The undefeated journey of the Premier League club Liverpool has ended. Earlier today, the current Champions League titleholder Liverpool played the first leg of the round of the last sixteen. The opponent was Atletico Madrid. According to the match statistics, Atletico Madrid gave Liverpool the taste of defeat.
In the 2nd half, Liverpool tried hard and they were too desperate to break the defense of the Spanish club Atletico Madrid. But failed. In the first leg of the Champions League round of the last sixteen, the team of Simeone managed an amazing victory. As a result, they have moved one step closer to the quarter-final of the tournament.
In the last season of the Champions League, at the same venue Estadio Wanda Metropolitano, Liverpool played the final of the UCL. They faced another Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur. By defeating the Spurs, the Reds lifted the Champions League trophy. But this time at the same venue, against the local team, the team of Jurgen Klopp was defeated by a 1 – 0 goal. The only goal was scored by Saul.
Massively frustrating night for Liverpool as they lose 1-0 to Atletico Madrid in the Champions League 😤
Still feeling confident for the second leg? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/NluLrywiwy
— Liverpool FC News (@LivEchoLFC) February 18, 2020
Earlier today, the match of the round of the last sixteen between them took place. From the very beginning, the Reds started to play aggressively and dominated the ground. The game became one-sided actually. But considering their performance in the attacking division, it was so frustrating actually. In the whole match, they could not keep any shot on the target!. On the other hand, they conceded a goal at the beginning of the game. From near, Saul took the shot and escaped the Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson.
In the 2nd half, Liverpool tried hard to return to the game. Besides, they have also got two good chances. But the Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah and the skipper Henderson could not lead the team to the game from the failure. In the 53rd minute, Salah took the head but missed. And in the 73rd minute, Henderson could not keep his shot on the target. The rest of the time, Liverpool made several attacks on the target but failed to break the solid defense of the local team Atletico Madrid. In the next 11th March, the 2nd leg of the tournament will take place at the venue of Anfield.
#LiveBolanet FT: Atletico Madrid 1-0 Liverpool (4′ Saul) | Possessions: 27%-73% | Shots: 6-8 | Tackles: 21-17
The Reds Terjungkal di Wanda Metropolitano pic.twitter.com/pALR4BuatM
— Bola (@Bolanet) February 18, 2020
In the last season of the UCL, Liverpool faced Barcelona in the first leg of the semi-final and faced a 3 – 0 goal defeat at the Nou Camp. But at their fort Anfield, Klopp’s team destroyed Barcelona by a 4 – 0 goal. Once again, Klopp will want to repeat the same thing in the Champions League.