Liverpool had difficulty breaking the deadlock before Mane scored. Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale played very well in the first half because he made many saves.
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The course of the first round match, playing at home, the Reds managed to appear dominant from the beginning of the first half. They kept the ball and launched attack after attack.
However, in the first 20 minutes, the attacks built by Mohamed Salah and his friends did not seem convincing. A series of opportunities were obtained but did not manage to lead to the goal.
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Nine minutes later, the Reds got a golden opportunity to be precise in the 29th minute. The opportunity was obtained through Thiago Alcantara’s successive shots in front of the goal mouth after receiving a cross from Trent Alexander-Arnold.
But it’s not that easy, Aaron Ramsdale, who stands under the bar, looks so strong. He blocked two consecutive shots sent by the Spanish midfielder.
Interestingly, the same thing was again obtained by Liverpool. This time, it was Salah who had a golden opportunity in front of the goal mouth in the 35th minute. And again, Ramsdale failed him.