When it rains it pours and that certainly is the case for Liverpool right now in their Guinness International Champions Cup final against English Premier League rivals Manchester United.
After going up 1-0 in the first half from a penalty kick off the foot of captain Steven Gerrard, Liverpool fell apart in the second half, allowing two goals in a span of two minutes.
First up was Wayne Rooney’s magical equalizer in the 57th minute off a wonderful volley from the Mexican national Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez. The goal proved once again the greatness of Rooney on the soccer pitch.
Just two minutes later Juan Mata sunk a beautiful shot from just inside the box that gave Manchester United the lead and stunned the Liverpool side.
Check out Mata’s incredible goal in the GIF below. Moments after his sensational goal, Mata was substituted out of the game.
After hard play for the first 50 minutes, Manchester United was finally rewarded with back to back goals. Liverpool will need to rally if they hope to take home the championship tonight in South Florida.
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