UEFA Champions League AC Milan vs Liverpool HIGHLIGHTS: Origi's winner eliminates Milan at home

UEFA Champions League: Welcome to Sportstar's live blog of the Liverpool vs AC Milan clash being played at the San Siro Stadium in Milan.

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's live coverage of the Liverpool vs AC Milan clash being played at the San Siro Stadium in Milan.

This is Neeladri Bhattacharjee bringing you the minute-by-minute updates. That was all for the night. We will back tomorrow with the UCL clash between Bayern Munich and Barcelona. Till then, goodnight and take care.

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AC Milan 1-2 Liverpool

With the loss, AC Milan ends its Champions League campaigm and Liverpool and Atletico Madrid go through for the knockouts from Group B. ( UEFA Champions League: Perfect Liverpool eliminates Milan as Origi and Salah seal comeback win )

90+3' Double substitution for Liverpool! Voltman subbed on for Minamino, Conor Bradley subbed on for Williams

90+1' Chance! Neco Williams makes a run, passes it ti Keita, who then moves oit through for Oxlade Chamberlain, and his shot is denied by a last minute challenge

90' Liverpool continues to press, march forward and try and get into the opposition box. Chamberlain has been the star in the midfield tonight. And we get into three minutes of stoppage time

87' Kessie gets the ball close to the box, tries to take a shot, but is intercepted in the last second by Konate, whose slight delay could have given a penalty to Milan

85' Chance! A cross from the right by Kessie is received by Zlatan, who tries to attempts an overhead kick, but fails. In a follow up play, Kessie gets on-on-one with Alisson, but fails to go past. The flag had stayed down.

83' Substitution for AC Milan! Bakayoko is subbed on for Krunic

82' Saelemaekers is pulled down by Keita as he looks to break forward. Zlatan's free-kick is fired straight into the wall.

80' Substitution for Liverpool! Origi is subbed off for Fabinho. The attacking prowess is back home with Klopp looking for a brick wall to defend the slender lead

77' Chance! Theo makes a run on the left and tries to cross it to Krunic, but his poor touch lets Alisson touch the ball , for the first time in the second half

74' Liverpool looks to be in complete control of the game, with zonal defending and marking Ibrahimovic well enough. If the score remains like this, it will be Liverpool and Atletico Madrid though to the knockouts

71' Tsimikas is puhed down by Kessie and Oxlade-Chamberlain is also brought down. Two liverpool players on the ground now and the former gets back into play, while Chamberlain is still being attended by the medical team

69' Chance! Ibrahimovic and Krunic play one two and barge into the box and a sprint from Kessie and Ibra just escapes a shot as AC Milan remains at a trailing position

67' A through ball for Ibrahimovic is intercepted by Konate as the Swede pulls Konate to the ground

65' Milan makes another substitution with Florenzi coming on for Kalulu

64' Double Substitution for Liverpool! Joe Gomez and Naby Keita is subbed on for Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane

59' Substitution for AC Milan! Bennacer comes on for Brahmin Diaz and Saelemaekers is subbed on for Tomali

55' GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOALLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! Origi scores on the reflected shot to double Liverpool's lead

AC Milan 1-2 Liverpool

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51' Kessie goes down in the box, but despite protests from Milan players, the referee is not interested to gove a penalty and after a potential penalty check, the decision is given against Milan. No penalty!

49' Minamino turns after a ball inside from Tsimikas and looks to test Maignan from the edge of the park, but it's over the bar.

47' No changes in personnel or formations from both coaches as Milan tries to build an attack , but Liverpool, which has five men in the box, limit it quickly

Second Half Begins!


AC Milan 1-1 Liverpool


45+2' Minamino passes the ball to Origi, who tries to go for goal from the distance and the ball goes past the goal miles away from target

45' A gorgeous long ball from Theo Hernandez is just too much for Krunic and Alisson takes control of the ball for a goal kick. Two minutes added to the half

43' Kalulu passes it to Zlatan, who makes a run, but delays in the cross in the middle of the box and Liverpool clears the ball away

41' Phillips to Neco Williams with a run, but Theo Hernandez and Kessie make sure the ball was out of danger

36' GOOOOOOOALLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!! Salah takes control of the ball in the box and buries it into the net to equalise for Liverpool. With the goal, Mohamed Salah became the first Liverpool player to score 7 goals in a single Champions League group stage campaign.

AC Milan 1-1 Liverpool


32' Save! Origi and Mane pair up, with Origi taking a shot with his left foot, which is saved by Maignan comfortably

29' GOOOOOOOOOOALLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!! AC Milan's corner is saved by Alisson the first time, but the ball ricochets and falls forTomori, who gives AC Milan the goal it was waiting for

AC Milan 1-0 Liverpool


26' Foul! Kalulu goes for the ball, but misses it to bring Mane down and the referee blows his whistle for a foul

24' Neco Williams, Salah and Tsimikas play around with one touch passes and thn a pass for Mane is followed by a corner. The corner was cleared out of danger, but in an attempt to cath the ball afterwards, MAignan injures Krunic

21' Kessie and Minaminoget into a duel and Kessie drags him down and the referee blows his whistle. No cards involved

19' Salah now takes control of the ball, passes it to Chamberlain, but his shot is blocked by Tomori and then Neco Williams takes a shot which is blocked for a corner by Tomori.  The corner Kick is headed off target by Konate.

16' Foul! Konate brings down Ibrahimovic. The Swede has a huge responsibility to help the team sore goals with a number of its forwards injured

15' Tsimikas tries to feed in a ball from the left, but his cross was just too high as it goes out for a goal kick.

13' Romagnoli collides with Origi and is being attended by the team's medical team. The AC Milan captain eventually gets back on his feet

10' Theo Hernandez makes a run from the left, passes to Kalulu but the Liverpool press forces a back pass and Salah chases. However, Maignan, after taking control of the ball kicks it back into the midfield

7' Foul! Williams' challenge was just too much for Krunic as Milan gets a free kick at a scoring position, but the free kick is collected easily Alisson

5' Liverpool playing a whole lot of youngsters in its squad, which might just be the chance for Milan to grab a win.

4' Liverpool floats in an aerial ball for Salah and the ball is taken control by Williams and his left footed attempt fails to trouble the keeper

2' Liverpool enjoying possession in its half as Brahmin Diaz tries to press from the middle of the park, but is forced to pass it back to Maignan

1:30 pm: Kick off!

1:28 pm: The teams have stepped out on the pitch, with Milan in its signature red-and-black and Liverpool in its yellow away kit. A win here with a draw in the the Porto vs Atletico Madrid match will take AC Milan into the knockouts.

1:15 am: 38-year-old Dutch referee Danny Makkelie will officiate the match. He took charge of the Azzurri's Euro 2020 opener against Turkey as well as the 2020 Europa League final between Sevilla and Inter.

1:00 am: In the other games in the Champions League, Paris Saint-Germain is dominating the game againt club Brugge comfortably with two goals each from Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe.

In the other game, Manchester City is trailing 1-2 against RB Leipzig, with Kyle Walker sent off, reducing Guardiola's side to 10 -men.

12:45 am: A win for Liverpool at San Siro would set records both for the club and for English football as a whole: Liverpool has never before won six consecutive matches in the Champions League and an English side has never won all six of their group stage games in the premier European club football competition.

12:15 am: Confirmed Line-ups:

AC Milan: Mike Maignan (GK), Kalulu, Tomori, Romagnoli, Hernandez, Tonali, Kessie, Messias, Brahmin Diaz, Krunic; Ibrahimovic

Liverpool Starting XI: Alisson, Williams, Phillips, Konate,Tsimikas, Morton, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Minamino, Mane, Salah, Origi

12:01 am: The stage is set in San Siro for an exciting contest.

Earlier in the day, the Liverpool U19 side qualified for the knockout stages in spite of a 1-1 draw against its AC Milan counterpart, with goals from Mateusz Musialowski and Marco Nasti.

Match Preview

AC Milan coach Stefano Pioli said he has done all the necessary homework to be ready for Tuesday's must-win Champions League clash with Liverpool at the San Siro, having learned lessons from the thrilling reverse fixture in September.

Milan's dramatic last-gasp victory at Atletico Madrid in its last Champions League match blew Group B wide open. Pioli's men are now third, one point behind second-placed Porto, as it vies for a place in the last-16.

If Porto beats Atletico on Tuesday then Milan cannot reach the knockout stages. But a draw and a Milan win in the final group match over already-qualified Liverpool, which Milan lost 3-2 to in September, will allow the Italian team to progress.

"Milan must be strong tomorrow evening," Pioli told a news conference on Monday. "We face one of the best teams in the world, one of the eligible candidates to win the Champions League.

"We learned a lot from the first leg, we know the pace and intensity of Liverpool. We know at what level we have to express ourselves to keep the pace."

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"In the first leg we suffered a lot of pressure, due to little personality and little movement, especially in the first half-hour. They will attack us with great intensity, but now we have such knowledge to be able to overcome their first pressure."

Pioli has had to deal with several key players picking up injuries this season, with Denmark international defender Simon Kjaer the latest set for a long spell on the sidelines.

The Milan coach, however, is not looking for any excuses should his team not get the job done against Liverpool.

"Sure, playing has a lot of impact, but this applies to everyone," Pioli added. "We are trying to do everything to try to preserve the players, to protect them.

"Now we have to grit our teeth, until December 22 (Serie A winter break) and we have to collect as many points as we can."

(via Reuters)

Where can you watch?

UEFA Champions League matches will be telecast on the Sony network and can be streamed live on the OTT Platform Sony Liv.