Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid

In this post, we bring to you Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid first leg highlight.

Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid ( First Leg) 

Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid

 

Goal Scorer of Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid

4′ Saúl Ñíguez ( Atletico Madrid 1 – 0 Liverpool)

 

Team Line Ups of Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid

Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid
Line ups  (Source – uefa.com)

 

Formations of Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid

Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid

Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid

 

Match Stats of Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid

Possession Stats 

LIV  73%    27%  ATM

 

Shots (on Goal)

LIV  8(0)  –  7(2)  ATM

 

Corner Kicks 

LIV  7 – 2  ATM

 

Summary 

Players starting today

Atletico Madrid: Oblak, Felipe, Vrsaljko, Savic, Saul, Koke, Thomas, Renan Lodi, Lemar, Morata, Correa.

Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Firmino, Mane, Salah.

Referee: Szymon Marciniak (Poland)

It is 19:58 on the clock,

Liverpool and Atletico de Madrid both have lined up inside the tunnel. The ground has been decorated and we all are waiting for the players to take their grand walk out!

Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid
Wanda Metropolitano is all set for a sturdy game ahead of us.

It is 19:59 on the clock,

Both the teams make their way out of the tunnel on to the ground of Wanda Metropolitano stadium, home ground of Atletico de Madrid, led by referee Szymon Marciniak and his team of match officials. They line up for the Champions League anthem and some handshakes as kick-off is just a minute away now.

LIverpool vs Atletico Madrid
Liverpool squad

It is 20:01 on the clock,  

KICK OFF 

Liverpool gets the ball rolling, their players are in charcoal grey shirts, shorts, and socks. Atletico Madrid is in their usual home kit of red and white stripes, blue shorts, and red socks.


2 mins – Atletico Madrid 0 Liverpool 0

 Van Dijk looks for the long ball over the top for Alexander-Arnold, but the ball skips off the pitch and travels behind for a goal-kick.


3 mins – Atletico Madrid 0 Liverpool 0

Lodi beats Arnold on the left flank with a drop of the shoulder and hurtles a terrific cross into Liverpool’s penalty area. Morata gets a touch to it but the ball goes out for a corner. Conceded by Virgil van Dijk.


4 mins – GOOOAAALLL! Atletico Madrid 1-0 Liverpool (Saul 4)

GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!! SAUL PUTS ATLETICO AHEAD!!! 1-0!!! 

So early in the game, its Saul who pushes it home.

Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid
Saul Niguez takes his side 1 up very early in the game.
Spanish midfielder – Saul Niguez celebrates his first goal of the night.
Atletico Madrid players celebrate their first goal at their home ground.

The home side takes the lead as Saul converts from a close range. Koke puts his delivery on the spot from the corner on the right side. It hits Fabinho on the boot and travels towards the near post. Saul reacts to the loose ball sharply and stabs it past Alisson from two yards out to put Atletico Madrid in front.

Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid
Saul goal from another angle.

There’s a lengthy VAR check for offside but the goal stands. It was a right footed shot from very close range (2 yards out) to the bottom left corner, following a set-piece corner.

Replay of the goal-


7 mins – Atletico Madrid 1 Liverpool 0

Foul by Jordan Henderson. Renan Lodi (Atlético Madrid) wins a free kick on the left-wing. 

Saul releases the run of Angel Correa into the left side passage from a free-kick. The Argentine winger sends a low ball across the goal, missing the target. However, he was flagged offside.


9 mins – Atletico Madrid 1 Liverpool 0

On the touchline, Diego Simeone – Atletico Madrid manager, dressed in trademark black from head to toe, is guided back to his technical area by the fourth official after wandering down the field to roar instructions at his strikers. It has been an impressive start from Simeone’s men to put Liverpool on the back foot.

Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid
Diego Simeone – Atletico de Madrid manager in his trademark black get up.
11 mins – Atletico Madrid 1 Liverpool 0

Attempt missed. Liverpool makes positive ground in the Atletico half but Trent Alexander-Arnold shoots high over the bar from about 25 yards out from the right flank.


14 mins – Atletico Madrid 1 Liverpool 0

Alexander-Arnold and the Liverpool captain – Jordan Henderson combines down the right, but once again his range is off with a cross into the box, sending his delivery over the bar.


15 mins – Atletico Madrid 1 Liverpool 0

Stefan Savić makes an important interception for the home side at the back to break up Andrew Robertson’s pass towards Wijnaldum, who was on the charge.


16 mins – Atletico Madrid 1 Liverpool 0

Henderson feeds the run of Salah on the right side, but Felipe Augusto does well under pressure to win back the possession before clearing his lines.

Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid
Felipe held defence well against Liverpool.
17 mins – Atletico Madrid 1 Liverpool 0

Liverpool continues to apply pressure, while Atletico has 11 men behind the ball in and around their penalty area. A cross into the penalty area from Andrew Robertson is headed clear by Renan Lodi, the left-back.


20 mins – Atletico Madrid 1 Liverpool 0

Excellent defending from Andy Robertson, who – facing his own goal – hooks a Lodi cross out of the play for a corner, with Atletico Madrid’s strikers on either side of him.

Terrific clearance by Andy Robertson.
21 mins – Atletico Madrid 1 Liverpool 0 

Liverpool moves their line forward after conceding in the initial corner from Koke. Fortunately for them, the second delivery from the Spaniard travels straight through and Alisson ending up with the ball safely in his grasp.


22 mins – Atletico Madrid 1 Liverpool 0

Renan Lodi gets away with a slip on the edge of the box, as he nudges the ball with his hand in the process. Liverpool cannot capitalize, winning a throw-in only down on the right flank.


23 mins – Atletico Madrid 1 Liverpool 0 

Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid.  Fabinho wins a free-kick on the right channel, but the delivery into the box from Alexander-Arnold fails to beat the first defender, and the home side clears well. The Liverpool right-back has not been at his best so far.


25 mins – Atletico Madrid 1 Liverpool 0 

Offside, Atlético de Madrid. Jan Oblak tries a through ball, but flag is up for Álvaro Morata.


26 mins – Atletico Madrid 1 Liverpool 0

ATTEMPT SAVED! Van Dijk fails to clear his lines, directing his header straight towards Álvaro Morata. The forward produces a swift turn to beat the challenge of Fabinho before bullet-ing a low strike at goal. However, Alisson makes a sharp stop with his feet to deny the second one.

Álvaro Morata‘s shot is blocked by Alisson Becker.
27 mins – Atletico Madrid 1 Liverpool 0

Jan Oblak fires a clearance straight to Salah, who is caught by surprise and passes the ball into the path of Roberto Firmino up ahead of him. He passes it back to Salah, who finishes with a low strike into the net, but Firmino was offside when he received the ball. A lucky let-off for Atletico.

Firmino was caught off-side before passing the ball to Salah, who finished it in the back of the net.
28 mins – Atletico Madrid 1 Liverpool 0

Thomas Partey collects in the space of 25 yards from the goal and he lines up a strike from quite some distance, but he pulls his effort harmlessly wide of the post.


35 mins – Atletico Madrid 1 Liverpool 0

ATTEMPT BLOCKED! Felipe produces a vital block to deny Salah. Salah shot that appeared to be racing towards the top corner takes a deflection off the head of Felipe and goes over the cross-bar for another corner.


36 mins – Atletico Madrid 1 Liverpool 0

Finally, a cross worthy of the name, from Alexander-Arnold, who hadn’t find his touch so far today. Liverpool catches Atletico cold at a corner on the right flank and Fabinho feeds the run of Trent Alexander-Arnold. He sends a dangerous ball across, but unfortunately, there’s no player to connect at the back post.

Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid
Trent Alexander-Arnold finally finds his crossing range.
39 mins – Atletico Madrid 1 Liverpool 0

Liverpool continues to dominate the game, despite being one goal behind. Both managers will be happy enough with how things have gone so far for their teams, although a masterclass of arts from Atletico de Madrid in their home ground was predicted. Diego Simeone is instructing his players and the stadium ball boys to waste as much time as they possibly can.


41 mins – Atletico Madrid 1 Liverpool 0

Frustration for the Liverpool as Angel Correa buys a foul off a nudge from Gomez. There was not a great deal of contact in there, but they manage to get a foul. Mane is booked for catching Vrsaljko around the head with an arm as they tussled for the ball.


43 mins – Atletico Madrid 1 Liverpool 0

Thomas Lemar releases the run of Lodi down the left flank, but both Correa and Morata on their heels, are unable to pursue his pass forward to keep the move going.


44 mins – Atletico Madrid 1 Liverpool 0

Correa is late on the Liverpool captain and goes into the book. Yellow Card for him.


45 + 1  mins – Atletico Madrid 1 Liverpool 0

Mane and Vrsaljko collide for the third time in this half. The Atletico players want the Liverpool man to receive another yellow, but the referee remains adamant and asks Koke to bring his team-mates under control. 

Partey spots Alisson Becker off his line and goes for goal from the half-way line. However, his effort travels way over the bar.

Half-time: Atletico Madrid 1-0 Liverpool

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