Real Madrid challenged Liverpool on Tuesday night for a shock of the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
Clash of the Titans. Two specialists of the European Cups, two European monuments collided this Tuesday evening in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. Two teams experiencing mixed campaigns, for a result of the most uncertain. Not a gift for tipsters, this Real Madrid – Liverpool.
And who could have bet on an opener signed Vinicius Jr.? The whimsical Brazilian, little skillful in front of goal but very agile in dribbling, offered himself a sublime goal on a no less sublime opening signed Toni Kroos. Shortly before the half hour of play, the Brazilian takes the leather the ball from the chest between Kabak and Phillips, then offers a cross shot from the right that hit the mark (27th).
10 minutes later, it was Marco Asensio who made the powder speak. The merengue winger took advantage of a big blunder from TrentAlexander-Arnold. On a new opening from Kroos on the left side, the defender of the Reds split with a plunging head towards the axis to the Spanish player, who did not ask himself any questions against Alisson.
2-0, Real had broken at rest against the amorphous Reds. But Zidane’s Real were deprived of their talismanic pair of center-backs tonight.
Without Sergio Ramos, injured, or Raphael Varane, positive for Covid, Real was necessarily feverish behind and Mohamed Salah would take advantage. Thus, around the hour mark, the Egyptian striker took advantage of a kick from Jota pushed back to reduce the score.
But Real were not going to sink into sinistrosis and it was in any case written that Vinicius would be the great hero of the meeting. It was the Brazilian who sealed the fate of the match by scoring the 3-1 goal.
It all started with a quick touch from Vazquez, the ball then went to Modric, who fed Vinicius in the process. Real Madrid’s new providential scorer cheated Alisson. Liverpool then launched into the attack, but Madrid controlled their subject and would resist brilliantly to maintain their deserved advantage until the end.
Real therefore impose themselves and take a good option before the return match, but also the Clasico of the weekend in La Liga against Barça ….