Liverpool have reached the Champions League quarter-finals after securing a 3-1 victory over Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday evening.
Sadio Mane opened the scoring in the 26th minute with a sublime solo effort which was aided by an error of judgement from Manuel Neuer. Mane controlled Virgil van Dijk’s sublime pass with his first touch before his second outfoxed Neuer, who had come racing from his goal. The Senegal international then kept his composure to chip the ball into an empty net.
Bayern were level by the break after Serge Gnabry got the better of Andy Robertson on Bayern’s right flank and flashed a ball across Liverpool’s box. Robert Lewandowski was on hand for an easy tap-in but Joel Matip got there first and diverted the ball past Allison.
But Bayern were unable to build on their equaliser in the second half and Liverpool looked the more likely to go back in front. Virgil van Dijk handed Liverpool their second advantage of the game with a thumping header from James Milner’s corner.
And Mane completed Liverpool’s victory with six minutes remaining as he met Mohamed Salah’s excellent pass to head past Neuer.
Liverpool have now joined Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham in the Champions League quarter-final, with the draw set to take place on Friday.