Champions League results: Liverpool beaten by well-organised Atletico Madrid, Erling Haaland bags brilliant brace in Borussia Dortmund win
Feb. 18, 2020
Liverpool may need another special Champions League night at Anfield as they go into the second leg against Atletico Madrid trailing 1-0.
Saul Niguez’s early tap-in proved to be all that separated the two sides in the first leg on a night where Jurgen Klopp’s men struggled to break down the incredibly organised home side.
However, Liverpool can be thankful they’re only losing by one goal, with former Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata guilty of missing two big chances.
Mohamed Salah had Liverpool’s best chance of the night but could only direct a free header wide of Jan Oblak’s goal.
Meanwhile, Salah also failed to capitalise on an error by the Atleti goalkeeper in the first half.
The reigning champions failed to register a single shot on target on a sobering night at the ground where they lifted the trophy last season.
But it was a fantastic evening for man of the moment Erling Haaland, who fired in his ninth and 10th Champions League goals of the season to give Borussia Dortmund a 2-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain.
The 19-year-old, who was making his European debut for the German club, put his side ahead as he beat Keylor Navas from close-range after the ball fell fortuitously to him in the box in the 69th minute.
But his celebrations were short-lived as Neymar scored a crucial away goal for PSG to level the tie when he tapped home a Kylian Mbappe cross.
Mbappe beat two players on a dazzling run to square for Neymar, who had the simple task of tapping into an empty net on 75 minutes.
However, Haaland restored Dortmund’s lead with an emphatic strike from 20 yards just two minutes later.
Haaland has taken just seven matches to reach his tally of ten which is four games quicker than any other player in the competition’s history.
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