Holders Liverpool knocked out of Champions League by Atletico Madrid

Derrick Santistevan

Holders Liverpool have actually crashed out of the Champions League after Atletico Madrid struck 3 times in additional time to make a shock 3-2 success at Anfield.

The Spanish side went through to the quarter- finals 2-4 on aggregate.

After falling 2-0 down on the night, alternative Marcos Llorente struck two times in additional time and Alvaro Morata added a late 3rd to ensure a well-known success for Diego Simeone’s side versus a Liverpool team unbeaten in their last 25 home games in European competition.

Liverpool, tracking 1-0 from the first leg, broke through 2 minutes prior to half- time when Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain crossed to Georginio Wijnaldum who powered an angled header into the bottom corner.

Atletico manager Diego Simeone commemorates his side’s win

After the period Liverpool peppered Atletico keeper Jan Oblak however the Spaniards endured and practically managed a last-minute shock when a header from Saul Niguez was ruled out for offside.

Liverpool took the lead in the tie 4 minutes into additional time with Roberto Firmino heading versus the post and after that slotting home the loose ball.

However all of it failed for Jurgen Klopp’s side with an error by goalkeeper Adrian gifting Llorente his first.

He then produced a carbon-copy finish as Liverpool’s defence withdrawed following great on the counter from Morata to end Liverpool’s hopes of protecting their European crown.

Morata put the icing on the cake in the final minutes with a breakaway goal.

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