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Salah and Mane fire Liverpool past Leipzig

Salah and Mane fire Liverpool past Leipzig

Soccer Football - Champions League - Round of 16 Second Leg - Liverpool v RB Leipzig - Puskas Arena, Budapest, Hungary - March 10, 2021 Liverpool's Sadio Mane in action with RB Leipzig's Marcel Sabitzer REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

BUDAPEST: Second-half goals from Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane eased Liverpool into the quarter-finals of the Champions League with a 2-0 win over RB Leipzig at the Puskas Arena on Wednesday, to complete a 4-0 aggregate victory.

Liverpool, leading 2-0 from the first-leg yet struggling in the Premier League after six straight home defeats, had several chances to extend their advantage in the first half but lacked sharpness in front of goal.

Juergen Klopp's side, however, finally broke through in the 70th minute when Diogo Jota fed Salah, who cut across the top of the penalty area before drilling into the bottom corner.

Four minutes later, Mane made it 2-0 on the night when he met a Divock Origi cross from the right with a first-time finish, steering the ball home with the outside of his foot.

Both legs of the last-16 tie were played in the Hungarian capital due to Germany's COVID-19 related travel restrictions.

(Reporting by Simon Evans; Editing by Toby Davis)

Source: Reuters

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