Liverpool wonder goal leaves football world in awe

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By Sam Worthington with AP

Thiago Alcantara's sublime agelong scope onslaught and Mohamed Salah's latest idiosyncratic extremity maintained Liverpool's cleanable grounds successful its Champions League radical with a 2-0 triumph implicit Porto this morning.

Liverpool was assured of advancing to the past 16 adjacent earlier its 5th consecutive triumph successful Group B, portion Porto stayed successful 2nd spot up of a lucifer against Atletico Madrid successful 2 weeks that volition assistance to find which squad qualifies with the English club.

Thiago's 52nd infinitesimal opener was a happening of beauty, the Spain midfielder gathering a headed clearance with a archetypal clip changeable disconnected his laces from 30 metres retired that stayed debased and flew into the corner.

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Thiago Alcantara of Liverpool scores a extremity to marque it 1-0. (Getty)

"Just implicit heaven," Stan Sport's Max Rushden said.

"It astir looks similar it doesn't bounce. It flies, it takes disconnected similar an aeroplane.

"I could ticker that for the adjacent 24 hours and beryllium delighted. It's similar an optical illusion."

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Thiago Alcantara of Liverpool celebrates aft scoring the archetypal goal. (Getty)

Former Socceroos skipper Craig Foster was likewise dazzled.

"This is beautiful. It conscionable skims disconnected the ground, truthful lovely, done the legs of the player.

"It's rather magnificent. That's the perfection of technique. It's effortless - and the powerfulness connected that is extraordinary. Great players enactment with the shot whereas we're warring with it fractional the time."

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Champions League highlights: Liverpool vs Porto

Salah past scored a 10th extremity successful his past 10 Champions League games - and his 17th successful each competitions this play - by dropping his enarthrosis arsenic helium drifted into the country from the close and shooting debased wrong the adjacent station successful the 70th minute.

Liverpool volition look to implicit a expanse of victories successful the radical stage, a feat ne'er achieved by an English team, successful its closing crippled against AC Milan.

On the aforesaid night, Porto hosts Atletico, which similar Milan has 4 points.

A triumph would warrant Porto's progression to the knockout stage.

Jesus fires City successful front

Meanwhile, Gabriel Jesus completed Manchester City's comeback to bushed Paris Saint-Germain 2-1 and unafraid a spot successful the circular of 16.

PSG is besides definite of going done arsenic runner-up successful Group A acknowledgment to Leipzig beating Club Brugge 5-0.

The clash of the competition's wealthiest teams, who are yet to triumph European football's apical prize, afloat came to beingness successful the 50th infinitesimal erstwhile Kylian Mbappe enactment PSG up aft an interchange betwixt Lionel Messi and Neymar.

Mbappe connected people for PSG

But the attacking dominance by City that defined the archetypal fractional saw Raheem Sterling's outstretched near ft nudge successful a transverse from Kyle Walker to equalise successful the 63rd.

After Neymar missed a accidental to reconstruct PSG's lead, Bernado Silva teeed up Gabriel Jesus who connected with scuffed changeable that inactive bushed Keylor Navas successful the 76th.

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