Champions League

Atletico show true grit, Liverpool dominate: Talking points from UCL fixtures

Arjun Singh Devgan
Atletico Madrid managed to qualify for the knockout stage of the Champions League
Atletico Madrid managed to qualify for the knockout stage of the Champions League / Zed Jameson/MB Media/GettyImages
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The Champions League is widely considered to be the most prestigious club competition in the world and the fixtures last night gave us some interesting results, with a number of top clubs in action.

Here, we take a look at the talking points from the fixtures.

1. Liverpool are unstoppable at the moment

AC Milan vs Liverpool FC - UEFA Champions League
AC Milan vs Liverpool FC - UEFA Champions League / Anadolu Agency/GettyImages

AC Milan came into their clash against Liverpool needing to win in order to remain in contention to qualify for the knockout stage, but they came across a side who are unstoppable at the moment - showing why they are being called the favourites to win the competition.

The Reds cruised to a 2-1 win on the night, becoming the first English team to win all of their six group stage games in a single campaign. Jurgen Klopp's side are just stream rolling opposition at the moment and unless one of their top players suffer an injury, they will look to go deep in the competition.

2. Atletico show their grit once again

FC Porto v Atletico Madrid: Group B - UEFA Champions League
FC Porto v Atletico Madrid: Group B - UEFA Champions League / Zed Jameson/MB Media/GettyImages

Atletico Madrid came into the final group game placed bottom of the group, but one thing we all know about Diego Simeone's side is that they fight till the end and always show grit on the field.

The Spaniards beat Porto 3-2 on the night, courtesy of two stoppage time strikes to qualify for the next stage, with it being the first game in the competition's history to see three goals scored in the 90th minute.

Atletico have all the tools in their side to go deep in the competition and it will be interesting to see how they perform in the knockout stage.

3. Messi comes to the party for PSG

Lionel Messi
Paris Saint-Germain v Club Brugge KV: Group A - UEFA Champions League / Xavier Laine/GettyImages

Lionel Messi is finally finding his feet and form at Paris Saint-Germain, scoring a brace against Club Brugge to take his goal tally in the competition to five goals this season.

If Messi can continue this form then there is no reason why PSG cannot win their maiden trophy come the end of the campaign.

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