Match of the Week: Real Madrid - Liverpool
Real Madrid and Liverpool are battling it out for a place in the Champions League quarter-finals with the home side favorites to progress to the next stage after a 5-2 away win at Anfield and the visitors with their backs against the wall. after the result against them.
Real Madrid wants to manage the result in their favor, as the 5-2 of the first match makes them the undisputed favorite for the qualification to the next phase. So in order to be eliminated it must be defeated by four goals or to lead the match to overtime it must lose by three goals.
Liverpool need a football miracle to be in the next phase of the Champions League. The Reds are capable of the best (a 7-0 win over Manchester United) and the worst (a loss to Bournemouth). However, tonight's clash is a prime opportunity for him to try and pull off the ultimate turnaround and achieve a historic result as the odds are stacked against him.
In their last five matches, Real Madrid have two wins, two draws and one loss
In their last five matches, Liverpool have two wins, two losses and one draw
· In 43% of Liverpool's Champions League games this year, both teams have scored before half-time
· Both teams have scored in three of Real Madrid's last five games
· In four of Liverpool's last five games, one of the two teams has scored
Real Madrid: (4-3-3): Courtois – Carvajal, Militao, Rudiger, Mendy – Modric, Tzumeni, Kroos – Valverde, Benzema, Vinicius
Liverpool: (4-2-3-1): Alisson – Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Konate, Robertson – Fabinho, Baicetic – Salah, Gakpo, Zota – Nunes