Champions League: Salah leads Liverpool to the round of 16

Champions League: Salah leads Liverpool to the round of 16

For Jürgen Klopp and Liverpool FC, things are going well, at least in the Champions League: The English runners-up made it into the knockout stages for the sixth time in a row with a 3-0 (1-0) win at Ajax Amsterdam. Inter Milan and FC Porto are also early advancers, while FC Barcelona, ​​like last year, missed the round of 16.

Liverpool were initially lucky in Amsterdam, before star striker Mohamed Salah (42nd) took the lead, Ajax missed several top-class chances. After the break, new signing Darwin Nunez (49th) and Harvey Elliott (51st) raised millions. The Klopp team lost 0-1 (0-0) in the Premier League at bottom of the table Nottingham Forest and is only eighth.

Liverpool’s league rivals Tottenham, on the other hand, have to tremble in the completely open Group D after a 1-1 (0-1) draw against Sporting Lisbon. After Marcus Edwards scored the opening goal for Portugal, Spurs equalized in the 80th minute with a header from Rodrigo Bentancur. The supposed winning goal by top striker Harry Kane (90 + 5), which would have meant entry into the knockout stages, was conceded for an offside position. The fifth win in the fifth game in Group A was achieved by previously qualified SSC Napoli by beating Glasgow Rangers 3-0 (2-0). Giovanni Simeone (11′, 16′) and Leo Östigard (80′) scored for the southern Italians.

Eintracht Frankfurt fought for a final on the magical premier class journey. Coach Oliver Glasner’s team won the atmospheric game of destiny against Olympique Marseille 2-1 (2-1) and on the last day of the Champions League at Sporting Lisbon they can shoot themselves among the 16 best teams in Europe on their own.

FC Porto got their ticket to the round of 16 with a 4-0 (1-0) win at leaders FC Bruges because Bayer Leverkusen drew against Atletico. The Belgians, already safely through and visiting the Werkself next Tuesday, failed twice from the penalty spot.


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