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Man City beat Gerrard's Liverpool U19s

Published on: 14 March 2018

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MANCHESTER, England -- Steven Gerrard's Liverpool under-19s were knocked out of the UEFA Youth League on Wednesday after they were beaten by Manchester City on penalties in the quarterfinals.

City will play Barcelona in the semifinals of the youth tournament on April 20 in Nyon, Switzerland.

City goalkeeper Daniel Grimshaw saved two of Liverpool's penalties in a shootout after the encounter finished 1-1 after 90 minutes.

Curtis Jones had put Liverpool ahead in the first half before Lukas Nmecha quickly equalised for the hosts.

It was Liverpool's second all-English tie of the UEFA Youth League after having beaten Nicky Butt's Manchester United in the round of 16 last month.

Liverpool's first shot on target in the match led to the breakthrough when Jones, 17, finished off a rapid counter-attack from Gerrard's side in the 34th minute.

City, however, responded six minutes later as Nmecha's close-range free kick took a deflection off Liverpool captain Ben Woodburn and went in.

Both teams had chances in the second, but they could not be separated after 90 minutes and, in line with the tournament's rules, the one-legged tie would be settled via a shootout.

Grimshaw pulled off two saves in the shootout to deny Jones and Conor Masterson, and Herbie Kane took Liverpool's fifth penalty and hit the crossbar.


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