Liverpool found revenge enough to win both matches against Atlético in this group stage after the rojiblancos eliminated him in the second round of the Champions League in 2020 and this Wednesday he showed them his mercy with a great favor at Anfield. The victory of the reds against Porto (2-0) allows Atlético to continue dreaming of the round of 16 if they win at Do Dragao on the last day and Milan do not beat Klopp’s team at San Siro.
That Porto did not get ahead in the first 15 minutes was a miracle. Matip and Tsimikas avoided the called goals of Taremi and Evanilson without knowing very well how they managed to avoid the penalty. The fact is that on both occasions, the Reds defenders came to clear the ball in extremis when Allison was already completely beaten. The two missed occasions depleted the Portuguese and Liverpool began to get closer and closer to the Costa area.
The downturn was even greater for Porto when Pepe began to limp and asked for the change before half an hour of play. After the departure of the great guardian of the dragons, Mané did not take five minutes to score, but the VAR annulled the goal by a millimeter offside. The bad news kept coming for the Conceiçao team when Uribe saw a yellow before the break that will prevent him from playing against Atlético.
Already in the second part Thiago was the man who was in charge of opening the can and doing Atlético a great favor. The Spanish-Brazilian caught a ball that had bounced 20 meters from the goal and, first of all, hit it with a hard, flat and precise instep. Golazo.
Since then, the game was very long for Porto. Oxlade-Chamberlain brushed the 2-0 and Minamino the VAR annulled another goal for offside. In the end, it was Salah who increased the score with a house-brand goal.. Trim from the right of the area to fit the first stick with your left leg.
Despite the defeat, Porto remains second in the group and depends on itself in the last match. If he beats Atleti, he will be in the second round. If they tie, they need Liverpool to score at the San Siro to be in the next round. Liverpool, meanwhile, will be the leader no matter what.
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