Reaction of Champions League as Liverpool and Bayern reach Quarters
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They saw it out professionally’
Liverpool 0-1 Inter (2-1 agg)
Former Liverpool midfielder on BBC Radio 5 Live
Former Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana says the Reds played the game with Inter “in third gear” as Jurgen Klopp’s side progressed to the quarter-finals of the Champions League but Liverpool’s 2-0 victory in Milan three weeks ago was enough to see them through.
“I thought Liverpool were in total control in the first half,” Lallana told BBC Radio 5 Live’s Football Daily podcast.
“Inter played well in pockets, but I thought Liverpool played the game in third gear.
“They saw the job out professionally after Alexis Sanchez was sent off.”
It was Liverpool’s first defeat at Anfield for a year and a day, but Lallana dismissed the significance of the result.
“It doesn’t feel like a defeat,” he said. “They were comfortable throughout, relatively dominant, and they went through.
“To be honest, I can’t believe they haven’t scored.”
Robert Lewandowski scored a hat-trick inside the opening 23 minutes as Bayern Munich thrashed Red Bull Salzburg to reach the Champions League quarter-finals.
This is a very amazing game for Lewandowski and their team. The Poland captain, on his 100th start in the competition, confidently stroked home two penalties inside 21 minutes, after twice being recklessly brought down by Salzburg defender Maximilian Wober, the second confirmed after a VAR review.
The first spot-kick, swept into the bottom-left corner, was Lewandowski’s 40th goal of the season in all competitions. He added his third after chasing down an attempted clearance from visiting goalkeeper Philipp Kohn to tap in from close range.
This Defeat came one year to the day since Liverpool’s and this is its last loss at Anfield. but this is relief around the ground. This is a very Amazing match and but Lautaro Martinez’s excellent strike and Alexis Sanchez’s dismissal then gave them. This is the first Defeat 0f 2022 after a Carabao Cup. This team scored 109 goals in their previous 43 matches.
Liverpool Is a very hardworking and very good team and they defeat many good teams also and always played a fair game. The draw for the quarter-finals takes place on 18 March in Nyon, Switzerland.