Superstar Mohamed Salah Nets Brace As Liverpool Defeat Atletico Madrid 3–2 in Intense UCL Tie

Superstar Mohamed Salah Nets Brace As Liverpool Defeat Atletico Madrid 3–2 in Intense UCL Tie

  • Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool ended in a win for the Premier League side who put up an impressive display to win 3-2
  • In-form star Mohamed Salah scored a brace in the encounter as Jurgen Klopp’s men ran away with all three points
  • Antoine Griezmann was also impressive in the encounter as the Frenchman also grabbed a brace for his side

Premier League club Liverpool overcame Spanish club Atletico Madrid 3-2 at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in an intense Champions League clash on Tuesday night, Telegraph reports.

Mohamed Salah grabbed a brace for the English club on the night to continue his staggering form so far this season, having scored a wonder goal against Watford over the weekend.

The Egyptian opened the scoring as early as the 6th minute after his shot from slightly outside the area took a huge deflection and left Oblak helpless.

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Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool
Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool ended in a win for the Reds. Photo: Gonzalo Arroyo
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And seven minutes later, it was 2-0 when Felipe's half clearance fell to Keita, who volleyed past Oblak from just outside the box.

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In the 21st minute, Antoine Griezmann halved the deficit for Atletico.

A short Atletico corner led to Lemar getting away from Keita and firing a low cross into the box that went all the way through to Koke, before he then did the same, with the ball deflecting off of Griezmann and going in.

Griezmann made it 2-2 in the 34th minute when Joao Felix got away from Keita and then found the Frenchman, who took a touch to take himself into the area before firing a shot across goal that beat Alisson.

In the 76th minute, the visitors were rewarded a penalty kick after Mario Hermoso body checked Diogo Jota inside the box. It seemed needless and the referee pointed to the spot immediately.

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Mo Salah stepped up and sent goalkeeper Oblak the wrong way to give Liverpool the lead again.

Ronaldo sends message to teammates ahead of Man Utd vs Atalanta

Legit.ng earlier reported that five-time Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo has urged Manchester United teammates to avoid a repeat of their performance against Leicester City when they host Atalanta in the Champions League this week.

The Red Devils took the lead through Mason Greenwood in the 19th minute of their last Premier League outing but they ended up losing the game 4-2 at the end of the meeting.

They have now pushed that disappointment behind them as they look forward to their UCL game this midweek and the forward hopes they can bounce back to winning ways in the match.

Source: Legit

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