Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half. Arturo Vidal (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half. Roberto Gagliardini (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half. Milan Skriniar (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half. Their stadium, San Siro, is the largest in Italy and is shared alongside city rivals AC Milan. In recent years, Juventus have found it easy to dispatch their rivals and walk to the Serie A title, but Inter are starting to fight back with excellent transfer business and a plan to succeed. Elliott, who does not turn 19 until April, embraced the occasion on what was his first start since suffering a serious ankle injury in September. It was a particularly memorable night for midfielder Harvey Elliott, who became the youngest player ever to start a match in the competition for Liverpool at the age of 18 years and 318 days.
The teenager did not look out of place on one of the most famous stages in world football and produced a cross in the first half which was just cut out before Salah could poke it over the line. For the most part, Messi’s brilliance in 2015 is just a linear extension of his brilliance in 2014. The separation from Ronaldo is more a product of Ronaldo’s slightly flatter production. The club also has a long-standing rivalry with Italian giants Juventus and Inter fans will be hoping to bridge the gap between the two clubs and win more Serie A titles in the process. But Klopp’s team had to dig deep as Inter looked the more threatening side after a strong start by the Premier League club. Mohamed Salah added a second with a deflected effort from inside the box which means Jurgen Klopp’s side take a sizeable advantage into the second leg at Anfield on 8 March. Elliott was replaced in the 59th minute as part of a triple change as Klopp attempted to turn the tide as Inter threatened – a move that worked as Liverpool went on to establish a strong advantage.
Mbappé played little part for Monaco in the group stage of the 2016-17 UEFA Champions League, but by the time the knockout rounds arrived he was becoming a key part of their team. Thousands of Nerazzurri fans congregated in Piazza Duomo, with flags and scarves, chanting and singing as they jumped and clapped with little heed to coronavirus restrictions. Liverpool scored from their only two attempts on target and will be firm favourites to progress when the two sides meet in the deciding leg next month. Liverpool took a huge step towards the Champions League quarter-finals after scoring two late goals against Inter Milan in the San Siro. Conte who started Juventus’s record run – winning the first three titles in a streak that stretched from 2012 to 2020 – took over Inter in 2019 and lifted the trophy after finishing second last season. Messi, who made his Barcelona debut in 2004, won 10 La Liga titles and four Champions Leagues with the Catalan club. Attempt missed. Ivan Perisic (Inter Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Tattoo: ‘Antonella Eye’ Tattoo on his right arm. He has built a playground for his young boys, as well as a small football pitch and swimming pool.
But the stats do not tell the full story of unmatched levels of skill, invention and dribbling ability. The 34-year-old made 61 appearances in six years at Old Trafford. The midfielder made 34 appearances last season, chipping in with one goal and four assists as he formed an excellent midfield partnership with the in-demand Seko Fofana. OrCam is one of the latest brand endorsements for Lionel Messi. Each one has their own way of leading the team. Former Manchester City forward Edin Dzeko found himself clean through in the first half before a vital challenge by Virgil van Dijk, who was captaining the Reds in the absence of Jordan Henderson. The only negative on an otherwise upbeat night for the Reds was an injury to Portugal forward Diogo Jota, who was replaced by goalscorer Firmino at the start of the second half after suffering an ankle injury. Liverpool remain in the hunt for four trophies and could have one in the bag by the time Inter visit Merseyside, with the Reds facing Chelsea in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley on 27 February. Throughout the club’s history, Inter have endured great amounts of success both domestically and in European competitions; restoring that competitive nature at the club would be everything Inter Milan fans could ask for.