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Dutch Duel: Koopmeiners vs Van Dijk in Reuters Quarter-Finals Showdown

ReutersKoopmeiners in a duel with Van Dijk

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Atalanta defeated Liverpool in the first leg at Anfield in the quarter-finals of the Europa League. The visitors won no less than 0-3 against a poor Liverpool. This ended a run of 33 unbeaten home matches for the Reds.

AS Roma (0-1 against AC Milan), Bayer Leverkusen (2-0 against West Ham United) and Benfica (2-1 against Olympique Marseille) also started with a victory in the quarter-finals. The returns are next week.

Duel of the Dutch

No fewer than four Dutchmen were at the kick-off at Anfield: Virgil van Dijk and Cody Gakpo at Liverpool and Teun Koopmeiners and Marten de Roon at Atalanta. In addition, Ryan Gravenberch (Liverpool), Mitchel Bakker and Hans Hateboer (Atalanta) started on the bench.

It was up and down from the start in the confrontation between the number two of the Premier League and the number six of the Serie A, with an active role for the Dutch players.

The opening move came from Atalanta. After capturing the ball from De Roon, the ball fell at the feet of Mario Pasalic and the Croat shot hard at the head of goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher. Liverpool got away well with that.

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Just like Gakpo, Koopmeiners was very active in his attacking role in the opening phase. The left leg missed a nice opportunity.

Harvey Elliott was even closer to the opening goal on behalf of Liverpool. The Englishman shot with his left towards the far corner and saw the shot carom over the crossbar and post.

Double hit Scamacca

Moments later the goal came on the other side. Koopmeiners sent Davide Zappacosta into the depth on the right and after the Italian’s cross, striker Gianluca Scamacca surprised the grabbing goalkeeper Kelleher.

Koopmeiners could have doubled the score before half time. After a pass from De Roon, Koopmeiners went alone to Kelleher, but the former AZ player’s see-saw was the wrong choice and landed on the keeper’s chest.

ReutersAtalanta’s 0-2 at Anfield

It was a goalless evening for the otherwise well-playing Koopmeiners, who have already scored 11 times in Serie A this season but have not yet been accurate in the Europa League. That didn’t work in the second half either. His free kick went straight at the keeper and with a free chance he shot wide.

It was Scamacca’s night. The former PSV and PEC Zwolle player scored beautifully in the 60th minute from a cross from De Ketelaere. With Andrew Robertson, Dominik Szoboszlai, Mohamed Salah and later Luis Díaz in the team after the break, Liverpool also had opportunities.

Shots from Salah and headers from Van Dijk, among others, did not go in and a goal from Salah was disallowed for offside. Atalanta did add a goal. Ederson Silva’s shot was saved, but Pasalic found the net on the rebound: 0-3.

Reijnders down with Milan

Tijjani Reijnders went down with AC Milan in the Italian match against Roma. Gianluca Mancini scored the only goal in the 17th minute with a header from a corner: 0-1. Reijnders was close to making it 1-1 with a placed shot, but did not score.

Pro ShotsLorenzo Pellegrini fourth de Roma goal

Jeremie Frimpong played 67 minutes with Bayer Leverkusen against West Ham United and saw his team score twice after his substitution (2-0). With Orkun Kökçü on the bench, Benfica won the first leg in Lisbon against Olympique Marseille 2-1.

2024-04-11 21:15:02
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