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Liverpool plans picked apart by the simple brilliance of Toni Kroos – The World Game

The brilliance of Toni Kroos is that his playmaking so often looks so simple. As Liverpool learned on Wednesday morning (AEST), stopping it is no easy task.

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Everyone, even Liverpool players and fans, could understand Vinicius Junior’s reaction.
It was 27 minutes into the Champions League quarter-final first leg, around 30 seconds after Real Madrid’s opening goal, finished with stylish composure by the Brazilian. He turned to the architect, Toni Kroos, and bowed.
It was a simple gesture to mark the simple brilliance of Kroos’ long pass. A swing of the right foot, a burst of water from the slick Valdebebas turf, and the ball was arcing through the darkening…

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