|That little man in the middle will feature in the Liverpool FC squad in less than 5 years. - Reuters|
Was it entertaining to the highest degree? May be. Perhaps because the match had to be settled via penalty shoot-out. Or was it the score line shows as if Cardiff is a force to be reckoned with, soon to be enlisted in the Premier League? Or did the match only show how fragile we are when ever we play "smaller teams''. No offence but on the way to final, Liverpool beat Manchester City, a really really BIG MONEY team!
My summary would be simple. Cardiff City did a really good job in studying the earlier matches where teams such as Swansea, Stoke and 7 more clubs managed to stop Liverpool from free-scoring. How did they do this? Parked a double-decker in front of the goal post. Then strike on a measured counter-attacked. If you read the match statistic, Cardiff's player did very well in achieving the target of this hideous football tactic.