Liverpool vs Real Madrid
Jurgen Klopp bemoaned the lack of a proper stadium for his team’s performance in the first leg last week, so he’ll certainly be relieved that they got back to winning ways at Anfield over the weekend.
In truth though, they look to have left themselves slightly too much to do and will be needing a near perfect performance here to qualify for the semis, and an early goal could go a long way to achieving that.
Real Madrid have extended their current run to 11 wins from 13 unbeaten games across all competitions, doing so by achieving a massive win against bitter rivals Barcelona at the weekend to blow the La Liga title race wide open, with just two points separating the top three with eight games to go.
While this is the first time Liverpool have been in this situation, having lost 3-1 away from home in the opening leg of a Champions League knockout match, this will be Real’s fourth time being up by this scoreline heading into an away leg, and it’s unsurprising to see they’ve qualified on all three previous occasions.
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