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Klopp defeats Tuchel: Liverpool wins FA Cup after penalty thriller

Klopp defeats Tuchel: Liverpool wins FA Cup after penalty thriller
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ZWide final, second penalty thriller, second title: A jubilant Jürgen Klopp has won the traditional English FA Cup with Liverpool FC as the first German team manager. In the 150th final of the world’s oldest football competition, the Reds defeated Thomas Tuchel and Chelsea 6-5 on penalties at London’s Wembley Stadium. The 120 minutes before had remained goalless.

And how similar the pictures are: In February, both clubs had already faced each other in the final of the League Cup, and Liverpool also won after 120 minutes without a goal on penalties – 11:10. It was an early end this time, Konstantinos Tsimikas scoring the winner after misses by Cesar Azpilicueta and Mason Mount for Chelsea and Sadio Mane for Liverpool.

It is Liverpool’s eighth FA Cup win after losing to Chelsea in the 2012 final and their first since 2006. Eight-time champions Chelsea lost last year’s Wembley final to Leicester City and before that to Arsenal in 2017.

The Reds still have the chance of two more titles: In the Premier League, they are three points behind leaders Manchester City with two games to go. On May 28th they will play against Real Madrid in the final of the Champions League in Paris.

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