As it happened: Liverpool 2 -0 RB Leipzig in the Champions League
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - MARCH 10: Thiago Alcantara of Liverpool runs with the ball during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match between Liverpool FC and RB Leipzig at the Puskas Arena on March 10, 2021 in Budapest, Hungary. Sporting stadiums around Germany remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by David Balogh/Getty Images)


22:52a year ago

Thank you for watching!

What a game! Thank you for joining me tonight and hopefully we can see more excitement in the Champions League soon!
22:51a year ago

Full Time

Liverpool through to the Quarter Final of the Champions League. Goals from Salah and Mane won it for the reds in both ties. Brilliant defensive display in particularly Nat Philips who won everything that came his way.

RB Leipzig will be disappointed across both legs, they didn't look their Bundesliga selves and paid the price for it!

22:47a year ago

Liverpool substitutions

Mane and Robertson off 

Tsimikas and Oxlade-Chamberlain on

22:43a year ago

85' Salah chance!

Salah receives the ball on the right and cuts onto his left foot, opening up a gap to shoot through. His shot is deflected and goes out for a corner.

Corner comes to nothing

22:39a year ago

Liverpool substitution

Wijnaldum off

Milner on

22:34a year ago

Salah goal!

22:32a year ago

Mane goal

Origi crosses a low ball across to an unmarked Mane at the back of the post who taps into an open net. Looks like game over now for Leipzig
22:31a year ago

Liverpool GOAL!!

Mane doubles the lead for Liverpool!
22:31a year ago

Leipzig substitution

Olmo off

Haidara on

22:30a year ago

Salah goal

Ball played through to Jota by Mane who slots the ball across to Salah. The winger cuts onto his left foot and drills low to Gulascis right opening up the scoring for the reds
22:29a year ago

Liverpool substitutions

Thiago and Jota off

Origi and Keita on

22:28a year ago

Liverpool GOAL!!

Salah opens up the scoring for Liverpool!
22:24a year ago

65' So close!

Hwang chips a cross across to Sorloth who heads the ball onto the bar. The ball lands at the feet of Olmo on the edge of the box and he shoots just over. Warning signs for Liverpool
22:22a year ago

63' Well defended by Liverpool

Kluivert who's looked sharp since coming on whips a ball across the box and is cleared well by Fabinho. Leipzig ramping up the attacking now!
22:18a year ago

Another Leipzig change

Poulson off

Hwang on

22:18a year ago

Leipzig substitution

Forsberg off

Kluivert on

22:14a year ago

55' Liverpool miss chance again!

Jota is one-on-one and shoots at Gulacsi. The rebound falls to Salah on the bounce and the Egyptian lifts over an open goal. 

How have Liverpool not scored?!

22:13a year ago

53' Poor attack from Liverpool

Jota is thread through and looks to pull a ball back to four Liverpool players who all miss the ball
22:10a year ago

50' Predictable opening first 5

Leipzig have been predictable in the first 5 minutes of the second half. Trying to play the ball over the top but easily read by Liverpool's back line
22:03a year ago

Second half underway!

Liverpool kick us off!
22:03a year ago

Leipzig half time substitution

Kampl off

Sorloth on

21:59a year ago

First half stats!

21:50a year ago

Half Time

The half ends goalless as both teams had golden opportunities to go ahead. Liverpool have controlled the majority of the game but like the first leg they are one over the top ball away from conceding. Leipzig look more comfortable on the ball but will need to stop giving away brilliant chances for Liverpool to score!
21:47a year ago

45' Jota miss!

Salah presses Upamencano in front of his box and the ball falls to Jota who misses an open net and hits the side netting!
21:42a year ago

40' Jota chance!

A direct run from Jota finds him with space on the edge of the box. He toe pokes the ball but it's right at the keeper and Leipzig clear.
21:38a year ago

36' Leipzig possession

Leipzig enduring a lengthy piece of possession now as they set Liverpool back
21:34a year ago

32' Frosberg wide!

Another Leipzig chance! A ball over the top sets Olmo through who finds Forsberg. The Leipzig man drags his shot just wide of the post!
21:33a year ago

31' Kampl chance!

The ball falls on the edge of the box to Kampl who attempts to whip a shot into the net. Alisson stumbles across the goal but collects the ball calmly
21:30a year ago

28' Liverpool miss another chance!

Alexander-Arnold is set through on the right side. As the wingback runs towards goal he attempts a pullback and the ball is blocked. 

Another opportunity wasted by Liverpool!

21:25a year ago

23' Liverpool have to score there!

A brilliant scissor kick from Thiago sets Salah through one-on-one with the keeper. Liverpool's winger shoots straight at the keeper and then Mane's follow up is headed into the ground. 

Liverpool should be 1-0 up. 

21:22a year ago

20' Leipzig close!

Adams crosses a ball in and Alisson comes to collect. The Brazilian keeper misjudges the cross a tips it luckily to Thiago who is there to clear in front of an open net.
21:21a year ago

19' Brilliant save!

Alexander-Arnold curls a ball in from the corner and finds Jota. The Portuguese's header is drilled towards goal but Gulacsi pulls off a brilliant save to tip it over the bar!
21:17a year ago

16' Mane down

Play has stopped as Mane was clattered by Gulacsi as Alexander-Arnold whipped a freekick in. The player looked dazed but is now back on his feet
21:12a year ago

10' Leipzig chance!

Leipzig's first real attack and first warning. Poulsen lays the ball back to Olmo in the box whose snapshot strike is instinctively saved by Alisson
21:09a year ago

Liverpool press

Leipzig struggle to get out of their half as Liverpool dominate with their high press, similar to what we saw in the first leg. 

Leipzig still try to play out from the back

21:07a year ago

5' Mane chance!!

Mane chipped through by Wijnaldum and blazes a shot over the bar. Linesman raises his flag however, and Mane is offside. 
21:04a year ago

3' Thiago chance!

Thiago is set through on goal and instead of shooting looks to set Salah. The ball is intercepted and dealt with by Leipzig
21:03a year ago

1' Jota through

Jota starts well as his pace is utilised and forces Gulacsi to clear out for a throw
21:01a year ago


Leipzig kick us off!
20:58a year ago

The teams are out!

Out come the teams, Liverpool sporting their usual red and Leipzig in white!
20:50a year ago

Out-and-out striker!

Compared to the first leg, RB Leipzig have a out-and-out striker in Yusuff Poulsen tonight! 

He could cause all sorts of problems for Liverpool's inexperienced defenders tonight as they were not faced with him first time around!

20:44a year ago

Liverpool dominance in Europe!

20:41a year ago

First goal importance!

The first goal tonight will be vital for either team. If Liverpool get it then the game will look to be out of Leipzig's hands.

However, if Leipzig get the first goal then we could see Liverpool's heads drop once again and panic may set in.

Very important both teams start strong!

20:35a year ago


20:30a year ago

Centre back madness!

Tonight is Liverpool's eighth different centre back pairing in their eight Champions League games this season. Crazy!
20:28a year ago

Leipzig team news!

Forsberg and Sabitzer are the only two changes from the team which beat Freiberg 3-0 away!
20:23a year ago

Liverpool team news!

5 changes from the side that lost to Fulham. Fabinho comes into midfield as Kabak partners with Philips and Alexander-Arnold returns to the back. Jota starts with Mane and Salah either side of him!

Firmino misses the game with an injury.

20:18a year ago

1 hour warning!

This is your one hour warning! Grab the popcorn we should be in for an exciting game!
20:13a year ago

RB Leipzig lineup!

20:08a year ago

Liverpool lineup!

20:03a year ago

How to watch!

Tonight's game will be on BT Sport 2 from 19:00.

If you are without a TV then VAVEL UK is the best place for all the live updates

19:58a year ago

How it works tonight!

Despite both matches being played at the Puskas Arena, away goals still count!

Liverpool have a 2-0 away win and are playing at home tonight. 

Leipzig need a 2-0 win tonight to send it to extra time but if they get three or more then Liverpool will need to score two or more extra goals because of the away goal rule!

19:53a year ago

The stage is set!

19:48a year ago

RB Leipzig current from

RB Leipzig on the other hand have had quite the turnaround since a calamitous 2-0 loss to Liverpool. Juilan Naglesmann's side has won all three of the games following the Champions League defeat.

They remain two points off the top of the Bundesliga and one game that shone out was their 3-2 win against Borussia Monchengladbach in which they overcame a 2-0 deficit in the second half. Similar to what Naglesmann will be aiming to do against Liverpool tonight.

19:43a year ago

Liverpool's current form!

Jurgen Klopp's men have had a dire run of form since winning the first leg 2-0. They have endured their worst home performance in the club's history losing six on the bounce at Anfield. 

In their past four games in the Premier League they have only won one match beating bottom of the table Sheffield United 2-0. 

They lost the other three to Fulham, Chelsea and Everton conceding four and scoring none. 

19:38a year ago

Kick-off time!

Tonight's Champions League battle will kick-off at 20:00 BST
19:33a year ago


Welcome to VAVEL UK's live coverage of Liverpool vs RB Leipzig's second leg in the Champions League round of 16. My name is Tom Alston and I will be your host for tonight's match. We will provide you with all the team news and build-up before kick off at 20:00 BST with live updates throughout the match.