The Reigning Champions Liverpool Crashes Out Of The 2019/20 Champions League.

The reigning European champions Liverpool crashes out of this season Champions League against Spanish team Atletico Madrid, halting their quest to reach a third consecutive final in the competition....

Liverpool who hosted Atletico Madrid in the round of 16 rerurn-leg fixture on Wednesday were on course to overturn the 1-0 deficit scoreline after losing to Atletico at the Wanda Metropolitano staduim last month but saw their hopes of qualifying to the next round been jeopardized in front of their home fans.

The match ended in a 3-2 scoreline after 30 minutes extra time, in favor of Diego Simeone's men on the night, with Dutch midfielder, Georginio Wijnaldum opening the scoring for the reds at the last minute of the first half, as the match ended 1-0 in regular full-time, and (1-1) in aggregate.

A 30 minutes extra time was awarded for a winner to emerge of the tie, as Brazilian Roberto Firmino,scored his first goal at Anfield since April 2019, as added the second goal for Liverpool in the 4th minutes into extra time.

Atletico did not relent, as they struck three times, courtesey of Marcos Llorente brace at the 97th and 105+1 minutes before the end of the first half of extra time.

Spanish Forward Alvaro Morata added more salt to injury by netting the winning goal for Atletico just at the stroke of the final whistle of extra time, bringing the results to 4-2 scoreline on aggregate.

The defeat for Jurgen Klopp's men, handed them their first lost in 42 consecutive matches at their home ground Anfield, (37 wins and 5 draws) and had gone six years without losing at home in European competition.

Jurgen Klopp after losing to Atletico Madrid says;
“I don’t understand why Atletico play this type of football with the quality they have. They could play proper football. World-class players standing in two blocks of four. They didn’t even have counter-attacks. But we have to accept that we lost the game, conceeding 3 goals at extra time is really crazy.”

Liverpool were crowned Champions of the competition last June after a 2-0 victory over London club Tottenham Hotspur at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano, with goals from Mo Salah and Divok origins on the night.

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