Liverpool thrashes Villarreal 3-0 in the first leg

Liverpool advanced to the Champions League semifinals with a 2–0 win over Villarreal.

Villarreal had previously knocked out European giants Juventus and Bayern Munich with strong second-leg performances, but Liverpool dominated Tuesday at Anfield.

The Yellow Submarine held Jürgen Klopp's well-oiled machine scoreless in the first half.

After a Pervis Estupián own goal in the 53rd minute, Sadio Mané scored Liverpool's second goal of the night.

Liverpool showed early on that it would not be the next titan to be shocked by Villarreal.

The Reds started well, creating a few chances in the first ten minutes but failing to convert them.

Salah's header from a Trent Alexander-Arnold cross flew over the crossbar in the ninth minute.

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