Late Salah penalty wins thriller after Griezmann scores two and sees red for horror kick

ANTOINE GRIEZMANN scored twice AND was sent off as Liverpool beat Atletico Madrid 3-2 in a Champions League classic.

The Frenchman saw red in the second half for a horror boot into the face of Roberto Firmino having previously hauled his side back into the game with a brace in the first period.

Salah netted the decisive spot kick 12 minutes from time to hand Liverpool all three points

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Salah netted the decisive spot kick 12 minutes from time to hand Liverpool all three pointsCredit: Getty
Griezmann was sent off after scoring two goals as his high boot was deemed dangerous play

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Griezmann was sent off after scoring two goals as his high boot was deemed dangerous playCredit: Reuters

Mohamed Salah continued his remarkable run of form by becoming the first Liverpool player in history to score in nine consecutive games when his deflected effort put the visitors in front after just eight minutes.

And Naby Keita doubled the Reds advantage before the quarter of an hour mark, sensationally volleying home from the edge of the box.

But Griezmann then came on the scene in the 20th minute as he flicked a cross-shot past Alisson.

Just 14 minutes later Atletico were level as the man on loan from Barcelona scampered onto a through ball and smartly tucked it away as the home crowd erupted.

But Griezmann then saw red and Liverpool were galvanised by the extra man advantage as they retook the lead, with Salah converting from the spot in the 78th minute after Mario Hermoso needlessly brought down Diogo Jota.

Atletico then felt they had a penalty of their own inside the final 10 minutes when Jose Maria Gimenez went down from a collision with Jota.

But the referee overturned his decision after going to the monitor and Liverpool held on for a dramatic victory.

More to follow.


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Salah's deflected shot gave Liverpool the lead after just eight minutes

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Salah’s deflected shot gave Liverpool the lead after just eight minutesCredit: Getty
Keita smashed home the second goal in a five minute spell to leave Atletico in trouble

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Keita smashed home the second goal in a five minute spell to leave Atletico in troubleCredit: Getty
Griezmann pulled one back for Atletico midway through the first half

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Griezmann pulled one back for Atletico midway through the first halfCredit: Getty
He then completed the turnaround 11 minutes before the break with a neat finish

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He then completed the turnaround 11 minutes before the break with a neat finishCredit: Reuters
Salah's penalty ensures Liverpool maintain their 100 per cent record in Europe this season

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Salah’s penalty ensures Liverpool maintain their 100 per cent record in Europe this seasonCredit: Getty

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