Real Madrid annihilated Liverpool 5-2 in a 7-goal trailer in the Champions League Ro-16 at Anfield.
Liverpool lost 2–5 in a brutal defeat to Real Madrid on Tuesday night at Anfield. Liverpool welcomed Real Madrid to Anfield for the first leg of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match. The game kicked off on a high note, with both teams aiming to cement greater glory in their club histories.
The Reds started the game with high presses and an attractive series of passes, which bolstered their attack, and a goal came through Darwin Nunez when Salah made a delicious pass to the Uruguayan striker from the right flank.
Nunez then converted a goal with a stunning black heel flip from inside the penalty box, in the 4th minute. In the 15th minute, Mohamed Salah capitalized on a mistake by Thibaut Courtois and scored the second goal for Liverpool, which gave the Reds a margin of 2-0 and a lead until the first 23 minutes.
Madrid started to make a comeback in the 23rd minute, with Vinicius scoring a goal from the corner of the penalty area. In the 36th minute, Alisson, Liverpool’s goalkeeper, was unable to cope with the pressure from Vinicius and let in a disappointing goal.
At the start of the second half, Real Madrid shocked Liverpool by scoring two goals in quick succession. Eder Militao scored the first goal by closing in on a free kick from Modric, while Karim Benzema scored the second goal just a few minutes later.
Real Madrid scored their fifth goal in the 67th minute, despite Liverpool’s attempts to turn the game around. The Madrid players coordinated well in the development of their game towards yielding a goal, resulting in Vinicius passing the ball to Benzema. Benzema then cleared Alisson’s attempted save and scored the ball directly into the goal.
The final score of the match was Real Madrid 5, Liverpool 2, with goals being scored by Nunes in the 4th minute and Salah in the 14th minute for Liverpool, and by Vinicius in the 21st and 36th minutes, Militao in the 47th minute, and Benzema in the 55th and 67th minutes for Real Madrid.
The lineups for the match were Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez (Matip, 72), van Dijk, E. Robertson, Henderson (Milner, 73), Fabinho, Bajcetic (Elliott, 85), Salah, Gakpo (Firmino, 64), Nunes (Jota, 64) for Liverpool, and Courtois, Carvajal, Militao, Rudiger, Alaba, Valverde, Camavinga, Modric (Kroos, 87), Rodrigo (Ceballos, 80), Benzema (Asensio, 86), Vinicius for Real Madrid.
Real Madrid, the reigning champions, staged an impressive comeback to triumph 5-2 over Liverpool in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie at Anfield, after trailing 2-0 in the opening 14 minutes.
Despite early goals from Mohamed Salah and Darwin Nunez for Liverpool, Vinicius Junior netted twice to level the game before the break. Further goals from Eder Militao and Karim Benzema secured a comfortable victory for the Spanish team.
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson expressed his frustration with the outcome and acknowledged that his team committed too many errors. The second leg is set to take place in Spain in three weeks’ time, but Liverpool’s chances of advancing appear slim.
Los Blancos had to play without their important midfielders, such as Toni Kroos and Aurelian Tchouameni, which was a significant setback considering the crucial role they play in the team’s midfield.
which saw a midfield consisting of Valverde, Camavinga, and Modric. The starting lineup also included Rodrygo, while Dani Ceballos was surprisingly left on the bench.
It was a night to forget for the Reds as Real Madrid ruthlessly destroyed them. Jurgen Klopp’s managerial position is in huge doubt, as there are already rumors buzzing, meaning that the Liverpool boss might be fired soon.