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Liverpool Routs Atalanta; Real Madrid And Bayern Munich Win

Liverpool Routs Atalanta; Real Madrid And Bayern Munich Win

Jrgen Klopp has made no secret of his admiration for Atalantas allout attacking game.

ROME: Jrgen Klopp has made no secret of his admiration for Atalantas all-out attacking game.

Perhaps because its similar to the way his Liverpool squad pours forward with speed and precision, often overwhelming its opponents.

In the first-ever meeting between the two teams, Klopps side was the one doing the overwhelming in a 5-0 rout of last seasons surprise quarterfinalist in the Champions League.

Portugal striker Diogo Jota scored a hat trick to take his tally to eight goals in 10 matches across all competitions since joining Liverpool in September.

Mohamed Salah and Sadio Man also found the net for the 2019 champion, which strengthened its control of Group D with a full nine points.

Elsewhere on the third match day of the group stage, 13-time champion Real Madrid beat visiting Inter Milan 3-2 in Group B for its first win in this seasons competition courtesy of a late goal from Rodrygo.

Defending champion Bayern Munich got late goals from Jrme Boateng, Leroy San, Robert Lewandoski and Lucas Hernandez in a 6-2 win at Salzburg to preserve its perfect start in Group A.

Manchester City also stayed perfect with a 3-0 victory over Olympiakos in Group C with goals from Ferran Torres, Gabriel Jesus and Joo Cancelo.

In another rout, Borussia Mnchengladbach beat Shakhtar Donetsk 6-0 in Group B to match its biggest European Cup away win.

Ajax and Porto also won, while Lokomotiv Moscow and Atltico Madrid drew 1-1.

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