Holders Liverpool Crash Out Of Champions League

Holders Liverpool Crash Out Of Champions League

Atletico players celebrate win over Liverpool

There will be no European repeat for Liverpool as the Reds have been eliminated from the Champions League after a 3-2 loss to Atletico Madrid in the second leg of the round of 16 tie on Wednesday at Anfield.

After losing the first leg 1-0 in Spain, Liverpool finished regulation of the second leg up 1-0 to force extra time.

Atletico Madrid got two goals from substitute Marcos Llorente in the first period of extra time to advance 4-2 on aggregate and send the reigning champs packing in a stunning result.

The Reds were without superstar goalkeeper Alisson due to a hip injury, and backup Adrian struggled, giving away the first goal with a poor clearance before getting beat too easily on the second.

On the other side, Ateltico goalkeeper Jan Oblak was one of the heroes of the night, making a number of crucial saves to help his team move on.


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Donatus Anichukwueze is a journalism graduate from the Lagos State University, School of Communication. He's a writer with a special interest in technology, sports, entertainment and politics. He's also a through and through Chelsea FC fan.


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