UCL: Dominant Reds; Bayern in shock

Inter Milan vs Liverpool FC

Liverpool FC scored two late goals at San Siro against Inter Milan to have a considerable advantage in the Round of 16 first leg game in the UEFA Champions League. These two goals mean that Liverpool has taken a huge step towards the competition’s quarter-finals. Liverpool have won all seven of their Champions League matches this season.

It will be hard for the Nerazzurri to score more than two goals at Anfield. Teams have found it difficult to win at Liverpool’s fortress in the past, and with the advantage of two goals, the Reds will be more robust. 

As expected, Liverpool started the game with dominance, but Inter Milan successfully created more chances in the first half after patiently waiting to get in possession. Inter Milan started their first knockout game in the Champions League of this decade brightly, but an opening goal stood away. 

Argentine striker Lautaro Martinez shots went wide, and Calhanoglu hit the bar after a powerful shot from the left end of the penalty area. It was the best chance they got to make a difference in the game. 

In the second half, both teams started to attack more, and it gave the spaces required for both the teams to attack efficiently. But Liverpool took advantage of their chances, and they scored the goals from it. 

In the 75th minute, their substitute player, Roberto Firmino, headed the first goal from Robertson’s corner. It was his 11th goal as a substitute for the Reds. In the 83rd minute, Salah sealed the win after hitting the goal through their defenders. 

“It is still dangerous,” Klopp said after the match. “It is only half-time. “We don’t feel like we are halfway through and can cruise. We will have to be ready for them again.

RB Salzburg vs Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich must have underestimated the talent of RB Salzburg, and it affected their performance in the Round of 16 first leg match in Austria. This tie was Salzburg’s first-ever match in the knockout stages of the Champions League.

The Bavarians were the clear favourites to win the game, but Salzburg were determined to make it difficult for the German giants. They scored the opening goal in the 21st minute through Chukwubuike Adamu, who came off the bench at the Red Bull Arena in 12 minutes to replace Noah Okafor, who was forced off through injury. 

Bayern Munich struggled to create chances in both the first and second half. They were lucky not to concede a second goal in the first half after the referee denied a penalty for the home side. 

Bayern got their equaliser in the 90th minute after constant pressure. Kingsley Coman found the net after a flicked ball from Thomas Muller that came from a long cross. 

The second leg will occur at the Allianz Arena in Munich on March 8.