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Atletico Madrid Knock Liverpool Out Of The Champions League

Atletico Madrid Knock Liverpool Out Of The Champions League

Atletico Madrid have knocked Liverpool out of the Champions League 4-2 on aggregate following a 3-2 victory at Anfield after extra-time.

Liverpool side managed to take the game to extra time after going 1-0 ahead through a Georginio Wijnaldum header.

Roberto Firmino scored during extra-time to give Jurgen Klopp's side hope at progression.

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However, Atletico substitute Marcos Llorente stunned Anfield with a double off the bench.

Alvaro Morata netted in the dying moments to seal the away side's progression to the quarter-finals.

Fans have reacted to the current holders being eliminated from the competition.

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Diego Simeone's side soaked up pressure all game and Liverpool were relentless in their attacks.

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Liverpool managed to open the scoring just before half time through Wijnaldum.

The hosts battered Atletico in the second half and Jan Oblak made a string of quality saves to deny Jurgen Klopp's side.

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Atletico thought they'd won the game in injury time after a header from Saul Niguez which set Simeone off down the touchline.

However, the goal was ruled offside and the two sides went to extra-time.

Anfield was bouncing four minutes into extra time after Firmino's header cannoned off the post and back into the Brazilian's path, who then tapped home to give his side a 2-0 lead on the night and 2-1 lead on aggregate.

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However, Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian made a costly mistake four minutes later after a stray pass saw Atletico regain the ball and lay off to Llorente who fired home.

The 25-year-old then stunned Anfield into silence by scoring his second of the game less than ten minutes later.

Morata managed to net his side's third after a counter attack late on to seal the victory.

The Spaniards' defence had been under siege all game but they managed to punish Liverpool's mistakes and advance in the competition.

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Topics: Liverpool, reaction, Football, Atletico Madrid, Champions League

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Daniel Marland

Daniel is a freelancer journalist for SPORTbible and covers a variety of sports. He also has past experience of working at Manchester United and once locked eyes with Jose Mourinho. He lived to tell the tale.