Atletico Madrid secured a 1-0 win in the first leg of the Champions League Round of 16 encounter against the European champions.
Saul Nigez’s early strike was the only difference between Atletico Madrid and Liverpool in the first leg of their UCL Round of 16 clash.
Atleti managed to maintain control in the middle of the park throughout the whole game, but Alvaro Morata was just not on the required level to convert some of his clear chances.
The European champions failed to score for the first time since September, if we exclude the EFL Cup game against Aston Villa. They even failed to register a shot on target, as Diego Simeone tactically outclassed Jurgen Klopp and his Liverpool side.
Atletico Madrid: Oblak (6), Vrsaljko (7), Savic (8), Felipe (8), Renan Lodi (7), Koke (9), Thomas (8), Saul (9), Lemar (7) Correa (6), Morata (4)
Liverpool: Alisson (8), Alexander-Arnold (7), Gomez (6), Van Dijk (7), Robertson (6), Henderson (6), Fabinho (5), Wijnaldum (5), Salah (4), Firmino (5), Mane (4)
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