatched past him before the Chelsea goalkeeper stepped up himself and blazed his effort miles over the bar.

The shootout took place in front of the Liverpool fans, who celebrated deliriously and their attention will now turn to hunting Man City down in the Premier League.

Both sides showed their support for Ukraine ahead of kick-off, with the players joining together for a pre-match photograph.

Liverpool suffered a late blow to their preparations as Thiago Thiago Alcantara was injured in the warm-ups, leaving the midfielder in tears on the bench as Alisson Becker tried to comfort his teammate.

It wasn’t much better once the match got underway for the Reds, who started slowly at Wembley. Chelsea should have taken the lead after six minutes as Cesar Azpilicueta played a great ball into the path of Christian Pulisic, who from close-range he was denied by Caoimhin Kelleher.

Liverpool gradually grew into it though, with Sadio Mane particularly bright. Trent-Alexander Arnold whipped in a superb cross, but Mane’s header proved to be more of a clearance than anything that troubled Edouard Mendy,

The Chelsea goalkeeper had far more to do shortly after, and he did it wonderfully. Naby Keita’s shot from the edge of the box was parried out by Mendy, who then somehow got up in time to tip Mane’s follow-up over the bar from six yards.

The Reds were well on top but the half finished as it started, with a massive chance missed by Chelsea. Kai Havertz lifted a perfect pass to Mason Mount, who was completely free ten yards out but blazed his volley wide of goal.

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