Virgil Van Dijk Was Finally Dribbled Past In The Community Shield
After 65 games of it not happening, Virgil Van Dijk has finally been dribbled past for the first time since March 2018.
During their Community Shield tie against Manchester City, Gabriel Jesus decided to try his luck at getting by the Dutchman.
And shockingly, he succeeded. Check out the video below.
None of this "Van Dijk can't be dribbled past" nonsense pic.twitter.com/cGKSXOAjW7- Joe ❼ (@McfcRichyV2) August 4, 2019
Despite Jesus' ball not amounting to much, he did manage to shimmy away from the former Celtic man and indeed, dribble past the PFA Player of the Year.
Twitter reacted to the Dutchman finally being beaten.
65 - During the Community Shield final, Virgil van Dijk was dribbled past for the first time in his last 65 competitive appearances (by Gabriel Jesus) for @LFC since Mikel Merino did so for Newcastle in March 2018. Human. #CommunityShield pic.twitter.com/24B6WFcKUw- OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) August 4, 2019
Van Dijk dribbled past in the first game of the season.- City Threading (@City_Threading) August 4, 2019
Gabriel Jesus saves us all.
I have just seen Gabriel Jesus dribble Van Dijk...#CommunityShield- #SoUG :100: (@nelxson) August 4, 2019
City ran out winners 5-4 on penalties after a 1-1 draw in 90 minutes at Wembley.
Leroy Sane hobbled off at the 10 minute mark, throwing a potential move to Bayern Munich in doubt.
Raheem Sterling scored two minutes later following a deft flick from David Silva.
The game remained relatively even until the final 20 minutes, where Liverpool eventually netted an equaliser.
Van Dijk assisted centre back partner Joel Matip who headed home just over 10 minutes from time.
One of the talking points coming out of the game though was Kyle Walker's sublime bicycle kick goal-line clearance to deny Mohamed Salah an injury time winner.City scored every penalty but Gini Wijnaldum saw his spot-kicked saved by Claudio Bravo early in the shootout.
Van Dijk's 65 game run has become something of a legend since signing for Liverpool, with rival fans debating whether it has indeed happened or not.There' no doubt about it now though, Van Dijk has been beaten and Liverpool fans will hope it doesn't become a regular occurrence in the coming season.