Atletico Madrid 2-3 Liverpool: Mohamed Salah stars against 10-man Atletico

Mohamed Salah and James Milner combine to give Liverpool the lead at Atletico Madrid
Salah is the first player in Liverpool’s history to score in nine consecutive appearances in all competitions

Mohamed Salah continued his superb goalscoring form as Liverpool made it three wins out of three in the group stage of the Champions League as they beat Spanish champions Atletico Madrid in a game of constant drama.

In a frantic, fantastic match in the Spanish capital between sides that were dazzling in attack but vulnerable at the back, the Reds saw an early two-goal lead wiped out by Antoine Griezmann’s double.

The France forward was then shown a straight red card early in the second half, allowing the visitors to reassert their authority and snatch a big win through Salah’s well-taken penalty, awarded for a clumsy barge on Diogo Jota by Mario Hermoso.

Jota almost turned villain, though, as his challenge on Jose Maria Gimenez resulted in a penalty being awarded – only for the referee to change his mind after being encouraged to view the incident on the pitchside monitor.

Earlier, Salah had given the Reds the lead when his low finish at the end of a weaving run found the net off the toe of James Milner before Naby Keita’s brilliant volley doubled it.

Griezmann’s neat close-range finish and then superb turn and shot across Alisson restored parity, all before the break.

Jurgen Klopp’s side are now unbeaten in 21 games in all competitions and continue to provide an attacking threat opponents are rarely able to deal with.

In their last nine matches they have racked up 30 goals and have scored at least three times in all of their seven away games this campaign.

They now top Champions League Group B by an emphatic five points after their most impressive win so far.

It did not however impress Atletico boss Diego Simeone, who spent the game either whipping the home crowd up into a frenzy or berating the officials and then headed off down the tunnel at full time without shaking the hand of Klopp.

More to follow.

Player of the match

Mohamed SalahMohamed Salah

with an average of 8.31

Atlético Madrid

  1. Squad number8Player nameGriezmann

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  2. Squad number13Player nameOblak

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  3. Squad number7Player nameJoão Félix

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  4. Squad number21Player nameCarrasco

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  5. Squad number23Player nameTrippier

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  6. Squad number11Player nameLemar

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  7. Squad number6Player nameKoke

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  8. Squad number18Player nameFelipe

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  9. Squad number4Player nameKondogbia

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  10. Squad number5Player namede Paul

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  11. Squad number22Player nameHermoso

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  12. Squad number2Player nameGiménez

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  13. Squad number14Player nameMarcos Llorente

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  14. Squad number10Player nameCorrea

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  15. Squad number12Player nameRenan Lodi

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  16. Squad number9Player nameSuárez

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  1. Squad number11Player nameMohamed Salah
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  2. Squad number1Player nameAlisson
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  3. Squad number3Player nameFabinho
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  4. Squad number9Player nameRoberto Firmino
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  5. Squad number26Player nameRobertson
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  6. Squad number32Player nameMatip
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  7. Squad number10Player nameMané
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  8. Squad number4Player namevan Dijk
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  9. Squad number15Player nameOxlade-Chamberlain
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  10. Squad number66Player nameAlexander-Arnold
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  11. Squad number14Player nameHenderson
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  12. Squad number12Player nameGomez
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  13. Squad number7Player nameMilner
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  14. Squad number20Player nameDiogo Jota
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  15. Squad number76Player nameN Williams
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  16. Squad number8Player nameKeïta
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Atl Madrid

Formation 3-1-4-2

  • 13Oblak
  • 18Felipe
  • 4KondogbiaSubstituted forGiménezat 45′minutes
  • 22HermosoSubstituted forLlorenteat 80′minutes
  • 6Koke
  • 23Trippier
  • 5de PaulSubstituted forLodi dos Santosat 80′minutes
  • 11LemarSubstituted forSuárezat 80′minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 21Carrasco
  • 7SequeiraSubstituted forCorreaat 80′minutes
  • 8GriezmannBooked at 52mins


  • 1Lecomte
  • 2Giménez
  • 9Suárez
  • 10Correa
  • 12Lodi dos Santos
  • 14Llorente
  • 16Herrera
  • 19Santos Carneiro Da Cunha
  • 24Vrsaljko


Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Alisson
  • 66Alexander-ArnoldBooked at 63minsSubstituted forGomezat 85′minutes
  • 32Matip
  • 4van Dijk
  • 26Robertson
  • 8KeïtaSubstituted forFabinhoat 45′minutes
  • 14Henderson
  • 7MilnerBooked at 59minsSubstituted forOxlade-Chamberlainat 63′minutes
  • 11SalahSubstituted forN Williamsat 90+2′minutes
  • 9Firmino
  • 10ManéSubstituted forJotaat 62′minutes


  • 3Fabinho
  • 5Konaté
  • 12Gomez
  • 13Adrián
  • 15Oxlade-Chamberlain
  • 18Minamino
  • 20Jota
  • 21Tsimikas
  • 27Origi
  • 47Phillips
  • 62Kelleher
  • 76N Williams

Daniel Siebert


Match Stats

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  1. Match ends, Atletico Madrid 2, Liverpool 3.

  2. Second Half ends, Atletico Madrid 2, Liverpool 3.

  3. Attempt missed. Neco Williams (Liverpool) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Roberto Firmino.

  4. Luis Suárez (Atletico Madrid) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Attempt missed. Ángel Correa (Atletico Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  6. Diogo Jota (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Foul by Felipe (Atletico Madrid).

  8. Substitution, Liverpool. Neco Williams replaces Mohamed Salah.

  9. Fabinho (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Foul by Ángel Correa (Atletico Madrid).

  11. Offside, Atletico Madrid. Koke tries a through ball, but Renan Lodi is caught offside.

  12. Substitution, Liverpool. Joseph Gomez replaces Trent Alexander-Arnold.

  13. VAR Decision: No Penalty Atletico Madrid.

  14. Substitution, Atletico Madrid. Luis Suárez replaces Thomas Lemar.

  15. Substitution, Atletico Madrid. Renan Lodi replaces Rodrigo de Paul.

  16. Substitution, Atletico Madrid. Marcos Llorente replaces Mario Hermoso.

  17. Substitution, Atletico Madrid. Ángel Correa replaces João Félix.

  18. Foul by Roberto Firmino (Liverpool).

  19. Thomas Lemar (Atletico Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Goal! Atletico Madrid 2, Liverpool 3. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

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