Salah double helps Liverpool beat Atletico 3-2 as Griezmann sees purple

Salah double helps Liverpool beat Atletico 3-2 as Griezmann sees purple


MADRID (Reuters) – Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah netted a double, together with the winner, as they secured a 3-2 victory over Atletico Madrid, whose ahead Antoine Griezmann additionally scored twice however was despatched off in a gripping Champions League conflict on Tuesday.

Salah fired house the winner from the spot after Griezmann had seen purple for a harmful excessive boot, however the motion was not over in a compelling encounter, with Atletico awarded a penalty of their very own, earlier than it was overturned following a VAR overview.

The win saved Liverpool prime in Group B on 9 factors, 5 forward of second-placed Atletico and Porto in third, with AC Milan pointless on the foot of the desk.

“Actually, the way you win it, I could not care much less. The soiled ones are the actually necessary ones. Once we are flying we win the video games anyway, however on an evening like this getting three factors is de facto large,” Liverpool boss Juergen Klopp informed BT Sport.

Salah opened the scoring with a deflected effort within the eighth minute and Naby Keita added a second with a thunderous volley 5 minutes later as Liverpool seemed set to crush Diego Simeone’s aspect.

Nonetheless, Liverpool’s defence imploded shortly afterwards and Atletico got here roaring again, with Griezmann on the centre of the motion.

First he steered house a Koke shot within the 20th minute to scale back the deficit and 14 minutes later he drew his aspect stage, an outstanding first contact opening up the house in entrance of him for a medical end low previous Alisson’s left hand.

After a frenetic opening 45 minutes, Liverpool completed the primary half on the ropes, however a reprieve was not lengthy coming because the second interval obtained underway.

Yannick Carrasco pressured an early save from Alisson however then Griezmann was proven a straight purple card seven minutes after the break for carelessly planting his foot within the face of Roberto Firmino as he challenged for a excessive ball.

Simeone’s response was to maintain urging the house crowd on and his workforce seemed able to hanging on with 10 males till one other expensive lapse.

Defender Mario Hermoso conceded a penalty by barging into Diogo Jota, and Salah made no mistake from the spot to place Liverpool again within the lead.

Nonetheless, Liverpool seemingly tripped themselves up once more when Atletico Madrid have been awarded a penalty after Jota appeared to bundle over Jose Maria Gimenez, however the resolution was overturned after a prolonged VAR overview.

Former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez got here off the bench and flashed a stoppage-time shot over the bar earlier than being booked for an indignant trade with the referee as he sought to search out an equaliser for his aspect.

With seven minutes of stoppage time added on, Liverpool have been left hanging on, however they managed to see the sport out.

Salah fired house the winner from the spot after Griezmann had seen purple for a harmful excessive boot, however the motion was not over in a compelling encounter, with Atletico awarded a penalty of their very own, earlier than it was overturned following a VAR overview.

The win saved Liverpool prime in Group B on 9 factors, 5 forward of second-placed Atletico and Porto in third, with AC Milan pointless on the foot of the desk.

“Actually, the way you win it, I could not care much less. The soiled ones are the actually necessary ones. Once we are flying we win the video games anyway, however on an evening like this getting three factors is de facto large,” Liverpool boss Juergen Klopp informed BT Sport.

Salah opened the scoring with a deflected effort within the eighth minute and Naby Keita added a second with a thunderous volley 5 minutes later as Liverpool seemed set to crush Diego Simeone’s aspect.

Nonetheless, Liverpool’s defence imploded shortly afterwards and Atletico got here roaring again, with Griezmann on the centre of the motion.

First he steered house a Koke shot within the 20th minute to scale back the deficit and 14 minutes later he drew his aspect stage, an outstanding first contact opening up the house in entrance of him for a medical end low previous Alisson’s left hand.

After a frenetic opening 45 minutes, Liverpool completed the primary half on the ropes, however a reprieve was not lengthy coming because the second interval obtained underway.

Yannick Carrasco pressured an early save from Alisson however then Griezmann was proven a straight purple card seven minutes after the break for carelessly planting his foot within the face of Roberto Firmino as he challenged for a excessive ball.

Simeone’s response was to maintain urging the house crowd on and his workforce seemed able to hanging on with 10 males till one other expensive lapse.

Defender Mario Hermoso conceded a penalty by barging into Diogo Jota, and Salah made no mistake from the spot to place Liverpool again within the lead.

Nonetheless, Liverpool seemingly tripped themselves up once more when Atletico Madrid have been awarded a penalty after Jota appeared to bundle over Jose Maria Gimenez, however the resolution was overturned after a prolonged VAR overview.

Former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez got here off the bench and flashed a stoppage-time shot over the bar earlier than being booked for an indignant trade with the referee as he sought to search out an equaliser for his aspect.

With seven minutes of stoppage time added on, Liverpool have been left hanging on, however they managed to see the sport out.

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