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Liverpool 2-3 Atlético Madrid (agg: 2-4): Champions League last 16 second leg – live!
The holders went out of the Champions League despite playing brilliantly, with Atletico coming from 2-0 down in extra time to stun Anfield
Wed 11 Mar 2020 22.43 GMTFirst published on Wed 11 Mar 2020 18.15 GMT
10.32pmFull time: Liverpool 2-3 Atletico Madrid (agg: 2-4)
10.31pmGOAL! Liverpool 2-3 Atletico Madrid (Morata 120+1)
10.13pmHalf time in extra time: Liverpool 2-2 Atletico Madrid (agg: 2-3)
10.10pmGOAL! Liverpool 2-2 Atletico Madrid (agg: 2-3; Llorente 105+1)
10.01pmGOAL! Liverpool 2-1 Atletico (agg: 2-2; Llorente 97)
9.58pmGOAL! Liverpool 2-0 Atletico Madrid (Firmino 94)
9.50pmFull time: Liverpool 1-0 Atletico Madrid (agg: 1-1)
“You have to give Atlético some credit,” says Juan Antonio Escudero. “Tough side. And no shenanigans.”
Yeah, they were pretty well behaved. They did so well to stay in the tie when they were being battered.
“Your comments today,” says K A Tsokos. “Please look up the meaning of the word ‘hybris’.”
I would do but I threw my dictionary out of the window in a huff when Morata scored.
Football, effing hell. Liverpool slaughtered Atletico Madrid for 95 minutes, playing with awesome relentlessness, and finally went ahead in the tie through Roberto Firmino’s goal at the start of extra time. But a desperate mistake from Adrian led to Marcos Llorente’s first goal, which put Atletico ahead on away goals, and they grabbed two more in a surreal end to the tie.
They barely had an attack in normal time. But their defensive resilience was extraordinary, because that Liverpool performance would have beaten many teams by five or six. If ever there was a team in the image of their manager…
Full time: Liverpool 2-3 Atletico Madrid (agg: 2-4)
That’s it! Liverpool are out of the Champions League after an extraordinary period of extra-time at Anfield.
Updated at 10.33pm GMT
Diego Simeone is off down the touchline, spreading his arms wide to the adoring Atletico fans. This is one of the greatest nights in their history. Morata ran onto a return pass from Llorente, surged into the area and curled a low shot past Adrian at the near post.
GOAL! Liverpool 2-3 Atletico Madrid (Morata 120+1)
Morata scores Atletico’s third goal. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images
Atletico celebrate. Photograph: Simon Stacpoole/Offside via Getty Images
Updated at 10.39pm GMT
120 min Two minutes.
119 min Alexander-Arnold brattishly shoves over Morata, who gets up and goes head to head with Alexander-Arnold. Both are booked. It’s a slightly undignified end to Liverpool’s reign as European champions, though you can understand why their collective noggin has gone.
118 min “Hardly matters does it?” says Des Platt. “Competition is going nowhere except possibly behind closed doors which is meaningless.”
With that kind of positive spin, you should be in politics.
117 min Minamino’s cross is headed up in the air by van Dijk and palmed away by Oblak, who is fouled needlessly by Milner in the process. Liverpool’s heads have gone.
Oblak and Milner clash. Photograph: Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images
Updated at 10.32pm GMT
116 min Van Dijk is playing centre forward now. Origi wins a corner and takes it short to Milner, whose cross is nutted away by Saul.
115 min Mane curls well wide from 25 yards. Liverpool have been too impatient since Atletico’s first goal. For the 97 minutes before that, they were astonishingly good.
115 min Liverpool can’t get any momentum. The subdued atmosphere can’t help, but it’s understandable in the circumstances.
113 min Liverpool’s last change: Minamino for Firmino.
Neymar scores to help PSG past Dortmund and into quarter-finals
113 min “It’s Wednesday, Rob,” says Niall Fogarty. “It’s Wednesday.”
It’ll be Thursday by the time this goes to penalties!
112 min An ill-conceived shot from Origi, on the left of the area, goes well wide of the near