On the morning of 12-3, defending champion Liverpool lost to Atletico Madrid 2-3 in the second leg of the Champions League round of 16, Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid, after leading the opponent 2-0 in extra time. This defeat soon turned Liverpool into the former king of the tournament.
A regrettable loss of Liverpool
To lose 0-1 in the first leg Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid at Champions League, Liverpool must win by two goals to win tickets. In that context, it is not difficult to imagine the game at Anfield: Liverpool attacked fiercely while Atletico Madrid defended the majority.
Actually, it is like that. Liverpool homeowners forced Atletico Madrid to suffocate immediately after the opening whistle. The power on both sides of Liverpool was fully exploited when Alexander Trent-Arnold and Andrew Robertson continued to rise.
To surprise him, coach Jurgen Klopp encouraged Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Mohamed Salah to flee so that Alexander Trent-Arnold and Andrew Robertson would have more room in the middle. Both when the ball is in effect, crosses the ball without having to go down the line.
Inside, Dutch midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum is the goal of the cross. One of such coordination situation brought the opening goal to Liverpool. 43 minutes into the match, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain flipped the ball in from the right-wing, and hit the ball into the penalty box.
This is a worthy achievement for Liverpool because, before the goal, they attacked tirelessly and created a series of scoring opportunities. But on the day of the match, Oblak neutralized almost every shot of the Liverpool side.
In the minutes after opening the score
Liverpool continued to press the field to find the second goal. The pressure on Oblak’s goal became bigger and bigger, Atletico Madrid‘s entire squad retreated to the defense. In Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid match, Liverpool continued to create a series of opportunities but the goalkeeper Oblak and the unlucky goalkeeper turned down Liverpool’s goals.
No goals were scored in the second half, Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid had to enter extra time in Champions League.
Three minutes after the first inning, Anfield exploded when Wijnaldum crossed the ball to set Roberto Firmino to the top of Oblak’s post and quickly kick the ball to make it 2-0.
With this ratio and the overwhelming overall game, many fans thought of the ticket to the quarterfinals for Liverpool. However, when everything was so perfect, something unexpected happened.
In the 97th minute, goalkeeper Adrian made a mistake when he passed the ball to Joao Felix. Not missing an opportunity, Felix brought the ball to the position of Marcos Llorente and the player had neat handling before launching the shot to defeat Adrian, reducing the score to 1-2.
Llorente’s goal made everything reversed, Liverpool is in danger of being eliminated and Atletico Madrid will continue. Therefore, Liverpool was forced to attack. But when they were struggling to find the third goal, Adrian’s net shook.
105 + 1, in a quick counterattack with a relatively thin force, striker Alvaro Morata dribbled the right-wing and passed it to Llorente. In the face of many Liverpool players, Llorente dodged the ball and then shot a dangerous shot, the second time to defeat Adrian, equalizing the score 2-2, continuing the match Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid to determine the result.
The second goal completely knocked out the will of the Liverpool players. In the remaining minutes, Liverpool played hopelessly. Not only that, but the army of coach Jurgen Klopp also lost to the third goal. The scorer was Morata with technical processing phase and neat finish in 120 + 1 minute.
LosingAtletico Madrid 2-3, Liverpool were eliminated from the Champions League with a total score of 2-4 after two Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid matches. An unbelievable result for the fans who have watched the game from the first minute.
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