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Liverpool routs Atalanta; Real Madrid and Bayern Munich win

Liverpool's manager Jurgen Klopp celebrates after the end of the Champions League, group D soccer match between Atalanta and Liverpool, at the Gewiss ...
Liverpool's Diogo Jota, center, celebrates after scoring his second goal against Atalanta during the Champions League, group D soccer match between At...
Atalanta's Jose Luis Palomino, on the ground, fights for the ball with Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold during the Champions League, group D soccer ...
Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the Champions League group B soccer match between Real Madrid and In...
Bayern's Jerome Boateng, left, celebrates with Bayern's Joshua Kimmich, right, after he scored his side's third goal during the Champions League group...
Bayern's Jerome Boateng heads his side's third goal during the Champions League group A soccer match between RB Salzburg and Bayern Munich in Salzburg...
Liverpool's Sadio Mane, center, scores against Atalanta during the Champions League, group D soccer match between Atalanta and Liverpool, at the Gewis...
Manchester City's Ferran Torres, front, duels for the ball with Olympiacos' Pape Abou Cisse during the Champions League group C soccer match between M...
Manchester City's Kyle Walker refreshes himself before the Champions League group C soccer match between Manchester City and Olympiakos at the Etihad ...
Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the Champions League group B soccer match between Real Madrid and In...

Liverpool's manager Jurgen Klopp celebrates after the end of the Champions League, group D soccer match between Atalanta and Liverpool, at the Gewiss ...

Liverpool's Diogo Jota, center, celebrates after scoring his second goal against Atalanta during the Champions League, group D soccer match between At...

Atalanta's Jose Luis Palomino, on the ground, fights for the ball with Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold during the Champions League, group D soccer ...

Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the Champions League group B soccer match between Real Madrid and In...

Bayern's Jerome Boateng, left, celebrates with Bayern's Joshua Kimmich, right, after he scored his side's third goal during the Champions League group...

Bayern's Jerome Boateng heads his side's third goal during the Champions League group A soccer match between RB Salzburg and Bayern Munich in Salzburg...

Liverpool's Sadio Mane, center, scores against Atalanta during the Champions League, group D soccer match between Atalanta and Liverpool, at the Gewis...

Manchester City's Ferran Torres, front, duels for the ball with Olympiacos' Pape Abou Cisse during the Champions League group C soccer match between M...

Manchester City's Kyle Walker refreshes himself before the Champions League group C soccer match between Manchester City and Olympiakos at the Etihad ...

Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the Champions League group B soccer match between Real Madrid and In...

ROME (AP) — Jürgen Klopp has made no secret of his admiration for Atalanta’s all-out attacking game.

Perhaps because it’s 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, Klopp’s side was the one doing the overwhelming in a 5-0 rout of last season’s 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 Mané 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 season’s competition courtesy of a late goal from Rodrygo.

Defending champion Bayern Munich got late goals from Jérôme Boateng, Leroy Sané, 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 João Cancelo.

In another rout, Borussia Mönchengladbach 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 Atlético Madrid drew 1-1.

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Updated : 2021-03-06 04:41 GMT+08:00