Champions League – Keane off the mark as Liverpool win
Robbie Keane scored his first goal for Liverpool in a comfortable 3-1 Champions League Group D win over PSV Eindhoven at Anfield.
In the other group match, Atletico Madrid held off Marseille to win 2-1 at the Vicente Calderon, a result which puts them top of the group.
Liverpool 3-1 PSV
Liverpool dominated the match and arguably should have scored more, and not conceded.
Keane doubled the lead half an hour later with a flick from Fernando Torres‘s excellent cross.
It was the Irishman’s first goal for the Reds since joining from Tottenham and the relief on his face was tangible as he celebrated scoring for the club he supported as a boy.
Steven Gerrard put the result beyond doubt with a sweetly-struck 76th-minute free-kick that left Isaksson no chance.
Dany Koevermans pulled one back for PSV two minutes later.
The Dutch side stay bottom of the group after conceding five goals and scoring only once in two matches.
Atletico Madrid 2-1 Marseille
All the goals came in the first half as Atletico cemented first place in Group D, ahead of Liverpool by one goal.
Sergio Aguero put Atletico ahead with a brilliant take and finish on four minutes.
Six minutes later, Raul Garcia got what proved to be the winner for the hosts when he cleverly flicked Mariano Pernia’s near-post free-kick in off the post.
Marseille almost levelled late on when Niang fired just wide, but the Spanish side held on for the win.