The first chance of the match fell to Gareth Bale, who attempted to keep up his positive recent goalscoring record with a free kick from 25 yards out. The swerve on the ball almost caught out Brad Jones in the Liverpool goal, but he managed to push it clear.
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From then on Liverpool dominated proceedings and they eventually broke the deadlock with 21 minutes on the clock.
Another opportunity fell to Suarez three minutes later, but his drilled effort from the right of the penalty area was palmed to safety.
However, despite the fact that they had controlled the half, deep into first-half stoppage time Liverpool conceded. Bale sent over a cross that was met by Vertonghen, who nodded the ball into the net from close range.