Atletico Madrid crest
Atletico Madrid

Bare 33

(5)1 - 1(4)
Audi Cup
20:30 Wed 2nd Aug 2017
Location: Allianz Arena
Liverpool FC crest
Liverpool FC

Firmino pen 83

20:30 Wed 2nd Aug 2017
20:30 Wed 2nd Aug 2017 Allianz Arena

Atletico Madrid v Liverpool: Audi Cup final

Relive the action from the Allianz Arena - including news, photos, videos and more - after Liverpool suffered defeat to Atletico Madrid in the Audi Cup final.


Jürgen's take

The reaction from the manager to the Reds' defeat in the Audi Cup final is in.

See what he had to say on the match, our upcoming Champions League qualifier and the benefits of his team's week-long stay in Germany by clicking here.


Read all about it

Our match report from the Audi Cup final is in - you can take a look at it here.


Match shot

Firmino slots his penalty to level the scores up.


Felipe Luis... SCORES!

Penalties: Liverpool 4-5 Atletico Madrid

Disappointment for the Reds as they lose out to Atletico in the final of the Audi Cup on the spot-kicks.


Grujic... SCORES!

Penalties: Liverpool 4-4 Atletico Madrid


Gaitan... SCORES!

Penalties: Liverpool 3-4 Atletico Madrid


Kent... SCORES!

Penalties: Liverpool 3-3 Atletico Madrid


Gabi... SCORES!

Penalties: Liverpool 2-3 Atletico Madrid


Origi... SCORES!

Penalties: Liverpool 2-2 Atletico Madrid


Torres... SCORES!

Penalties: Liverpool 1-2 Atletico Madrid


Henderson... SAVED!

Penalties: Liverpool 1-1 Atletico Madrid


Griezmann... SCORES!

Penalties: Liverpool 1-1 Atletico Madrid


Firmino... SCORES!

Penalties: Liverpool 1-0 Atletico Madrid

Full Time

Atletico Madrid 1-1 Liverpool

The whistle sounds and the game ends in a draw thanks to goals from Bare and Firmino in each half.

A penalty shootout will decide which team takes the Audi Cup home.


Robertson invited to shoot from the edge of the area... and it's close.

What a moment that would've been for the left-back


Chance for Atleti as Lucas diverts a corner goalward but Ward produces a good reaction save to tip it over.

Liverpool just about do enough from the subsequent corner, too.



Atletico Madrid 1-1 Liverpool (Firmino pen)

The Reds' new No.9 walks up, opens his body, and slots it to the right as the 'keeper dives to the opposite side of the goal.

All to play for now!



Divock Origi tripped in the box... and it's given!


Match shot

This man has been bright since coming on.


Firmino's flick tees up Grujic for a shot but he can't keep the effort down.

That's as near as Liverpool have come for a while.



More subs for Atletico - among them a certain Fernando Torres.

The Spanish striker receives a warm reception from the Liverpool supporters in the stadium.

Meanwhile, Trent Alexander-Arnold replaces Joe Gomez.


Yellow Card

Ragnar Klavan in the book for a cynical foul.



Robertson swings a dangerous ball across the box which is only just diverted behind by a desperate Atletico defender.

Moments later, Ejaria and Origi enter the fray in place of Solanke and Wijnaldum.



Atletico Madrid making changes now as Antoine Griezmann, Felipe Luis and Gabi enter the fray.

Not a bad triple substitution, that.


Bright start from the Reds who go close through a deflected Dom Solanke effort before a corner causes chaos in the Atletico box and they just about manage to get it away.

Still only one goal in it.


Back under way at the Allianz Arena.



Six changes for Liverpool at the break.

Milner, Mane, Lallana, Can, Flanagan and Woodburn make way, with Firmino, Henderson, Grujic, Robertson, Matip and Kent taking their place. 


Match shot

Dominic Solanke chases down the ball during the opening 45 minutes.

Half Time

Atletico Madrid 0-1 Liverpool

A frustrating half for the Reds comes to a close.

Bare's goal is the difference between the sides at the break in the final of the Audi Cup.


Atletico protecting their lead with ease so far, sitting deep and closing the spaces.

It's going to take something special to unlock them - as is so often the case.



Atletico Madrid 1-0 Liverpool (Bare)

The Reds go behind.

Correa meets a cross into the box and volleys an effort goalward but Ward shows incredible reflexes to push the ball onto the bar.

Unfortunately for Liverpool, Bare is on hand to head into the net on the follow-up.


Yellow Card

Another booking for Liverpool, this time Milner sees yellow for a cynical pull back on Thomas.


Match shot

Joe Gomez in the thick of the action at centre-half.


Yellow Card

Sadio Mane in the book for a frustrated push when the ball was being shepherded out of play. 

Tight game here at the Allianz.


Woodburn now the recipient of a teammate's good work as he meets a Lallana cross to the back post.

Unfortunately, the youngster's volley doesn't trouble the Atletico goalkeeper.


The first real chance goes to the Reds.

Woodburn swings a cross in from the left wing and Solanke flicks it on with his head, but it drops just wide of the post.


Cagey start to proceedings here with a few challenges going in but no real action in either penalty area.

Atletico's style might make for a different game to yesterday's win over Bayern.



The Audi Cup final gets under way thanks to Dominic Solanke.

Come on you Reds!


The finishing touches being put the warm-up now with just 10 minutes to go until kick-off.

All that's left is to watch a now-familiar pre-match dance routine for the fourth time in two days.


Back in red

A look at the Liverpool dressing room as we close in on kick-off.


Atletico's line-up...

(El Nino is on the bench)

Moya, Vrsaljko, Gimenez, Lucas, Sergi, Kranevitter, Augusto, Thomas, Keidi, Correa, Vietto.

Subs: Werner, Savic, Juanfran, Filipe, Gabi, Gaitan, Torres, Griezmann, Olabe, Amath.


The first game finishes at the Allianz and Napoli clinch third place in the Audi Cup with a 2-0 win over Bayern Munich.

Nearly time for Liverpool!




So, if you're coming along tonight, prepare for another hot one.

It's currently stifling inside the stadium and we're not expecting any rain or thunderstorms tonight, so it's likely to be sticky all evening.

As you were.


To absent friends

No Philippe Coutinho, Mo Salah, Alberto Moreno or Dejan Lovren tonight but they are simply rested, rather than injured.


And the substitutes...

Karius, Mignolet, Firmino, Henderson, Grujic, Robertson, Matip, Kent, Ejaria, Alexander-Arnold, Origi.


Team news

Here's your Liverpool line-up to face Atletico Madrid.


Back under way in Munich and it's 2-0 to Napoli!

Emanuele Giaccherini with the second goal, courtesy of a sharp turn and finish in the box.


Half-time in today's first match and Napoli hold a one-goal lead over Bayern Munich.

Kalidou Koulibaly the scorer for the Italians.


It's 1-0 to Napoli! 

The Italian ahead in the race for third place as they net through Kalidou Koulibaly, who sweeps home when a corner falls his way.


Breaking news

Danny Ward will start in goal for Liverpool tonight - more on that here.



We're under way in the first game of the day as the hosts Bayern take on Napoli.

Both sides have made plenty of changes to the line-ups they put out yesterday - can we expect the same from Atletico and Liverpool?


Fitness update

Daniel Sturridge has been ruled out of tonight's fixture as a precaution after feeling a minor thigh problem yesterday.

James Milner and Joe Gomez are in line for a return, though - read more here.



We're back at the Allianz Arena for day two of the Audi Cup, which will see Liverpool take on Atletico Madrid for the trophy.

First up, it's Bayern Munich v Napoli for third place, and we'll be sure to keep you across that.

Our matchday blog will also be the first place to find images of the Reds arriving, team news updates and every kick from the game itself.

Stick with us!