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Real Madrid 3-1 Liverpool: Match Report | Champions League 2020/21


A collective performance every Real Madrid fan will be proud of ahead of the second-leg encounter at Anfield. Madrid beat Liverpool by three goals to one at the Alfredo di Stefano Stadium on Tuesday night.

A brilliant and inspiring display by Vinicius Junior saw the youngster net twice against the current Premier League champions while Marco Asensio was also on the score sheet.

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Both Madrid and Liverpool went into the game without their first-choice centre-backs and were hoping their replacements would do a better job. However, it was Madrid that came out on top at the end of the game.

Vinicius proved to be too hot for Trent Alexander-Arnold to handle on the night, with Toni Kroos locating the Brazil international with a long pass to play him through on goal.

The 20-year-old’s first touch was good enough to put him on course to finish off neatly as Madrid took the lead after 27 minutes played.

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Asensio doubled his side’s lead nine minutes later, after lobbing the ball over Alisson Becker before tapping it into the Liverpool goal.

Jurgen Klopp made a tactical substitution before the break, introducing Thiago Alcantra into the game in place of Naby Keita.

Liverpool started the second half strongly and had a goal as their reward when Mohammed Salah put the ball past Thibaut Courtois after excellent work from Diogo Jota.

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Their hopes of getting back into the game were however dashed when Vinicius slotted home his second goal of the night from a Luca Modric pass.

The Liverpool defense was caught off guard following a throwing by Lucas Vazquez to Karim Benzema, who then passed it into the path of the Croatian to assist the youngster.

MATCH HIGHLIGHTS: Real Madrid 3-1 Liverpool | Champions League 2020/21

Madrid now holds the first-leg advantage and will be hoping to capitalise on that when they travel to England next week for the return leg.


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