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UCL: Liverpool Knock Porto Twice As Spurs Get Slim Win Over City

Liverpool recorded an impressive start to their Champions League quarter-final tie with a 2-0 win over Porto in the first leg at Anfield on Tuesday.
The Reds got on the front foot as early as the 4th minutes through Naby Keita who scored his second goal in his second game with Liverpool’s first chance of the game.

Sadio Mane had played down the left before feeding Roberto Firmino in the box and the Brazilian beautifully sneaked a pass to Keita, who struck a deflected effort past Iker Casillas inside five minutes.

The second came in the 25th minute from Firmino off an Alexander-Arnold assist

Jurgen Klopp made three changes to the team which beat Southampton on Friday night, with two of those in defence: Dejan Lovren and James Milner in for Joel Matip and the suspended Andy Robertson.

Jordan Henderson also started in midfield ahead of Gini Wijnaldum.

At home in the first leg once again, the Reds would have wanted to give themselves a better start in the tie than they were able to in the last 16 against Bayern Munich—though thoughts of repeating last season’s 5-0 win over Porto in the first leg had been largely banished in the build-up.

Porto themselves might have had a revenge mission on their minds but the Reds proved too good, too professional and too clinical in front of goal.

In the other quarter-final game of the night, Tottenham Hotspur, playing at home in their first European Champions League match in their new stadium, recorded a slim 1-nil victory over visiting Manchester City.

The lone goal scored by Son Heung-min, who made history by scoring the first goal in the new stadium against Crystal Palace.

Sergio had Aguero missed a first-half penalty and Harry Kane was forced off with a serious ankle injury before Son’s strike settled the match.

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