Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool Champions League HIGHLIGHTS:2-3, Salah's double goal secures Reds' victory

Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool: Welcome to Sportstar's live blog of the Champions League round 3 match at Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid.

Liverpool won the 2019 final in Atletico's Wanda Metropolitano Stadium but lost there in 2020 en route to a last-16 exit. (File Photo)   -  REUTERS

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's live coverage of the Group B match of the UEFA Champions League being played at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid, Spain.

This was Neeladri Bhattacharjee bringing you the minute-by-minute update. That's all for the day. Thanks for tuning in. Goodnight and take care.

Salah's double goal and a stunner from Keita was just too good for Simeone's boys as the Reds won with a slender lead. (READ MATCH REPORT)

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Atletico Madrid 2-3 Liverpool

90+3' Suarez and Correa pair up to penetrate the Liverpool defense, but the Argentine's final shot misses the target by a long way

90+2' Salah is replaced by Neco Williams as Liverpool switches to defence after a slender lead, thanks to Salah's double goal

90' Substitution for Atletico Madrid as Rodrigo is replaced by Renan Lodi. Six more minutes added to regulation time

87' Llorente makes a run along the right, but his cross met by the Liverpool defence comfortably as it transforms attack into defence

84' No penalty! The referee after a chat with the VAR and observing the incident on screen and decided to revert his decision as Atletico players look frustrated

81' Seconds after Suarez is subbed on, Jota takes down Gimenez as the referee gives a penalty to the host

77' GOOOOOOOOOOAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! Salah makes it 3 goals as Liverpool finally take the lead

Atletico Madrid 2 - 3 Liverpool

76' Hermoso cuts across Jota and takes is down as the referee points to the spot. Penalty for Liverpool

75' Corner for Liverpool. The first corner is headed away by Felix while the second thumped away by Koke

72' Atletico makes yet another run with Carrasco along the left, but his through ball is intercepted by Chamberlain. It is looking brilliant  even with less men 

71' Atletico's attack breaks down close to the box as the ball is cleared out of danger. Salah chases the ball, but Oblak takes control of it easily

69' Firmino makes a run, passes to Jota who is dispossessed at the right time

68' Liverpool switches the play as the ball moves into the midfield. Lemar takes control and then sends it back

66' Fabinho tries to make a run, but runs into Hermoso, Salah the makes a run with the ball landing to Chamberlain, who takes a shot, but is saved by Oblak

63' Double Substitution for Liverpool. Mane and Milner replaced by Jota and Chamberlain

60' Off Side! Rodrigo's pass met by Felipe who takes a shot that narrowly misses the goal, but the referee raise the falg for an off side

59' Yellow card! Booking for Milner now as he is penalized for his challenge on Trippier.

57' Atletico Madrid platying with what looks like five men at the back, but Roertson gets up front and takes a shot which whizzes past the goal

52' Griezmann sent off! Oh my word, his high boot on Roberto Firmino penalized with a red card. Atletico down to 10 men

49' Save on the other side! Carrasco on-on-one with the goalkeeper as Alisson comes to his team's rescue once again

48' Save! Mane's bullet header saved by Oblak as Liverpool goes on the attack

47' Atletico now pressing well as Alisson, Liverpool's rock solid hero today, clears the ball out of danger

Second Half begins!

Liverpool has replaced Naby Keita with Fabinho as the side looks for s winner, sooner or later. Gimenez is subbed on for Atletico as Kondogbia is subbed off

45+2' Half Time! Atletico clawed back into the game after a sloppy beginning as the scores remain all square after the first half

HT Score Atletico Madrid 2- 2 Liverpool

 

45' Atletico back in defence as the game runs into half-time any time soon. Two minutes of stoppage time added

43' Another chance! Atletico breaks into Liverpool's box , but Alisson saves again as the visitors try to cling on to the score line

42' Chance! Koke's through ball is met by Alisson, whose shot ricochets after hitting Matip, and then handled well by Alisson

40' Felix takes a shot from the left and Alisson just gets to it somehow. It is the visitor who is on the backfoot now!

39' Liverpool flies the ball in, but Kondongbia is there to clear it well

37' The entire stadium is jumping up and down now. After a sloppy beginning, Simeone's side is well and truly back in the game

34' GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!! Griezmann scores his second as Atletico Madrid gets back on level terms

Atletico Madrid 2-2 Liverpool

 

33' Another Free kick for Liverpool, but Oblak was ready to catch it comfortably this time

31' Liverpool's free kick handles well by Simeone's sede as Griezmann tries to make another run, but is stopped in his tracks

27' Save! Griezmann one-on-one with Alisson as the Braziliian makes a key save

23' Firmino's attmpts flies past the corner as Atltico gear up on the other end

20' GOOOAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!! Koke's long ranger deflected by Griezmann as Atletico Madrid claws back into the game

Atletico Madrid 1-2 Liverpool

19' Atletico try to create an attack with Lemar crossing to Felix, but Van Dijk was already there to mitigate any danger

18' Liverpool has lost 6 out of 7 away to Spanish teams before this match. Today, it looks very different for Klopp's side

16' Simeone trying to calm his players down after Liverpool rattled their morale with two quick fire goals

13' GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAALLLLLLL!!!!!Naby Keita takes a shot on the volley as it flies into the net

Atletico Madrid 0-2 Liverpool 

 

10' Chance! Another chance for Liverpool as Atletico somehow make the clearance.

8' GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAALLLLLLL!!!!! Salah cuts inside, beats his man and his effort from the edge of the box is flicked in by Milner on the way through.

Atletico Madrid 0-1 Liverpool

5' Trippier nudged gently by Mane, but the referee is not interested. Play goes on

4' Felix tries to start an attack but Alexander-Arnold marks him well to send the ball back to Alisson

2' Atletico going on the attack from the word go, but Liverpool doing well to stop them on their tracks

12:32 am: Kick off! Match begins

Liverpool starts from left to right with the host on the other end. Simeone's side starts with four changes from its last game. Suarez starts from the bench

12:28 am: Just two more minutes to go!

The supporters of both the clubs have filled up the stadium as the player come out for kick off. Liverpool is in yellow with the host Atletico Madrid coming out in red-and-white striped shirts.

12:20 am: We're almost there with the players and the fans, all in the stadium. Liverpool has made just one chance from its previous game with Alisson returning for the Reds.

In the other game, Manchester City has finally sealed a dominating 5-1 victory over Club Brugge

12:10 am: 20 minutes to kick-off!

The players of both the teams are out to warm up with the focus on the visitor. Will Liverpool be able to beat Atletico in its own backyard? Keep following this space for live  updates.

 

11:55 pm: 35 minutes to go for the kick off!

Tonight, multiple heavyweights get into action with Manchester City beginning the Matchday with a convincing 4-0 lead over Club Brugge. PSG, on the other hand, starts against RB Leipzing later tonight

11:20 pm: Confirmed Line-ups:

Atletico Starting XI: Oblak, Kogdongbia, Hermoso, Felipe, Trippier, Carrasco, Koke, Lemar, Rodrigo, Griezmann, Felix

 

Liverpool Starting XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Keïta, Milner, Henderson, Salah, Firmino, Mané.

Match Preview

Liverpool heads to Atletico Madrid seeking a third straight win in the group and likely to welcome back Brazil internationals Alisson Becker and Fabinho after their late returns from national team duty.

READ: Klopp not enthused by Atletico style, but cannot argue with results

The players flew straight to Madrid on Friday instead of returning to England, where they would have had to quarantine, and therefore missed Liverpool's 5-0 win at Watford on Saturday.

Liverpool also scored five goals in its last Champions League game — 5-1 at Porto.

Liverpool won the 2019 final in Atletico's Wanda Metropolitano Stadium but lost there in 2020 en route to a last-16 exit. 

The game is scheduled for a kick-off at 12:30 am IST.

(via Reuters)

Where can you watch?

Champions League matches will be telecast on Sony Ten network and can be streamed live on the OTT Platforms Jio TV and Sony LIV.