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These plays left Rulli exposed in Villarreal's defeat against Liverpool: two goals and a blunder

This was definitely not the afternoon for Villarreal's Gerónimo Rulli.

The Argentine goalkeeper suffered a lot with the goals and at the end of the game, probably because of the feeling of helplessness and frustration, he made a blunder that ended up costing his team the pass to the final of the UEFA Champions League. 
The Argentine goalkeeper suffered a lot with the goals and at the end of the game, probably because of the feeling of helplessness and frustration, he made a blunder that ended up costing his team the pass to the final of the UEFA Champions League. 

It was not a good game for the Yellow Submarine and these plays, left Rulli in evidence of Villarreal's defeat against Liverpool, with two goals and a blunder.

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The Argentine goalkeeper suffered a lot with the goals and at the end of the game, probably because of the feeling of helplessness and frustration, he made a blunder that ended up costing his team the pass to the final of the UEFA Champions League

What were the plays that exposed Rulli in Villarreal's defeat against Liverpool?

The Villarreal goalkeeper needs to put on a cassock for his next game as the two goals that Liverpool came back with were scored through the middle of his legs. 

The first goal in this fashion came in the 62nd minute when Fabinho approached the Yellow Submarine's box, and first started to head towards the right of the area, and just as he threatened across, the Brazilian shot powerfully inside the near post. 

And just as the old soccer teachings indicate, when a striker is facing and so close to a goalkeeper, you have to shoot at his legs as a goalkeeper's first reaction will always be to open up to try to reach the ball. 

And that's exactly what happened: Fabinho shot to the center and Rulli thought the ball would pass to his right, so he opened his compass to try to reach the shot, however, his calculation went wrong and Fabinho's ball went through the middle of his legs. 

And the second goal fell just the same way, as in the 67th minute, Colombian Luis Diaz infiltrated between the defensive lines of Unai Emery's team, and headed into the box, thanks to a well-executed cross.

And the Colombian's shot again went in between the Argentine goalkeeper's legs to make the score 2-2. 

The blunder that cost Villarreal the final

And while Liverpool's first two goals may have been the result of the players' instinct to score rather than a goalkeeping error, the third goal can be attributed to Rulli.

This is because when the game was tied 2-2, Villarreal went all out in front desperately looking for the third goal that would give them life, but with this, they left spaces that Liverpool was able to take advantage of.

And they took advantage with a direct pass to Sadio Mané, who was so far up the field that he was face to face with the former Estudiantes de la Plata.

And it was right there when Rulli miscalculated because instead of getting the ball away from Mané with his exit, he failed and left the way free for the Senegalese, who ended up killing Villarreal's hopes, putting the final 2-3 of the match.

Therefore, Rulli will have to evaluate his mistakes in this match so that they never happen again and so that he can continue playing in the elite of world sport. 

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Walter Gabriel Estrella Yah.

Journalist with more than 10 years of experience. Puma UNAM at heart. Fan of the most beautiful sport on the planet. I currently cover Liga MX, MLS, Premier League, Mexican National Team and USMNT. Always attentive to the latest world soccer news.+ info

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