Liverpool 2-0 Atletico Madrid LIVE! Mane goal - Champions League result, match stream and latest updates today

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Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid LIVE!

Liverpool marched into the knockout stages of the Champions League with two games to spare after a convincing 2-0 victory over 10-man Atletico Madrid at Anfield on Wednesday guaranteed them top spot in Group B.

Diogo Jota put Jurgen Klopp’s side ahead in the 13th minute, nodding home at the back post after a great cross from the right by Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Alexander-Arnold was again the provider for the second eight minutes later when his low ball into the box was brilliantly met by Sadio Mane who fired past Jan Oblak.

The Spanish side’s troubles intensified after Felipe was sent off in the 36th minute for a deliberate trip on Mane that earned him a harsh straight red.

Jota thought he had his second and Liverpool’s third, shortly after the interval, but the goal was ruled out for offside after a VAR review.

Former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez also had a deflected effort which beat Alisson Becker ruled out by VAR for offside.

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Match highlights

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  • GOAL! Jota heads Liverpool ahead

  • GOAL! Mane makes it two

  • RED! Felipe is off after a mad minute

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Recap another key win for Liverpool with our match report.

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(Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Relive the maddest moment of the night

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That win was only the third for Liverpool in 14 home against against Spanish opponents in the Champions League or European Cup. Jurgen Klopp is proving rather good at breaking this bogey run having also helmed a 4-0 win over Barcelona two years ago.

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Elsewhere, Manchester City downed Club Brugge 4-2 to go top of Group A after a late penalty earned RB Leipzig a 2-2 draw at home to PSG.

Ajax are also in the last-16 as group winners following a 3-1 win away to Borussia Dortmund. Inter Milan beat FC Sheriff 3-1 in Moldova.


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Full-time! Liverpool 2-0 Atletico Madrid

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The Reds top Group B with two games to go!

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90+3 mins: De Paul floats it over. De poor.

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90+2 mins: Matip booked for taking Cunha down near the box. He probably did get the ball, hence his angry reaction.

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90+1 mins: Hermoso pings a very nice, if very speculative effort, just off target.

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90 mins: Four minutes added on.

The hosts still pushing for a third...

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87 mins: Save!

Henderson tries his luck with a stinging volley from 20 yards, which Oblak is more than equal to.

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85 mins: Origi again bustles in the box but comes off second best, earning a round of chants in his name from the Kop.

A recycled ball in sees Jota attempt an overhead kick, which clatters Trippier to earn a booking. The ball hit the back of the net moments later, but the whistle had gone.

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83 mins: Party football from the Reds, Salah pulling out some magic down the right and Thiago’s neat flick almost teed up a chance. But Atletico can clear.

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81 mins: Origi is keen to get involved and almost gets on the end of a cross from the left, only for Oblak to claim commandingly.

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77 mins: Salah wriggles through in the box before Lodi gets in well to marshall the ball out.

Oxlade-Chamberlain does come off, with Firmino’s substitution confirmed. Jota and Minamino on. Serrano replaces Correa for the visitors.

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75 mins: Not good news for Liverpool as Firmino, a half-time sub himself, walks off with an issue. Minamino will finally come on as a result.

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74 mins: Chance!

Atletico formulate a really nice break and Herrera is played in for a one-on-one.

He shoots early and drags his effort well wide. Ironic cheers ensue.

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72 mins: Henderson utterly flabbergasted after De Paul hits the deck holding his shin, having had his toe tapped at maximum by the Liverpool captain.

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70 mins: A pause as Oxlade-Chamberlain receives treatment.

He breaks into a jog as he gingerly heads off, immediately reporting to Klopp as Minamino prepares to come on. That’s not necessary for now as the former Arsenal man continues.

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69 mins: Cunha and Vrsaljko come on for Atleti as Koke and Carrasco are spared the final 20 minutes.

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66 mins: Liverpool content to slow the game down with those Atleti changes pulling them back to a 5-4-1 setup.

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62 mins: Close!

Into Allez-Allez territory for Liverpool now and Van Dijk rifles a potshot from distance, flying only an inch or two over Oblak’s bar.

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59 mins: Another tight review, that.

Suarez’s strike against his old club is chalked off and he is subbed off, to both boos and applause, for Lodi. Joao Felix is off for Herrera.

Thiago replaces Fabinho for Liverpool.

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57 mins: Offside!

VAR calls back another goal! That’s one each now!

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56 mins: Back of the net for Atletico! Well, well, well. Suarez’s volley deflects in.

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54 mins: Now Jota mistimes a header from a great position.

This one really should be wrapped up with a bow on it.

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53 mins: Joao Felix becomes the fifth Atletico player to pick up a card after wiping out Fabinho in that move. It happened right in front of the dugout and he immediately protested the fourth-official - as play continued!

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51 mins: Close!

Salah races clear and Oblak stands tall to block his effort, and De Paul turns Jota’s rebound wide.

And again! From the corner, Matip skews a close-range sitter wide. Right place, wrong man.

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49 mins: Ruled out!

VAR disallows the goal for offside... It looked rather level.

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48 mins: Back of the net! A ball over the top, Jota controls and rolls it under Oblak!

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47 mins: Liverpool straight back to it and Salah fires a shot into his marker to win a corner.

Alexander-Arnold fires two crosses in, both easily cleared at the near-post.

Second-half! Liverpool 2-0 Atletico Madrid

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46 mins: Firmino enters the fray for Mane as the game restarts.

Suarez is still trying to argue with the referee.

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Recap the opening goal...

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Elsewhere in the Champions League, Manchester City are level 1-1 at home to Club Brugge. PSG lead RB Leipzig 2-1 in the other Group A game.

Inter Milan are yet to find a breakthrough against FC Sheriff, Borussia Dortmund lead Ajax, and Sporting CP are three up at home to Besiktas.

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Felipe’s red card is the 11th shown in Atletico games this season, that’s a rate of a dismissal every other match.

Half-time! Liverpool 2-0 Atletico Madrid

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Two goals for the Reds, one red card for the visitors.

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45 mins: Atletico steady the ship somewhat for the final moments, with two minutes added on.

To sum up this half in an image? Maybe this...


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42 mins: Save!

Oblak again called into action after a lovely cross from Tsimikas is headed goalwards by Jota. In reality, he’s got to score.

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41 mins: Liverpool may well fancy sitting on this lead in an effort to come through this game with their shins intact.

But Klopp’s side will always look for another goal and a third will truly end this as a contest. For now, the Reds are camped outside the Atleti area and Salah’s twist-and-drive is well saved by Oblak.

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39 mins: Koke is the latest Atletico player to enter the book. This could be a long night for the visitors.

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37 mins: Suarez is also booked amid Atletico protests and Felipe is dismissed, perhaps for ignoring Makkelie’s call to come and accept his booking!

Red card!

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36 mins: A fresh Reds break is nipped in the bud by Felipe, who looks set to earn a yellow for the cynical foul.

Yet Makkelie produces a red!

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34 mins: An error from the visitors sets Salah through and, once again, he is effectively mobbed by the defence having hesitated over the ball to Jota.

A third is necessary to get this game done for Liverpool.

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30 mins: Scintillating from Salah, who leaves Hermoso for dead before Gimenez crowds him out to win a goal kick.

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27 mins: Just like that night in Madrid, Simeone’s side are looking bright now they’re behind.

Oxlade-Chamberlain tracks back to make a good intervention in his box after the hosts deal with a set of crosses.

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25 mins: It took 21 minutes for Liverpool to leap into a two-goal lead against Atletico tonight.

It took only 13 in Spain and, by the 20th minute, Griezmann had put the Spaniards on the board as they made a comeback.

This time around, Carrasco works a nice opening but has his shot blocked.

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23 mins: Close!

Alexander-Arnold is running amok down the right and Oxlade-Chamberlain pops up to fire across goal.

It’s just wide and perhaps would have been better left for the defender.

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22 mins: Inside the first quarter of the game, the Reds lead by two.

Mane fights well to race across the final third and the ball reaches Alexander-Arnold via Henderson, with his drive into the box nudged home by the Senegalese striker.

GOAL! Liverpool 2-0 Atletico Madrid | Mane

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21 mins: Mane taps home from close-range!

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19 mins: The Liverpool pressure is truly ramping up, an appeal for handball in the area also earning a huge cry from the Kop - which the referee ignores.

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18 mins: That was Jota’s fifth goal of the season, and first in Europe.

It was also his first against former employers Atletico.


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16 mins: The home crowd, ready for boo or appeal for anything at a moment’s notice, are very up for this and Tsimikas wins a corner to a big round of applause.

The Greek’s cross almost meets Matip but Oblak is there to claim.

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14 mins: Alexander-Arnold produced a Beckham-esque cross from a standing start that left Atletico’s defenders rooted to the turf. Jota swoops in to nod past Oblak. 1-0.

Meanwhile, Makkelie books Mane for a kerfuffle with Correa on the halfway line.

GOAL! Liverpool 1-0 Atletico Madrid | Jota

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13 mins: Jota with the header!

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11 mins: Correa given the benefit of the doubt after falling onto the ball with his arm, the subsequent cross is cleared though and Liverpool fail to make anything of a chance to counter.

Two direct teams in no mood to roll it around on their own 18-yard line tonight.

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10 mins: Liverpool targeting the right wing so far, where the Hermoso-Salah tussle is unfolding.

Henderson joins in and rushes the box well but miscues a backheel and Atleti clear for a throw.

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8 mins: Hermoso may like to play that one down as “letting him know you’re there”, in reality it was “being completely done”.

The free-kick from Alexander-Arnold is too shallow and cleared.

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7 mins: Tsimikas gets a talking to from the referee after arriving late to a header, wiping out Trippier in the process.

The England defender is up slowly and his teammate, Hermoso, convincingly earns the first booking of the night with an even later lunge on Salah.

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4 mins: Plenty of space for Atleti to attack into too, Carrasco laying a cross off for Joao Felix but the youngster’s touch lets him down and Alisson gathers.

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3 mins: Little sign of Atletico setting up and sitting deep here, the visitors moving the ball around nicely and De Paul luring a foul out of Henderson.

Kick-off! Liverpool 0-0 Atletico Madrid

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Dutch referee Danny Makkelie blows his whistle and we’re off at Anfield.

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Here come the teams...

A big European night atmosphere at Anfield. This could be a big one.


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TV channel: Today’s game will be broadcast live on BT Sport 2 and BT Sport Ultimate.

Live stream: BT Sport subscribers can also watch the game live via the BT Sport website or app.

How’s Stat?!

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Atletico typically enjoy playing in England, going five unbeaten for a controversial 2-0 defeat to Chelsea last season.

That includes two trips to Anfield, the most recent of which finished 3-2 to the LaLiga team in March 2019.

That was one of just two Champions League ties Liverpool have lost at home under Jurgen Klopp, from 22 games.

Full time at the San Siro!

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It finishes all even between AC Milan and Porto after Mbemba’s own goal, giving the Rossoneri their first point of the group stage.

It also means a win for Liverpool tonight not only earns qualification to the last-16 - but also first place in Group B.

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The ultimate accessory for your night out at Anfield...

 (Action Images via Reuters)
(Action Images via Reuters)

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Liverpool face the return of this old friend tonight - however Luis Suarez has only scored one goal in nine Champions League games for Atletico Madrid, which itself was a penalty.

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has acknowledged how useful it would be to seal qualification to the last-16 with a win tonight.

The German said: "It would be big. We usually have a ‘final’ in the group, the last match day, where we have to win 1-0 and the opponent is not allowed to score at all - but I hope that doesn’t happen this year.

"Of course we want to avoid that, but we can’t take the second step before the first step. We just have to win, and then afterwards we can talk about what kind of achievement that would be."

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(AFP via Getty Images)

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Fernando Torres has been giving his take ahead of a clash between his most cherished former clubs.

Now the Atletico academy coach, the ex-striker said: “Today is going to be difficult for me because obviously Atletico is my team – but also Liverpool.

“But the most important thing is the atmosphere and the love the people are showing me since yesterday when we landed in Liverpool.”

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A goal for AC Milan in Italy...

Pierre Kalulu’s shot towards goal was turned in by Porto defender Chancel Mbemba to make it 1-1 with half an hour to play.

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So a start for Luis Suarez in the absence of the suspended Antoine Griezmann, the second such return for the Uruguayan to Anfield.

While Jurgen Klopp brings in Joel Matip and Konstantinos Tsimikas, with Diogo Jota and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain getting a start alongside the fit-again Fabinho.

The Atletico team tonight...

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Atletico XI: Oblak; Trippier, Felipe, Gimenez, Hermoso; Correa, De Paul, Koke, Carrasco; Suarez, Joao Felix.

Subs: Lecomte, Iturbe, Lodi, Vrsaljko, Herrera, Gonzalez, Serrano, Carlos, Cunha.

How Liverpool line up...

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Liverpool XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Tsimikas; Fabinho, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain; Mane, Jota, Salah.

Subs: Adrian, Kelleher, Konate, Thiago, Firmino, Minamino, Robertson, Origi, Phillips, Williams, Morton.

Evening Standard prediction: Liverpool 2-1 Atletico Madrid

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Liverpool’s defence might have not wholly convinced thus far but, frankly, their attack has more than made up for it. With Atletico missing some key players, it seems reasonable to expect a home win.

Liverpool to win 2-1.

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AC Milan vs Porto, the other Group B game, is one of the early kick-offs tonight.

And it is bad news for both Liverpool and Atletico as Porto lead 1-0 at the San Siro through Luis Diaz, after the Italians gave away the ball in their own half.

That would put Porto into second, three points above Atleti and two behind Liverpool - ruling out any hopes of sealing first place tonight.

Early team news

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Fabinho and Thiago Alcantara could return for the hosts, who are without Harvey Elliott (ankle), James Milner and Naby Keita (both hamstring).

Atleti are without the suspended Antoine Griezmann and Stefan Savic for tonight’s game. Marcos Llorente (muscle) is a major doubt with Geoffrey Kondogbia (concussion) and Thomas Lemar (muscle) absent.

How to watch

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TV channel: Today’s game will be broadcast live on BT Sport 2 and BT Sport Ultimate, with coverage beginning at 7pm.

Live stream: BT Sport subscribers can also watch the game live via the BT Sport website or app.

How we expect the hosts to line up...

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Liverpool predicted XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Henderson, Thiago; Mane, Jota, Salah.

Good evening!

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Welcome to our coverage of Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid!

The Premier League side can secure their passage to the last-16 tonight, while their Spanish opponents are fighting for second place.

Let’s see how the action unfolds with team news out at around 7pm...

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