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UCL Qualifier Report: Liverpool v Hoffenheim 23 August 2017

By SL International - Aug 23, 2017 10:45 PM

UEFA Champions League Qualifier

Result: Liverpool 4-2 Hoffenheim (Liverpool advanced 6-3 on aggregate)

Date: 23 August 2017

Venue: Anfield

Liverpool progressed to the UEFA Champions League group stages, after defeating Hoffenheim 6-3 on aggregate.

It was the Reds who got off to the best start as Mohammed Salah and Sadio Mane both squandered early chances to extend their lead in the encounter.

Mane managed to make amends for his miss as he set up Emre Can with a beauty of a back heel and the German calmly finished to give his side a 1 – 0 lead on the night.

Salah was at hand to double his side’s lead as he reacted quickest from a rebound to slot his shot past Oli Baumann in the Hoffenheim goal in the 21st minute.

Three minutes later, a beautiful move by Liverpool saw Roberto Firminho set up Can who blasted his shot into an empty net, 3-0.

The visitors were not posing much of an offensive threat but did manage to pull one back through Mark Uth who ensured that the first half ended at 3 – 1.

The home side were not letting up despite their dominance as captain Jordan Henderson pressed high up the pitch and won the ball before unselfishly setting up Firminho who passed the ball into the back of the net to extend his team’s lead to 4 – 1 on 63 minutes.

The visitors refused to go down without a fight and pulled another goal back through a well placed header by Sandro Wagner who reduced the deficit to two goals with just 10 minutes remaining.

4 – 2 (6 – 3 aggregate) was how it ended at Anfield as Jurgen Klopp and his men booked their place in the UEFA Champions League group stages.

Other results:

FC Copenhagen 2-1 Qarabag (Qarabag advance on away goals rule - 2-2 on aggregate)

Steaua București 1-5 Sporting Lisbon (Lisbon won 5-1 on aggregate)

CSKA Moscow 2-0 Young Boys (CSKA won 3-0 on aggregate)

Slavia Praha 0-0 APOEL (Apoel won 2-0 on aggregate)


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10’ Emre Can

18’ Mohamed Salah

21’ Emre Can

63’ Roberto Firmino

28’ Mark Uth

79’ Sandro Wagner

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Faysal Aug 24, 2017 03:23 PM
Salah what a player
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Warras4khosi Aug 24, 2017 11:49 AM
Qarabag shine Dino boy in CL
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Warras4khosi Aug 24, 2017 11:49 AM
Qarabag shine Dino boy in CL
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Joey Negro Aug 24, 2017 10:28 AM
Thanks a lot boys, I just hope that we're grouped with teams of our caliber unlike the last group stages
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Kolinho Aug 24, 2017 09:44 AM
South African star on target that should be ur Headline not salah ,
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ZZ2 vs Papa charles Aug 24, 2017 06:37 AM
I wont congrats them 4 ordinary boys,the only team in germany is bayern
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Muvhuso Aug 24, 2017 06:22 AM
@YandaMabanga Don't write off Man U,mark my word
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sinda Aug 24, 2017 05:48 AM
Liverpool is on another level
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YandaMabanga Aug 24, 2017 02:06 AM
The teams that will win champions league is between Madrid,Barca and PSG only
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Moiketsi Tsepos Aug 24, 2017 12:29 AM
Salah I like this guy
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thatos Aug 24, 2017 12:19 AM
Goodluck to Liverpool to advance to the Champions league group stage.
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I Gott Tha Keycc Aug 24, 2017 12:12 AM
Finally
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Blaq T Aug 23, 2017 11:28 PM
Congrats Dino
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Lindzome Aug 23, 2017 11:11 PM
Well done to Dino Ndlovu and his team
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Moiketsi Tsepos Aug 23, 2017 11:01 PM
Salah I like this guy
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Special*00 Aug 23, 2017 10:59 PM
Dino Ndlovu on target as Qarabag booked a place in group stages of uefa champions league in a 2-1 loss (2-2 aggregate) and advance on away goal...
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bongz theofill maseko Aug 23, 2017 10:52 PM
Mohamed salah
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KaRuRu Aug 23, 2017 10:34 PM
Hoping Coutinho can come back and give his Best for the Reds..
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KaRuRu Aug 23, 2017 10:33 PM
Thank You Kloppo....
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yamkeliano Aug 23, 2017 09:38 PM
Big up to Mr Klop. Ah can't wait for de combination of Cothinho, Mane, Salah, nd Firmonho.

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