French star Antoine Griezmann, Atletico Madrid striker, received the red card, after his violent intervention against the Brazilian Roberto Firmino, the Liverpool striker, during the meeting that brings the two teams currently at the “Wanda Metropolitano” stadium in the Spanish capital, Madrid, in the third round of Group B of the Champions League. Europe.
Griezmann was sent off in the 52nd minute of the meeting, after raising his foot in the face of Liverpool striker Firmino, so that the referee of the match declared the red card directly, and the Spanish team completed the match with ten players.
Liverpool leads the standings of Group B teams with 6 points, while Atlético Madrid is second and runner-up with 4 points, followed by Porto with one point, and Milan is at the bottom of the standings without points..
Liverpool entered the match with a formation consisting of:
Defenders: Robertson, Joel Matip, Virgil van Dijk, Alexander Arnold.
Midfield: Jordan Henderson, Milner, Naby Keita.
Forwards: Sadio Mane, Firmino, Mohamed Salah.
On the other hand, Atletico Madrid started the match with the following formation:
Goalkeeper: Jan Oblak
Defense: Felipe, Kondogbia, Mario Hermoso.
Midfield: Kieran Trippier, Thomas Lemar, Koke, Rodrigo de Paul, Yannick Carrasco.
Attack: Griezmann, Joao Felix.
Jurgen Klopp’s sons are seeking to win and return with the third points from Madrid to ensure that they remain at the top of the group, after winning 3-2 in the first round at the expense of Milan in the match that was held at “Anfield”, then crushing Porto 5-1 in the second round match..
While Atletico Madrid will try to exploit the ground workers and the public to snatch the points of the third match and lead the group by one point from Liverpool if Diego Simone’s sons succeed in winning any result, after a negative draw with Porto, Atletico Madrid, and a 2-1 victory over Milan.