Matches from the 2022/23 season that are worth rewatching: The 2022/23 season was yet another exciting and memorable season in the football calendar. While there were a few painful retirements and departures of great players. On the other hand there are a few things to look back fondly at. Let us quickly delve into the 3rd part of this series.
Liverpool 4-3 Tottenham Hotspur
30 April 2023
The match began with a bang as Liverpool took an early lead in the 3rd minute. Curtis Jones found the net with a clinical left-footed shot from the left side of the six-yard box, courtesy of a well-delivered cross by Trent Alexander-Arnold.
The Reds continued to dominate, and in the 5th minute, they doubled their lead. Luis Díaz capitalized on a defensive error to fire home from close range, giving Liverpool a comfortable 2-0 advantage.
In the 15th minute, Mohamed Salah converted a penalty after Cody Gakpo was fouled in the box, further extending Liverpool’s lead to 3-0.
Just when it seemed like Liverpool was in full control, Tottenham mounted a stunning comeback. In the 27th minute, Son Heung-Min reduced the deficit, scoring from close range after a precise through ball from Cristian Romero.
Tottenham’s resurgence continued, and in the 40th minute, they pulled another goal back. Harry Kane clinically found the back of the net from the center of the box, courtesy of an assist from Ivan Perisic, making it 3-2 in favor of Liverpool.
As the first half came to an end, Liverpool’s lead was slim, but the entertainment was far from over.
In the 77th minute, Son Heung-Min completed Tottenham’s incredible comeback with a well-taken shot from the center of the box, assisted by Cristian Romero. The score was now level at 3-3, setting the stage for an exciting climax.
However, Liverpool was determined to secure all three points, and in the 94th minute, Diogo Jota delivered the decisive blow. He unleashed a left-footed shot from the left side of the box, beating the goalkeeper and finding the bottom right corner of the net.
Liverpool emerged victorious with a 4-3 scoreline, capping off an enthralling match filled with goals, drama, and end-to-end action.
The match will be remembered for its thrilling moments, including Tottenham’s impressive comeback and Liverpool’s late winner. Anfield witnessed an unforgettable clash between two top teams, leaving the fans on the edge of their seats until the final whistle.
Paris Saint Germain 2-3 Clermont
3 June 2023
The match started with both teams showing attacking intent, and it didn’t take long for the action to heat up. In the 16th minute, PSG took the lead through a powerful header from Sergio Ramos. The Spanish defender rose above the opposition defense to head the ball into the bottom right corner, putting the home team 1-0 ahead.
However, the visitors responded swiftly, and in the 24th minute, Johan Gastien found the back of the net with a well-taken shot from the center of the box. The score was now level at 1-1.
In the 40th minute, PSG had a chance to regain the lead when they were awarded a penalty. Kylian Mbappé stepped up and coolly converted the spot-kick, sending the ball to the top right corner and making it 2-1 in favor of the hosts.
In the 54th minute, Clermont was awarded a penalty of their own after Warren Zaïre-Emery handled the ball in the box. Grejohn Kyei stepped up to take the spot-kick but, unfortunately, missed the target, leaving PSG with their lead intact.
Nevertheless, Clermont’s determination paid off in the 71st minute when they equalized. Elbasan Rashani delivered a precise cross from the left, and Grejohn Kyei made amends for his earlier penalty miss by firing the ball into the center of the goal, making it 2-2.
The visitors completed their remarkable comeback in the 90th minute of the match. Mehdi Zeffane was in the right place at the right time and capitalized on a close-range opportunity to score the decisive goal, giving Clermont a dramatic 3-2 lead.
Despite PSG’s late efforts to level the score, Clermont’s defense held firm, and the match ended with the visitors emerging as the victors.
The result stunned the football world, as Clermont managed to defeat one of the top teams in the league on their home turf. The match showcased the unpredictability and excitement of football, proving that underdogs can triumph against all odds. Clermont’s historic win will be celebrated by their fans for years to come.
Hyderabad 2-3 Jamshedpur FC
Indian Super League
18 February 2023
In a thrilling encounter, Jamshedpur FC secured a hard-fought 3-2 victory over Hyderabad at the GMC Balayogi Athletic Stadium.
The match got off to an explosive start, with both teams showing attacking intent from the beginning. Hyderabad took the lead in the 12th minute when Bartholomew Ogbeche found the net with a close-range header, assisted by Borja Herrera following a corner kick.
Jamshedpur FC quickly responded, leveling the score in the 22nd minute. Ritwik Das rose above the Hyderabad defense to head home a well-delivered cross from Boris Singh.
Few minutes later, Jamshedpur FC turned the tables and took the lead. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas successfully converted a penalty after Bartholomew Ogbeche was adjudged to have handled the ball in the penalty area.
Jamshedpur kept pushing forward and extended their lead in the 30th minute. Javi Siverio fired a powerful right-footed shot from outside the box, leaving the goalkeeper with no chance.
Hyderabad tried to extend their lead, but their efforts were met with strong resistance from the Jamshedpur defense. In the 54th minute, they suffered a setback when defender Eli Sabiá was shown a red card for violent conduct, reducing Hyderabad to ten men.
The Deccan Legion were able to capitalize on the numerical advantage and reduced the deficit in the 79th minute. Thanks to Ogbeche. The hosts despite their best efforts and home support could not pass the stubborn visitors of the away side.
Manchester United 2 – 2 Sevilla
UEFA Europa League
13 April 2023
Marcel Sabitzer in the 14th minute scored a precise left-footed shot from the center of the box. Assisted by Bruno Fernandes, giving Manchester United the lead. Sabitzer struck again in the 21st minute, doubling the lead with an assist from Anthony Martial.
Despite Sevilla’s positive response and attempts to find an equalizer, Manchester United’s defense remained resolute. However, Sevilla continued their relentless pursuit and were rewarded in the 84th minute when Tyrell Malacia scored an own goal, bringing the score to 2-1 in favor of Manchester United.
As the match entered its final moments, Sevilla intensified their attacks and managed to equalize in the 90th minute. Harry Maguire’s unfortunate own goal resulted in a 2-2 draw, leaving the home crowd disappointed.
The match featured end-to-end action and showcased the attacking prowess of both teams. Manchester United displayed clinical finishing in the first half. But Sevilla’s resilience and determination saw them fight back in the second half.
Overall, the draw was a fair result considering the balance of play and chances created by both sides.
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