Mohamed Salah continued his superb goalscoring form as Liverpool beat Spanish La Liga side Atletico Madrid 3-2 in Spain. Liverpool has now won all three of their group stage games in the Champions League.
Mohamed Salah Help Liverpool Ride Over Atletico Madrid
In a frantic, fantastic match in the Spanish capital Madrid and 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. France’s forward was then shown a straight red card early in the second half, allowing Mohamed Salah and his clicks to hummer on the home team.
The English Premier League side 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 but the referee changed 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. But Griezmann’s close-range finish 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.