Jürgen Klopp did not break out in great cheers. The successful coach of Liverpool FC took the sovereign prevented K.o. The defending champion in the Champions League with a fleeting smile cool note. In the group finals at the Austrian football champions Red Bull Salzburg held the clear leader of the English Premier League the pressure and won after a freezing double strike in the end earned 2: 0 (0 : 0).
"We are ready to face difficult situations because the boys have a great character," Klopp praised his players. Ex-Leipziger Naby Keita (57.) and Egyptian Mohamed Salah (58.) decided with their goals a long open and intensively led by both teams game. Liverpool drew with 13 points as the first Group E before the SSC Naples (12) with former Bayern coach Carlo Ancelotti in the second round. The farewell from their fans with applause Salzburg continue to play in the Europa League. Klopp paid the opponent great respect: "You have seen how good Salzburg is." The sold out with 29,520 spectators Salzburg Arena cooked at temperatures around freezing. Liverpool earned a clear chance-plus. But the top attackers Salah and Sadio Mané missed in the first half several good opportunities or failed as the former Salzburg Keita to RB goalkeeper Cican Stankovic.RB Salzburg "very disappointed" Austria's series champion continued Klopp's team with fighting spirit and tempo football. "We are very disappointed, we can not play better than the first goal," commented RB coach Jesse Marsch. Since Naples led in the parallel game against the KRC Genk quickly clear, Liverpool was allowed to lose after the 4: 3 in the spectacular first leg against the Salzburg due to the direct comparison. The aggressive pressing style, which Salzburg have learned and perfected under the current Gladbach coach Marco Rose until the summer, has repeatedly led to promising offensive actions. Salzburg's goalkeeper was mostly young star Erling Haaland. The 19-year-old Norwegian, competing for a number of top clubs in Europe, could not celebrate his ninth goal of the season in the premier class. In his best finals Haland failed to goalkeeper Alisson Becker (24) and aimed just over (51). Two ex-Salzburg brought Liverpool finally on the road to victory. Attacking Mané flanks midfielder Keita, who heads the ball into the net. Salah promptly followed suit. The Salzburgers did not make a comeback and now it's 2020 in the Europa League weiter.Das also for Inter Milan. The Italians lost even against a B team of FC Barcelona 1: 2 (1: 1). Therefore Borussia Dortmund follows the winner of the group F in the first knockout round. The BVB won the parallel match against Slavia Prague 2-1 (1: 1) and saved with ten points still second behind Barça (14). On Monday it is exciting again Match winner for Napoli was the Polish international Arkadiusz Milik with a hat-trick before the Break: The former Bundesliga professional of Bayer Leverkusen scored in the 3rd, 26th and 38th minute. In the 75th minute, Dries Mertens put in a handball penalty and Olympique Lyon continued to qualify with a 2-2 draw against Group G winners RB Leipzig and Chelsea (2-1 against Lille) and Valencia CF (1-0) at Ajax Amsterdam / Group H). National team player Antonio Rüdiger made his comeback at Chelsea after a three-month injury break. FC Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Leipzig, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur had already made it into the league before the sixth and final group match day Ko-round, which will be drawn on next Monday in Nyon. Game dates for the Round of 16 are the 18th, 19th, 25th and 26th of February and the 10th, 11th, 17th and 18th of March.