LIVERPOOL. Liverpool defeats Porto with a 2-0 win with a goal from T. Alcantara (52′) and a goal from M. Salah (70′). Liverpool took advantage of its superior ball possession (57%).
The match was held at the Anfield Stadium in Liverpool on Wednesday and this began at 8:00 pm local time. The referee was Felix Zwayer who had the assistance of Marco Achmüller and Mike Pickel. The 4th official was Sven Jablonski. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was quite cold around 5.8 degrees Celsius or 42.42 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 80%.
Liverpool was in firm control of the ball 57% while Porto was struggling with a 43% ball possession.
Liverpool was more aggressive with 58 dangerous attacks and 11 shots of which 5 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Liverpool won the contest.
Liverpool shot 11 times, 5 on target, 6 off target. On the other side, Porto shot 9 times, 1 on target, 8 off target.
Liverpool received 2 yellow cards (I. Konate and J. Milner). On the opposite side, Porto received 2 yellow cards (M. Uribe and C. Mbemba).
After this match, Liverpool will have 12 points to stay in the 1st place. On the opposite side, Porto will stay with 5 points to stay in the 2nd place.
S. Mané (Goal Disallowed)
Porto will host Atlético Madrid on the 7th of December with a 2-2 head to head.
Liverpool: Formation and Lineups
Liverpool started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
The manager Jürgen Klopp chose to play with the following team: Alisson , Neco Williams , Joël Matip , Ibrahima Konaté , Konstantinos Tsimikas , Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain , Tyler Morton , Thiago Alcântara , Mohamed Salah , Takumi Minamino and Sadio Mané .
Liverpool made 5 changes: K. Tsimikas for A. Robertson (63′), T. Alcantara for J. Henderson (63′), M. Salah for Fabinho (71′), S. Mane for D. Origi (71′) and A. Oxlade-Chamberlain for J. Milner (82′).
Top player: Neco Williams
The player who no doubt impressed Liverpool the most was Neco Williams even if he didn’t score any goal.
His rating iswith 43 passes (74% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 9 duels out of 12. He performed 3 crosses.
Porto: Formation and Lineups
Porto started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).
On the other side, Sérgio Paulo Marceneiro Conceição played with: Diogo Costa , João Mário , Chancel Mbemba , Pepe , Zaidu Sanusi , Otávio , Sérgio Oliveira , Mateus Uribe , Luis Díaz , Evanilson and Mehdi Taremi .
Porto made 5 changes: Pepe for F. Cardoso (25′), M. Taremi for F. Conceicao (64′), Sergio Oliveira for Vitinha (64′), Evanilson for T. Martinez (78′) and M. Uribe for M. Grujic (78′).
Top player: Otávio
The player who no doubt impressed Porto the most was Otávio.
His rating iswith 33 passes (63% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 6 duels out of 11. He performed 3 crosses.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Champions League