ANDhe Arsenal won the Community Shield (English Super Cup) against Liverpool ( 1-1), beating them in the penalty shoot-out after the draw in 90 minutes (no overtime). Aubameyang was the star of the victory with the 1-0 goal and the goal of the decisive penalty in the shoot-out. Arteta conquers his second title, after the FA Cup, in just a month and after reaching the bench last December.
The Arsenal Liverpool played him very intelligently in the first part, a good coach maneuver Mikel Arteta. The ‘gunners’, aware that they had less quality and little creation in the center of the field, ‘gave’ the ball to the ‘reds’, who had more possession, and those of Arteta used speed, one of the weapons of the Liverpool, to harm Klopp’s.
And they did it in the 13th minute. Fast ball to the left wing … Aubameyang, face to face with Williams, the weakest link behind the ‘Pool’ before the loss of Arnold, and … ball to the ‘cage ‘with the typical diagonal of’ Auba ‘ , who continues his scoring streak from last season (29 goals in Premier). It was 1-0 and Arsenal obtained revenue from tactical intelligence. ‘Auba’, by the way, has already scored both goals in the FA Cu final won against Chelsea.
Arteta’s eleven, in addition, managed not to lose balls in the spinal cord so as not to promote Liverpool’s sudden attack. One less problem, then, for the ‘gunners’. And so the first part passed, with no clear opportunity for the ‘Pool’ and some approach from Arsenal. Arteta was winning the battle against Klopp. Aubameyang, meanwhile, added zeros to a possible transfer to another big one, a market that will be open until October 5-6, when the signings in the Premier are finished. Meanwhile, Arteta can continue to enjoy it.
The second part began with two Liverpool occasions. Firmino, in the absence of area play, tried from afar; and Mané, in the 55th minute, had a one-on-one match against Emi Martínez, but the Argentine goalkeeper continued his good end of the season and stopped the ball. He still deserves the title ahead of Leno. The ‘Poo’l, despite these approaches, was not comfortable and continued without shooting between the three sticks throughout the game.
From minute 70, Liverpool forced the machine … and Arsenal had held on for too long without being shot. The first was a goal, in an action with rebounds that the Japanese Minamino, who had left a few minutes before, took advantage of to put the 1-1
From there, penalties … and the known outcome.
With this victory, the Super Cup tie between Arsenal and Liverpool is broken. They were both 15 … until today. United are king with 21 Community Shields.