Llorente scored two goals in the round-of-16 second-leg at Anfield to lead Atletico to a 4-2 aggregate victory over Liverpool. The 25-year-old had scored just once for the Spanish club before the game, with his brace handing Liverpool their first home defeat for 25 games in the European competition.
How Atalanta's feel-good Champions League story became a 'biological bomb' for coronavirus in Italy, Spain
At the end of their sensational and surreal Champions League elimination of Valencia in Spain on March 10, a 4-3 second-leg win (8-4 on aggregate) in an empty stadium Atalanta's players gathered in front of a TV camera, holding up a T-shirt with a dedication written across the chest. "Bergamo, this is for you," it read. "Móla mía."
Written in local dialect, that last phrase translates to "never give up". It could have been a fitting slogan for soccer's latest fairytale story. Atalanta,...
Liverpool's Champions League clash against Atletico Madrid could be a factor in the rise of coronavirus cases in the area, according to the city council's director of public health Matthew Ashton.
Jurgen Klopp's side were dumped out of the competition after Atletico won the round-of-16 second leg tie 3-2 at Anfield on March 11.
The match went ahead despite reservations from a...
European football, currently at a standstill because of the coronavirus, is focusing on a restart in July and August with clubs and leagues being told that stopping competitions should "really be the last resort."
UEFA, the European Club Association and the European Leagues umbrella group sent a joint...
With almost all football postponed indefinitely because of the coronavirus pandemic, star players have found themselves at a loose end.
With many training grounds off limits, clubs have sent footballers home, where they're adhering to an isolation period for the next few weeks. How are they passing the time?
ESPN will be keeping a daily eye on what the world's best are up to, as well as how clubs are keeping busy by battling in online competitions against each other.
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