Thomas Partey put up another brilliant performance in an action-packed 120 minutes as Atletico Madrid claimed a 3-2 extra-time victory over Liverpool in the second leg of the Champions League Round of 16, winning 4-2 on aggregate.
Atleti were 1-0 victors from the first leg in Madrid, –a game which Partey bossed the midfield– and had the difficult task of completing the job at Anfield.
Georginio Wijnaldum’s 43rd-minute goal meant the game went to extra time, and although Roberto Firmino gave Liverpool the lead on aggregate in extra-time, Marcos Llorente’s brace and Alvaro Morata’s strike ensured the Reds Champions League title defence was brought to an early end.
Partey has been Atleti’s stand out performer in midfield this season and he didn’t disappoint again making 69 touches, 30 accurate passes (68.2%) and winning two of three dribbles.
It was on the defensive front Partey really stood out, winning 11 of 16 total duels and making four clearances, four interceptions and five tackles.
Enjoy Partey’s midfield masterclass against Liverpool:
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