Liverpool Turned Former King Of The Cup C1

The bitter defeat of 2-3 in the second half of the second leg of the Cup C1 round this morning (March 12) against Atletico Madrid has made Liverpool from the position of the defending champion into a former European Cup king. A series of dark historical landmarks have just called the “Red Brigade” right on Anfield’s home ground.

Liverpool Turned Former King Of The Cup C1

A shocking and shock scenario came to Anfield early this morning when defending champion Liverpool welcomed Atletico Madrid in the second leg of the Cup C1 round of 2019/20.

Georginio Wijnaldum scored an equalizer by 1-1 after two matches in the second half of the second leg, Roberto Firmino put “The Kop” ahead in extra time but then they were eliminated bitterly because of a player’s mistake. Adrian, double of former Real Madrid midfielder Marcos Llorente and the finishing blow of Alvaro Morata.

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Goalkeeper Adrian's mistake opened the door for Liverpool's tragedy in extra-time against Atletico Madrid
Goalkeeper Adrian’s mistake opened the door for Liverpool’s tragedy in extra-time against Atletico Madrid

The main thing that makes Liverpool lose 2-3 in the return leg of the round of 1/8 and ultimately lose 2-4 after two matches should have become the Cup C1 former king, while Atletico Madrid is currently in the quarterfinals.

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A series of sad historical milestones called the names of teachers and students Jurgen Klopp after last night’s nightmare at Anfield’s home ground. For the first time in 12 years in the second leg of the Cup C1 knockout round, Liverpool has to play extra time and lose to the opponent, after being knocked out by Chelsea in the same way in the semi-final of this tournament in April 2008 at Stamford Bridge.

Since the 2017/18 season, Liverpool goalkeepers have made more direct mistakes, leading to more goals than any other colleague of the same period (4 errors, 3 belongs to Loris Karius and 1 belongs to Adrian).

Before the match against Atletico Madrid last night, “Merseyside Red Brigade” was once turned into a former European football king by Benfica in the 1/8 round under the same scenario when losing to the Portuguese team in both matches. (0-1 in the first leg and 0-2 in the second leg) in 2006.

Liverpool Turned Former King Of The Cup C1
Coach Diego Simeone and his students turned Liverpool into a former European king like tragedy 14 years ago

Being knocked out by Atletico Madrid is also the first time Liverpool have failed both rounds in a knockout round in European cups (including qualifying) under coach Jurgen Klopp, despite having succeeded in all previous 10 matches when being led by this German teacher.

Liverpool Turned Former King Of The Cup C1
Atletico Madrid has ended Liverpool’s 25-match unbeaten run at Anfield (win 18, draw 7) in the European Cups.

This is only the second time in history, Liverpool scored two or more goals at home to Anfield in a European Cup match, but still failed after they lost 2-3 when they received Udinese on October 4, 2012 in the Europa League group stage.

Obviously, even though it is just waiting for the early coronation day in the Premier League this year, the fact that Liverpool has just become the former Champions League king makes the sadness still covering Jurgen Klopp’s teachers and their fans after the shock of being defeated by Atletico Madrid.

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The hero of “Rojiblancos” helped them eliminate Liverpool to advance to the Cup C1 quarter-finals this year – Marcos Llorente has just gone down in history.

The rookie midfielder costing 40 million euros, bought from Real Madrid last summer, has just become the second Atletico Madrid player in history to score twice when he came on as a substitute in the Cup C1 match after senior Sergio Aguero once conceded Chelsea in November 2009.
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