Champions League

Curious own goal gave a successful start to Liverpool in Champions League

Liverpool Ajax Champions League

Liverpool successfully started this year’s participation in the Champions League, after beating away with 1: 0 the other big favorite in Group D – Ajax. Despite many personnel problems, Jürgen Klopp‘s team took the three points and scored a clean sheet, the success came after a curious own goal by Nicolas Taliafico in the 35th minute. 

A very good match for the English champions was played by Fabinho, who had the difficult task of replacing the leader in the “red” defense Virgil van Dijk, who suffered a serious injury in the derby with Everton.

Joel Matip and Thiago Alcantara also missed today’s match due to injuries sustained in the Merseyside derby, and Alison Becker has not yet recovered from her injury. As expected, Joe Gomez and Fabinho started in the center of defense, Georginio WijnaldumCurtis Jones, and James Milner started in the midfield, and ahead was the famous trio Salah – Mane – Firmino.

Fabinho perfectly replaced Virgil van Dijk

Ajax was without its leading scorer Antony. The surprise for the hosts was that Lisandro Martinez started instead of Quincy Promes, who remained on the bench for the beginning but quickly had to appear in the game.

Liverpool is in second place in the group in Champions League, in the other match Atalanta defeated the outsider Midtjylland 4-0 and came out on top with a better goal difference.

Group D

Rank Teams Played Won Lost Drawn Goal difference Points
1 Liverpool FC 6 4 1 1 7 13
2 Atalanta BC 6 3 1 2 2 11
3 AFC Ajax 6 2 3 1 0 7
4 FC Midtjylland 6 0 4 2 -9 2
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