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Salah shines as Liverpool beat 10-man Atletico Madrid

Five goals were scored when Liverpool returned to the scene of their latest Champions League triumph, the Wanda Metropolitano to face Atletico Madrid.It was the third encounter between the two sides, with rhe home side coming out victorious last time out. This game was also the third of this year’s Champions League group stages.Jurgen Klopp’s men were in their all yellow and they didn’t waist time to get things going, as the man of the moment, Mohammed Salah got them going in the 8th minute.The 6 times European Cup winner’s doubled their lead just five minutes later, with Naby Keita scoring yer another stunner to break Madrid hearts.

Keita hit it well.

But Liverpool soon ran out of their fervor and allowed their host back into the game. Two quick fire goals from Barcelona loanee, Antoine Griezmann ensured both sides went into the break on even terms.

Griezmann’s lunge on Firmino.

However, the game was turned on its head early in the second half, as Griezmann went from hero to zero after he lunched his boots into the chin of Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino. The referee didn’t hesitate to send the French man out of the game.But, even with a man less, Diego Simeone’s men kept their compact shape at the back, but all that hard work was undone in the 78th minute. This time, Hermoso bundled down substitute, Diogo Jota in the box and the referee awarded the spot kick after clearance from the VAR.Liverpool would go on to claim all three points.

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