Good thing there’s Joel Matip

Good thing there’s Joel Matip
Good thing there’s Joel Matip

Joel Matip became Liverpool’s hero in the match against Ajax Amsterdam in the Champions League. His goal before time ran out brought The Reds won 2-1.

The second matchday of Group A of the Champions League this season brings together Liverpool vs. Ajax, Wednesday (14/9/2022) early morning WIB. Anfield Stadium became the arena of the match.

Liverpool dominated the game for 2×45 minutes. Merseyside Reds totaled 24 shots (10 on target) and 57 percent possession, far ahead of Ajax who could only do 3 shoots (1 on target).




Mohamed Salah opened the scoring for Liverpool in the 17th minute. Ajax Amsterdam replied ten minutes later via Mohammed Kudus’s goal. The first half ended in a 1-1 draw.

Liverpool continued to launch attacks from the start of the second half, but still struggled to dismantle Ajax’s back line. The new awaited goal was created in the 89th minute.

Joel Matip heads into Kostas Tsimikas’ corner. Daley Blind throws the ball out of goal, but the ball has crossed the line completely.

Matip’s goal ended the Liverpool vs Ajax match. The game is complete for Jurgen Klopp’s troops to win 2-1.

Matip spoke up for the winning goal he scored against Ajax. The Liverpool defender admitted that he was not sure his header had crossed the goal line.

“I had a few chances before, so I’m happy that I was able to score. To be honest I’m not sure [itu] But when I saw the referee, the emotion came out,” Matip said after the Liverpool vs Ajax match, quoted from BBC.

Joel Matip heads the ball into the Ajax Amsterdam goal. (Photo: PA Images via Getty Images/Martin Rickett – PA Images)

“It was a long and difficult game. We pushed the whole team forward, defended from the first second and then it was a happy ending for us.”

This is Liverpool’s first win in the 2022/2023 Champions League. Virgil van Dijk cs rose to second place in Group A with 3 points, shifting Ajax, who dropped to third.

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