Egyptian star Mohamed Salah continued his exciting brilliance with Liverpool, as he led his team to a new victory in the European Champions League over Atletico Madrid.
Salah did not wait long to open the scoring, he scored his first goal after only seven minutes, then returned and scored the second goal for him and the third for his team in the 78th minute from a penalty kick.
Thus, Salah became the owner of the largest record of goals for the Liverpool team in the Champions League, with 31 goals in 48 matches, surpassing the former star of the team, Steven Gerrard.
In the match hosted by the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid on Tuesday, Naby Keita scored the second goal for the Reds in the 31st minute. Frenchman Antoine Griezmann scored the goals of Atletico Madrid in the 20th and 34th minutes.
The events of the match were dramatic and enthusiastic. It saw Griezmann sent off at the start of the second half, allowing the Reds to take control of the match.
With this result, Liverpool raised its score at the top of Group B to nine points, with three victories in three games, 5 points ahead of Atletico Madrid, who is in second place with four points, and it can now resolve its qualification to the second round in the next round, when it hosts its Spanish rival at Anfield.
In the same group, Portugal’s Porto beat its Italian guest, AC Milan, with a clean goal. Porto raised its score to four points to occupy third place, while Milan remained without a score.
Manchester City crush Club Brugge
In the first group, Manchester City won a broad victory over Brugge Club, with five goals to one, at the Jan Breidel Stadium in Bruges, Belgium.
City’s victory was the perfect response to the defeat against Paris Saint-Germain in its previous match, as it rose to six points from three matches.
Joao Cancelo opened the goals for City in the 30th minute, before Algerian Riyad Mahrez increased the score in the 43rd minute through a penalty kick.
In the 53rd minute, Kyle Walker scored a third goal, before substitute Cole Palmer scored the fourth goal in the 67th minute of the match.
Hans Vanaken reduced the result for the Belgian team with a goal in the 81st minute, before Mahrez returned and scored his second and fifth goal for City in the 84th minute of the match.
City raised its score to point 6 at the top of the first group temporarily, and Club Brugge’s balance stopped at point 4 in third place.
Messi scores two goals
In the same group, Paris Saint-Germain defeated Leipzig, France, by three goals to two, at the Parc des Princes in Paris.
Kylian Mbappe opened the scoring for the hosts in the 9th minute, and hit the bottom corner with a beautiful goal from a counter-attack.
But the German team rose up, scoring two goals for Andre Silva, in the 28th minute, and Nordi Mukele, in the 57th minute, to put the Germans ahead by two goals against a goal.
The second half witnessed the brilliance of Argentine Lionel Messi, who scored two goals: the equalizer in the 67th minute, and the winning goal in the 74th minute from a penalty kick.
Mbappe also missed another penalty kick in the 94th minute.
With this result, Saint-Germain leads the group with seven points, ahead of City.
Real Madrid rises up
In the fourth group, Real Madrid rose up and won a broad victory over Shakhtar of Ukraine, 5-0, at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine.
Real’s first goal came with “friendly fire”, as Serhiy Krivtsov scored an own goal against Shakhtar in the 37th minute.
Vinicius Junior scored two goals, then Rodrigo Goes scored a fourth goal.
Karim Benzema finished the quintet in the 91st minute.
With this result, Real Madrid raised its score to 6 points in second place, while Sherif Tiraspol’s team remains at the top of the group.
Inter Milan ranked third with 4 points, and Shakhtar was in last place with one point.
Milan had defeated Sherif Tiraspol, also on Tuesday, by three goals to one.