After we predicted a tie in Champions League football news, Liverpool and Milan play a thriller, brilliantly, equally matched indeed. Liverpool had to come from behind to beat AC Milan 3-2 in a Champions League thriller at home, at Anfield.
Champions League Football News – Liverpool and Milan Play a Thriller
From the start, Jurgen Klopp’s side laid siege on the goalpost that Milan were defending.
And they secured a deserved early lead, but through sheer luck and not their side’s excellent efforts.
What happened was that former Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori deflected a Trent Alexander-Arnold cross into his own net.
Liverpool had a chance to double their lead when Mohamed Salah received a penalty but keeper Mike Maignan saved it.
After this, Milan struck twice in the space of seconds right before half-time to stun Liverpool.
The Italian club thus took the lead through Ante Rebic and Brahim Diaz after Liverpool completely, consistently outplayed them hitherto.
After the break, Klopp’s side regrouped to put Milan under intense pressure once more, and their stirring comeback was their reward.
Salah promptly made amends for his penalty miss by equalizing from close range. He scored a goal at the 48th minute after Divock Origi superbly set him up.
Jordan Henderson then rifled home his first Champions League goal in seven years in the 69th minute for Liverpool’s lead.
Meanwhile, Milan could only partially clear a Liverpool corner to settle this richly entertaining Group B opening game at 3-2.
Liverpool 3 – 2 AC Milan
Goals: 1 – 0 Tomori OG 9, 1 – 1 Rebic 42, 1 – 2 Diaz 44, 2 – 2 Salah 48, 3 – 2 Henderson 69
Bookings: Milner; Bennacer, Diaz
Liverpool: Alisson, Robertson, Gomez, Matip, Alexander-Arnold, Henderson, Fabinho, Keita, Jota, Origi, Salah
Substitutions: Milner, Jones, Thiago, Mane, Oxlade-Chamberlain
AC Milan: Maignan, Calabria, Kjaer, Tomori, Hernandez, Kessie, Bennacer, Saelemaekers, Diaz, Leao, Rebic
Substitutions: Tonali, Giroud, Maldini, Florenzi