Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Atletico Madrid win Audi Cup

Jordan Henderson's missed penalty demonstrated conclusive as Atletico Madrid beat Liverpool in a shoot-out to win the Audi Cup. Jurgen Klopp's side had inspired in beating Bayern Munich 3-0, while Atletico dug out from a deficit to see off Napoli 2-1 in the semi-finals. The two groups rung the progressions for the finale of the display competition, bringing about a typically disconnected challenge at the Allianz Arena. Keidi Bare gave Atletico the lead with a first-half header, which had looked set to be sufficient before Roberto Firmino's 83rd-minute spot-kick. In any case, it was Atletico who edged the shoot-out after the finish of ordinary time, with the greater part of their players - including previous Anfield most loved Fernando Torres - effective from 12 yards, while Henderson saw his exertion urgently spared by Miguel Angel Moya. Liverpool had the better of a relaxed begin to the challenge and were the first to truly debilitate when Dominic Solanke looked a header wide from a great Ben Woodburn cross. Yet, they fell behind in the 33rd moment when youngster Bare struck. Sime Vrsaljko's volleyed cross from the privilege was met by Angel Correa and, however his exertion was splendidly turned onto the crossbar by Danny Ward, Bare was ready to gesture in the bounce back. Liverpool made six substitutions in front of the second half, with Firmino and Henderson among those tossed into the shred by Klopp. Only two minutes after the restart Solanke spurned a chance to level issues by bursting over the crossbar. Atletico soon rearranged their pack by expediting Antoine Griezmann, Filipe Luis and Gabi, yet Jose Gimenez practically surrendered their lead as his cut freedom from Andrew Robertson's cross went quite recently wide. Torres was then expedited against his old club however the Reds leveled it up seven minutes from time on account of Firmino's coolly taken penalty.Divock Origi was felled by Gabi and Firmino instantly ventured up and opened into the base right corner. Atletico twice went near reestablishing their preference as Ward greatly tipped Lucas Hernandez's close post header over, with Stefan Savic snaring barely off focus from the subsequent corner. Robertson flashed a drive over the substance of goal for Liverpool, yet it was Filipe Luis who had the last say from the spot to seal triumph for Atletico.

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