Liverpool didn’t even get one shot on goal

The post-match statistics from Uefa showed that David de Gea, the Atlético goalkeeper, did not have a single shot to save. Diego Forlán’s scrambled shot on goal was the matchwinner.The 23½-hour journey to Madrid by rail, road and air is one of the factors for a listless display.There was a bit of refereeing mayhem involved too – wrong offside calls and penalty appeals that were denied.

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