Players of the Atlético celebrating a goal in Anfield

THE 'REDS' DESERVED TO HAPPEN

Cruel elimination of Liverpool at the hands of Atlético in overtime (2-3)

Published:12/03/2020 - 00:07h

Updated:12/03/2020 - 01:30h

The Liverpool, current champion of the Champions League, fell deleted in eighth of final to hands of the Athletic of Madrid. The 'reds' were very upper, but the rojiblancos were more opportunist

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The Athletic of Madrid achieved miraculously go out airoso of Anfield and access to quarter-finals of the Champions League after deleting to the Liverpool (2-3). The English group attained to equalise the eliminatory in the first 90 minutes (1-0) and even put by in front of the first minutes of the extra time, but two goals of Marcos Llorente and another of Álvaro Morata dilapidaron the options of the ones of Jürgen Klopp.

From the first minute of game, the Liverpool took the command of the party and rondo the area of an Athletic that hardly could launch some contragolpe dangerous. The occasions sucedían but, one and again, Oblak exerted of wall infranqueable to the few balloons to which his organised defence did not reach to block. In the minute 43, broke the resistance rojiblanca thanks to a head butt of Wijnaldum to centre of Oxlade-Chamberlain.

But the arreón total of the group 'network' arrived in the second time. The Liverpool besieged completely the goal of an Oblak that exerted of saviour more even that in the first time. He and only he could avoid that the ones of Klopp marked the goal of the eliminatory, that was near but that did not arrive to complete. The first 90 minutes culminated with a goal premonitorio of Saúl that it was invalidated by offside.

When only they had played four minutes of the extention, the Liverpool achieved the goal that walked looking for during all the party. Roberto Firmino finished a centre with a head butt that went to the stick but whose refuse went back him to be able to mark to empty door. The luck had denied him the goal to the English team during the basic time, arrived in the action of a 2-0 that seemed definite.

But this luck banished in three minutes, so fast as it had arrived. Adrián, goalkeeper 'network', gave him the balloon to Joao Félix in dangerous zone, so that this assisted to Marcos Llorente, that marked with a shot adjusted. And, before the rest of the extention, second estacazo athletic with another goal of Llorente from the frontal of the area. A so much that undid the Liverpool until the point to lose the offensive clairvoyance and to fit the definite 2-3 by work of Morata.

The difference to have to Oblak or to Adrián

During the first 90 minutes, the anthological performance of Jan Oblak, that saved several goals sung, sustained to the Athletic of Madrid. By the opposite side, Adrián, that hardly had to take part, did to notice his insecurity at all times. In the first time, almost wraps it when it escaped him of the hands an easy shot; in the extention, gave a balloon to Joao Félix that condemned to his team and was not able to stop any of the shots of Llorente, both atajables. Two performances that cost a note to be still in the League of Champions.

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