Sadio Mane acquired on the scoresheet as Liverpool beat Unai Emery’s Villarreal 2-0 at Anfield within the first leg of their Champions League semi-final.
The Reds had been within the ascendency earlier than the interval however Villarreal had been capable of frustrate the hosts. Thiago got here near scoring as he struck the woodwork from vary.
Liverpool scored twice in two minutes to take management of the tie firstly of the second half.
An own-goal from Pervis Estupinan made it 1-0. Jordan Henderson’s cross deflected into the web off of the defender.
Mane completed off an outstanding transfer to double Liverpool’s lead moments later. The hosts additionally had two objectives disallowed for offside.
Liverpool journey to Spain to face Villarreal within the return leg subsequent Tuesday.
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