Atlético and Liverpool changed their XIs with respect to the semi-finals and it was an exciting game, with a beginning of the fixture with more possession of the ball from the English players but, as the minutes went by, Atlético started to control the game. That was how, step by step, Simeone’s team scored the first, in a play that Keidi initiated with a pass to Augusto, who shot it to Vrsaljko. Correa crashed the Croatian’s cross on the woodwork and Keidi, paying close attention, took advantage of the cleared ball to score with a header.
We reached the break with this result and, in the second half, we could see a very serious and tight Atleti. Liverpool tried but could not find Moyá's goal clearly. It had to be with a penalty when Firmino scored the equaliser. In the end, despite the attempts of ones and the others, the title was decided in the penalty shootouts. Moyá was crucial after saving the second penalty kick by Henderson. Atlético engraves its name in the Audi Cup, being the second Spanish team that wins it, after Barcelona.
|Liverpool: Ward; Flanagan, Gómez, Klavan, Milner; Lallana, Can, Wijnaldum; Woodburn, Solanke and Mané. Firmino, Henderson, Grujic, Matip, Kent, Origi, Robertson, Ejaria and Alexander-Arnold also played.|
|Atlético de Madrid: Moyá; Vrsaljko (Juanfran, 74’), Giménez, Lucas, Sergi (Filipe Luis, 60’); Thomas (Savic, 74’), Kranevitter (Nico Gaitán, 74’), Augusto (Gabi, 60’), Keidi (Griezmann, 60’); Correa (Fernando Torres, 74’) and Vietto (Amath, 74’).|
|Referee: Felix Brych (Germany). Booked Liverpool’s players Mané (22’), Milner (25’), Gómez (45’) and Klavan (64’); and Atlético’s Sergi (56’).|
0-1. 33’. Keidi heads into the net a ball cleared on the woodwork after a shot from Correa.
1-1. 83’. Firmino scores a penalty called on Gabi over Origi.
Firmino, goal (1-0). Griezmann, goal (1-1). Henderson, saved (1-1). Fernando Torres, goal (1-2). Origi, goal (2-2). Gabi, goal (2-3). Kent, goal (3-3). Nico Gaitán, goal (3-4). Grujic, goal (4-4). Filipe Luis, goal (4-5).