Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool LIVE: Champions League result, final score and reaction from fixture tonight

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Mohamed Salah points to Liverpool fans and celebrates (Reuters)
Mohamed Salah points to Liverpool fans and celebrates (Reuters)

Antoine Griezmann scored twice but was sent off for Atletico Madrid as they fell to a 3-2 Champions League Group B defeat to Liverpool whose in-form attacker Mohamed Salah netted a double, including the winner from the penalty spot.

Salah opened the scoring with a deflected effort in the eighth minute and Naby Keita added a second with a thunderous volley five minutes later, but Liverpool’s defence imploded and Atletico came roaring back.

Griezmann steered home a Koke shot in the 20th minute to reduce the deficit and 14 minutes later he put his side level, but he was sent off seven minutes into the second half for a careless and dangerous high boot that caught Roberto Firmino in the head.

Salah put Liverpool back in front with a 78th-minute penalty and Atletico had a similar award overturned after a VAR review, leaving the Reds to see out the game and stay top in Group B on nine points, five ahead of second-placed Atletico. Follow all the match reaction below as Atletico Madrid host Liverpool.

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Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool

  • Liverpool top of Group B with Atletico second

  • 8 min: Mohamed Salah scores after brilliant dribble

  • 13 min: Naby Keita smashes home volley to double lead

  • 20 min: Antoine Griezmann diverts in Koke’s shot

  • 33 min: Griezmann breaks through to make it 2-2

  • 53 min Griezmann sent off for high foot

  • 78 min: Salah fires home from the spot to restore lead

Club Atlético de Madrid 2 - 3 Liverpool FC

Mohamed Salah sets another record as Liverpool hold on for Atletico Madrid win

22:22 , Michael Jones

Mohamed Salah set yet another goalscoring record as Liverpool recovered from squandering a two-goal lead to beat 10-man Atletico Madrid 3-2 on a wild Champions League night in the Wanda Metropolitano.

Salah became the first man in the club’s history to score in nine successive matches with the first and last goals of a thoroughly-absorbing and occasionally crazy game.

In between a superb Naby Keita volley had given the visitors an early 2-0 lead only for Antoine Griezmann to strike twice before being sent off with 38 minutes remaining.

Mohamed Salah sets another record as Liverpool hold on for Atletico Madrid win

Liverpool’s unbeaten run continues

22:13 , Michael Jones

Liverpool are now unbeaten in 21 matches in all competitions. It is their longest competitive unbeaten streak since a run of 24 from January to May 1989.

They are also only the second club, after Ajax, to win a Champions League away game against both Atletico and Real Madrid.

A bit of history for Griezmann

22:11 , Michael Jones

Antoine Griezmann is the first player in Champions League history to score twice and be sent off.

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Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool: Five things we learned as Mohamed Salah scores winner in thriller

22:08 , Michael Jones

Liverpool secured an impressive win away to 10-man Atletico Madrid in a five-goal thriller in the Champions League to continue their 100 per cent start in Group B.

Here are five things we learned.

Five things we learned as Liverpool beat Atletico Madrid in thriller

Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool: Player ratings as Reds edge crazy Champions League encounter

22:05 , Michael Jones

Liverpool edged a topsy-turvy encounter against 10-man Atletico Madrid, winning 3-2 in the Champions League.

Here are the player ratings from the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium on Tuesday night:

Player ratings as Liverpool beat Atletico Madrid in crazy Champions League encounter

Atletico 2 - 3 Liverpool

22:03 , Michael Jones

Goals, penalties, red cards, that game had them all. It was 90 minutes of pure drama and skill. A goal from Naby Keita and two from Mo Salah were enough to earn Liverpool all three points despite the best efforts of Antoine Griezmann (two goals).

The Reds take a five point lead over both Atletico and Porto in Group B and if they beat Atletico at Anfield in the next fixture they will guarantee a place in the knockout stages.

Atletico 2 - 3 Liverpool

21:59 , Michael Jones

Diego Simeone jogs straight down the tunnel without shaking Jurgen Klopp’s hand. A few Atletico players are still arguing with the referee on the pitch. The travelling Liverpool fans are making themselves heard.

A fantastic contest ends with three points for Liverpool who take a commanding lead in Group B.

Full-time: Atletico 2 - 3 Liverpool

21:57 , Michael Jones

90+6 mins: Liverpool hold on and get the win! What a brilliant game.

Full-time: Atletico 2 - 3 Liverpool

21:57 , Michael Jones

90+6 mins: Liverpool hold on and get the win! What a brilliant game.

Atletico 2 - 3 Liverpool

21:56 , Michael Jones

90+5 mins: Luis Suarez gives the referee an earful after Van Dijk jumps over the top of him to clear a cross into the box. He talks himself into a yellow card.

Firmino then slots the ball into the box for Williams who flashes a shot wide of goal.

Atletico 2 - 3 Liverpool

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90+4 mins: Correa’s first chance since coming on sees him strike one from the front edge of the box but he leans back on the shot and pumps it high and wide!

Two minutes to go.

Atletico 2 - 3 Liverpool

21:53 , Michael Jones

90+2 mins: Williams does come on and he replaces Mo Salah whose penalty go end up being the match winning goal.

Atletico 2 - 3 Liverpool

21:51 , Michael Jones

90 mins: Loads of added time as expected. Six minutes in fact.

Correa fouls Fabinho in the middle third. Neco Williams is getting ready to come on for Liverpool. Henderson is unable to keep hold of the ball in the corner and knocks it out for a goalkick.

Atletico 2 - 3 Liverpool

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88 mins: Marcos Llorente flies down the right side and whips a cross in towards Suarez. Gomez gets there first and heads the ball clear. He knocks it to Fabinho who coolly passes it forward to Firmino and Liverpool run the ball back down the pitch.

Atletico 2 - 3 Liverpool

21:46 , Michael Jones

85 mins: Jurgen Klopp brings on Joe Gomez to replace Trent Alexander-Arnold who’s on a yellow card. There’s going to be a bunch of time added on after the 90 meaning there’s around 10 minutes left to play.

Liverpool need to manage this game better if they want to hold on to their lead.

No penalty!

21:44 , Michael Jones

Atletico 2 - 3 Liverpool

83 mins: Daniel Siebert overturns his own decision! He has a look at a couple of replays and judges Suarez to have gone over too easily!

Penalty to Atletico!

21:43 , Michael Jones

Atletico 2 - 3 Liverpool

81 mins: Huge drama! Atletico flick a free kick into the penalty area, Jota clumsily runs into Luis Suarez and the former Liverpool striker goes to ground. The home fans erupt with rage and the referee points to the spot.

VAR are checking it and they call the referee over to the monitor. Will this one stand?

Atletico 2 - 3 Liverpool

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80 mins: Diego Simeone makes a quadruple change. Correa, Llorente, Lodi and Suarez are all on.

GOAL! Atletico 2 - 3 Liverpool (Salah, 78’)⚽️

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78 mins: Salah converts from the spot! Liverpool lead again, the travelling fans are chanting out Salah’s name.

Penalty to Liverpool!

21:37 , Michael Jones

Atletico 2 - 2 Liverpool

76 mins: A simple long ball comes into the box and Diogo Jota tries to bring it down. Mario Hermoso tracks him and just ploughs into the forward without attempting to win possession and Liverpool have a great chance to go back in front.

Atletico 2 - 2 Liverpool

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75 mins: Carrasco knocks the ball away from Henderson and sends it behind for a Liverpool corner. Robertson swings it in but Joao Felix gets to it first and sends it out of play for a repeat.

Robertson’s second set piece comes to the goalkeeper who punches it out of the box.

Atletico 2 - 2 Liverpool

21:33 , Michael Jones

72 mins: Carrasco flies forward on the counter-attack for Atletico and takes on Matip. He comes inside and tries to find Joao Felix but Oxlade-Chamberlain sprints back, slides in and intercepts the pass. Good defending.

Atletico 2 - 2 Liverpool

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69 mins: Firmino does well to win the ball off Lemar but ruins it by delaying his pass into Jota. When the pass does come it’s behind Jota making it difficult for him to control and Felipe sweeps across to dispossess the Liverpool forward.

Atletico 2 - 2 Liverpool

21:26 , Michael Jones

66 mins: Atletico have turned this game into a right scrap since Griezmann’s sending off. They’re surrounding the referee every time Liverpool commit a foul or offence. The Atleti players are desperate to get a Liverpool player sent off too.

Nice play! Oxlade-Chamberlain plays a one-two with Salah to get the ball into the box. He shifts away from a tackle and hits a snapshot straight into the arms of Oblak.

Atletico 2 - 2 Liverpool

21:24 , Michael Jones

63 mins: Jurgen Klopp looks to the bench again and makes a double change. Sadio Mane is replaced with Diogo Jota and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is on for James Milner.

Alexander-Arnold handles the ball and gives away a free kick but gets booked for kicking the ball away.

Atletico 2 - 2 Liverpool

21:22 , Michael Jones

60 mins: De Paul knocks Atletico’s free kick into the box as Felipe runs through the lines and guides the ball past the far post but he was offside anyway so it wouldn’t have counted.

Atletico 2 - 2 Liverpool

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56 mins: Trent Alexander-Arnold whips in a cross but Virgil van Dijk heads it straight at Jan Oblak.

Andy Robertson then blasts a shot from range and sends it over the bar.

Finally Milner gets booked for an elbow on Trippier. It’s a yellow card that the whole of the Wanda Metroplitano doesn’t think is punishment enough.

RED CARD! Griezmann is shown a straight red!

21:12 , Michael Jones

Atletico 2 - 2 Liverpool

53 mins: This could be a huge turning point. An aerial ball comes over Griezmann’s head, he’s got his eyes on the ball and raises his foot in an effort to bring the ball under control but he doesn’t see Roberto Firmino arriving to challenge him. Firmino tries to evade Griezmann’s high foot but gets whacked right in the face.

The referee pulls out the red card and sends off Atletico’s goalscorer for serious foul play.

Atletico 2 - 2 Liverpool

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50 mins: Save! Carrasco makes an easy run through the Liverpool lines and receives a through ball as he gets into the box. He takes a right-footed shot first time but smacks it straight into the chest of Alisson who comes to the rescue again for Liverpool.

Atletico 2 - 2 Liverpool

21:09 , Michael Jones

48 mins: Alexander-Arnold wins a corner after Gimenez blocks his cross behind. The Liverpool right-back swings the corner into the box and picks out Mane. He meets the ball with a strong header and forces Oblak into a save to his right. The goalkeeper spills the ball but Salah can’t guide it towards the open net.

Second half: Atletico 2 - 2 Liverpool

21:06 , Michael Jones

Kick off: Atletico get the match back underway. Jurgen Klopp makes a change and brings Fabinho on to replace Naby Keita. The Brazilian should hopefully provide a bit more defensive cover for Liverpool.

Jose Maria Gimenez is also on, he replaces Kondogbia for Atletico.

Salah makes history

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Having been awarded the first goal Mo Salah has become the first player in Liverpool’s history to score in nine consecutive matches for the club.

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Atletico 2 - 2 Liverpool

20:58 , Michael Jones

Four goals in the first half, it’s the first time Liverpool have scored and conceded two in the first 45 minutes of a Champions League game:

First half highlights

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Mo Salah has been awarded the opening Liverpool goal after Uefa judged the deflection came off Geoffrey Kondogbia and not James Milner. Naby Keita fired home a beautiful finish but Antoine Griezmann scored twice to bring Atletico back level.

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Half-time: Atletico 2 - 2 Liverpool

20:50 , Michael Jones

45+2 mins: What a fantastic opening act to this contest. It was always going to be the toughest game for Liverpool in this group and Atletico have proved why.

The Reds were two goals up inside of 13 minutes but the Spanish champions responded with two cracking goals of their own and ended the first half as the stronger looking team.

Atletico 2 - 2 Liverpool

20:48 , Michael Jones

45 mins: Two minutes of added time to play at the end of this thrilling first half. Diego Simeone hasn’t stopped issuing orders from the sidelines, he’s been sprinting up and down and gesticulating wildly.

Atletico 2 - 2 Liverpool

20:46 , Michael Jones

43 mins: Liverpool are wide open at the back. Hermoso gets forward for the home side and isn’t closed down. He waits for Lemar’s run before slipping the ball into the box. Lemar breezes past Van Dijk and hits one at goal but is denied by Alisson again!

Atletico 2 - 2 Liverpool

20:42 , Michael Jones

40 mins: Save! Good save from Alisson. Liverpool lose the ball high up the pitch and Atletico counter them easily. One pass gives the ball to Joao Felix who flies down the left, cuts into the box and tries to score from a narrow angle but can’t beat Alisson to his right and the goalkeeper clings onto the ball after a little fumble.

Atletico 2 - 2 Liverpool

20:41 , Michael Jones

37 mins: Lemar shimmies past Alexander-Arnold and swings a cross into the far side of the box. Griezmann collects and plays it inside to Koke. He tries to chip the ball over the Liverpool defence but the pass is too heavy and it bounces safely for Alisson to collect.

GOAL! Atletico 2 - 2 Liverpool (Griezmann, 34’)⚽️

20:36 , Michael Jones

34 mins: Turnaround, Atletico are level! Joao Felix takes the ball down the left side and skips around Keita. He passes it into Griezmann who knocks the ball past Van Dijk and into the box then follows it in and sweeps a brilliant left-footed finish away from Alisson and into the back of the net! Great goal from the Frenchman.

Atletico 1 - 2 Liverpool

20:35 , Michael Jones

33 mins: Mane’s been in the wars so far. He’s been fouled a few times already and wins another free kick on the left wing when Koke pulls on his shirt as he bombs away from the midfielder.

Robertson swings the free kick into the penalty area and Joel Matip is there to win the header but Oblak comes out and claims the ball.

Atletico 1 - 2 Liverpool

20:34 , Michael Jones

30 mins: This is strange game. Atletico have a lot of men behind the ball but are struggling to win the ball off Liverpool. When they do they fly forward on the counter-attack and Liverpool look all at sea defensively.

Liverpool win a free kick over on the right wing that Alexander-Arnold curls into the box. Felipe heads the initial ball away but it’s sent back in by Keita and no-one gets to the ball before it crosses the byline.

Atletico 1 - 2 Liverpool

20:31 , Michael Jones

26 mins: Liverpool look to restore their two goal lead as Keita threads a through ball into the right side of the box for Salah but he overhits the pass and gives the Egyptian no chance to beat Oblak to the ball.

A long ball from Atletico then sends Griezmann in behind Liverpool’s very high line and he carries the ball into the penalty area. Alisson is the last man and he charges down the Frenchman who tries to chip the goalkeeper but only manages to hit it into Alisson outstretched hands.

Atletico 1 - 2 Liverpool

20:26 , Michael Jones

23 mins: There was a long delay as VAR checked the goal for a potential offside, most likely against Lemar. It took a while so must have been close but the goal stands!

We’ve got a game on here.

GOAL! Atletico 1 - 2 Liverpool (Griezmann, 20’)⚽️

20:23 , Michael Jones

20 mins: Atletico get one back! What a start we’ve had to this game. Atletico win a corner that Lemar plays short. He gets the ball back and skips around Keita before firing it into the box. It goes past the cluster of bodies and comes to Koke who runs onto the ball and shoots. His shot flies at Antoine Griezmann who, like Milner, just deflects the ball into the bottom corner.

Atletico 0 - 2 Liverpool

20:22 , Michael Jones

18 mins: Atletico finally string together an attack. They bring the ball down the inside left before Koke slips the ball out to Lemar on the wing. He crosses the ball in from the byline hoping to find Joao Felix but Virgil van Dijk gets it clear.

Atletico 0 - 2 Liverpool

20:20 , Michael Jones

15 mins: Salah runs the ball into the right side of the box and squares it across the six-yard area. Trippier takes a stray arm to face from Mane as he tries to get to the ball and Atletico win a free kick.

There’s some debate over the first goal with Uefa awarding it first to Salah, then to Milner and now they’ve gone back to Salah.

GOAL! Atletico 0 - 2 Liverpool (Keita, 13’)⚽️

20:16 , Michael Jones

13 mins: What a strike! Naby Keita doubles Liverpool’s lead with a powerful volley from the front of the box. Trent Alexander-Arnold swings a cross into the middle from the right side. The ball goes over Firmino and is poorly cleared by Felipe. His clearance drops to Keita who rattles the volley and smashes it into the back of the net. Liverpool are running away with it here.

Atletico 0 - 1 Liverpool

20:15 , Michael Jones

11 mins: Since the goal Liverpool have been comfortable in possession. Salah’s made a couple of runs into the box but keeps getting closed down before he can shoot.

GOAL! Atletico 0 - 1 Liverpool (Milner, 8’)⚽️

20:11 , Michael Jones

8 mins: Liverpool lead! The ball comes out to Salah on the right wing. He takes on Carrasco and shimmies around him to get inot the box. Salah weaves his way around two more defenders and shoots from a central position just outside the area. Milner sticks out a foot and directs the shot past Jan Oblak, finds the bottom corner and gives Liverpool the breakthrough.

Atletico 0 - 0 Liverpool

20:10 , Michael Jones

6 mins: Salah tries to take on Carrasco wide out on the right but Thomas Lemar drops back to give Atletico a two on one advantage. Salah instead passes the ball back and Liverpool switch the play out to Andy Robertson. He swings a cross into the box looking for Roberto Firmino but Atletico deal with it.

Atletico 0 - 0 Liverpool

20:06 , Michael Jones

3 mins: Atletico are set up with a back three that quickly becomes a five when Liverpool have the ball, Carrasco and Trippier both falling back to defend.

Liverpool string together a few passes but don’t get very far as the ball comes loose in midfield. A wayward pass then sends the ball back to Jordan Henderson.

Atletico 0 - 0 Liverpool

20:03 , Michael Jones

Kick off: Yannick Carrasco and Kieran Trippier join the Liverpool team in taking the knee before the match gets underway. Liverpool then get the ball rolling and send it out of play with a diagonal ball that goes over the head of Sadio Mane.

Atletico vs Liverpool

19:59 , Michael Jones

Here come the teams. Liverpool won the 2019 Champions League at this stadium in a final vs Tottenham but lost to Atletico when they returned in the last 16 the following year.

Jordan Henderson leads out the Reds. If they win tonight Liverpool will have a five point lead at the top of Group B and one foot in the knockout stages.

The man in form

19:55 , Michael Jones

Mo Salah has scored in each of his last five away Champions League games. It’s the longest such scoring streak in Liverpool’s history.

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Brugge vs Man City: Five things we learned as Phil Foden stars in comfortable Champions League win

19:52 , Michael Jones

Manchester City cruised to a commanding win over Club Brugge in the Champions League as Pep Guardiola’s side picked up a valuable three points in Group A.

Here are five things we learned:

Five things we learned as Man City cruise to 5-1 win over Brugge

Diego Simeone on Liverpool

19:49 , Michael Jones

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone spoke about the threat that Liverpool pose this evening and how good they are to watch. He said:

They are going through a fantastic spell of football, they seem to have a different rhythm, and it is a pleasure to see them play,

“They have no fear to leave spaces at the back. They press high, play a high line, have speed.”

Atletico vs Liverpool

19:46 , Michael Jones

Atlético’s last Champions League defeat in their own stadium came at the hands of English opposition – with Michy Batshuayi’s late winner ensuring Antonio Conte’s Chelsea left with all three points in September 2017.

Can Liverpool inflict another defeat on the La Liga champions tonight?

Club Brugge vs Man City player ratings: Phil Foden stars in scintillating Champions League display

19:44 , Michael Jones

Manchester City romped to victory with swagger and plenty of style in Belgium on Tuesday night to sink Club Brugge 5-1 and reassert themselves in Group A of the Champions League. Here is how the players rated:

Man City player ratings: Phil Foden stars in scintillating Champions League display

Atletico vs Liverpool

19:42 , Michael Jones

Reaction from Manchester City’s big win to come but the focus moves over to Spain where Liverpool are taking on Atletico in Madrid. The only change for Liverpool from last weekend’s win over Watford sees Alisson replace Kelleher in goal.

Here are the line-ups:

Atletico XI: Oblak; Felipe, Kondogbia, Hermoso; Trippier, Lemar, Koke, De Paul, Carrasco; Felix, Griezmann

Liverpool XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Milner, Keita, Mane, Salah, Firmino

Full-time: Club Brugge 1 - 5 Man City

19:40 , Michael Jones

90+4 mins: A great win for Manchester City. They dominated the game for 75 minutes before taking their foot off the gas and letting Club Brugge score a consolation goal.

Other than that the performance was exceptional from Pep Guardiola’s side who move to the top of Group A, at least until the result of PSG vs RB Leipzig comes in.

Club Brugge 1 - 5 Man City

19:37 , Michael Jones

90 mins: Four minutes of added time to play. City win a corner and Gundogan floats it deep into the area towards Mahrez. He brings it down and chips a pass back into the middle where Ake wins the header and sends it over the crossbar.

Club Brugge 1 - 5 Man City

19:33 , Michael Jones

87 mins: Manchester City have had 18 shots so far this evening, eight of those have been on target and they’ve converted five of them into goals. It’s been a great night for Pep Guardiola’s men. Their only blemish is not keeping a clean sheet.

GOAL! Club Brugge 1 - 5 Man City (Mahrez, 84’)⚽️

19:29 , Michael Jones

84 mins: Man City respond immediately and Mahrez gets his second goal of the night! Fernandinho flicks the ball over the top of the Brugge defence as Mahrez makes a run in behind. He times it perfectly staying onside and only has Mignolet to beat. Sterling is up with him but Mahrez doesn’t need the help and smokes a shot past the goalkeeper.

GOAL! Club Brugge 1 - 4 Man City (Vanaken, 81’)⚽️

19:26 , Michael Jones

81 mins: They’ve got one back! Hans Vanaken scores again for Club Brugge as the attack down City’s left side again. Van der Brempt drives the ball to the side of the box and passes it into the middle. Vormer gets a touch to the ball and knocks it into the path of Vanaken who turns the ball coolly into the net. Good goal.

Club Brugge 0 - 4 Man City

19:24 , Michael Jones

78 mins: Save! De Ketelaere comes close to scoring a consolation goal for Brugge as the cross comes into the box from the right side. He shifts away from Walker and meets the pass with a diving header. He strikes it well but Ederson leaps to his left and pushes the ball wide of the post.

Club Brugge 0 - 4 Man City

19:22 , Michael Jones

75 mins: Ederson comes racing off his line to stop Noa Lang getting on the end of a through ball in the box.

Man City then fly up the pitchwith Gundogan playing Sterling in behind the right-back. He carries the ball into the box has a shot stopped by Mignolet then fires the rebound into the near side netting.

Club Brugge 0 - 4 Man City

19:17 , Michael Jones

72 mins: Rodri’s night is over too as on comes Fernandinho for Manchester City. They’re enjoying themselves out there now. The hard work has been done, the game has been won, it’s now just a matter of how many goals City want to get.

Club Brugge 0 - 4 Man City

19:16 , Michael Jones

70 mins: Chance! It’s Sterling and Palmer combining again. The ball comes over the top and Palmer brings it under control he lays it off to Sterling who shoots first time and pulls his effort narrowly wide of the back post.

GOAL! Club Brugge 0 - 4 Man City (Palmer, 67’)⚽️

19:12 , Michael Jones

67 mins: A first Champions League goal for Cole Palmer! The 19-year-old makes this look so easy. Raheem Sterling drives the ball down the left wing before squaring it to the edge of the box where Palmer is waiting. He stops it dead with his right foot and then curls it expertly into the near bottom corner with his left one. Good finish.

Club Brugge 0 - 3 Man City

19:11 , Michael Jones

65 mins: More substitutions from Pep Guardiola. Cole Palmer is on for Kevin De Bruyne who gets a round of applause from the crowd as he leaves the pitch. Raheem Sterling is also on replacing Phil Foden.

Club Brugge 0 - 3 Man City

19:07 , Michael Jones

62 mins: City win a free kick just outside the right corner of the box. Mahrez and De Bruyne are over the dead ball. There’s a bit of a discussion and then Mahrez sweeps a left-footed strike around the wall. The shot is high and doesn’t dip in time, going over the crossbar without troubling Mignolet in goal.

Club Brugge 0 - 3 Man City

19:05 , Michael Jones

59 mins: Grealish attempts to dribble his way into the box from the left side. He passes the ball to Gundogan on the edge of the box and wants it back but Mata sticks out a leg to deflect the return pass.

City regain possession and send it into the middle of the final third to Foden. He turns on the ball and hits through pass into Cancelo on the overlap. Cancelo loads up to shoot but gets flagged offside.

Club Brugge 0 - 3 Man City

19:02 , Michael Jones

56 mins: Foden strikes one from range but his shot is always rising and goes over the crossbar.

Now the changes comes from both managers. Club Brugge bring on Ruud Vormer and Ignace Van der Brempt for Kamal Sowah and Mats Rits whilst Pep Guardiola brings on Nathan Ake and Ilkay Gundogan in place of Aymeric Laporte and Bernardo Silva.

GOAL! Club Brugge 0 - 3 Man City (Walker, 53’)⚽️

18:58 , Michael Jones

53 mins: Glorious! Mahrez gets the ball out wide on the right hand side. Walker starts his run off the ball and drives inside towards the box. Mahrez passes it into De Bruyne as Walker runs past the midfielder. He draws out a defender and slots the ball into the box where Walker collects it. He shifts once to the right and then guides the ball into the far corner. Great move from Man City.

Club Brugge 0 - 2 Man City

18:56 , Michael Jones

49 mins: There’s been no changes at the break from either team. Nsoki gives the ball away to Bernardo who drives towards the box before slipping in a pass for Mahrez. He collects the ball in the right side of the area and backheels it to Bernardo who isn’t expecting a return pass and overruns it.

Second half: Club Brugge 0 - 2 Man City

18:53 , Michael Jones

Kick off: The home side get the game back underway. City had almost 70% possession in the first half and win the ball early here. Mahrez flies down the right wing and curls a low pass into the box. Grealish doesn’t quite get to the pass which flies through to Foden but he’s tackled by Hendry and Brugge get the ball clear.

Line-ups: Atletico vs Liverpool

18:48 , Michael Jones

Coming up after the conclusion of Club Brugge vs Manchester City, Liverpool take on Atletico Madrid in a big clash in Group B. Here’s a look at the line-ups:

Mahrez on top form

18:44 , Michael Jones

Riyad Mahrez has scored six goals in his last seven Champions League matches, while the Algerian has scored more goals against Club Brugge than he has versus any other side in the competition, four goals in three games.

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Cancelo finds the target

18:39 , Michael Jones

João Cancelo has scored in two of his last three Champions League matches, netting as many goals as he managed in his first 30 appearances in the competition.

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Half-time: Club Brugge 0 - 2 Man City

18:35 , Michael Jones

45+3 mins: A very dominant and professional performance from Manchester City sees them two goals up away from home. Club Brugge have hardly had a chance in front of goal and City’s sharp passing in the final third has been brilliant.

It’s been the perfect response from Pep Guardiola’s men after their defeat to PSG last time out.

Club Brugge 0 - 2 Man City

18:32 , Michael Jones

45 mins: Three minutes of added time to play at the end of the first half. Stanley Nsoki picked up a yellow card for his challenge on Mahrez too.

GOAL! Club Brugge 0 - 2 Man City (Mahrez, 43’)⚽️

18:31 , Michael Jones

43 mins: Mahrez converts from the spot! Mignolet dives to his left and Mahrez slots in into the opposite bottom corner. City double their lead.

Penalty to Man City!

18:30 , Michael Jones

Club Brugge 0 - 1 Man City

42 mins: Nsoki can’t believe what he’s just done. City quickly pass the ball across the edge of the box with their one-touch passes. The ball is played behind Nsoki and comes to Mahrez. He dribbles it into the box as the defender lunges in. The ball is gone and Nsoki whips Mahrez’s legs out from under him. Easy decision for the referee.

Club Brugge 0 - 1 Man City

18:27 , Michael Jones

39 mins: Brugge have another chance to send the ball into the box from a set piece as Sowah’s cross is blocked by Bernardo. De Ketelaere delivers the corner but it hits the top of Nsoki’s head and bounces out of play for a Man City throw in.

Club Brugge 0 - 1 Man City

18:23 , Michael Jones

36 mins: Sobol gets forward down the left wing and sparks some life into the Belgian crowd as his ball into the box is sent behind for a corner by Ruben Dias. Dias then wins the initial header as the corner ball is whipped into the box before a clearance sends City away on the counter.

Grealish looks to release Foden down the left side but he’s shoulder-to-shoulder with Sobol and can’t generate the pace needed to beat Mignolet to the ball.

Club Brugge 0 - 1 Man City

18:21 , Michael Jones

33 mins: Phil Foden’s pass for that goal was exceptional, it got Pep Guardiola off his feet with sheer delight.

Aymeric Laporte gives away a foul and picks up a yellow card but Walker deals with the free kick as De Ketelaere chips the set piece into the box.

GOAL! Club Brugge 0 - 1 Man City (Cancelo, 30’)⚽️

18:16 , Michael Jones

30 mins: City finally score! It’s a simple move in the end. Phil Foden flicks the ball over the top of the Brugge defence as Joao Cancelo makes a run inside. He brings the ball down onto his chest, shakes off a shouder barge from Kamal Sowah and pokes the ball underneath Mignolet to find the back of the net! Lovely move from Manchester City.

Club Brugge 0 - 0 Man City

18:15 , Michael Jones

29 mins: Chance! Foden carries the ball down the inside left challenge before slotting Bernardo into the box. He cuts the ball back through the legs of a defender and picks out De Bruyne. De Bruyne sets himself and fires a shot straight at Mignolet in goal who easily catches the ball.

Club Brugge 0 - 0 Man City

18:13 , Michael Jones

27 mins: Rodri flicks an early diagonal ball over to the right side of the box where Walker has made a decent run into the area. He wins the header and tries to knock the ball back to Grealish but Mignolet gets inbetween the ball and the player and plucks it out of the air.

Club Brugge 0 - 0 Man City

18:11 , Michael Jones

25 mins: Clinton Mata gets the first yellow card of the game for a late challenge on Bernardo Silva that hits the Portuguese in the face. It’s a heavy hit but Bernardo takes and is fine to play on.

Club Brugge 0 - 0 Man City

18:09 , Michael Jones

23 mins: A chance for Club Brugge to work the ball into the Man City final third. De Ketelaere draws a foul from Dias and wins a free kick over on the left wing. The set piece is whipped into the box with Stanley Nsoki the target but the ball comes too close to Ederson who clings on to it without too much trouble.

Club Brugge 0 - 0 Man City

18:07 , Michael Jones

20 mins: Man City are properly schooling Club Brugge at the minute. They’re making it almost impossible for the home side to get out of their own half before they win back the ball and attack again. Foden shimmies away from a tackle and slots a lovely pass into the left side of the box for the overlapping Joao Cancelo. He collects the ball and sends it into the six-yard box but neither Grealish nor De Bruyne can get to the pass and the attack dies down.

Club Brugge 0 - 0 Man City

18:04 , Michael Jones

17 mins: Here’s a glimpse of Club Brugge’s gameplan as they hit City on the counter-attack. A clearance it sent up to Charles De Ketelaere who fires a diagonal pass across to Noa Lang but Kyle Walker’s pace is enough for him to nip in front of the forward and win back the ball for City.

Club Brugge 0 - 0 Man City

18:01 , Michael Jones

14 mins: Jack Hendry fouls Foden and gives Man City a free kick over on the inside right. De Bruyne floats the set piece into the far side of the box where Aymeric Laporte has made a run past the defenders. He volleys the ball across the six-yard box and Rodri taps it in to score but once again City are denied by the offside flag.

Club Brugge 0 - 0 Man City

17:58 , Michael Jones

11 mins: Dias fires a long ball up the pitch and sends Grealish chasing after the ball. It bounces high as Grealish and Mata both attempt to win it. There’s a push into Mata’s back fro Grealish allowing the ball to drop into the box where the forward chips it over Simon Mignolet and scores!

The offside flag goes up, the whistle is blown and the referee awards Brugge a free kick for Grealish’s push on Mata. Not much going for that one.

Club Brugge 0 - 0 Man City

17:55 , Michael Jones

8 mins: Close! Bernardo Silva sends the ball up to De Bruyne on the edge of the box but he’s tackled and City get lucky as the ball flies out to Phil Foden. He plays a teasing ball into the six-yard box but the pass just evades a stretching De Bruyne and rolls wide of the back post.

Club Brugge 0 - 0 Man City

17:53 , Michael Jones

6 mins: Man City win a corner but play it short to De Bruyne. He gives it back to Mahrez who finds Grealish just outside the box. Mahrez stays out wide and gets the ball back as Grealish makes a run into the middle of the area. He sends in a cross but Brugge deal with it before it reaches Grealish.

Club Brugge 0 - 0 Man City

17:50 , Michael Jones

3 mins: Joao Cancelo flicks an aerial pass down the left wing and plays Jack Grealish in behind the lines. He’s met by Clinton Mata who sends the ball out of play for a City throw in.

Get put the ball back into play and knock it quickly around the edge of the box with sharp, one-touch passes. The ball comes to Mahrez who’s tackled by Eder Balanta. Mahrez goes down looking for a free kick but the referee lets play go on.

Club Brugge 0 - 0 Man City

17:47 , Michael Jones

Kick off: There’s a fine atmosphere inside the stadium. Lots of cheers and chants. The fans are up for this one for sure.

This will be a difficult task for Club Brugge but they’ve started their Champions League campaign strongly and will be confident enough to take something out of this match.

Manchester City get the ball rolling and knock the ball back to Ederson in goal. Ruben Dias then sends the ball up to Kevin De Bruyne who’s attempted pass out to Riyad Mahrez is intercepted by Edouard Sobol and Club Brugge take over possession.

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