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Real Madrid Vs Liverpool FC, Quarter Final First Leg, Champions League 2020-2021, Estadio Bernabeu, 21:00pm CET
Referee: Dr. Felix Brych (Germany)
Real Madrid: Courtois - Vazquez, Eder Militao, Nacho, F. Mendy - Casemiro, Kroos, Modric, Asensio, Vinicius Junior - Benzema
Head Coach: Zidane
Liverpool: Alisson - Robertson, Kabak, Phillips, Alexander-Arnold - Fabinho, Wijnaldum, N. Keita - Sadio Mané, Diogo Jota, Salah
Head Coach: Klopp
A match that starts on a high level - no question that here two of the European top teams meet.
Real Madrid has slightly higher ball possession and Liverpool has still some problem to bring its strikers in good position. Goal for Real in minute 27 by Vinicius Junior after a brilliant pass from German national player Toni Kroos. Phillips and Alexander-Arnold cannot stop the Brasilian who fires a volley from 15m distance that strikes the net in the left lower corner.
And Real has no mercy 9 minutes later when Alexander-Arnold tries in vain to pass a long ball from Kroos with a header to Ederson. The ball is short, Marco Asensio anticipates the situation, rushes in and softly lifting the ball over Ederson - 2:0 for Real Madrid.
After the break Liverpool starts stronger and with some luck Mo Salah can reduce the distance by scoring the 1:2 for Liverpool (min 52.) from close by his toes.