March 11 (UPI) -- Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane each scored second-half goals for Liverpool to help the Reds beat RB Leipzig and advance into the Champions League quarterfinals.
Salah scored in the 70th minute while Mane found the net in the 74th minute of the 2-0 shutout Wednesday at Puskas Arena in Budapest. The Reds also won the first leg of the round of 16 matchup 2-0 Feb. 16 in Liverpool, England.
"It's a big result for us," Salah told reporters. "We lost a few games in the Premier League and the team is not in the best shape, but we want to fight in the Champions League and we will also fight in each game in the Premier League and we will see what will happen."
The squads played a scoreless first half until Salah broke the deadlock about midway through the second act. Liverpool's Diogo Jota received a pass from Mane as he ran up the middle of the field for a breakaway. Jota then snuck a quick pass onto Salah as he ran into the box.
The Egyptian striker took several quick touches and did a hip fake on two Leipzig defenders. He then put the ball on his left foot and snuck a shot just inside the right post.
Liverpool picked up an insurance goal less than four minutes later. Salah, Naby Keita and Divock Origi completed a series of quick passes in a tight space deep in Leipzig territory at the start of that play. Origi then took off and dribbled just right of the Leipzig box until he fired a low cross toward the far post.
Mane hovered in the box and used the outside of his right boot to smash a half-volley into the net to beat Leipzig keeper Peter Gulacsi.
The Reds will learn of their next Champions League foe during the quarterfinal and semifinal draws March 19. They battle Wolves in England's Premier League at 4 p.m. EDT Monday in Wolverhampton, England.
"It will help, but we know that Monday at Wolves is a different kind of game," Reds manager Jurgen Klopp told reporters. "But if we play as good as we played [Wednesday] then it will be tough for Wolves, that's clear. But then we have to score and we have to defend, we have to deny them and we have to break through on the other side."
Leipzig returns to German Bundesliga play for a match against Eintracht Frankfurt at 10:30 a.m. EDT Sunday in Leipzig, Germany.