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Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid LIVE: Champions League result, final score and reaction tonight

All the fallout from Anfield

Michael Jones
Wednesday 03 November 2021 22:31
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Liverpool train ahead of hosting Atletico Madrid in UCL

Liverpool are through to the Champions League last-16 two games early, after securing a fourth group-stage victory on Wednesday night courtesy of a 2-0 win over Atletico Madrid.

Diogo Jota and Sadio Mane netted first-half goals for Jurgen Klopp’s side, while Diego Simeone’s men saw their attempts to get back into the game all but disappear after Felipe was shown a straight red card for a challenge on Mane. Both Jota and Luis Suarez saw goals ruled out for marginal offside calls at either end in the second half, while the Reds spurned several other opportunities to move even further clear on the scoreboard.

Ultimately it mattered little, with top spot now guaranteed for Liverpool even with two group matches still left to play, while Klopp was also boosted by the return of Fabinho and Thiago Alcantara after injury - but lost Roberto Firmino in the second half. Atletico, meanwhile, sit third in the group, a point behind Porto who they play in the final gameweek.

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Liverpool see off 10-man Atletico Madrid in dramatic Champions League encounter at Anfield

How much drama can you condense into one Champions League match? Liverpool and Atletico Madrid seem hellbent on cracking that poser, once again squeezing the action of what felt like five encounters into a sole, feverish fixture.

Jurgen Klopp’s side triumphed, winning their opening four games in the competition for the first time. They are group winners, they have qualified for the knockout stages, and they are great entertainers.

Liverpool see off 10-man Atletico Madrid in dramatic Champions League encounter

Liverpool 2-0 Atletico Madrid: Jota and Mane struck before Felipe was sent off for the visitors, as Klopp’s side qualified for the knockout rounds

Michael Jones3 November 2021 22:21
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Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid: Five thing we learned as Reds secure Champions League progress

Liverpool secured their progress to the knockout stages of the Champions League with a commanding win over an ill-disciplined Atletico Madrid side at Anfield.

The Reds took an early lead when Trent Alexander-Arnold’s whipped cross found Diogo Jota at the back post for a simple header past Jan Oblak, before Sadio Mane doubled the hosts’ lead when he converted Alexander-Arnold’s low ball across the face of goal.

Here’s what we learned from Liverpool’s victory at Anfield:

Five thing we learned as Liverpool sweep past ill-disciplined Atletico Madrid

Liverpool 2-0 Atletico Madrid: Jurgen Klopp’s side stayed perfect in Group B to advance to the last 16 of the Champions League

Michael Jones3 November 2021 22:18
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Liverpool’s perfect start

Liverpool have won their opening four matches of a Champions League season for the first time.

It’s also their fourth successive win in the Champions League for the first time since March 2009.

They’ve won the group and qualified for the last-16 with two games to spare. Fantastic effort from Jurgen Klopp’s men.

Michael Jones3 November 2021 22:08
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200 wins for Klopp

Tonight was Jürgen Klopp’s 200th win in his 334th game in charge of Liverpool in all competitions, making him the fifth Reds manager to reach the landmark with only Kenny Dalglish earning 200 wins in fewer matches.

Michael Jones3 November 2021 22:05
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Liverpool 2 - 0 Atletico Madrid

Liverpool are now unbeaten in 25 games across all competitions. A joint-record for the Merseyside club.

Michael Jones3 November 2021 22:01
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Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid player ratings: Trent Alexander-Arnold stars with two assists as Reds cruise

Liverpool secured their progress to the knockout stages of the Champions League with a commanding win over an ill-disciplined Atletico Madrid side at Anfield.

The Reds took an early lead when Trent Alexander-Arnold’s whipped cross found Diogo Jota at the back post for a simple header past Jan Oblak, before Sadio Mane doubled the hosts’ lead when he converted Alexander-Arnold’s low ball across the face of goal.

Here are the player ratings from Anfield.

Trent Alexander-Arnold stars with two assists as Liverpool cruise past Atletico

Liverpool 2-0 Atletico Madrid: The right-back created both goals in a comfortable win in the Champions League, as the Reds booked their place in the knockout stages

Michael Jones3 November 2021 21:59
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Manchester City 4 - 1 Club Brugge

Pep Guardiola’s Man City were also victorious this evening, sweeping Club Brugge away for four goals to one in their Group A clash. City aren’t through to the knockout stages yet but they do move above PSG to top their group with nine points.

Michael Jones3 November 2021 21:56
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Full-time: Liverpool 2 - 0 Atletico Madrid

90+4 mins: Rodrigo De Paul curls the free kick high and wide. Nat Phillips comes on to replace Trent Alexander-Arnold and Liverpool run down the clock.

They’ve beaten Atletico Madrid at Anfield and are through to the last-16 with two games to spare.

Michael Jones3 November 2021 21:53
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Liverpool 2 - 0 Atletico Madrid

90+2 mins: Atletico win a free kick in their own half and boot it long. A header loops the ball toward Hermoso who volleys it at goal and comes close to a wonder goal for the visitors but the effort just goes over the bar.

Joel Matip is then shown a yellow card for a tackle on Cunha just outside the Liverpool box.

Michael Jones3 November 2021 21:51
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Man City 4-1 Club Brugge

Gabriel Jesus adds a late goal for Man City in their home clash with Brugge! The striker makes it 4-1.

And that’s how it will end. Full-time at the Etihad Stadium.

Alex Pattle3 November 2021 21:50

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