As Theresa May, Britain’s beleaguered Prime Minister, was left to face yet another defeat in the House of Commons, the country’s most successful side in European competition ensured its place in the quarter finals of the Champions League courtesy of a 3-1 win over Bayern Munich Wednesday.

Sadio Mane gave Liverpool the lead in Munich.

Liverpool, along with Tottenham, Manchester United and Manchester City, will all compete in the last eight of the competition — coincidentally four teams whose cities all voted to remain in the 2016 Brexit referendum.

While few know what the future holds for the UK after the March 29 deadline for it to leave the European Union, what is certain is that four Premier League teams will compete in the last eight for the first time in 10 years.

Two goals from Sadio Mane and a Virgil van Dijk header secured victory for Liverpool, which had been briefly pegged back when Joel Matip inadvertently diverted the ball into his own net.

In the night’s other game, Lionel Messi scored twice as Barcelona booked its place in the last eight with a 5-1 win over Lyon.

Messi scored from the penalty spot to give his side the lead against Lyon.

More to follow…



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