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Champions League • Last 16
  • 2nd Half
  • RB Leipzig
  • Liverpool
  • SalahWilliams
    90'
  • Henderson
    81'
  • Olmo
    76'
  • KamplHwang
    73'
  • ThiagoOxlade-Chamberlain
    72'
  • FirminoShaqiri
    72'
  • Kabak
    69'
  • Angeliño
    66'
  • MukieleOrbán
    64'
  • HaidaraPoulsen
    64'
  • Mané
    58'
  • Salah
    53'
  • Nkunku
    52'
  • 1st Half
  • RB Leipzig
  • Liverpool
  • Haidara
    5'
  • Mukiele
    5'
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RB Leipzig - Liverpool

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  • End of 2nd Half
90+4' 

FT: RB Leipzig 0-2 Liverpool. Goal from Salah and Mane put Liverpool in control of this Last 16 tie and give the Merseysiders a much-needed lift following a poor run of results on the domestic scene.

90+3' 

CLOSE! Hwang has a huge chance to pull a goal back but lifts his effort past the far post after a lovely run in-behind Henderson saw him get free on the right side of the box.

90+1' 

Three minutes added.

  • Neco Williams
    OffMohamed SalahLiverpoolLIVERPOOL CHANGE: Salah off, Neco Williams on.
    TodayGoals1On target2Fouls1Fouls against1
  • Neco Williams
    OnNeco WilliamsLiverpool
90' 

LIVERPOOL CHANGE: Salah off, Neco Williams on.

89' 

It's looking like a job well done for Liverpool. They've had all sorts of criticism in recent weeks and a lot of it is justified. But this has been much more like what we have come to expect from them.

87' 
Roberto Firmino (l.) und Jordan Henderson von RB Leipzig
85' 

Brilliant defending from Kabak. He reads the ball through for Hwang and surges across to beat the forward to the ball and avert the danger.

83' 

It's been all Leipzig in the last 10 minutes or so. Nagelsmann has cut a very animated figure on the touchline, almost trying to force the ball home for his side from where he is standing.

  • Jordan Henderson
    Yellow cardJordan HendersonLiverpoolHenderson booked.
    TodayYellow Cards1Fouls1Free Kicks1
81' 

Henderson booked.

80' 

Angelino is left in acres of space on the left side of the box, but drags his shot well off target.

79' 

Sabitzer takes down a headed clearance and lashes a 25-yard drive well wide of Alisson's right-hand post.

  • Dani Olmo
    Yellow cardDani OlmoRB LeipzigOlmo booked for tugging back Mane.
    TodayBlocked Shots1Yellow Cards1Fouls1Fouls against1
77' 

Olmo booked for tugging back Mane.

76' 
)Mohamed Salah of Liverpool celebrates after scoring the first goal during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match between RB Leipzig and Liverpool FC at Puskas Arena on February 16, 2021 in Budapest, Hungary
  • Hee-Chan Hwang
    OffKevin KamplRB LeipzigLEIPZIG CHANGE: Kampl off, Hwang Hee-Chan on.
    TodayFouls2Free Kicks1
  • Hee-Chan Hwang
    OnHee-Chan HwangRB Leipzig
74' 

LEIPZIG CHANGE: Kampl off, Hwang Hee-Chan on.

  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
    OffThiagoLiverpoolLIVERPOOL CHANGE: Oxlade-Chamberlain on for Thiago.
    TodayFouls1Free Kicks2
  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
    OnAlex Oxlade-ChamberlainLiverpool
72' 

LIVERPOOL CHANGE: Oxlade-Chamberlain on for Thiago.

  • Xherdan Shaqiri
    OffRoberto FirminoLiverpoolLIVERPOOL CHANGE: Firmino off, Shaqiri on.
    TodayFouls1Wide3
  • Xherdan Shaqiri
    OnXherdan ShaqiriLiverpool
72' 

LIVERPOOL CHANGE: Firmino off, Shaqiri on.

70' 

Robertson produces a brilliant back-header to clear inside his own six-yard box after a deep free kick was headed back across goal.

  • Ozan Kabak
    Yellow cardOzan KabakLiverpoolKabak booked.
    TodayYellow Cards1Fouls1Fouls against1
69' 

Kabak booked.

68' 

VIDEO: Salah's opener.

  • Angeliño
    Yellow cardAngeliñoRB LeipzigAngelino booked for halting Jones as Liverpool countered at speed.
    TodayYellow Cards1Fouls1Wide2Offsides1
66' 

Angelino booked for halting Jones as Liverpool countered at speed.

  • Willi Orbán
    OffNordi MukieleRB LeipzigLEIPZIG CHANGE: Orban on for Mukiele.
    TodayYellow Cards1Fouls3Free Kicks1
  • Willi Orbán
    OnWilli OrbánRB Leipzig
65' 

LEIPZIG CHANGE: Orban on for Mukiele.

  • Yussuf Poulsen
    OffAmadou HaidaraRB LeipzigLEIPZIG CHANGE: Poulsen on for Haidara.
    TodayYellow Cards1Offsides1Free Kicks1
  • Yussuf Poulsen
    OnYussuf PoulsenRB Leipzig
65' 

LEIPZIG CHANGE: Poulsen on for Haidara.

64' 

VAR checking a hand ball against Thiago from a Leipzig corner... no spot kick. As you were.

63' 

Olmo thinks he's in for a free shot from eight yards out, but Robertson is across in the nick of time to make a brilliant block.

62' 
61' 

Angelino charges into some space on the left but can't keep his 20-yard drive on target under pressure from TAA.

60' 

That could be a massive goal - not just in the tie, but Liverpool's season.

  • Sadio Mané
    GoalSadio ManéLiverpoolGOAL! Mane races clear and coolly fires into the corner after another error, this time from Mukiele.
    TodayGoals1On target1Blocked Shots1Fouls1
58' 

GOAL! Mane races clear and coolly fires into the corner after another error, this time from Mukiele.

58' 

STAT: Salah has now scored 7 goals in his last 7 games in league and cup.

57' 
55' 

That was Salah's 24th of the season.

  • Mohamed Salah
    GoalMohamed SalahLiverpoolGOAL! Salah latches on to an error at the back, races clear and thumps the opener beyond Gulacsi.
    TodayGoals1On target2
53' 

GOAL! Salah latches on to an error at the back, races clear and thumps the opener beyond Gulacsi.

  • Christopher Nkunku
    Yellow cardChristopher NkunkuRB LeipzigNkunku booked for catching Kabak with an arm as he went up in an aerial challenge.
    TodayOn target1Yellow Cards1Fouls1Fouls against1
52' 

Nkunku booked for catching Kabak with an arm as he went up in an aerial challenge.

51' 

DID YOU KNOW? On the last two occasions Liverpool have faced German opponents at this stage of the competition they have gone on to win the Champions League. They defeated Bayer Leverkusen in both legs in 2005 and eliminated Bayern Munich in 2019.

49' 

Leipzig look much more purposeful already in this half.

48' 
47' 

SAVE! Alisson produces a magnificent save to keep out Nkunku's shot after the forward had burst beyond Henderson.

47' 
  • 2nd Half
46' 

KICK OFF! Liverpool restart the contest.

  • End of 1st Half
45+1' 

HT: Leipzig 0-0 Liverpool.

45' 

One minute added.

44' 
42' 

Liverpool have been very good in this half but Klopp will again lament that they have not been clinical if they don't get their reward before the break.

40' 
38' 
Thiago Alcantara of Liverpool during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match between RB Leipzig and Liverpool FC at Puskas Arena on February 16, 2021 in Budapest, Hungary
36' 

Liverpool think they have scored but the referee says the ball had gone out. Mane has two bites at the cherry with shots at goal. He then fights to keep the ball in play and hooks it back for Firmino to nod in. The flag is up though and the ball is adjudged to have gone behind.

34' 

Gulacsi tried so hard to get back to stop that Robertson's shot that he hurled himself into the back of his own net and almost picked up as nasty head injury. He has some treatment, but should be fine.

32' 

CLOSE! Robertson skims the top of the net with a 40-yard chip. Gulacsi had initially raced off his line to deny Mane a free run at goal, but was then almost caught out by Robertson's audacious effort.

30' 

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28' 

Firmono latches on to TAA's tasty pass but his shot lacks the polish of his first touch.

26' 
24' 

Mane leaps high into the air but can only nod over the bar from Firmino's cross. The chance came after Salah pinched the ball in Leipzig's half and played a few one-twos with Firmino down the right to open them up.

22' 

Liverpool have been very bright in the first part of this half. Salah has looked very dangerous and there has been more pace to their attacks.

20' 
Angeliño (Leipzig) disputa un balón frente a Arnold (Liverpool).
18' 
17' 

Sabitzer drills a right-foot shot from 25 yards towards the corner, but Alisson is down well to smother.

15' 

CLOSE! Gulacsi makes a crucial block with his face after Salah had surged on to Alexander Arnold's sublime pass and looked to finish with a dink.

14' 

Salah threatens again. This time he bursts free on the left to pick up Thiago's raking pass. He cuts inside and looks for Firmino with a low ball into the box, but it's behind the Brazilian and Leipzig mop up.

13' 
Amadou Haidara of RB Leipzig is challenged by Curtis Jones, Roberto Firmino and Georginio Wijnaldum of Liverpool during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match between RB Leipzig and Liverpool FC at Puskas Arena on February 16, 2021 in Budapest, Hunga
12' 

Firmino meets the resulting corner but can't get enough purchase on it for the header to be deemed an attempt of any note.

11' 

Liverpool threaten to carve Leipzig open. Salah surges into space on the right side of the area, but his cut back is well defended by Upamecano.

9' 

LFC v German sides: The Reds have not lost any of their last 10 legs of a tie against clubs from Germany, winning 7 and drawing 3. The last loss came with the 4-2 reversal at Bayer Leverkusen in 2002.

  • Nordi Mukiele
    Yellow cardNordi MukieleRB LeipzigMukiele also gets an early caution. Strange from Leipzig to pick up two yellows so quickly and with so much time left in the contest.
    TodayYellow Cards1Fouls2
7' 

Mukiele also gets an early caution. Strange from Leipzig to pick up two yellows so quickly and with so much time left in the contest.

  • Amadou Haidara
    Yellow cardAmadou HaidaraRB LeipzigHaidara picks up a booking for a foul on Mane.
    TodayYellow Cards1Free Kicks1
6' 

Haidara picks up a booking for a foul on Mane.

5' 

OFF THE POST! Angelino picks out Dani Olmo with a lovely ball from the left, but his header smacks the foot of Alisson's right post and bounces to safety.

4' 

Super pressing from Leipzig. Liverpool look to build on the right and then work it to the left, but then have to go back to the keeper such is the pressure on the ball.

3' 

Liverpool have had most of the ball in the early sparring. The visitors had a couple of situations down the right, but couldn't manufacture an opening.

2' 

Liverpool's overall record in the European Cup/Champions League: Pld 223, W127, D46, L50.

  • 1st Half
1' 

KICK OFF! Leipzig get this Champions League Last 16, first leg up and running.

19.55 

This is your five minute warning. Almost show time! Just a reminder that this first leg cannot take place at Leipzig’s home ground due to travel restrictions between Germany and Britain as a result of COVID-19. Instead, the two sides will lock horns in Hungary.

Roberto Firmino of Liverpool and Trent Alexander-Arnold of Liverpool before the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match between RB Leipzig and Liverpool FC at Puskas Arena on February 16, 2021 in Budapest, Hungary.
19.50 

Liverpool’s woeful form is well documented with three defeats in a row pretty much ending their PL title defence. In contrast, Leipzig made it four wins in a row with a 2-1 victory at home to Augsburg on Friday night. Dani Olmo (pen) and Christopher Nkunku scored the goals for Leipzig.

RB Leipzig jubelt über den Heimsieg gegen den FC Augsburg
19.45 
19.35 

Péter Gulácsi, Leipzig goalkeeper: "On one hand, of course it’s a special game for me because I spent six years at (Liverpool), on the other, only Jordan Henderson is still at the club. For me, the most important thing is that we play well. With a good performance we can make it very difficult for Liverpool. That is our goal for the two games. Hopefully, we will be the team that will progress to the next round."

Péter Gulácsi hat für ein krankes Kind in seiner Heimat Ungarn gespendet
19.25 

Jordan Henderson: “It's difficult. When we've set standards that we've set over a long period of time, it's not normal for us. I do believe the lads give everything whenever we train and play, so we need to keep doing that to get out of this run. Leipzig are a very good side with very good players and manager. I think everybody knows that. We've got to go out there and give 100%, we're ready to give 100% to get a positive result."

Liverpool meltdown to suffer Leicester defea
19.15 

Jurgen Klopp: "Nobody has to worry about me. I might not look like this because the weather is not cool, the beard gets more and more grey and I don't sleep a lot but I'm full of energy. The situation is a challenge. I don't want to have the situation but I see it as an interesting challenge. We will sort it.”

Video - 'Nobody has to worry about me,' says Klopp ahead of Leipzig v Liverpool

01:33
19.10 

Liverpool make just the one change to the side that started in Saturday’s defeat to Leicester City. Thiago, who came on for the injured James Milner in the first half at the King Power Stadium, gets the nod from the kick off tonight.

Liverpool midfielder Thiago
19.05

CONFIRMED STARTING XIs - LEIPZIG: Gulasci, Upamencano, Klostermann, Mukiele, Kampl, Sabitzer, Haidara, Olmo, Adams, Angelino, Nkunku. /// LIVERPOOL: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Kabak, Henderson, Robertson, Wijnaldum, Jones, Thiago, Mane, Salah, Firmino.

19.00 

Hello and welcome to LIVE updates of the first leg of Liverpool’s Champions League Last 16 clash with RB Leipzig at the Puskas Arena in Hungary. It is a HUGE game for the struggling Merseysiders, who know this competition represents their only realistic hope of lifting silverware this season following a poor run of form. In contrast, Leipzig are second in the Bundesliga and have won four on the spin. The German outfit will be relishing the chance to try and plot the Reds' downfall. Kick off 20:00 GMT.