Liverpool are preparing for the Champions League quarter-finals after beating Atletico Madrid at Anfield.
The win ensures that Liverpool stands with 12 points and the pot holder after four matches. Porto are in second place with five points and therefore have no chance of catching up with the red shirts.
Diogo Jota and Sadio Mane scored the goals that contributed to a relatively comfortable home win at Anfield.
For Atlético Madrid, it was an evening they would soon forget and especially the first half was frustrating for Diego Simeone’s team. Ten minutes before the end of the first half, midfielder Felipe was sent off, before Luis Suarez received a yellow card for protesting his expulsion. Mario Hermoso and Cook also ended up in The Judge’s Book before the break.
A few minutes after receiving a red card, Atletico’s Angel Correa fell to the ground after a duel with Mane, before rolling a few laps on the grass in what may seem like obvious pain. However, sports journalist James Pearce was not impressed with Korea or what other Atlético players are doing on the pitch.
– Now Correa is rolling over in an attempt to expel Mane. “They really are a disgrace,” he wrote on Twitter.
The beginning of the dream for Liverpool
It was Jota who scored the first goal for Liverpool after 12 minutes of the match. Trent Alexander-Arnold found the Portuguese with an accurate slate on the right side, who advanced with a header.
Eight minutes later, the hosts doubled their lead. Alexander-Arnold tried his luck from a distance but after a short struggle with the defender, Mane finally put the ball into the net.
Ten minutes before the break, things went wrong for Atletico Madrid when midfielder Felipe shoved Mane his way forward on the field. Judge Danny McKelley was confident in his confidence when he picked up the red card from his pocket.
TV 2’s Espin Wayne commented – It’s pure sabotage kicking a player when he’s not close enough to get close to the ball.
Go to victory
Liverpool came out with a percent even after the break and could immediately increase the lead.
Jota thought he scored his second goal of the evening when he sent the ball between Oblak’s legs into the goal. However, the VAR replay showed that the Portuguese was in good offside when he played through Joel Matip.
Shortly thereafter, Salah had the opportunity alone with Oblak, but the Slovenian cage keeper brilliantly saved. In the next corner Matip had to take the ball down six meters and finish, but this time the shot went out.
A few minutes later, Suarez signed what he thought was the reduction, but the VAR offside in front of goal again. Thus, the registration was properly canceled.
After that, Atlético Madrid failed to create more problems for Liverpool with one less man.
Jürgen Klopp and Associates. He can therefore call himself the winner of the second group, while Atletico must fight for second place with Porto and Milan.
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