Post match: UCL Atletico Madrid v Liverpool (UCL 19/10/2021 8pm)

Man of the match
  • Alisson BECKER
  • Joel MATIP
  • Virgil VAN DIJK
  • Andrew ROBERTSON
  • Jordan HENDERSON
  • James MILNER
  • Naby KEITA
  • Mohamed SALAH
  • Roberto FIRMINO
  • Sadio MANE
  • Diogo JOTA

0 voters

Unused Subs: Adrian, Kelleher, Konate, Gomez, Minamino, Tsimikas, Origi, Phillips.

:arrows_counterclockwise: 45’ FABINHO on, Naby KEITA off
:arrows_counterclockwise: 62’ Diogo JOTA on, Sadio MANE off
:arrows_counterclockwise: 62’ Alex OXLADE-CHAMBERLAIN on, James MILNER off
:arrows_counterclockwise: 85’ Joe GOMEZ on, Trent ALEXANDER-ARNOLD off
:arrows_counterclockwise: 90+2’ Neco WILLIAMS on, Mo SALAH off

:soccer: 8’ Mohamed SALAH (Assist Andrew ROBERTSON)
:soccer: 13’ Naby KEITA
:soccer: 78’ Mohamed SALAH (Pen)

Never in doubt.

Just the one change for the Tricky Reds tonight, as Alisson replaced Kelleher in goal. The youngster hadn’t done anything wrong in the 5-0 demolition of Watford on Saturday but, well, if Ali is fit he plays. It’s as simple as that.

A cagey opening few minutes, with the two sides working each other out, suddenly exploded in the eighth minute as Mo cut in from the right, evaded three defenders and unleashed a low drive from the edge of the box. It was on target but deflected off either Millie or Kondogbia and flew past Oblak. 1-0 to the good guys.

The home side had barely touched the ball and soon found themselves two goals down. The ball was again worked in from the right and a poor Felipe clearance fell to Keïta on the edge of the box. His rasping first-time volley scorched past the home ‘keeper. 2-0 after 13 minutes.

Sadio was flagged marginally offside as he was about to break clear to make it three; instead, Trent was forced into a good clearance at the back post as the hosts threatened and, from the resulting corner, Lemar skipped past Naby too easily and Koke’s low shot, which was going wide, was turned home by Griezmann. 1-2 after 20 minutes.

The French striker then beat the offside trap but Alisson spread himself well to block; a couple of Liverpool free kicks were easily fielded by Oblak. Felix then wriggled past Keïta and fed Griezmann, who took one touch and then fired past Alisson. All square after 34 minutes.

Joao Felix broke down the Madrid left but his low angled shot was easily saved by Ali; Koke then tried to find De Paul but the bearded Brazilian was on hand again. The Reds then got lucky as Alisson’s clearance cannoned off Matip and almost fell to Griezmann. Ali then saved at close range from Lemar, as the home side took control.

As the players trudged off for their halftime oranges, the visitors had had almost 70% of the possession and had stormed into an early two-goal lead but some poor defending and clinical finishing from Griezmann had seen the home side pull level and finish the half in the ascendancy.

The second stanza started with Fabinho replacing Keïta, whose outstanding goal was offset by his poor defensive work. Our bald Brazilian was brought on to add more midfield protection in front of the struggling defence.

Trent’s corner was headed on by Sadio but clawed away by Oblak; at the other end, Alisson made a sprawling save to deny Carrasco. Seven minutes into the second half, Griezmann received a straight red for a high boot, which hit Bobby in the side of his head. No malice intended but the boot was definitely too high and the red fully justified.

The hosts now had to survive forty-odd minutes with ten men and the Reds took control. Virgil headed straight at Oblak; Robertson blasted over; Millie was booked after some theatrics from Trippier.

Jürgen made a double substitution on the 63’ mark, as Jota and Ox replaced Sadio and Millie; the former Arsenal man linked up nicely with Mo but shot straight at the Slovenian goalkeeper.

With a quarter of an hour to play, Trent’s hopeful up and under saw Hermoso clatter unnecessarily into Jota; penalty to the Reds. Mo wrong footed Oblak and it was 3-2 after 78 minutes.

And then more drama. Atletico swung in a free kick from the right and Jota was adjudged to have bundled over Suarez in the box. Penalty given. The German referee was then asked to check by VAR and overturned his decision, much to the angst of the home supporters.

Gomez replaced Trent for the last five minutes as the visitors looked to finally put the game to bed; six minutes of stoppage time were indicated and Neco Williams was brought on to replace Mo, who had run himself into the ground. Correa blazed over after some good play by the home side.

And that was that. An absolute humdinger of a match, with fortunes fluctuating wildly and no end of drama. The Reds are now unbeaten in 21 games and on the verge of qualifying from the group after three wins out of three.

Next up, in case nobody had noticed, is a visit to Castle Greyskull on Sunday afternoon to face the old enemy. Obviously a game that requires no introduction but, given that a heavy defeat for the home side might push Ole out of the door, I’d settle for a narrow 1-0 victory for us. Preferably courtesy of a dodgy penalty deep into stoppage time.

MOTM: Lidl. Yes, that’s right, the bargain supermarket makes an appearance among the usual expensive wines and top end restaurants. Why? Because they currently have possibly the biggest vinous bargain in the UK at the moment on their shelves: their Passito di Pantelleria dessert wine, which is an absolute steal at a paltry £11.99. Just buy it!


For once the calls went our way :grinning:, I mean those calls were pretty clear, but those cheats in red and white definitely made it hard on the ref.
First quarter of the game we took it to them and we got our 2-0 lead. We let them back into the game by conceding and our midfield combination wasn’t effective in protecting our backline. It got better when a proper No.6 came in with Fab, and then going down to 10men helped.
Mo is still doing his magic, but they made it hard on him at times with 2-3 men marking him. FSG needs to sign him up quickly rather than leaving it late. With the win now this pretty much seals the group and progression on to the knockout phase.
Now let’s kick some Manure, this weekend and keep the win streak going



Fuck off Madrid. Up the mighty reds


Fuck off Simeone and fuck off Atletico. Wankers.


In many ways, far more satisfying than just beating them comfortably.

They brought all their shithousery and left with nothing


A really hard piece of work for the lads, but they came out on top, and on balance of the whole game, they deserve it. Still a bit lucky to be able to play half an hour with one man more, because before that, our lads looked like they were in the ropes and ready to get the fatal K.O.

The red card balanced things out, and the penalty turned it.

But Atletico are really hard to watch… It starts with the crowd whistling our players for taking the knee. Wtf? And then the shithousery and systematic cheating, them pressurising the weak ref tonight and getting away with it all the time. Geezzz…

Anyway, we sit on nine points and let’s see how it goes when we meet them again at Anfield. The score is still not fully settled. We owe them a trashing.

MoM: Allisson for keeping us in the game when we were at 2-2 and well under the cosh. Mentions for Mo for scoring the first goal and that penalty under high pressure, and Fab for bringing a little bit of stability to our midfield.


Ave that you spanish shithousing scum




Someone left the back door open, btw…the foxes (you lot) have gotten into the larder (the match thread).


I’ve gone with AB, Bobby and Ox. Last two worked their socks off towards the end. Ali kept us in the game.

Fucking tough opponent. Fucking tough ground. Relieved that we have the 3 points. As much as I hate their 90 minutes of cuntishness, I enjoyed that. Not least because we won.


If we never play these feckers again it’ll still be to early - God, how I dispise them. Next match: AM :roll_eyes:
Was about to cut them some slack for playing actual football - but then all their shithousery came raining down again in the second. Fortunately right into their own faces.

We totally lost our marbles after they equalised but got there in the end. 3 points and a big fu to Simeone for being a whiny twat after (and during) the match.

MOTM: Allison and the ref :rofl:


God that was ugly, huge result but we really don’t half make it hard for ourselves… this worrying trend of losing our heads and our ability to play as a team needs sorting out.

Fuck you Simeone you classless cunt, like you rotten cheating side. You deserve nothing.

Take the three and get the fuck out of dodge.


Av that u nasty shit house cunts. Buzzing after that. Been far 2 long waiting to wipe the smile of that dickhead of a managers face. Get in reds. :fire::fire::fire::fire:


fuck off cunts.


Mascot’s match review.

Liverpool went to Athetico. Came out like a train, then went bonkers for a bit. Griezeman kicked Bobby in the head and got sent, although he thought that should be allowed. Simeone went full shithouse. Their lad chopped down Jota in the box but thought it should be allowed. Then another of their shithouses fell over in our box and thought that shouldn’t be allowed. The reds hung on for a 3-2 win, Simeone had a mardy and fucked off without shaking hands, nobody had a functioning sphincter left by the end.


one advantage of us playing the match a bit earlier is that united have lesser time to recuperate after their match tomorrow.