Champions League: Liverpool overcomes Atlético Madrid 2-0 on Wednesday

LIVERPOOL. Liverpool defeats Atlético Madrid with a 2-0 win with a goal from D. Jota (13') and a goal from S. Mane (21').

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LIVERPOOL. Liverpool tops Atlético Madrid with a 2-0 win with a goal from D. Jota (13′) and a goal from S. Mane (21′). Liverpool was vastly superior ball possession (73%) was among the key factors of its victory.​

The match was held at the Anfield Stadium in Liverpool on Wednesday and this began at 8:00 pm local time. The referee was Danny Desmond Makkelie who was helped by Hessel Steegstra and Jan de Vries. The 4th official was Dennis Higler. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was quite cold around 6.9 degrees Celsius or 44.38 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 82%.​

Match Statistics

Liverpool was in firm control of the ball 73% while Atlético Madrid was struggling with a 27% ball possession.

Liverpool was more aggressive with 81 dangerous attacks and 19 shots of which 6 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Liverpool won the encounter.

Liverpool shot 19 times, 6 on target, 7 off target. On the opposite side, Atlético Madrid shot 5 times, 0 on target, 4 off target.

Cards

Liverpool received 3 yellow cards (S. Mane, D. Jota and J. Matip). On the other side, Atlético Madrid received 4 yellow cards (M. Hermoso, L. Suarez, Koke and Joao Felix).

Also, Atlético Madrid didn’t manage to end the match with 11 players after Felipe (Atlético Madrid) was sent out after receiving a straight red card in the (37′).

After this encounter, Liverpool will have 9 points to stay in the 1st place. On the opposite side, Atlético Madrid will stay with 4 points like Porto to move up in the 3rd place.

Match Events

  • 8'
    8'

    M. Hermoso

  • 13'
    13'

    D. Jota

  • 15'
    15'

    S. Mane

  • 21'
    21'

    S. Mane

  • 37'
    37'

    Felipe

  • 37'
    37'

    L. Suarez

  • 39'
    39'

    Koke

  • 46'
    46'

    R. Firmino

    S. Mane

  • 49'
    49'

    D. Teixeira da Silva (Goal Disallowed)

  • 52'
    52'

    Joao Felix

  • 57'
    57'

    L. Suárez Díaz (Goal Disallowed)

  • 59'
    59'

    H. Herrera

    L. Suarez

  • 59'
    59'

    Renan Lodi

    Joao Felix

  • 60'
    60'

    T. Alcantara

    Fabinho

  • 69'
    69'

    M. Cunha

    Koke

  • 69'
    69'

    S. Vrsaljko

    Y. Carrasco

  • 75'
    75'

    J. Serrano

    A. Correa

  • 78'
    78'

    D. Origi

    R. Firmino

  • 79'
    79'

    T. Minamino

    A. Oxlade-Chamberlain

  • 86'
    86'

    D. Jota

  • 90'
    90'

    J. Matip

  • 90'
    90'

    N. Phillips

    T. Alexander-Arnold

Next match

In the upcoming Champions League match, Liverpool will host Porto on the 24th of November with a 5-0 head to head record in favor of Liverpool (2 draws).

Atlético Madrid will host Milan on the 24th of November with a 3-0 head to head in favor of Atlético Madrid (0 draws).

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 (6.5), Trent Alexander-Arnold (8.4), Joël Matip (6.9), Virgil van Dijk (7.1), Konstantinos Tsimikas (7.8), Jordan Henderson (7.2), Fabinho (7.4), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (8.1), Mohamed Salah (7.2), Diogo Jota (6.4) and Sadio Mané (7.5).

Substitutes

Liverpool made 5 changes: S. Mane for R. Firmino (46′), Fabinho for T. Alcantara (60′), R. Firmino for D. Origi (78′), A. Oxlade-Chamberlain for T. Minamino (79′) and T. Alexander-Arnold for N. Phillips (90′).

Top player: Trent Alexander-Arnold

The player who no doubt impressed Liverpool the most was Trent Alexander-Arnold even if he didn’t score any goal.

His rating is (8.4) with 103 passes (91% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 8. He performed 4 crosses.

Atlético Madrid: Formation and Lineups

Atlético Madrid started with a 3-4-2-1 line-up (3-4-2-1).

On the opposite side, Diego Pablo Simeone played with: Jan Oblak (6.6), Felipe (6.3), José Maria Giménez (6.1), Mario Hermoso (6.2), Kieran Trippier (6.5), Koke (6.5), Rodrigo de Paul (6.4), Yannick Carrasco (6.6), Ángel Correa (6.4), João Félix (6.4) and Luis Suárez (6.1).

Substitutes

Atlético Madrid made 5 changes: L. Suarez for H. Herrera (59′), Joao Felix for Renan Lodi (59′), Koke for M. Cunha (69′), Y. Carrasco for S. Vrsaljko (69′) and A. Correa for J. Serrano (75′).

Top player: Héctor Herrera

The player who no doubt impressed Atlético Madrid the most was Héctor Herrera.

His rating is (7.0) with 7 passes (71% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 6.

His performance was notable also because he began the game from the bench before entering the field in the 59′.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Champions League

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