Athletico Madrid Advances To Champions League, Sends Liverpool Packing

Athletico Madrid Advances To Champions League, Sends Liverpool Packing

Tuesday Champions League night saw Athletico Madrid come from behind to beat Liverpool by 3 goals to 2. Goals from Llorente and Morata gave Athletico the win at Anfield.

Athletico Madrid was ahead of qualifying for the knockouts with a 1 goal lead at the first leg, but it was leveled in the first half when Liverpool's Wijnaldum scored the first goal of the match in the 43rd minute.

The second half played goallessly and it ended 1:1 on aggregate. The match was taken to extra time with Firmino giving Liverpool the lead in the 94th minute. Athletico countered in the 97th minute and leveled the result, this time it was Llorente that found the back of the net. Athletico got a second goal in the 105th minute with Llorente scoring his second goal. Athletico sealed their victory in the 120th minute, this time it was Morata .

Athletico has now advanced to the quarters, while Liverpool will set their eyes on the Premier League trophy.


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