Atletico Madrid 2-2 Liverpool LIVE SCORE: Griezmann given RED CARD after brace to draw Champions League game level
19th October 2021

LIVERPOOL are all square against ten-man Atletico Madrid in an epic Champions League clash.

The Reds made a dream start with a deflected Mo Salah strike before Naby Keita doubled the lead with a stunning effort.

However Antoine Griezmann got the final touch on a shot from Thomas Lemar to pull a goal back for the hosts.

And he then made it 2-2 as he beat Virgil Van Dijk and smashed the ball past Alisson.

But the Frenchman's night was cut dramatically short after he was given a straight red card for a high boot.

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  • Atletico Madrid XI: Oblak; Trippier, Felipe, Kondogbia, Hermoso, Carrasco; De Paul, Koke, Lemar; Joao Felix, Griezmann.
  • Liverpool XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Keita, Milner, Henderson; Salah, Firmino, Mane.
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    ATLETICO 2-2 LIVERPOOL

    68, Brilliant from Firmino to win the ball back high up the field, but the pass to Jota and timing of the run from the Portuguese both left a lot to be desired.

    Should've done better there. That was a chance.

    .Credit: Reuters
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    ATLETICO 2-2 LIVERPOOL

    66, Oxlade-Chamberlain plays a one-two with Salah and fires in his shot, but it's low and hard and straight at Oblak.

    Classic case a moment ago of both teams calling for the other to put the ball out when they had a man down, but neither doing it. First Hermoso was down, then it was Fabinho, and play went on.

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    ATLETICO 2-2 LIVERPOOL

    63, Changes for Liverpool as they look to press on and win this.

    Jota has come on to replace Mane, and Oxlade-Chamberlain is thrown into the mix with Milner coming off.

    Milner's booking is probably something to do with that as well.

    .Credit: Getty
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    ATLETICO 2-2 LIVERPOOL

    58, Henderson into the path of Robertson… bus his shot is over.

    I sat up nicely to be hit but always rising and over the bar.

    Milner, meanwhile, has got himself a yellow card for an aerial clash with Trippier. Atletico players and fans wanted a bit more than yellow.

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    ATLETICO 2-2 LIVERPOOL

    54, Griezmann makes his way down the tunnel. He looks devastated and good to see him check on Firmino.

    Simeone and these fans are furious. Could that change the game?

    Here it is…

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    ATLETICO 2-2 LIVERPOOL

    52, RED CARD!!!

    Griezmann has gone for the ball dropping out of the sky with his foot and he's caught Firmino in the face.

    It was a high boot but I'm not sure it was sinister from the Frenchman.

    Atletico players are protesting but to no avail at the moment.

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    ATLETICO 2-2 LIVERPOOL

    49, Rodrigo de Paul is through… and Alisson is out again to deny him.

    Another massive save from Alisson and one that might have come at a cost, he's stayed down for a while.

    But the goalkeeper is back on his feet and ready to continue. Phew.

    .Credit: AFP
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    ATLETICO 2-2 LIVERPOOL

    47, First chance of the second half falls to Mane but his header is tipped away by Oblak.

    Mane found himself in all sorts of space from Trent's corner and headed it goalwards, it was top-corner bound but the Atletico 'keeper saved.

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    ATLETICO 2-2 LIVERPOOL

    46, There was a change for Atletico too – Giminez on for Kondogbia at the back.

    Still Suarez waits patiently on the bench.

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    PEEEEEEEEEPPPPPPP

    And the second half is underway. Big 45 minutes in the context of this group.

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    CHANGES

    It looks like Fabinho is coming on for Liverpool to start this second half.

    He's had a lengthy set of instructions and a rigorous warm-up and comes on for Keita.

    We're just about ready to get going again.

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    FLASHPOINT

    Atletico Madrid's first goal was a bit dubious. Thomas Lemar was offside when the ball went past him from Antoine Griezmann's flick. VAR checked it and the officials were happy he didn't interfere with play.

    Here's Joleon Lescott talking to BT Sport:

    "It's a ridiculous decision. I don't know why this is allowed. He's clearly in the way of Matip. If he's not there, Matip attempts to clear it off the line.

    "He would've stretched his leg to a bit more but he couldn't because Lemar was jumping over it."

    .Credit: AFP
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    RECORD BREAKER

    One thing I didn't get a chance to tell you about during that first half was a record for Mo Salah…

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    HT: ATLETICO 2-2 LIVERPOOL

    What a half of football and we're all square at half-time.

    Liverpool were in dreamland after a quarter of an hour with a 2-0 lead thanks to Salah and Keita's goals.

    But two goals from Griezmann has dragged Atletico Madrid level and got this place rocking.

    Think we could be seeing Fabinho in the second half. Liverpool look too open at the back and the midfield hasn't really done much.

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    ATLETICO 2-2 LIVERPOOL

    45, Two minutes of added time.

    Can we have more, please?

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    ATLETICO 2-2 LIVERPOOL

    42, Wow, that was a lucky escape for Liverpool.

    Alisson came out to deal with a long ball and his clearance hit Matip straight in front of him, and then fell back to the Brazilian goalkeeper.

    That could have easily fallen to Griezmann.

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    ATLETICO 2-2 LIVERPOOL

    40, Joao Felix on the counter attack is in behind this time.

    And he's forced a smart save low down from Alisson.

    Excellent break and cross-field pass into his path and Matip couldn't keep up.

    The angle was against Felix and Alisson was down quickly to stop.

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    ATLETICO 2-2 LIVERPOOL

    37, Fans are bouncing around the stadium and Simeone is the conductor of the orchestra.

    Liverpool had started so well but have looked very suspect at the back. Unlike them, they were like this at Brentford as well but have otherwise been so secure with Van Dijk back there.

    .Credit: AP
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    ATLETICO 2-2 LIVERPOOL

    34, That is sublime from the Atletico front two.

    Felix has drawn Matip away from the centre of defence and then slid in a lovely ball to Griezmann.

    The Frenchman lost Van Dijk brilliantly with his first touch and slotted it beyond Alisson into the bottom corner with his second.

    What a game!

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    GOOOAALLLLLLLLL!!!!

    Antoine Griezmann again!!!! Atletico Madrid are level. 2-2.

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    ATLETICO 1-2 LIVERPOOL

    31, It's been breathless stuff so far and neither team look that secure at the back.

    Hermoso seems to have a problem for Atletico and he's about to be replaced by Renan Lodi.

    .Credit: Reuters
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    ATLETICO 1-2 LIVERPOOL

    28, Griezmann is in behind and through on goal… excellent save from Alisson.

    I'm not quite sure how he was onside, I think it was Matip who was too deep.

    Griezmann ran through from the halfway line and tried to lift it over Alisson, but the Brazilian goalkeeper stayed big and denied him.

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    ATLETICO 1-2 LIVERPOOL

    24, What an opening in Madrid.

    Liverpool have been excellent but just switched off for a second and that was enough for Atletico to grab themselves a lifeline.

    Minor debate as to whether Lemar was offside for that Griezmann goal and he stopped Matip from clearing the ball.

    VAR looked at it for a long time, but in the end I don't think they fancied telling Simeone the goal doesn't count. I can't blame them.

    .Credit: Getty
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    ATLETICO 1-2 LIVERPOOL

    22, Just like that, Atletico Madrid are back in this game.

    Liverpool didn't clear a corner particularly well and it was fired back goalwards by Koke.

    Griezmann got the final touch from about six yards out and the home side are back in it.

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    GOOOOAAALLLLLL!!!!

    Antoine Griezmann has scored… Atletico are back in it. 2-1.

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