(Football results, Liverpool – Atletico Madrid, the second leg of the Champions League round of 2019/20/20) Liverpool welcome Atletico at home with the task of winning. The defending champion did everything he could to take down the representative from Spain after 120 minutes of suffocation.
Liverpool – Atletico Madrid: Banquet of 5 goals, stunning results
Liverpool completely lost to Atletico in the first leg match. With a 0-1 loss, the home team had to win in order to continue. With such momentum, the home side came into the game with a tendency to attack. Captain Henderson replaced Fabinho in the rotation role, while Chamberlain and Wijnaldum acted as satellite support for the trio of Salah – Mane – Firmino.
The first half saw great efforts from both teams. Liverpool was overwhelming in the game, but Diego Costa, Joao Felix and other Atletico players always tried to respond whenever they got the chance. In the first half of the match, Salah was the most prominent player of the Anfield team and became the inspiration for the home team to attack.
After a lot of effort, finally, the right thing came. 43rd minute into the match, Chamberlain launched an extremely convenient cross on the right-wing, putting Wijnaldum in a good situation. The Dutch midfielder jumped up from the second line and launched a dangerous header, defeating goalkeeper Oblak. As a result, Liverpool ended the first half with a goal advantage.
The second half saw the efforts of both teams. But no more goals have been scored. At the end of the match, Saul Niguez put the ball into the net, but the goal was not recognized for offside. The match, therefore, had to enter extra time.
But the drama of the match only takes place in 30 minutes of extra time. Liverpool doubled the goal in the 94th minute, after a goal from Roberto Firmino. However, Klopp’s team failed to maintain a gap before the first extra period ended.
In the 97th minute, goalkeeper Adrian made an unforgivable mistake when he passed the ball directly into Felix’s feet. The Portuguese player cleverly poked the ball into Marcos Llorente in a dangerous situation, shortening the score to 1-2. If this ratio is maintained until the end of the match, then Atletico is the next team to go.
By the minute 105 + 1, the score was equal to 2-2 for Atletico. Morata, after coming on, had an assist, so Marcos Llorente scored twice with a curling shot just outside the penalty area just like the 97th minute goal. And in the 120 + 1 minute, Morata’s goal made Liverpool’s defeat more bitter.
In the end, Liverpool lost against Atletico 2-3, and the total score after two matches was 2-4. Thus, Liverpool officially became the former king, while Atletico continued his magical journey.
Final score: Liverpool 2-3 Atletico Madrid (H1: 1-0)
The total score after 2 matches: 2-4
Liverpool: Wijnaldum 43 ‘, Firmino 94’
Atletico: Marcos Llorente 97 ‘- 105 + 1’, Morata 120 + 1 ‘
Liverpool: Gomez, Adrian, Firmino, Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Henderson, Robertson, Wijnaldum, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Salah, Mane
Atletico Madrid: Oblak, Felipe, Trippier, Joao Felix, Savic, Renan Lodi, Saul Niguez, Partey, Koke, Correa, Diego Costa
Player Scoring (According to Whoscored)
Red: Player of the match
Black: The worst player in the match
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