Liverpool 2-0 Atletico Madrid: Liverpool sweep into last 16 of Champions League after comfortable win

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Liverpool won with Jota's sixth goal of the season

With a win over Atletico Madrid (10-man), Liverpool made it into the 16th round of the Champions League. This ensured that they would finish first in Group B.

Trent Alexander-Arnold's goals of Diogo Jota, and Sadio Mene were the Reds' first goals. Felipe was then sent off just before the half-time break.

Jurgen Klopp's team should have taken more punishment after the break, but they missed a lot of opportunities. Jota also had another strike disallowed by the video assistant referee.

Atletico believed they had scored a goal from Luis Suarez's deflected shot, but VAR chalked it off as offside and they never threatened to come back.

The win not only sends Liverpool through to the knockout stages with two games left, but also extends the Reds' unbeaten season to 16 games.

They have never lost a single match since 6 April, when they were defeated by Real Madrid in the quarterfinals of the Champions League.

Alexander-Arnold provides assistance again

Recent meetings between the two sides have been a bit sour, as reflected in the mood at Anfield from the beginning. This game was not without controversy.

Liverpool struggled to find their feet in the midst of raucous fans. However, they soon found their feet and started creating opportunities.

Alexander-Arnold scored the first goal for Jota, with a delicious whipped delivery. Although it wasn't clear if he meant a shot for Jota or a cross for their second, the final result was the exact same due to Mane's attentiveness at the nearpost.

These two goals were enough to win the game. The contest was effectively over when Danny Makkelie, a Dutch referee, decided Felipe's swipe at Mane’s heels was sufficient for a straight yellow card.

Although the home crowd didn't get the flood of goals they desired in the second period, they were able to cheer Suarez until his substitution.

Atletico's last visit to Anfield was in March 2020. The nation was in lockdown due to Covid-19. Liverpool lost the Champions League final 16 in the aggregate after a 4-3 defeat.

Even though Coronavirus has been a menace to football for almost 20 months, only 200 Atletico fans went on the trip due to fears about the Delta variant. However, Liverpool's current form indicates that their European adventure is just beginning.


Match Stats

Live Text Line-ups Liverpool Formation 4-3-3 1 Alisson 66 Alexander-Arnold 32 Matip 4 van Dijk 21 Tsimikas 14 Henderson 3 Fabinho 15 Oxlade-Chamberlain 11 Salah 20 Jota 10 Man 1 Alisson

Phillips Substituted by Alexander-Arnold at 90+4' minutes

32 Matip booked at 90mins

4 van Dijk

21 Tsimikas

14 Henderson

3 Fabinho substituted for Thiago alcntara at 60 minutes

15 Oxlade-Chamberlain substituted for Minamino at the 78' minute

11 Salah

20 Jota Booked in 85 Minutes

10 Man Booked at 15mins Substituted For Firmino at 45' Minutes Substituted For Origi at 78’ minutes Substitutes: 5 Konat

6 Thiago Alcntara

9 Firmino

13 Adrin

18 Minamino

26 Robertson

27 Origi

47 Phillips

62 Kelleher

76 N Williams

80 Morton Atl Madrid Formation 3-4-2-1 13 Oblak 18 Felipe 2 Gimnez 22 Hermoso 23 Trippier 6 Koke 5 de Paul 21 Carrasco 10 Correa 7 Sequeira 9 Surez 13 Oblak

18 Felipe Booked in 36 Minutes

2 Gimnez

22 Hermosos Booked in 8mins

23 Trippier

6 Koke Booked at 38mins. Substituted by Santos Carneiro Da Cunha @ 69' Minutes

5 de Paul

21 Carrasco Substituted For Vrsaljko @ 69' Minutes

10 Correa substituted for Serrano at 75'minutes

7 Sequeira Booked at 52mins Substituted for Lodi dos Santos at 59' minutes

9 Surez Booked at 38mins Substituted to Herrera at 59'minutes Substitutes: 1 Lecomte

12 Lodi dos Santos

16 Herrera

19 Santos Carneiro Da Cunha

24 Vrsaljko

26 Serrano

33 Iturbe

36 Martn

38 Gonzlez verjara Referee Danny Makkelie Attentive: 51,347 Match Stats, Live Text, Post Update Match ends, Liverpool 2, Atletico Madrid 0. Full Time Second half ends, Liverpool 2, Atletico Madrid 0. Post update Attempt missed. Divock Origi (Liverpool), right footed shot outside the box. The shot is high and wide to his right. Diogo Jota assisted. Substitution Substitution, Liverpool. Trent Alexander-Arnold is replaced by Nathaniel Phillips. Post update Attempt missed. Rodrigo de Paul (Atletico Madrid) left footed shot from the outside of the box is too high for a direct kick. Joel Matip (Liverpool), is given the yellow card. Joel Matip (Liverpool) is cited for a foul. Post update Matheus Cunha, Atletico Madrid, wins a free kick during the attacking half. Post update Attempt missed. Mario Hermoso (Atletico Madrid), right footed shot outside the box. This was just after a set-piece situation. Foul by Divock Origi (Liverpool) Post update Post update Rodrigo de Paul, Atletico Madrid, wins a free kick for the defensive half. Post update Takumi minamino (Liverpool), wins a free kick at the defensive end. Post update Foul by Kieran Tripier (Atletico Madrid). Post update: Attempt saved. Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), right footed shot taken from outside the box. It is saved in the lower left corner. Post-update: Attempt blocked. Blockage of Divock Origi's (Liverpool), header from the left side the six-yard box. Trent Alexander-Arnold assisted with a cross. Booking Diogo Jota, Liverpool is given the yellow card. Update: Dangerous play from Diogo Jota, Liverpool. Post update Kieran Trippier, Atletico Madrid, wins a free kick at the defensive half. Post update: Attempt blocked. Blockage of Divock Origi (Liverpool), right-footed shot from centre box Thiago assisted with a cross. Post-update Mohamed Salah (Liverpool), wins a free kick at the defensive end. Page 1 of 6 Rewind Previous Navigate to Next Navigate To The Last Page Forward