The first game of the quarter-finals has been held in the Champions League on Tuesday night. Real Madrid confidently won the match against Liverpool, repeating the final of the 2018 final. In another game, Manchester City beat Dortmund in a dramatic match. Let us describe the main characters and other interesting things in the game.
It turns out that when Raphael Varane and Sergio Ramos are also unable to play against Liverpool, the Spaniard is more likely to be questioned because Real Madrid has only had one game since 2016 They didn’t participate in the BL match at the time. They were eliminated by CSKA Moscow 3-0.
Liverpool does not have Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip have nothing new, but in recent weeks the team of Phillips and Kabak seems to have integrated into England’s The defensive system, for example, Arsenal almost no goals were found in the weekend against them, but as we all know, the Champions League is a different level.
All of Liverpool’s defense against Real Madrid went bankrupt. Even Trent Alexander-Arnold, who has extensive BL experience, had a terrible day and the statistics were shocking. He was only able to win a quarter of the matchup, conceding a total of 23 goals, and there was no accurate pass in the game, which actually gave Asensio a goal.
Liverpool’s defense made several service errors in the first half. Phillips made a mistake before the first goal. Then Alexander Arnold sold the ball and it became a goal. At the end of the game, Kabak briefly The ball kicked the ball home, and then it was Asensio’s turn to score no points.
Klopp put Jota and Kate on the team, which is not good for Firmino and Tiago, but this time the draw did not appear, Liverpool did not shoot in the first half, and neither did the first half. Such a thing. 7 years. In 2014, Real Madrid was also able to stifle Liverpool’s game.
“If you want to be in the top four, then you deserve it. We didn’t do that today, especially in the first half of the year. In addition to our goal, the only positive factor is that there will be another game. Our performance was not good enough, we did not cheer for Real Madrid, we gave them too easy success. Sometimes we made a mistake, but that goal could mean a lot, and we managed to keep alive. At the end of the first half, I made changes for tactical reasons, Keita fell, but I could have replaced a few players. Real Madrid is a very good team and can’t even help them. After the game, Jurgen Klopp said: “We sold a lot of balls, we need to repair these balls to play again.”
Liverpool captain Georginio Wijnaldum was also disappointed: For a good team, this is a difficult game. The first half was not good enough, even the simplest pass failed. They scored after two turnovers and our discipline was not enough. After the break, we tried to be more focused and focused on our game. Fortunately, we also scored, but I hope to get better results. “
This is unbelievable, but this is already Liverpool’s tenth defeat in 2021. This is the last time the team was eliminated many times before May 1954. It also lost its lead that year. Now this danger is not a threat, but the chances of the Jurgen Klopp team to save him this season are dwindling.
Of course, Real Madrid’s situation is much more comfortable, and they have improved 15 times from the last 16 BL duels when they won the first game. Two years ago, Ajax eliminated Real Madrid after losing the first game.