Thursday, October 21, 2021

Luis Suarez sets up Champions League drama ahead of Liverpool reunion

Liverpool are in control of proceedings in Group B of the Champions League following their win over Porto.

A 5-1 victory in the Estadio do Dragao ensured that the Reds enjoyed a 100 per cent start to the competition in their opening two games.

A brace from Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino, sandwiching a tap in from Sadio Mane, mean Jurgen Klopp’s side have six points out of a possible six on offer so far.

Elsewhere in the group, Atletico Madrid secured a last gasp victory away at AC Milan to move up to second place in the group.

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Milan had initially taken the lead through Rafael Leao, and were leading until the 84th minute before Antoine Griezmann equalised.

Then deep into stoppage time, Atletico were awarded a penalty following a handball, which was confirmed following a lengthy VAR check.

Former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez stepped up and slotted the ball past the diving Milan goalkeeper Mike Maignan, to secure a 2-1 win for the La Liga champions.

Liverpool currently top the group with six points, while Atletico sit in second with four points, leaving Porto (one) and Milan (zero) in the bottom two places.

The Reds will now take on Atletico in the next two Champions League group games, which could prove pivotal to deciding who reaches the knockout stages.
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