Crazy Champions match at the Wanda Metropolitano. Atlético is defeated in the confrontation against Liverpool and their aspirations to go to the next phase are complicated, since Porto is placed with the same points as the rojiblancos after beating Milan.
The game started in the worst possible way for Cholo’s team, since they conceded 2 goals in less than 15 minutes. Liverpool, in sensational form, easily beat the colchoneros and quickly went ahead. The first goal came from Milner after a good move from Salah, in which the English midfielder only had to push it, while the second was a work of art by Keita.
However, with the 2-0, Atlético did not lower their arms, and decided that they could not make a fool of themselves in their stadium, in front of their fans. The rojiblancos began to find between the lines a Joao Félix who knew where to receive at all times to overflow and create danger.
The Portuguese was the best of the rojiblancos in the first half, and when he started to play, Atlético arrived and managed to score twice to put the equalizer in the match.
The two goals were the work of Griezmann, who proved to be plugged in after a difficult start, which allowed Cholo’s men to go to rest better than Liverpool and with options to win the game.
However, at the beginning of the second half, Griezmann was once again the protagonist, this time in a negative way, as he was sent off after hitting Firmino in the face with the studs. The Frenchman did not see the Brazilian and could unintentionally hurt him a lot, but the red is clear and left his team with one less.
Atlético suffered with the loss of Griezmann, but knew how to defend themselves against Liverpool’s stakes. Only a more than avoidable penalty from Hermoso, allowed Liverpool to score through Salah and take the match. Perhaps an unfair defeat for the rojiblancos, who must avoid in the future the blunders that they have committed and that have condemned them today.
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