An early strike from Saul Niguez gave Atletico Madrid a 1-0 win over Liverpool in Tuesday’s Champions League last-16 first leg at Wanda Metropolitano.
Atletico had won just one of their last seven matches ahead of this tie, but they took the game to Liverpool from the off and opened the scoring through Saul’s fourth-minute strike.
Liverpool dominated possession but failed to register a single attempt on target in response.
Koke’s delivery bounced off Fabinho and squirmed through for Saul, who stabbed the ball past Alisson from point-blank range to give Atletico an early lead.
Atletico remain unbeaten in 13 home games in the Champions League knockout stages under Diego Simeone (W9 D4), keeping 11 clean sheets across those matches.