The most coveted trophy in clubs football, the UEFA Champions League is set to kick off the quarter finals todays, as the English premier League giants Liverpool and Spanish La Liga powerhouse Real Madrid clash in Santiago Bernabeu. This will be a repeat of the 2018 clash in the UCL finals down in Kyiv, where the Reds were mangled by three goals to one.
According to the reports released this evening, the Madrid heavyweights as set to miss the services of their best players, with skipper Sergio Ramos out with a nagging calf injury which he suffered during the International duty. French International Rafael Varane is also sidelined with both Eden Hazard and Dani Carvajal out. This means that Zidane will opt to put more pressure upfront in order to cover up his porous defense.
(Real Madrid defender Varane)
(Madrid skipper Sergio Ramos)
Liverpool as well are not any good as they are set to miss Gomez, Joel Matip and Netherlands sweeper defender Virgil Van Dijk. Klopp will hence put more pressure in the attacking line in order to score as much as possible and secure away goals.
(Liverpool defender Joe Gomez)
(Virgil Van Dijk)
This ought to be an open game, with both side looking forward to scoring a lot of goal in order to secure the first leg win.
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