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Liverpool 2-0 Athletico Madrid; three key lessons from Liverpool Champions League win

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The Reds claimed a massive away win on the road as hostility returned in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday night.

It’s no surprise as to how the Reds earned the maximum points thanks to two first-half goals from the Liverpool frontmen.

It was Diogo Jota with the header to open the account for Liverpool on the night before the Senegalese superstar Sadio Mane sealed the win with a smart finish to make it 2-0 in the match.

Following Liverpool’s successful outing against the Spaniards, evaluates the three (3) key lessons we learnt from the tie;

Liverpool affirm group dominance

The Reds are on hand to show the stuff they were made off as they sealed a fourth straight win in the group.

Many did not see Liverpool achieving the feat so early at this stage even though they were expected to qualify from the mix in the first place.

This would be a testament to the good works Jurgen Klopp has done for his Liverpool side while the in-form Egyptians star Mo Salah was not on the score sheet on the night.

Liverpool complete athletic revenge

It would be a massive one for the entire Reds outfit as they did the needful beating their counterpart’s 2-0 at Anfield.

It’s joy around the Merseyside arena as Sadio Mane double Liverpool’s advantage with less than half-hour played.

After losing twice last season to Diego Simeone’s men Liverpool was at its best to ensure home and away win with Salah and Greizmann scoring a brace in the first leg.

Though the latter missed through suspension after picking up a red card in the first leg played in Spain.

Qualifications secured for Liverpool

The Reds have been magnificent in this season’s Champions League and it’s no doubt that they are one of the major favourites to reclaim the crown from Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea side.

Winning four games in a row in a group comprising of FC Porto, AC Milan and Athletico Madrid was the story of Liverpool’s season agenda.

While they join elite clubs like Juventus, Bayern Munich and Madrid in booking a place in round 16 of the UEFA Champions League this season.


This article was updated 2 months ago



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