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Liverpool cruise past Benfica to take firm grip on tie

Liverpool took a firm grip of their Champions League tie with Benfica as goals from Ibrahima Konate, Sadio Mane and Luis Diaz earned them a 3-1 victory in Lisbon in their quarterfinal first leg on Tuesday.

Konate opened the scoring with a close-range header from a corner and Mane extended Liverpool’s lead 30 minutes into what was a one-sided first half.

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Yet five minutes after the break, in-form striker Darwin Nunez reduced the deficit but former Porto winger Diaz, scored on the counter-attack after a Keita through ball to make it 3-1.

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