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Wednesday 16 October 2019

Istanbul joy for the Reds

Adrian save in shoot-out earns cup win for Liverp ool

Champions: Liverpool's Sadio Mane lifts the trophy after his side won the UEFA Super Cup Final at Besiktas Park, Istanbul
Champions: Liverpool's Sadio Mane lifts the trophy after his side won the UEFA Super Cup Final at Besiktas Park, Istanbul

Spanish keeper Adrian was the hero for Liverpool as they landed the UEFA Super Cup with a penalty shoot-out win over Chelsea.

Reds fans celebrated in Istanbul once again as penalties went their way after a 2-2 draw. Adrian, in for the injured Alisson, saved to deny Tammy Abraham, the Reds winning 5-4 on penalties.

Olivier Giroud and Sadio Maneboth scored in 90 minutes, sending the tie to extra time. Mane put the Reds in front for the first time on the night, five minutes into extra time, but Chelsea drew level, Jorginho from the penalty spot after Adrian felled Abraham.

But in the shoot-out the key moment was the tenth and final kick, Adrian saving with his feet to deny Abraham and Jurgen Klopp's side celebrated in Istanbul, again.

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