Liverpool FC, Sporting CP Play To 2:2 Draw At Yankee Stadium

By Sean McCaffery, July 24, 2019

Liverpool FC, 2018-19 UEFA Champions League Winner, played to a 2:2 draw against Sporting CP of Portugal on Wednesday evening before crowd of 31,112 fans at Yankee Stadium in Bronx, N.Y.

It was the 18-time Portuguese champion that struck first in the match, that was for the Western Union Cup, as the country’s international midfielder Bruno Fernandes fired a 22 yarder that was misjudged by Belgium’s international goalkeeper Simon Mignolet of Liverpool for the 1:0 lead in fourth minute of play.

The 18-time English Premier League winners tied the encounter in 20th minute with a goal from Belgium international forward Divock Origi.

Just before halftime, Liverpool took the lead, 2:1, with a tally from Dutch international midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum.

In the second half, Brazilian midfielder Marcus Wendel tied the match for Sporting CP in the 53rd minute-mark.

Both sides cleared its benches to have all players see action however the encounter concluded 2:2 as the squads shared the Western Union Cup Trophy.


Western Union Cup

07.24.2019: Bronx, N.Y. USA; Yankee Stadium (A: 31112)


Divock ORIGI 20’; Georginio WIJNALDUM 44’ - Bruno FERNANDES 4’; Marcus WENDEL 53’

Liverpool FC: Simon Mignolet – Fabinho, Virgil Van Dijk (77: Adam Lallana), Georginio Wijnaldum (77: Rhian Brewster), James Milner (77: Curtis Jones), Jordan Henderson-C, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (61: Harry Wilson), Andy Robertson (61: Ryan Kent), Divock Origi (77: Dejan Lovren), Joel Matip (90: Sepp Van Den Berg), Trent Alexander-Arnold (61: Joe Gomez).  Booked: Fabinho 88’

Coach: Jurgen KLOPP

Sporting CP: Renan Ribeiro – Tiago Ilori (83: Eduardo Quaresma), Bruno Fernandes (83: Daniel Braganca), Luciano Vietto (61: Jovane Cabral), Raphinha Bellou (83: Gonzalo Plata), Luis Neto (61: Sebastian Coates), Jeremy Mathieu (77: Nuno Mendes), Cristian Borja (46: Thierry Correia), Luiz Phellype (61: Bas Dost), Marcus Wendel (83: Eduardo Henrique), Idrissa Doumbia.  Booked: Neto 29’

Coach: Marcel KEIZER