Liverpool Crushes Porto and Advances to Champions League Semi-Finals

Mohamed Salah. Photo by Dave Shopland/BPI/REX/Shutterstock (9664179bn)

After winning 2-0 at Anfield in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final matchup against FC Porto, Liverpool just had to be sure not to slip up at the Estádio do Dragão in order to advance to their second consecutive semi-final in the competition.

They certainly didn’t disappoint, as Jürgen Klopp’s Reds comfortably cruised to a 1-4 victory in Portugal to advance into the final four of the competition.

Liverpool suffered a few scares in the first 25 minutes of the game, as they struggled to create offensive chances and saw Porto get shots on goal several times.

The first time Liverpool got a shot, however, it was a different story. Sadio Mané scored to put the Reds up 0-1 in the 26th minute, virtually sealing Liverpool’s place in the next round.

After the break, superstar forward Mo Salah joined the ranks of the scorers with a 65th-minute goal to put his team up by 2.

Eder Militão headed in Porto’s only goal just three minutes later to add a tiny bit of suspense to the contest, but a Virgil van Dijk and a Roberto Firmino goal for Liverpool in the game’s final stretch certified Liverpool’s advance into the semi-finals.

There, a huge matchup awaits against FC Barcelona, possibly the competition’s favorite. The semi-final tie will open at Camp Nou on May 1 before moving to Anfield on May 7.