On Tuesday night, Liverpool blew a two-goal lead but fought back to win 2-3 at Atletico Madrid. The hosts eventually came down to 10 men because Antoine Griezmann received a red card. Meanwhile, Mohamed Salah scored a brace in this Champions League Group B football match. After our football prediction accurately favoured the Reds, among last night’s Champions League football results, Liverpool won 2-3 away, indeed.
Mohamed Salah continued his late Ballon d’Or drive with a brace for Liverpool. Antoine Griezmann also scored two goals but received a red card in the second half for a reckless challenge. He thus had to quit the match.
Champions League Football Results – Liverpool Won 2-3 Away
Salah’s incredible run of form continued with a well-taken goal after only eight minutes.
Geoffrey Kondogbia deflected the ball past the hapless Jan Oblak after the Egyptian cut inside past three Atletico players. He then fired a drive towards the goal.
After Felipe failed to clear a basic cross, Naby Keita extended the lead for Liverpool to 0-2 five minutes later. He sent a superb strike flying into the edge of the Atletico box.
However, just before the 20-minute mark, the hosts scored a goal of their own.
Thomas Lemar was in an offside position and prevented Joel Matip from blocking the ball. The Atletico corner broke to Koke on the edge of the Liverpool area, and Antoine Griezmann deflected his shot.
Soon after, the former Barcelona star had a fantastic chance to equalize for Atletico. But when Kieran Trippier set Griezmann up for a one-on-one with Alisson, the Brazilian goalkeeper stood tall to deny him.
Griezmann, however, didn’t have to wait long to find the leveller. Joao Felix drew the attention of Matip and Trent Alexander-Arnold by moving into the channels. Meanwhile, his strike partner advanced into the vacated space with the ball and found the far corner.
Before the break, Felix and Lemar both had chances to dramatically turn the game around. But Alisson was there to trustfully stop them both.
At the start of the second half, Oblak had to stretch himself to keep away a Sadio Mane header. On the other hand, opposing goalkeeper Alisson came to Liverpool’s rescue to deny Yannick Carrasco from close range.
However, with Atletico in command, Griezmann saw a red card for a high challenge on Roberto Firmino. He struck the Brazilian in the face while attempting to control the ball.
Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk and Andy Robertson both came close to capitalizing on their one-man advantage.
Mario Hermoso collided with Diogo Jota and that awarded the Reds a penalty.
Salah stepped up and sent Oblak flying the wrong way of his ball to restore Liverpool’s advantage.
Later, Jota tripped Jose Gimenez and Atletico believed they had a penalty of their own.
After a lengthy VAR review, however, the referee reversed his decision. The referee stated that there was insufficient contact for the Uruguayan to receive a penalty kick.
Deep into injury time, Angel Correa had a half-chance to score, but he couldn’t aim his shot, and Liverpool won.
Atletico Madrid 2 – 3 Liverpool
Goals: 0 – 1 Salah 8, 0 – 2 Keita 13, 1 – 2 Griezmann 20, 2 – 2 Griezmann 34, 2 – 3 Salah 78Bookings: Suarez; Milner, Alexander-Arnold
Sent off: Griezmann
Atletico Madrid: Oblak, Hermoso, Kondogbia, Felipe, Trippier, Carrasco, Koke, De Paul, Lemar, Joao Felix, Griezmann
Substitutions: Renan Lodi, Llorente, Correa, Gimenez, Suarez
Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, van Dijk, Robertson, Keita, Henderson, Milner, Salah, Firmino, Mane
Substitutions: Gomez, Fabinho, Jota, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Williams