Liverpool are defeated by Atletico Madrid in Audi CupPosted: August 9, 2017
Liverpool got defeated by Atletico Madrid after a 1-1 draw by a 5-4 penalty score in the Audi Cup on 2nd of August. This defeat became their first one in their pre-season matches. It was a blow for the unbeaten side, but despite their loss, they performed well during the match.
The opener was fired by Keidi Bare in the first half, giving Liverpool the lead. However, Roberto Firmino managed to equalise the score, triggering the extra round.
The decisive kick in the penalty shootout was launched by Filipe Luis after the Liverpool captain, Jordan Henderson didn’t manage to score past Miguel Angel Moya.
Liverpool progressed into the final of this competition after beating Bayern Munich by a 3-0 score, and Atletico made their best by defeating Napoli by 2-1. There were high expectations on Jurgen Klopp’s team and the fight was indeed a close one, to be lost by one ball in the penalty shootout.
Despite its loss, Liverpool performed excellently in their pre-season matches, managing to gain the Asia Cup and lose only one match up to this moment, which was a very narrow result. They will fight next against Atletic Bilbao in Dublin, which will be their final pre-season match. Their first league match will be against Watford on 12th of August.
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