Liverpool moves to Europa league quarter-finals after defeating sparta


Liverpool beat Sparta Prague 5-1 in the Czech Republic to all but secure its place in the Europa League quarter-finals, with Czech media in agreement on the Reds.

Liverpool secured a dominant 5-1 victory against Sparta Prague in the first leg of its Europa League last-16 tie, leaving a lasting impression on the Czech locals.

The Reds already look to have their place in the quarter-finals wrapped up ahead of the second leg at Anfield next week.

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Luis Díaz and Dominik Szoboszlai have put Liverpool in a commanding position that should prove too great to overturn.

Sparta boss Brian Priske acknowledged the significant gap between Liverpool

And his team when giving his thoughts on the game at full-time. It’s a sentiment shared by the Czech media.

Sparta accepts its defeat against liverpool

Tabloid Blesk described the match as an “unforgettable” spectacle, praising Liverpool’s performance:

“Football in Klopp’s rhythm, a sea of chances, shots (thirty-two in total), six goals. Letná experienced an unforgettable match. Why not, after all, Liverpool arrived led by a legendary German coach.

It was fun, a show, but… Sparta lost the first match of the round of 16 of the Europa League at home 1:5,

And advancing to the top eight participants in the competition is a utopia.

“Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk, Alexis Mac Allister, Darwin Núñez.

Did Liverpool come to Prague with a second set? Don’t be laughed at. The team led by Jürgen Klopp arrived for success and threw themselves into it.

“It must be said that Sparta accepted open combat. This resulted in a high score difference. The quality in the finish is on a completely different level. Everyone saw it.

That’s probably why the team’s fans sang the Svěrák song:

“It doesn’t have to be happy, especially it shouldn’t be sad, let alone cry…'”

IDNES Sport commented: “This is how goals are scored, gentlemen. A lesson in efficiency, the Spartans agreed after the debacle.

The immediate reactions of the home team after the 1:5 defeat were in a similar vein.”

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