Trent Alexander-Arnold goes from ecstasy to heartbreak in the ePremier League Invitational tournament
Liverpool ace Trent Alexander-Arnold goes from pleasure to heartache in the final of the ePremier League FIFA tournament … scored late winner against English teammate Raheem Sterling before facing the same fate in the final against Wolves’ Diogo Jota
- Diogo Jota has been crowned champion of the ePremier League Invitational
- The Wolves Ace defeated Trent Alexander-Arnold with a dramatic golden goal
- Jota equalized in the second half with Adama Traore who shot home on the nearest post
- And Jota won the tournament after the final was sent all the way to the gold goal
- Alexander-Arnold defeated Raheem Sterling to reach the final via a gold goal
Trent Alexander-Arnold defeated Raheem Sterling with a gold goal in the FIFA 20 ePremier League Invitational, but was soon mistaken after losing the final.
Liverpool’s full-back was defeated by Diogo Jota, with the Wolves ace securing victory in the online showpiece after another gold goal.
The ePremier League Invitational had asked footballers to represent their own teams in an online tournament during the coronavirus lock.
Diogo Jota won the ePremier League Invitational after defeating Trent Alexander-Arnold
Jota was tipped heavily as the tournament favorite and is a regular Esports player for Wolves
Diogo Jota was crowned General Champion after being heavily tipped as a favorite, having represented his club and soon Portgual at Esports level.
But the underdog Alexander-Arnold had taken a great lead just before half-time.
Georginio Wijnaldum made a floating delivery to the far post and nodded past Rui Patricio, with both real-life players previously prevented from opening the score after a string of great saves from both keepers.
But Wolves-ace Jota hit back in the second half via Adama Traore and took the win after hitting an unstoppable attempt home with strike partner Raul Jimenez.
Despite Alexander-Arnold taking the lead, Jota hit back to win the score with a gold goal
Despite the late heartbreak, Alexander-Arnold had enraptured the masses after defeating Manchester City rival Raheem Sterling to reach the final.
Sterling took the lead in the 13th minute through the thumping finish of Sergio Aguero on the edge of the penalty area, despite both players being chased by connection problems.
And the City wideman further punished his opponent from the penalty spot in the first half, with Aguero stepping out to convert from 12 yards.
However, Alexander-Arnold delivered an improved show after the break and pulled himself in a tense way.
Alexander-Arnold had dramatically knocked down Raheem Sterling to reach the showpiece final
And Alexander-Arnold secured a spot in the final after hitting with a dramatic gold goal
Sterling made an effort against the woodwork with himself, leaving the Liverpool completely to equalize through efforts of Roberto Firmino and real skipper Jordan Henderson.
The showpiece’s first semifinals continued into the drama of the Golden Goal phase and Alexander-Arnold dramatically secured a shot at winning the tournament.
A large number of Premier League stars competed in a knockout format from their home and the final was shown live on Sky Sports.
The total prize money for the tournament will be donated to the # PlayersTogether initiative, which in turn supports the NHS staff on the frontline against the pandemic.
Sterling congratulated his opponent after they fought for a spot in the video game finale
Alexander-Arnold battles City rival Sterling during their Anfield clash last November