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Virgil Van Dijk Was Finally Dribbled Past In The Community Shield

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

Image: PA
Image: PA

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.

Topics: Manchester City, van Dijk, Community Shield, Liverpool, Football News, Football, Jesus

 

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