Liverpool beat Atleti to stay perfect in UCL play


Liverpool maintained their perfect start to the Champions League with a win over Atletico Madrid at Anfield on Wednesday night.

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Liverpool edged Atleti 3-2 at the Wanda Metropolitano in the reverse fixture on Oct. 19, with Antoine Griezmann sent off before Mohamed Salah scored the winner from the penalty spot.

Diogo Jota and Sadio Mane gave the hosts a 2-0 lead within the first 20 minutes, with Trent Alexander-Arnold setting up both goals to give Jurgen Klopp’s side a 2-0 lead.

Atleti were handed another setback before the break when Felipe was shown a red card for a foul on Mane, who appeared to have a straight path to goal, leaving the LaLiga club to finish the match with 10 players.

Diego Simeone’s Atleti tried to get back in the game, but were left frustrated as Liverpool dominated possession and saw out the result to take all three points.

First-placed Liverpool are on 12 points in the group having won four games in four tries, while Atleti are in third with four points behind Porto, who sit second after earning a draw with bottom side AC Milan earlier in the day.

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