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Liverpool v Real Madrid match summary, 14/04/2021, Champions League

Liverpool – Real Madrid 0-0, Real in the last four

Real Madrid progressed to the Champions League semi-finals at the expense of Liverpool on Wednesday.

After losing largely in the quarter-finals to Madrid against Real (3-1), the band to Jurgen Klopp promised hell to the club merengue before this return match at Anfield.

And indeed, from the start of the match, Mohamed Salah offered himself a duel against Thibaut Courtois won by the Belgian goalkeeper.

Much better than in the first leg, the Reds put pressure on Real’s cages from the start, with in particular a huge right foot strike from James Milner outside the area that Courtois still saved at the cost of a sublime save.

Real reacted in the 20th minute with a deflected Benzema cross that struck the base of Alisson’s left post. A strike of the left foot above the cage signed Mané came to answer the occasion merengue.

But nothing was going to be entered before the break, despite a new opportunity from Salah 5 minutes from the break. The second act looked like the premuer with a big opportunity signed Firmino rejected by Courtois at the near post.

Executioner of the Reds in the first leg, Vinicius Junior escaped in front of Phillips but failed in front of Alisson in the box, the latter was still decisive in the stride in the feet of Benzema.

But the score did not change as the minutes flew by. A scenario that arranged the merengue business well. Liverpool continued to push and 20 minutes to go Jota did not frame his left-footed strike after resisting Casemiro.

Zidane then made several changes in order to lock his defense and incidentally, the result. Zizou’s group has also evolved very low in the last minutes, preventing the English offensives from developing, even if Salah stumbled on Courtois at the very end of the match.

Nothing was going to be scored in this meeting and thanks to a very good first leg and an excellent return performance, Benzema and Zidane’s Real Madrid will find Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea in the semi-finals. of the League of Chalmpions.

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