Mohamed Salah continued his scintillating form netting a brace and securing one of the close football results midweek in the Champions League. He opened the scoring in the eighth minute for the visitors before Naby Keita doubled their advantage in the 13th minute. Antoine Griezmann then got two goals back for the hosts before beind sent off for a challenge on Roberto Firmino. Salah then scored the winner from the penalty spot to seal the victory.
Liverpool: Alisson (8), Alexander-Arnold (7), Matip (6), Van Dijk (6), Robertson (6), Keita (6), Milner (6), Henderson (7), Salah (7), Mane (6), Firmino (6).
Subs used: Fabinho (7), Jota (6), Oxlade-Chamberlain (6), Gomez (N/A), N.Williams (N/A)
Atletico Madrid: Oblak (6), Trippier (6), Felipe (7), Kondogbia (6), Hemoso (5), Carrasco (7), Lemar (7), Koke (7), De Paul (6), Joao Felix (7), Griezmann (7).
Subs used: Gimenez (6), Correa (N/A), Llorente (N/A), Lodi (N/A), Suarez (N/A)
Players of the match: Alisson.
Atletico boss Diego Simeone: “It was a tough game against a great side, and they normally score a lot of goals in their games. We didn’t start as we wanted to, but after they scored their second, things started to go better for us and we had enough chances to go ahead. We had the best chance of the second half, but their keeper made a top save.”
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp to BT Sport: “It was the tough game we expected. We did surprisingly well in the beginning, we didn’t expect them that defensive. The two strikers weren’t involved in defending. But we scored two wonderful goals and played really good football.”
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