UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Liverpool crash out of Champions League

Defending Champion, Liverpool have crashed out of the Champions League after a 3-2 loss to Atletico Madrid at Anfield on Wednesday.

The first leg was 1-0 in favour of Atletico Madrid, with the Spanish team going through on 4-2 aggregate.

Liverpool mounted the pressure right from the blast of the whistle but a resilient Atletico defence stopped them.

But the home side broke the deadlock on 43 minutes with a Georginio Wijnaldum’s goal.

A perfect lofted pass from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain found Wijnaldum, who jumped highest and steered a close-range header into the left side of the goal. His effort was both strong and precise, and Jan Oblak had no chance of stopping that.Image result for liverpool vs atlético madrid

Atletico had a goal disallowed on added time. With the match ending 1-1, the extra-time sets in.

Roberto Firmino gave Liverpool what looked like to have secured their qualification to the next stage when he made it 2-0 for the home side on 94th minute.

A rebound wrong footed everyone except Roberto Firmino and he slammed the ball into the open net from close range.

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