Bruno seems to be in the form of his life as he always have something magical to do whenever he touches the ball.
The FA Cup fourth-round match between Manchester United and Liverpool will go down as one of the best games played at that stage of the competition. The game was thrilling and exciting and the five goals scored showed exactly that.
The game kicked off with both sides naming a very strong lineup against each other for the tie. While Bruno was named among the substitute bench for the red devils, Mane was also left out of the starting lineup for the Reds.
While the game seems balanced in the first half, the half time score reads 1-1. While Liverpool had most of the ball, Manchester United had more chances to score. Those chances were not converted, hence a draw at halftime.
Salah was the star man in the first 45 minutes for the reds and his Messi-like goal was a thing of beauty to behold. It was a result of quick thinking and confidence all in one. It wasn't long before United hit the bottom net with a well-struck ball in the bottom corner by Mason Greenwood. The goal will surely take some pressure away from the young lad's shoulders after failing to score in so many matches this season.
The goal came from a well-worked counter pass from Marcos Rashford has it completely took the depleted Liverpool defense by surprise. Liverpool suffered from a lot of counter-attacking football from man united due to the pace and speed of their attackers; Rashford and mason Greenwood in particular. Man United counter-attacking football continued to cause havoc for the Liverpool side missing a lot of first-team defenders.
The red devils got rewarded for their persistence through a goal from Rashford. Only this time Greenwood was the provider as his perfectly timed pass put all reds players on the back foot. Another proof that the Liverpool defense needs an upgrade very soon. The makeshift of Rhys Williams (a Liverpool graduate) and Fabiano is flawed in all ramifications.
That didn't affect the Liverpool attacking strength as Roberto Firmino and salah combined once more to score the second goal of the night for Liverpool. Salah scoring the second of the night while firmino also providing his second assist for the second goal of the night. the goal was well deserved after some creative and quick thinking from Liverpool attacking third.
The goals scored by salah was a welcome boost as he and the Liverpool team has gone four games in the premier league without scoring a goal. The two goals scored was a welcome boost to a Liverpool aide who is starting to show the effects of the wholesale injuries which has hit them early in the season. While some of the players are already back to the reds bench, they are still unfit to start a lot.
The goal which won the match for the Red Devils came in the 78 minutes through a delicious freekick by the man of the hour Bruno Fernandez. The goal further cements the claims of him being the best player in the English division. he was introduced in the 66th minutes of the match and he still managed to make a telling contribution with a smartly hit freekick toward the bottom corner, giving the goalkeeper no chance.
That seems to be the last chance of the match for both sides as things became tighter at the back at both ends. One thing is sure Bruno is definitely not a player to joke with and he made Liverpool pay by eliminating them with his perfectly hit freekick.
Do you still consider Bruno a player that thrives alone by scoring a penalty?