UCL: Salah Dazzles In Liverpool’s Famous Win At Atleti

UCL: Salah Dazzles In Liverpool’s Famous Win At Atleti

Mohamed Salah scored twice as Liverpool eventually won a thrilling Champions League battle with Atletico Madrid 3-2, in a game which featured an Antoine Griezmann-inspired two-goal comeback from the hosts before he was sent off, and then late VAR drama when the Spanish side were awarded a penalty.

In a clash that felt more like a decisive knockout tie than a group stage match, Liverpool raced into a two-goal lead, with Salah capping a wonderful dribble with a deflected drive past Jan Oblak (8) to score for the ninth game in a row, before Naby Keita crashed a superb volley home from a half-clearance.

Atletico fought back brilliantly, though, with Griezmann justifying his selection ahead of Luis Suarez, who surprisingly began on the bench, with a quick double of his own.

The Frenchman turned in from close range after a corner (20) and then arrowed in his second (34) from the edge of the box, with Atletico benefitting from loose marking from Keita in the build-up to both goals.

The equaliser sparked wild celebrations from Atletico boss Diego Simeone and it could have been worse for the visitors at the break, with Alisson pulling off three sharp stops to keep out Griezmann, Joao Felix and Thomas Lemar during a chance-filled first half.

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