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Liverpool 2-3 Atletico Madrid (2-4 agg): Jan Oblak shines as reds UCL journey ends at Anfield

Liverpool have crashed out of the Champions League after a 4-2 aggregate defeat to Atletico Madrid.

Gini Wijnaldum opened the scoring on the night when he headed Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s cross into the ground and past Jan Oblak in the Atletico Madrid goal.

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Liverpool missed a clutch of opportunities to bury the game
with Andy Robertson, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah all guilty of passing up chances.

Screenshot 20200311 234130 1583966522877Roberto Firmino put Liverpool in front in the tie for the first time when he headed Wijnaldum’s cross on to the post before finishing the rebound.

But an Adrian howler allowed Marcos Llorente to strike and he doubled his tally before half-time in extra-time to seal Atletico’s progression.

Screenshot 20200311 230104 1583964089696Alvaro Morata capped the comeback by scoring the winner on the night in the dying minutes.

Odiase Osayande

Written by Odiase Osayande

Odiase Osayande is a senior sports writer at Dockaysworld. He is a strong supporter of Liverpool and he's telling the best stories of the beautiful game of football to fans worldwide.

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