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Community Shield 2020 Highlights: Arsenal pip Liverpool on penalties at Wembley

Community Shield 2020 Highlights: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang stoles the show for Arsenal as they defeated Liverpool 5-4 on penalties after the match was tied at 1-1 at the full-time whistle.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: August 30, 2020 12:27:56 am
Liverpool vs Arsenal Highlights: Aubameyang scored the winning penalty. (Source: File)

Community Shield 2020 Highlights:: In the traditional curtain-raiser of domestic football, Arsenal beat Liverpool 5-4 on penalties to win the Community Shield on Saturday at the Wembley Stadium in London.

Arsenal started off brightly after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang gave Arsenal the lead in the 12th minute after a quick counter-attack by Bukayo Saka. Mikel Arteta’s team dominated the first half but Liverpool stood their ground well. In the second half, the tables turned as Liverpool penned Arsenal in their own box for the majority of the 45 minutes. Substitute Takumi Minamino equalised in the 73rd minute after a clever buildup play with Mohamed Salah. The match ended 1-1 at the full 90 minutes.

In the penalties, Liverpool’s Rhian Brewster slammed the top of the bar and missed the only spot-kick in the shootout. Arsenal captain Aubameyang sealed the deal with his winning penalty past Alisson to help Arsenal win an early silverware of the season.

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Community Shield 2020 Highlights:

23:03 (IST)29 Aug 2020
ARSENAL WIN!

Aubameyang steps up and wins it for penalties as he places it to the right corner. Arsenal win it 5-4 in the penalties.

23:02 (IST)29 Aug 2020
Arsenal (4) 1-1 (4) Liverpool

Jones steps up and he keeps Liverpool in contention as he puts the ball to the bottom left corner.

23:01 (IST)29 Aug 2020
Arsenal (4) 1-1 (3) Liverpool

Luiz steps up and what a penalty! To the right corner's roof. 

23:00 (IST)29 Aug 2020
Arsenal (3) 1-1 (3) Liverpool

Minamino. Never in doubt, he just slams it down the middle.

23:00 (IST)29 Aug 2020
Arsenal (3) 1-1 (2) Liverpool

Cedric puts Arsenal in front with a similar penalty as Maitland-Niles.

22:59 (IST)29 Aug 2020
Arsenal (2) 1-1 (2) Liverpool

Brewster steps up and he just slams it off the bar. Miss.

22:59 (IST)29 Aug 2020
Arsenal (2) 1-1 (2) Liverpool

Maitlan-Niles takes a slow runup and just calmly slots it to the right bottom corner.

22:58 (IST)29 Aug 2020
Arsenal (1) 1-1 (2) Liverpool

Fabinho doesn't make a mistake and he puts it to Martinez's right. Easy-peasy.

22:57 (IST)29 Aug 2020
Arsenal (1) 1-1 (1) Liverpool

Nelson steps up and he plants the penalty to Alisson's right. 

22:57 (IST)29 Aug 2020
Arsenal (0) 1-1 (1) Liverpool

Salah takes the first one and he shoots it to Martinez's left. Confident.

22:56 (IST)29 Aug 2020
Can Liverpool conquer the ghosts of their past?

Liverpool lost on penalties to Manchester City last year and Wijnaldum's attempt was saved by Bravo. This time he won't taking one as Klopp brought on wonderkid Brewster in his place. Five minutes to go.

22:52 (IST)29 Aug 2020
FT: Arsenal 1-1 Liverpool

At the end of the full-time whistle, the game is tied at 1-1 and the match goes into penalties.

22:50 (IST)29 Aug 2020
90' Into injury time

Three minutes added. Liverpool with the ball here.

22:46 (IST)29 Aug 2020
87' Arsenal have a rare chance

Arsenal are ending brightly. Ainsley Naitland-Miles' cross is just beyond Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Alisson grabs it safely.

22:42 (IST)29 Aug 2020
82' Changes galore

Arsenal bring on Joe Willock, Reiss Nelson and Sead Kolasinac for Saka, Nketiah and Tierney. Liverpool bring on Curtis Jones for Firmino.

22:40 (IST)29 Aug 2020
80' All Liverpool right now!

Since the goal, Liverpool have upped the ante for the winner now, and Mane comes so close to getting the potential winner here, but Martinez stops the Senegalese with his wide frame. Robertson's cross was well chested down, but Mane couldn't finish it off.

22:32 (IST)29 Aug 2020
73' MINAAAAMMMMINNOOOOO!

THE SUBSTITUTE SCORES! The Japanese attacker has brought Liverpool back into the game after a brilliant Liverpool buildup play involving Salah. The Egyptian gets the ball on the right wing and he drifts inside and he plays a one two with Minamino, and the Japanese puts the ball in the back of the net with his right foot for his first goal in that iconic red shirt. Game on!

22:29 (IST)29 Aug 2020
70' Liverpool still trailing

Minamino gets a shot on target from way afar, but it doesn't trouble Martinez at all. Arsenal are comfortable parked inside their own half and are well dealing with Keita's through balls. Saka does get a rare shot off but nothing comes off it.

22:18 (IST)29 Aug 2020
59' Changes for Liverpool

Takumi Minamino and Naby Keita come on in place of Milner and Williams. Gomez at RB, Fabinho at CB for Liverpool.

22:16 (IST)29 Aug 2020
57' Milner goes into the book

After Mane's shot was saved by Martinez, in an attempt to keep up the tempo Milner fouls Nketiah. Yellow card.

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