In a friendly win, FC Salzburg holds off a furious Liverpool finish.
FC Salzburg defeated Liverpool 1-0 in their pre-season friendly at the Red Bull Arena on Wednesday night, thanks to a solitary goal from Benjamin Sesko.
Darwin Nunez, Liverpool’s new signing, looked dangerous in the first 25 minutes but couldn’t find the back of the net.
At the other end, Salzburg were gifted a chance to score when Joe Gomez misplayed a headed clearance and, after a kick save from Liverpool’s Adrian on a close-range shot by Sesko, Fernando somehow missed from the rebound in front of a wide-open goal.
Soon after, Sesko made amends for his earlier miss, picking up a pass from Oumar Solet that split the Liverpool defense and calmly slotting past Adrian with his first touch to put the game at 1-0 at halftime.
With a split-second reaction save when Luis Diaz arrived on his doorstep following some intricate passing by Liverpool in the area, Salzburg keeper Nico Mantl did well to preserve his team’s lead shortly after the hour mark.