UCL: Atletico Madrid End Liverpool’s Reign As PSG Eliminate Dortmund

UCL: Atletico Madrid End Liverpool’s Reign As PSG Eliminate Dortmund

Atletico Madrid came from 2-0 down to beat holders Liverpool 3-2 after extra-time at Anfield in the second leg round of 16 in this year’s UEFA Champions League.

Atletico qualified 4-2 on aggregate after winning the first leg 1-0 at the Wanda Metropolitano.

Georginio Wijnaldum gave Liverpool the lead in the 43rd minute, heading in Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain’s cross.

With the aggregate score at 1-1, the game went into extra-time with Liverpool grabbing the second goal on 94 minutes, thanks to Roberto Firmino who reacted quickest to his initial effort which came off the post.

In the 97th minute, Marcos Llorente swung the tie in favour of Atletico following a mistake by Adrian in goal for Liverpool.

The Reds keeper’s poor clearance from a back pass was picked up by Joao Felix who set up Marcos Llorente and whose low drive ended in the back of the net.

In the 105th minute, Llorente made it 2-2 off a breakaway as he was picked up by Alvaro Morata before curling his effort beyond Adrian.

and in the 120th minute, Morata sealed the win for Atletico who did a one-two with Llorente raced onto his pass and slotted past Adrian.

The defeat means Liverpool’s run of 42 games unbeaten at Anfield has now ended.

Also, it was Liverpool’s first European defeat at home since a 3-0 Champions League group stage loss against Real Madrid
in October 2014.

And in another second leg round of 16 played behind closed-doors at the Parc de Princes, Paris Saint-Germain beat Borussia Dortmund 2-0.

Neymar and Juan Bernat got the goals that sent PSG into the quarter-finals 3-2 on aggregate.

In the 89th minute, Dortmund were reduced to 10 men after Emre Can was shown a straight red card for a scuffle with Neymar.

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  • Oh!!!!! What a heartbreak and sad reality.

    • Klopp and the boys should console themselves with their looming EPL triumph left for them — that is, if they don’t bungle and bottle everything in their current ‘depressed’ state with these last few matches left. That would just be double-calamity!!

  • God bless ATM for it good work.