After yesterday’s matches, the Champions League results showed that anything is possible, including defeating the European champions. Atlético Madrid managed to beat Liverpool with the help of Saúl Ñíguez. One goal was enough for Atletico to start celebrating the big win.
Before the game, Liverpool was the favorite. Not only because they won the Champions League last year but also because of a good game in the Premiership. From the start of the 2019/2020 season, it is clear that Liverpool is a major favorite to win the English league football. Chances are they will become England’s champions again after 30 years.
Unlike Liverpool Atlético Madrid didn’t start the home league competition well. In La Liga, they are currently fourth behind Getafe CF. They are 13 points behind leading Real Madrid. But history has shown that coach Diego Simeone’s team should never be crossed too soon.
They may not be in the best shape right now, but there is no lack of motive. They showed a strong character in the match against the English team. Liverpool F.C. held the ball 73% of the time but still couldn’t score. They didn’t point a single ball towards the goal frame. In contrast, Atletico played smart. They were patient and waiting for their opportunity.
Champions League results: Atlético Madrid vs Liverpool
Before the game in Madrid, Liverpool played 41 games and recorded only two defeats. The first defeat was against Napoli when they lost 2-0. The other was against Aston Villa. But in the League Cup game, the U-23 team played. It was the youngest team to play for a famous club in long club history.
Coach Diego Simeone knew it made no sense to compete with a more powerful team. In the end, it turned out that he had good tactics. He decided to hand the ball over to the English team and calmly wait for his chance. After a scuffle in front of the goal, Liverpool Fabinho failed to reach the ball.
He accidentally pushed the ball and eventually ended up at Saúl Ñíguez. The Atletico Madrid defenders did a great job. They didn’t give the English football club an opportunity to score a goal. Finally, we can say Liverpool is not the only team with great soccer 10 results.