Champions League: How Liverpool Edged Over Salzburg In Seven-Goal Thriller

Reigning European champions Liverpool and Austrian side Red Bull Salzburg served up a Champions League classic after the two teams were involved in a seven-goal thriller which was won by the English team.

Liverpool edged the thrilling encounter to record their first win of the season in the competition.

The Reds had started the defence of their Champions League title with a 2-0 defeat St the hand of hosts Napoli on Matchday 1.

Liverpool knew that only a win in their Matchday 2 clash at home to Austrian champions Red Bull Salzburg will get them back on the right track as they try to retain the title they won last season.

With this in mind, the Reds raced into a three-goal lead after 36 minutes courtesy the goals from Sadio Mane, Andy Robertson and Mohamed Salah.

It was a dominant start from the home side but their guests didn’t fold up as they battled their way back into the game thanks to South Korean international Hwang Hee-Chan who floored Virgil Van Dijk before slotting home the first goal for Salzburg three minutes after Liverpool had gone 3-0 up.

On the resumption of the second half, Red Bull Salzburg applied more pressure on the Liverpool rearguard and they were rewarded with almost quickfire goals from Takumi Minamino and Champions League topscorer Erling Haaland.

With the scores at 3-3, Salah scored his second goal of the game midway into the second half to give Liverpool the edge in the seven-goal thriller.

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