Tonight, March 11, there was another return match in the 1/8 finals of the Champions League.
"Liverpool and Atletico Madrid predictably played brilliantly in the return leg. The first meeting ended with a minimal victory for the Spanish team - 1:0.
The pressure of the English in the first half for a very long time could not be transformed into a goal. The main reason was Jan Oblak. However, the Slovenian failed to keep his goal intact before the break. On 43 minutes, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain crossed from the flank before Georginho Wijnaldum headed the ball into the net. The mirror image of the first game in Spain was kept on the scoreboard until the end of regular time.
The real drama unfolded in the extra half hour. In the 94th minute, Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino scored for the first time in a long time at Anfield and seemed to have earned the Reds a trip to the next round, but expectations were not fulfilled. Three minutes later, Marcos Llorente scored the first goal, and at the end of the first extra time frame he made the score even. Klopp's team were unable to emerge from their shock. In the 121st minute, Liverpool conceded a counterattack and a third goal. Alvaro Morata, for the first time in his career, netted the goal of the Merseyside club. Thus, the score at the end of the two games is 4: 2, and the reigning champion Liverpool says goodbye to the prestigious European Championship.
In the parallel match, France's PSG hosted Borussia Dortmund. 2:1 in the first meeting in favor of the Germans only added intrigue to the question of the winner in this match.
In the 28th minute, Neymar scored with a header from a corner. Later, in added time, Pablo Sarabia shot from the right flank and Juan Bernat's light touch was enough to send the ball into the net. Borussia failed to produce anything of note in the remaining time. 2-0 at the Parc de Prance and PSG head into the quarter-finals of Europe's premier club competition.
Recall that yesterday the first quarterfinalists were known. They were German RB Leipzig and Italian Atalanta.
The remaining matches of the Champions League 1/8 finals will be held March 18-19.