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Atalanta see off Liverpool

Atalanta see off Liverpool

2024/04/18 22:01
E5

Despite starting the game well and getting a much-needed early goal, Liverpool hit a Bergamasci brick wall as Atalanta saw out a famous victory to knock the six-time European champions out in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Europa League. 


LINEUPS

ATA XI: Juan Musso; Djimsiti, Hien, Kolasinac; Zappacosta, De Roon*, Ederson, Ruggeri; Miranchuk, Koopmeiners; Scamacca

ATA SUBS: Carnesecchi, Rossi, Rafael Toloi, Holm, Hateboer, Bakker, Bonfanti, Pasalic, Adopo, De Ketalaere, Toure, Lookman

LIV XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk*, Robertson; Jones, Mac Allister, Szoboszlai; Salah, Gakpo, Luis Diaz

LIV SUBS: Adrian, Kelleher, Quansah, Gomez, Tsimikas, Endo, Gravenberch, Clark, Elliott, Diogo Jota, Danns, Darwin Nunez


Action: Liverpool needed to start fast and on the front foot in Bergamo and they did so, getting an early reward, too, to pull a goal back in their three-goal deficit.

Trent Alexander-Arnold’s cross was blocked by Matteo Ruggeri’s hand and the referee pointed to the spot before a needlessly long Video Assistant Referee (VAR) check. Mohamed Salah stepped and emphatically but the Reds into the lead on the night.

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The visitors’ fast start continued a few minutes later when Luis Diaz was slotted through but the Colombian had his toe poked effort smothered by Atalanta goalkeeper Juan Musso.

Atalanta then came into the game and very nearly levelled on the night with a cross very nearly diverted in by Virgil van Dijk but Alisson reacted well to save.

Atalanta then gave Liverpool another warning before half-time when Teun Koopmeiners finished well past Alisson but the Dutchman had strayed offside beforehand. 

A very even and actually, frankly, quite dull second-half gave little thrill or joy to the neutral with the best chances actually coming for the hosts. 

Both Ederson and Teun Koopmeiners had good chances for the hosts but both were well saved by Alisson, who was excellent in the Reds’ goal.

Liverpool barely got into a mode where they were huffing and puffing and it ended up being a comfortable aggregate victory for the Italians to see out. 


EVENTS

Kick-off

‘6 | GOAL: Salah (0-1)

’40 | DISALLOWED: Koopmeiners

Half-time

Full-time

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DN
2024-04-19 00h20m by dnelsons
However, Atalanta's solid defense and organized midfield proved too much for the Reds to break down. It's a tough loss for the six-time European champions, but credit to Atalanta for their strong performance.
HT
2024-04-18 23h40m by hturnerford
However, Atalanta showed their class and experience, shutting down Liverpool's attacks and breaking quickly on the counter. Despite a valiant effort from the Reds, they just couldn't break through the Bergamasci brick wall. Disappointing end to the Europa League campaign, but we'll come back stronger next season.
NL
2024-04-18 23h18m by nlawson12
As a Liverpool fan, I have to say that I am disappointed with the outcome of this match. Despite starting strong and scoring an early goal, we were unable to break through Atalanta's defense and secure the win. It's a tough loss, but I'm grateful for the effort the team put in and will continue to support them.
AW
2024-04-18 22h44m by awalkerson7
However, they were unable to break down the Atalanta defense and ultimately fell short, crashing out of the Europa League. As a Liverpool fan, I'm extremely disappointed with how this game turned out. We had the early goal and the momentum, but couldn't capitalize on it. Atalanta played well and deserved the win, but it's tough to see our European journey end like this.
2024-04-18 22h36m by edavidson
As a Liverpool fan, I'm completely gutted by this defeat. We started off strong, but Atalanta just shut us down. Really disappointed in our performance.
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