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Alexander-Arnold comes back to advance past Atsu

24 Apr 2020
ePL Invitational - Trent Alexander-Arnold 4-1 Christian Atsu

Liverpool defender claims 4-1 win against Newcastle winger on FIFA 20 to reach ePL Invitational semi-finals

Trent Alexander-Arnold became the first player to qualify for the semi-finals of the ePremier League Invitational after beating Christian Atsu.

The Liverpool defender won 4-1 on EA SPORTS FIFA 20 against Atsu's Newcastle United, despite falling behind to an early Allan Saint-Maximin goal.

Alexander-Arnold turned it around with goals from Roberto Firmino and Georginio Wijnaldum to take a 2-1 lead into the break.

Second-half strikes from Mohamed Salah and Firmino secured the victory to set up a meeting with Manchester City winger and England team-mate Raheem Sterling, who knocked out Everton's Andre Gomes later in the day.

Asked about how he was able to keep his cool and come from behind, Alexander-Arnold said: "I try not to stress and make as few mistakes as possible. He scored the early goal but I was able to create my chances."

Atsu, meanwhile, admitted that the better man won: "It was a good game but he was better. I say congratulations to him."

Day 4 matches

Trent Alexander-Arnold (LIV) 4-1 Christian Atsu (NEW)
Diogo Jota (WOL) 5-2 Lys Mousset (SHU) | Report
Andre Gomes (EVE) 2-4 Raheem Sterling (MCI) | Report
Neal Maupay (BHA) 0-1 Dwight McNeil (BUR)* | Report
*Golden Goal

See: epL Invitational Day 4 recap
See: ePL Invitational Day 3 recap
See: ePL Invitational Day 2 recap
See: ePL Invitational Day 1 recap

Prize fund to NHS

The prize fund for the ePL Invitational is being donated to the #PlayersTogether initiative, created by Premier League players as a collective way of generating funds for the National Health Service and distributing them where they are needed most.

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