Liverpool defeated Winion Saint-Gillelois and maintained first place in Group E of the UEFA Europa League.
Liverpool won 2-0 against Union Saint-Gil-Oise in the second match of the 2023/24 UEFA Europa League Group E group stage held at Anfield in Liverpool, England on the 6th (Korean time). Liverpool, who succeeded in two consecutive wins in the group stage, maintained first place with 6 points, beating second place Toulouse (4 points).
Liverpool has won the Europa League trophy three times, the most recent being in the 2000/01 season. Coach Klopp is leading Liverpool and attempting to win the club’s fourth Europa League title in 23 years, and the green light has been turned on to challenge for the title by starting with wins in two group stage games.
The home team Liverpool played in a 4-3-3 formation. Alisson Becker guarded the goal, while Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ibrahima Konate, Jarel Amorin Quinsa and Konstantinos Tsimikas made up the back four. The midfielders included Harvey Elliott, Wataru Endo, and Ryan Gravenberch, while the attackers included Diogo Jota, Darwin Núñez, and Mohamed Salah.
The away team, Saint-Gilleloise, stood at 5-3-2. Anthony Morris donned the goalkeeper gloves, and Castro Montes, Kevin McAllister, Christian Burgess, Goki Machida and Casper Terjo formed the back five. Lazar Amani, Charles Barnhout, and Cameron Puertas worked together in the midfield, while Gustaf Nielsen and Mohamed Amura in the front line aimed for the Liverpool goal.
Liverpool pressured Saint-Gillelois with a strong attack from the beginning of the first half. In the 5th minute of the first half, Salah had a 1-on-1 opportunity by breaking through the penalty box, but the shot was caught by the goalkeeper. In the 16th minute of the first half, Nuñez received a pass from Salah and tried to push it in by slightly deflecting it in front of the goal, but unfortunately it went past the goal.
Liverpool succeeded in scoring the first goal after continued attacks. In the 42nd minute of the first half, Arnold’s attempted shot hit the goalkeeper and went in front of the goal, and Gravenberch, who was inside the penalty box, finished again with a concentrated shot, splitting the Saint-Gillelois goal. Afterwards, Liverpool was unable to score an additional goal and ended the first half with a score of 1-0.
Liverpool’s offensive continued in the second half. In the 6th minute of the second half, Jota finished off McAlister’s cross with a header, but unfortunately it was blocked by Morris’ save. Maurice managed to concede only one goal despite Liverpool’s tremendous attack, such as by deftly blocking Gravenberch’s shot with his hand in the 15th minute of the second half.
However, they were unable to maintain concentration until extra time in the second half. In the extra time of the second half, Jota caught the opponent’s ball, penetrated into the penalty box, and attempted a left-footed shot without difficulty even with defenders, hitting the Saint-Gillelois net. In the end, the game ended with Liverpool winning 2-0.
Meanwhile, this game received greater attention as the McAlister derby. When the 2023/24 UEFA Europa League group stage draw was held at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco on the 1st, Liverpool was in 1st pot along with last season’s Europa Conference League winners West Ham United, AS Roma, Villarreal, Leverkusen, Ajax, Atalanta, and Rangers. was assigned to As a result of the subsequent group draw, Liverpool was placed in a group with LASK Linz (Austria), Union Saint-Gillois (Belgium), and Toulouse (France).
On the 1st, the Liverpool club announced the news on its official website, saying, “The McAlister brothers’ reunion was selected in the Europa League draw.” Liverpool commented: “The club’s Europa League draw saw midfielder McAllister meet his family. He plays against his older brother.”
Liverpool paid attention to the match between the two brothers, saying, “If the brothers face each other at their respective clubs in the coming months, they will not only gain points but also bragging rights.”
Liverpool also released a video of the Saint-Gilleloise club, in which the Saint-Gilleloise players hear about the results of the Europa League group formation ahead of their flight. A club official said that after talking about LASK Linz and Toulouse, Liverpool was finally assigned to one group. Afterwards, the players were captured on video cheering and shouting at Kevin McAlister. His older brother, Kevin McAllister, stood up and cheered, and also expressed his anticipation for the match with his younger brother, saying, “See you soon, brother.”
His younger brother, Mac Allister, also posted a photo of the group results on his social media and expressed his excitement about the match with his older brother, saying, ‘Kevin vs. Alexis.’메이저사이트
McAlaster’s older brother, Kevin McAlister, played for Argentinos Junios from 2017 to 2023 before moving to Union Saint-Giloise this summer. Kevin McAlister, who plays as a defender for Union Saint-Gilloise, is already a key defender for the team this season. He has appeared as a starter in all nine league matches played by Saint-Gilleloise this season and one Europa League group stage match. Therefore, it was expected that his brother would participate together in this match.
Eventually, the two brothers faced each other on the field. His older brother, Kevin McAllister, who was named in the Saint-Gillelois starting lineup for this day’s game, played at the start of the game, while his younger brother, McAllister, was named on the substitute list. Fortunately, Manager Klopp replaced McAllister with Wataru Endo at the start of the second half, allowing us to see the brothers face off.
However, with Liverpool’s victory this time, the winner of the brothers’ derby was not Kevin McAlister, who started as a starter, but McAlister, Liverpool’s younger brother. It is expected that more attention will be paid to which of the brothers will be smiling in the 6th game, which will be held at Saint-Gil-Oise’s home on December 15th.