Monday, 30 Mar 2020

Atletico Madrid Get rid of Liverpool from the Champions League


Atletico Madrid Get rid of Liverpool from the Champions LeagueAtletico Madrid Get rid of Liverpool from the Champions League - Atletico Madrid really shows its class. Liverpool did not do anything about it.

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Liverpool failed to qualify for the Champions League quarter-finals after beating 2-3 from Atletico Madrid in the second leg of the last 16 at Anfield Stadium on Thursday (12/3) early morning hrs.

This 2-3 defeat made Liverpool eliminated because it lost 2-4 on aggregate.

In the first leg, the port city team surrendered 0-1 while playing at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.

In the first round, Liverpool who appear offensive can score one goal against Atletico. The Reds goal was created by Georginio Wijnaldum in the 43rd minute.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's cross from the right side of the attack was headed by Wijnaldum to shake Oblak's goal.

In the second half, Liverpool appeared increasingly aggressive.

That makes Atletico practically only able to survive holding the onslaught of host troops.

In the 60th minute, Roberto Firmino got his first chance at threatening Atletico's goal. It's just that Firmino's efforts can still be defeated Oblak.
Two minutes later, Adrian appeared heroically under the rule of Liverpool. He made two important saves to thwart Atletico's chances through Joao Felix and Angel Correa.

The threat given by Atletico did not make Liverpool's attack relax. The Reds are even more aggressively putting pressure.

In fact, left back Andrew Robertson almost made Liverpool increase the score if his header did not hit the crossbar.

As reported by CNN Indonesia, Thursday morning, Robertson who rose to help the attack utilizing the ball from Salah kick with a header that could not have been anticipated Oblak.

In the 81st minute, Robertson again became a figure who gave terror to Atletico's defense.

This time he fired from outside the penalty box which was still above Oblak's crossbar.

Four minutes later, Sadio Mane had a chance to put Liverpool 2-0 up if the overhead kick took advantage of a wild ball in the Atletico penalty area not above the crossbar.

After that, there were no goals that could be created by both teams and made the game have to continue into extra time round.

Firmino succeeded in bringing Liverpool to a 2-0 lead when extra time had just run for four minutes.

Firmino's header hit the goalpost first and the ball threw up at the Brazilian striker to thrill Oblak's goal.

Disaster for Liverpool occurred four minutes later.

Atletico can score goals through substitute Marcos Llorente to make the score 1-2 and make the visitors excel at away goals aggressiveness.

The goal stems from Adrian's mistake when kicking the ball back pass which actually leads to Joao Felix. Joao Felix then gives a pass that can be converted into goals by Llorente.

In the injury time of the first half of extra time, Llorente made the Anfield public speechless.

Llorente's shot into the left corner of the goal broke Adrian's goal and made it 2-2.

Liverpool, who have to score two goals to qualify, try to add to the bang by including Fabinho, Divock Origi, and Takumi Minamino. However, there is no goal that can be created by Liverpool until the extra time round is over.

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That situation actually exploited Atletico who could turn 3-2 ahead of Liverpool. Morata shot after escaping the offside trap could not be stopped Adrian.

The composition of players

Liverpool (4-3-3): Adrian; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez, Virgil van Dijk, Andrew Robertson; Jordan Henderson, Georginio Wijnaldum, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain; Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane.

Atletico Madrid (4-4-2): Jan Oblak; Kieran Trippier, Stefan Savic, Felipe, Renan Lodi; Koke, Thomas Partey, Saul, Angel Correa; Joao Felix, Diego Costa.



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