Liverpool crash out of Champions League


There were four late goals scored in the added extra time of the game at Anfield. Though the first one meant that the astonishing comeback of Jurgen Klopp’s men will be completed, the other three said, hold on. The game is not yet over. The brace by Marcos Llorente and Alvaro Morata in the final minutes of the game ensure that the reigning Champions League winners are knocked out of the competition.

The game ended on the aggregate of 1-1 at the end of 90 minutes. However, it was the extra time that decided the final outcome of the game. Sloppy finishing from Liverpool came back to haunt them at the end of the tie whereas the brilliant goalkeeping from one of the best, Jan Oblak, saved the day for Diego Simeone.

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Trailing from a solitary goal of the first leg where Saul Niguez had given the momentum and confidence for Rojiblancos before coming to the game saw it cancelled at the cusp of the half time. Alex Oxlade Chamberlain pulled the string of passes and crossed the ball to the fellow midfielder, Gini Wijnaldum who scored an angling header in the 43rd minute.

The Anfield based outfit continued their performance in front of their fans even in the second half. The high tempo from Liverpool saw Atleti manager withdraw Costa and introduce Llorente who is of defensive nature though he is a designated attacker.


The real chance for Atletico Madrid was in the second half when Felix called Adrian into action though it wasn’t a very difficult one. Further, with Liverpool wanting an easy passage in the regulation time the players started taking shot o target and went very close to score. However, the time moved on but the goal couldn’t be scored. On top of it, Mane missed an overhead kick and Salah’s effort went in vain when couldn’t shoot at Oblak.

The Reds finally broke the deadlock in the starting minutes of the extra time when Wijnaldum’s cross from the right flank saw Firmino converting it into the goal after his first shot hit the woodwork. The Anfield erupted after Klopp’s went on to lead the game.

After the 95th minute, it seemed like the bad time started for Klopp’s men. Adrian did a Karius and gifted the ball to Joao Felix who helped Llorente to score the goal and find the far corner of the net. Atleti were once again in the lead.

Llorente piled up misery for Liverpool’s title defence when he added one more on the counter. Further, Morata finished the duties of completing the rout in the second half of the extra time when he scored the goal in the injury time.