Atletico Madrid 2-3 Liverpool: Mohamed Salah stars against 10-man Atletico

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Liverpool's first ever player to score in all competitions nine times consecutively is Salah

Mohamed Salah's excellent form continued as Liverpool won three out of three Champions League group stage matches by beating Atletico Madrid, Spanish champions. It was a thrilling game full of drama.

The Reds lost their two-goal lead in the Spanish capital after a thrilling match between two sides.

France's forward was then given a straight red card in the second period. This allowed the visitors to assert their authority and win a huge victory through Salah’s well-taken penalty. It was awarded for a clumsy boat on Diogo Jota, Mario Hermoso.

Jota nearly became a villain when his challenge on Jose Maria Gimenez resulted a penalty being given. However, the referee changed his mind after being encouraged to watch the incident on the pitchside monitor by VAR.

Salah had earlier given the Reds the lead with his low finish at end of a weaving race finding the net off James Milner's toe before Naby Keita’s brilliant volley doubled their advantage.

Griezmann's precise finish from close range, followed by a superb turn and shot across Alisson, restored parity just before the break.

Salah was the last to speak. He is Liverpool's record goal scorer in the Champions League. His two goals bring him up to 31 goals, one more than Steven Gerrard.

Jurgen Klopp's team are unbeaten in 21 of all competitions. They continue to be an offensive threat that opponents are seldom able to handle.

They have scored at least three goals in each of their seven away matches this campaign and have scored 30 goals in their nine previous matches.

After their most impressive win, they now lead Champions League Group B by five points.

However, it did not impress Atletico boss Diego Simeone. He spent the game whipping up the home crowd or berating officials before heading off down the tunnel in full time.

Madrid has more Liverpool memories

Liverpool and the Wanda Metropolitano have something in common.

They won Europe's top club prize sixth time on this ground in Madrid in 2019, although they lost 1-0 to Atletico in the stadium in the next season, which contributed to their loss of the trophy defense.

They now have another unforgettable encounter to add to their impressive game against the Spanish champions.

Although it is common to say that a game has everything, you'd be hard-pressed to find what this exciting and controversial match didn't showcase.

Salah was one of the elite forwards who provided attacking brilliance.

Milner's touch was a major factor in his goal, but Milner's close control and skill to create space for the shot were comparable to those seen recently against Manchester City and Watford.

Griezmann, on the other hand, was equally ruthless. His second goal, in particular, was a demonstration of his intelligent movement, finishing prowess, and leaving Virgil van Dijk after Joao Felix's fine work.

After a lengthy VAR check, the officials determined that Thomas Lemar had not blocked Joel Matip's goal.

Although Griezmann was given a red card, it was debatable that his boot was so high that it was likely to have been intentionally dangerous.

Alisson's fine goalkeeping was a highlight of all the drama. He made a series of excellent saves on his return to Atletico, even though he almost gave them a 3-2 lead before the break, with a clearance that hit Matip.

Let's get to the final sentence.

Hermoso is not going to be held responsible for Jota's clumsy foul, but Gimenez's light but similar challenge in the box could have easily cost him his side.

Jota was wrongly ruled out of play by the referee. This result helped Liverpool win and take them to the knockout stage of Europe's elite club competition.

Mohamed Salah Mohamed Salah was the player of this match with an average 8.31 Atl Madrid Atltico Madero Madrid

Liverpool Liverpool Liverpool Atltico Madrid Avg Squad number 8 Player name Griezmann Average rating 5.75 Squad number 13 Player name Oblak Average rating 5.17 Squad number 7 Player name Joo Flix Average rating 5.08 Squad number 21 Player name Carrasco Average rating 4.88 Squad number 23 Player name Trippier Average rating 4.77 Squad number 11 Player name Lemar Average rating 4.73 Squad number 6 Player name Koke Average rating 4.64 Squad number 18 Player name Felipe Average rating 4.57 Squad number 4 Player name Kondogbia Average rating 4.36 Squad number 5 Player name de Paul Average rating 4.32 Squad number 22 Player name Hermoso Average rating 4.21 Squad number 2 Player name Gimnez Average rating 4.06 Squad number 14 Player name Marcos Llorente Average rating 3.82 Squad number 10 Player name Correa Average rating 3.73 Squad number 12 Player name Renan Lodi Average rating 3.70 Squad number 9 Player name Surez Average rating 3.57 Liverpool Avg Squad number 11 Player name Mohamed Salah Average rating 8.31 Squad number 1 Player name Alisson Average rating 8.29 Squad number 3 Player name Fabinho Average rating 7.58 Squad number 9 Player name Roberto Firmino Average rating 7.45 Squad number 26 Player name Robertson Average rating 7.24 Squad number 32 Player name Matip Average rating 7.22 Squad number 10 Player name Man Average rating 7.21 Squad number 4 Player name van Dijk Average rating 7.20 Squad number 15 Player name Oxlade-Chamberlain Average rating 7.19 Squad number 66 Player name Alexander-Arnold Average rating 7.14 Squad number 14 Player name Henderson Average rating 7.08 Squad number 12 Player name Gomez Average rating 7.03 Squad number 7 Player name Milner Average rating 6.99 Squad number 20 Player name Diogo Jota Average rating 6.84 Squad number 76 Player name N Williams Average rating 6.71 Squad number 8 Player name Keta Average rating 6.61