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29/08/20
Wembley
Community Shield • Final
  • 2nd Half
  • Arsenal
  • Liverpool
  • WijnaldumBrewster
    90'
  • TierneyKolašinac
    82'
  • FirminoJones
    82'
  • NketiahNelson
    82'
  • SakaWillock
    82'
  • Minamino
    73'
  • MilnerKeïta
    59'
  • WilliamsMinamino
    59'
  • BellerínSoares
    59'
  • Milner
    57'
  • 1st Half
  • Arsenal
  • Liverpool
  • Aubameyang
    12'
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Arsenal - Liverpool

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Penalty 10

ARSENAL WIN THE SHOOTOUT! Aubameyang tucks it away into the corner to clinch the shootout 5-4. Thanks for following the game with us..

Penalty 9

LIVERPOOL SCORE! Jones strokes it into the bottom corner to make it 4-4.

Penalty 8

ARSENAL SCORE! Luiz arrows it into the corner, great pen.

Penalty 7

LIVERPOOL SCORE! Minamino sends it straight down the middle.

Penalty 6

ARSENAL SCORE! Cedric tucks it away calmly to make it 3-2, sending Alisson the wrong way.

Penalty 5 

LIVERPOOL MISS! Brewster hits the crossbar, he blasted it.

Penalty 4

ARSENAL SCORE! Maitland-Niles coolly tucks it away, 2-2.

Penalty 3

LIVERPOOL SCORE! Fabinho's effort goes into the corner, 2-1.

Penalty 2

ARSENAL SCORE! Nelson's spot kick is leathered into the bottom corner.

Penalty 1

LIVERPOOL SCORE! Salah steps up first and hammers it in.

  • End of 2nd Half
90'+3

FULL TIME: It will go to a penalty shootout after it finishes 1-1. Substitute Minamino equalised after Aubameyang's first half stunner. Stayed tuned!

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  • Rhian Brewster
    OffGeorginio WijnaldumLiverpoolBrewster, who scored 2 against Salzburg in midweek, is on for Wijnaldum.
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  • Rhian Brewster
    OnRhian BrewsterLiverpool
90'+2 

Brewster, who scored 2 against Salzburg in midweek, is on for Wijnaldum.

90'+2 

CHANCE! Mane sticks ina cross to the back post for Robertson whose header goes well over the bar.

90' 

There will be 3 added minutes.

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86' 

CLOSE! Cedric's cross finds Willock from around 12 yards out and his header is wide, should have done better.

84' 

The game has petered out a bit. Arsenal continuing to be on the defensive.

  • Curtis Jones
    OffRoberto FirminoLiverpoolJones replaces Firmino.
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  • Curtis Jones
    OnCurtis JonesLiverpool
82' 

Jones replaces Firmino.

82' 

Nelson comes on for the Gunners.

  • Sead Kolašinac
    OffKieran TierneyArsenalKolasinac is also on.
  • Sead Kolašinac
    OnSead KolašinacArsenal
82' 

Kolasinac is also on.

  • Joe Willock
    OffBukayo SakaArsenalWillick is on for Tierney.
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    OnJoe WillockArsenal
82' 

Willick is on for Tierney.

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81' 

GOOD SAVE! Mane controls a looping ball in the box with his chest and his shot from close range is blocked by Martinez.

78' 

If it stays level, we go straight to penalties.

77' 

Arsenal are starting to looked tired. It's been all Liverpool since the subs were made.

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74' 

VAR is taking a look for a potential handball but rules the goal will stand. Minamino has his first Reds goal.

73' 

GOAL FOR LIVERPOOL! The ball pings around in the box, it falls into the path of Minamino from Salah's pass and he tucks it away from close range.

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70' 

Arsenal managed only three shots to Liverpool's 24 when they beat the champions 2-1 in July. This has been a more defensively solid performance.

68' 

It's an Arsenal corner after Saka's shot is blocked. The delivery is pnched away and a foul is called against the Gunners.

66' 

CHANCE! Keita wins the ball and feeds Minamino whose shot from distance is straight at the keeper.

64' 

Brilliant tracking back from Maitlands-Niles to tackle Mane in the box. Another Robertson cross is then headed away, the Gunners have looked solid.

62' 

The second half has not been as entertaining as the first in an attacking sense. Arsenal content with putting plenty of bodies behind the ball to hold onto their lead.

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60' 

Keita tries to score with his first touch from distance but its well wide.

59' 

Keita is also on for Milner.

  • Takumi Minamino
    OffNeco WilliamsLiverpoolWilliams makes way for Minamino.
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    OnTakumi MinaminoLiverpool
59' 

Williams makes way for Minamino.

  • Cédric Soares
    OffHéctor BellerínArsenalSoares is on for Bellerin.
    TodayFouls2Fouls against2
  • Cédric Soares
    OnCédric SoaresArsenal
58' 

Soares is on for Bellerin.

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  • James Milner
    Yellow cardJames MilnerLiverpoolMilner is booked for a crunching challenge on Nketiah.
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57' 

Milner is booked for a crunching challenge on Nketiah.

56' 

GOOD SAVE! Holding lets Mane get on the wrong side of him, he is through on goal and his low shot is blocked by Martinez who comes off his line.

54' 

Maitland-Niles puts it behind for a corner. Milner's delivery is flicked off target by van Dijk under pressure from Elneny, who has had a decent game.

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51' 

CLOSE! Firmino runs towards the box, cuts inside and curls it narrowly wide from distance. Decent hit.

50' 

Arsenal break with pace. Saka finds Maitland-Niles who leand back and his long-range effort is well over.

48' 

Another good Robertson run and cross on the byline and Arsenal deal with the danger and head it away. Liverpool look to have cranked up the tempo.

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45' 

No changes made by either side who are allowed up to 6 subs.

  • 2nd Half
45'

KICK OFF: Arsenal get us underway.

  • End of 1st Half
45'+1

HALF TIME: A wonderful strike from the edge of the box from Aubameyang separates the teams. Liverpool made a decent start and had a goal from van Dijk disallowed for off-side.

45' 

Good work from Saka, winning a 40-60 ball and sending in a low cross into the box which just evades an Arsenal shirt. There will be one added minute.

43' 

Tierney's volley is blocked for a corner. Saka's delivery is headed away by van Dijk. Arsenal weathering a strong spell from the Reds.

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40' 

CHANCE! Robertson's cross is this time cut out by Elneny for a corner. Its played short, it is eventually played into Mane who low shot is blocked for another corner. Robertson fires in another cross and Mane's flicked header goes wide.

39' 

Robertson's low cross is cut out by Bellerin for a corner, it came about from a sloppy pass from Luiz. The corner is headed away by Holding.

37' 

Joe Gomez tries a shot from around 30 yards with his weaker left foot but its high and not particularly handsome.

35' 

Mane's cross is blocked by Luiz at full stretch, it comes back to Robertson who sends in a delicious cross which just evades Salah at the back post.

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Auba pays tribute to Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman who died of cancer aged 43.

31' 

VAR had a quick check at whether Mane was fouled by Bellerin in the box and rules no foul.

29' 

Slicker passing from the Reds but Arsenal have everyone behind the ball and are holding firm. Robertson fires in a cross which Martinez does well to palm away.

27' 

CHANCE! Saka finds Nketiah who leans back and his shot from around 20 yards goes well over the bar.

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24' 

Liverpool have been a bit uncharacteristically sloppy with their passing in their own half.

22' 

Good defending from the Gunners. Elneny blocked Milner's shot then Salah found the veteran with a clever pass in the box and his cross was cleared.

21' 

This has been an impressive start from Arsenal's attacking players on the counter attack, particular Aubameyang and Saka.

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18' 

GOOD SAVE! Gomez makes a mistake, Xhaka finds Saka who cuts it back to Nketiah whose tame shot from close range is palmed away by Alisson for a corner. Saka's corner is gathered by the Brazil keeper.

16'

Aubameyang has scored 5 goals at Wembley this summer.

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13' 

Williams did not get close enough to the Gabon striker, after he ran onto Saka's crossfield ball, and he punished Liverpool.

  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
    GoalPierre-Emerick AubameyangArsenalGOAL FOR ARSENAL! Aubameyang cuts inside and curls a brilliant shot from the edge of the box into the corner. Quality finish.
    TodayGoals1On target1
12' 

GOAL FOR ARSENAL! Aubameyang cuts inside and curls a brilliant shot from the edge of the box into the corner. Quality finish.

12' 

CLOSE! Inviting cross from Williams and an unmarked Milner heads over from close range. He should have found the target, he appeared to mistime his jump.

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8'' 

Van DIjk still has a plaster over his cut eye which he sustained in the 2-2 draw with Salzburg.

7' 

DISALLOWED GOAL! Luiz fouls Wijnaldum in the Arsenal half. Robertson with a brilliant ball in and van Dijk pokes it in but is flagged off-side.

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Excluding Manchester City last year, the winners of the FA Cup have beaten the league champions in four of the last five Community Shield matches with Arsenal winning three of those (2014, 2015 and 2017).

4' 

It has been a fairly cagey start. Robertson's curling cross towards Salah is clumsily cut out by Tierney and Martinez has to make a save.

2' 

Interesting call from Arteta to stick with Martinez, who had a good end to the season, with Leno fit again.

1' 

Wembley have not covered the seats with any banners behind the goal posts, looks strange seeing all of the empty red seats.

  • 1st Half
16:30

KICK OFF: Liverpool get us underway.

16:25 

COUNTDOWN: 5 minutes till kick-off at Wembley!

16:20 

It's stat time. Since his Liverpool debut in 2015, Roberto Firmino has both scored (8) and been directly involved (11 - 8 goals, 3 assists) in more goals against Arsenal in all competitions than against any other opponent.

16:15 

Jordan Henderson, in typical bullish fashion, says Liverpool are hungry for more success and they have put last season's title win behind them.

"To be honest, we haven't spoken about it [winning the league]," the Liverpool captain told the club's website.

"It's more about, 'Have you enjoyed your holiday?'

"We've been cracking on, really working hard. New season, new start and a lot more things we want to go on and achieve."

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16:05 

Mikel Arteta insists redundancies were needed at Arsenal to protect the club's future as he moved to defend the transfer business which followed the announcement of 55 redundancies.

Willian has signed a three-year contract, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is expected to agree a new contract, and Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes could be confirmed in the coming days.

Arteta said: "If you are only looking at the financial point of view you can get some contradictory messages.

"But what is very clear is that the club had a very thorough plan of how they needed to restructure in order to function better and be more stable for the future.

"They were very convincing with every argument they gave to all of us that it was the right thing to do."

15:55 

Compared to the Gunners side that won the FA Cup final, there is no Pepe, Lacazette, Willian and Sokratis today. And despite the clean slate no Ozil or Guendouzi in the squad.

For the Premier League champions, Neco Williams starts at right-back.

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15:45 

LIVERPOOL: Alisson, Williams, Gomez, van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Milner, Wijnaldum, Mane, Salah, Firmino...Subs: Adrian, Keita, Grujic, Jones, Minamino, Tsimikas, Brewster, Elliott, Koumetio.

15:40 

ARSENAL: Martinez, Bellerin, Luiz, Holding, Tierney, Maitland-Niles, Elneny, Xhaka, Saka, Nketiah, Aubameyang...Subs: Leno, Cedric, Saliba, Kolasinac, Olatinka, Willock, Nelson, Smith Rowe, John-Jules.

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15:30 

Hello and welcome to Eurosport's LIVE digital coverage as Liverpool host Arsenal in the Community Shield, the traditional curtain raiser to the season, just 34 days after the Premier League season finished. Kick-off at Wembley is at 16:30 BST.