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Rope-A-Dope: How Liverpool Lost A Treble

182 minutes into Liverpool and Atlético Madrid’s round of 16 battle of the UEFA Champions League, the Spanish outfit were awarded a free-kick from roughly 30 yards out. With the game otherwise going to extra-time, Renan Lodi sent the ball into the Liverpool penalty area where Saúl Ñiguez was waiting to head home for victory. The goal was ruled out for offside but, whether they knew it or not, this was the moment Liverpool lost the Champions League.

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UCL Preview: Atlético Madrid vs Liverpool

A force that cannot be stopped. An object that cannot be moved. If only there was a saying that could accurately summarise what this match promises to be.

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UCL Group D: What To Expect

There aren’t many big clubs in the world that would look at a 33 year old and consider them to be the missing piece of their attack. There are even fewer that would look at a 33 year old, sign them to a four year contract whilst paying €100 million to acquire their services. Juventus, though, are that team. The Champions League has evaded them for too long and so Cristiano Ronaldo is that guy. Mr Champions League. The only problem though, is that both Atlético Madrid and Bayer Leverkusen have their own icons; the difference there is that these icons are at the start of their careers. But where does that leave Lokomotiv Moscow?

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