Real Madrid 3-1 Liverpool - Watch all the goals and highlights (Video)

LFC Globe
6th April 2021
Real Madrid vs Liverpool Highlights
Champions League
Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano
Real Madrid
Vinicius Jr (27', 65'), Marco Asensio (36')
Mohamed Salah (51')

vs Liverpool highlights - Watch the goals and highlights as the Reds fell to a 3-1 defeat against Real Madrid in the quarter-finals first leg.

Jurgen Klopp sprung a surprise as Naby Keita was given the nod ahead of Thiago in midfield, citing the need for "dribblers" in his side. also returned to the side whilst was preferred to in attack.

Liverpool struggled to get themselves in the game as the hosts had the better of them for much of the first half. The Reds were far too sloppy in possession, allowing Madrid's forward line to get at and with ease.

Zinedine Zidane's side looked by far the likelier of the two sides to score the crucial breakthrough, with Karim Benzema, Vinicius Jr and Marco Asensio all looking threatening and coming close on more than one occasion.

The Reds were made to pay for their slow start as Vinicius Jr latched on to Toni Kroos' long ball and dispatched the ball past Alisson to put the hosts 1-0 up inside the opening half-hour.

Things went from bad to worse less than ten minutes later as 's diving header to intercept another Kroos pass went straight into the path of Asensio, who looped the ball over Alisson and tapped from inside the six-yard box.

Having introduced Thiago for Keita before the break, Liverpool clawed their way back into the game at the start of the second half as the ball landed at the feet of , who prodded the ball past Thibaut Courtois to score a crucial goal for the Reds.

The Reds looked likely to score an equaliser but the hosts responded with a goal of their own as lacklustre defending saw Luka Modric find an unmarked Vinicius Jr inside the box, with the forward tucking the ball home to score his second of the game and give Madrid a 3-1 lead.

Despite the Reds looking to push for a second away goal, it wasn't to be on the night as it finished 3-1 to Real Madrid, giving Zidane's side a big advantage before the return leg at next week.

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