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Atletico Defeat Liverpool To Clinch Audi Cup

Audi Cup Final Report: Atletico Madrid v Liverpool 02 August 2017

By SL International - Aug 02, 2017 10:32 PM

Audi Cup Final

Report: Atletico Madrid 0 (5)- (4) 0 Liverpool

Date: 02 August 2017

Venue: Allianz Arena

Atletico Madrid were crowned winners of the 2017 Audi Cup, after they defeated Liverpool 5-4 on penalties on Wednesday evening.

Jurgen Klopp opted to rest Mohammed Salah, Phil Coutinho, Alberto Moreno and Dejan Lovren.

The Reds looked threatening in the opening 15 minutes of the first half with Ben Woodburn squandering two good chances in the box.

After a quiet start in the encounter, Atletico took the lead after 33 minutes as Keidi Bare slotted home close range after Correa's initial effort was saved.

It was an evenly contested affair for most of the half, but Klopp's charges struggled to carve out chances for the rest of the stanza.

The second half got off to a quiet start, which prompted Diego Simeone to introduce Antoine Griezmann, Felipe Luis and Gabi on the hour mark.

Liverpool carved out a chance after 76 minutes as Divock Origi gained possession in the box, but fired into the side-netting.

The Reds were then awarded a penalty in the 83rd minute when Origi was brought down by Gabi. Roberto Firmino stepped up and converted the spot-kick.

1-1 was the score remained at the end of regulation time, forcing the clash into a penalty shoot-out, where Atletico triumphed 5-4 to win the cup.

Other result:

Bayern Munich's poor pre-season continued as they lost 2-0 to Napoli in the third/fourth play-off.

 


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Joey Negro Joined: 17 Dec 2014
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Joey Negro Aug 03, 2017 03:19 PM
Disappointing loss indeed to say the list
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MOKOKOTLO Joined: 10 Sep 2015
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MOKOKOTLO Aug 03, 2017 11:35 AM
sir please do not comment if you do not have anything to say - liverpool is in a building stage and they have a new coach as compared to arsenal who have been doing well every season but to disappoint in the last minute. let us give klopp some time and if you watched that game most of the star players for liverpool were not fielded. so please guys let us comment with reasons and not because you are using free data from cell c
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Carder305 Joined: 19 Apr 2017
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Carder305 Aug 03, 2017 08:03 AM
Liverpool its like Arsenal they both can win games but loses vital games

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