Luis Diaz scored a vital third goal for Liverpool late on as they beat Benfica 3-1 in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final.
The Reds made a brilliant start to the game. Ibrahima Konate headed the visitors ahead in the 17th minute from Andy Robertson’s corner.
They doubled their advantage in the 34th minute via a sensational team goal. Trent Alexander-Arnold’s long pass was headed across goal by Diaz. Sadio Mane was there to tap the ball home for Liverpool’s second.
Benfica pulled one back after the restart. Konate was unable to clear and this allowed Darwin Nunez to convert.
Diaz netted what could prove to be a decisive goal in the 87th minute as Liverpool take a 3-1 lead into the second leg.
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