Liverpool beat ten-man Atletico Madrid

Liverpool beat Ten Man Atletico Madrid

Liverpool, this season have faced different types of opposition among them being Atletico Madrid who play the most defensive styles of football among Europe’s elite. These kinds of powerful performances are what the other teams in Europe will be very careful of. A group with Ac Milan, Porto, and Atletico Madrid couldn’t stop Jurgen Klopp`s side from cruising into the Knockout stages with a 100% win record with two games to spare. And this was yet another match without a loss for Jurgen Klopp’s side, who have now equaled Liverpool’s record of 25 games without defeat in all competitions set in 1982 by the team managed by Bob Paisley.

Atletico played most of the game with 10 men but before then they were already trailing with 2 goals down. The La Liga side are known for being a very good defensively but have conceded 5 goals in their meetings against the English giant. 

Granted, the delivery from the right wing by Trent Alexander-Arnold was superb, whipping the ball in behind the Atletico center-halves and away from goalkeeper Jan Oblak, but still, no one tracked Diogo Jota as he met it and guided a header into the net. Mane who’s been involved in different mix-ups during the game worked the ball and then Henderson took over to feed Alexander-Arnold, who delivered another precise cross for Mane to sweep home. Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain also tried his luck but couldn’t find the target.

It was only when they were 2-0 down that Atletico started to play, but that soon evaporated. They were reduced to 10 men when Felipe was sent off for a cynical trip on Mane, even though it took place deep in Liverpool’s half. It looked harsh but Felipe ran away from Danny Makkelie, the Dutch referee, and the official already had the red card out.Liverpool beat Ten Man Atletico Madrid

After that, it was simply whether Liverpool would add to their total with Salah on a mission to score, dribbling into the Atletico area time and again as defenders swarmed around him and Oblak claiming Henderson’s half-volley.

There were no more goals but it did not matter. Liverpool’s work in the Champions League group stages is done.

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