The match Of Cup C1 between Liverpool and Atletico took place with many highlights. There, both teams had things to regret after an unrelenting battle screen.
Hero Llorente & criminal Adrian
To lose 0-1 in the first leg, Liverpool entered the match Of Cup C1 – battle of the second round of the Champions League 1/8 round with the pressure to win. But the army of coach Jurgen Klopp turned the pressure into motivation, only to play a great match at Anfield at home full of the audience, despite the fear of spreading the Corona virus.
Creating plenty of chances in the match Of Cup C1 first half, Liverpool finally got his own goal. Chamberlain was the trigger, with a cross to reach Wijnaldum and hit the header to open the score. But this ratio is still not enough to help Liverpool or Atletico go forward. Therefore, the two teams continued to play devotedly in the second half.
Entering the second half, Liverpool absolutely did not give Atletico the opportunity to send the ball to the other half of the field. Terrific pressure is created by The Kop all over the pitch. A series of delicious opportunities were created but in an unbelievable day of competition, Salah, Mane, Firmino all missed or did not win the ecstatic form of Oblak.
Even when defeating Oblak, luckily did not smile at Liverpool when Robertson’s header hit the bar. Winning 1-0 after 90 minutes, Liverpool accepted to enter extra time.
Firmino shone in the 94th minute with a finish in the penalty area to increase the score to 2-0 for the home team after a cross as set by Wijnaldum. Though this thought was the end of the visitors, it was at this time that the tragedy at Anfield just started.
2 minutes after Firmino scored, Adrian passed the ball directly to Joao Felix’s feet. No. 7 gave the ball to Marcos Llorente, who fired a shot from 20 yards out to beat Adrian to shorten the score to 1-2, just enough for Liverpool to be eliminated by the away goal rule.
But Atletico has not stopped. In the 105th minute, Marcos Llorente still shone with the right foot to beat Adrian to equalize the score 2-2. Liverpool’s efforts are now too late when psychology is affected.
At 120th minute of match Of Cup C1, Atletico nailed the last nail to the coffin of the King of Liverpool with a goal of Alvaro Morata. Marcos Llorente continued to shine with a pass for the former Chelsea player to score.
Winning Liverpool 3-2, Atletico stalked into the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League. And The Kop became the first defending champion to be eliminated in the Champions League quarter-finals since Chelsea in the 2012/13 season (eliminated from the group stage).