Atlético-Liverpool | Crónica Atlético – Liverpool: The Triumph Of All | UEFA Champions League

Memorable night in the Metropolitan of an Atlético de Madrid that surpassed the current European champion 1-0. Saul Ñíguez’s goal in minute 4 was gasoline to beat a Liverpool that didn’t knock on goal.


The match in 60 seconds


Everyone missed the UEFA Champions League and in the 4th minute came the delirium for the Metropolitan. Corner taken from the right by Koke, ball loose in the area and Saul appeared to beat an Alisson that nothing could do.

As of that moment, exercise of commitment of an Athletic one that tried to annul Liverpool, that had more ball but that did not see goal. In addition, the mattresses had two more options in the first act, the clearest shot of Morata that repelled the Brazilian goal in the 26 ‘.

In the second half, good start of Atlético with an incorporation of Šime Vrsaljko that did not succeed in the definition. Mo Salah had a header in the 53rd minute free of brand, but still did not see goal.

Diego Simeone: Atlético leader from the band Betty Images

Marcos Llorente joined Cholo’s army of commitment on the green and Morata was 2-0 in ’68, but the battering ram slipped at the least opportune moment. Three later, Lodi tasted from the distance and almost scored. And in the 73rd minute Henderson had it, which found no miracle goal. The fatigue caused this carousel of occasions that did not end in anything. Victoria of continental prestige and a 1-0 that is a treasure for a team that excites when it enjoys suffering.

Match Player: Renan Lodi (Atlético)

Ginés Meléndez, UEFA Technical Observer: “His match was impressive in canceling Salah and Liverpool had almost no game for that band. The first half of Lodi was spectacular.”

Lodi, Match PlayerUEFA via Getty Images

UEFA will deliver an official prize of the Match Player after each UEFA Champions League qualifying match to recognize the best performances in the best European club competition.

This is how we live it: Santi Retortillo (@UEFAcomSantiR)

Meeting to enjoy with the five senses. The previous one, the reception on the pitch at Atlético de Madrid, the typhus, the hymn sung to the lungs or some of the ripped out of the stands to add support to those who were on the lawn were outstanding. It was not for less, because the pupils of Diego Simeone won the current European champion and left everything to get an exciting 1-0.

Key facts

• 10th goal of Saúl Ñíguez in #UCL, in 51 games
• Liverpool did not shoot at goal all night
• Thomas, Koke or Felipe played an outstanding game
• Second leg: Wednesday, March 11