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K. Tsimikas
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90' + 1'
Fábio Carvalho
C. Gakpo
90' + 1'
K. Tsimikas
A. Robertson
K. Benzema
Vinícius Júnior
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Match Stats

53% 46%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 8 5
Total Passes 533 449
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The big games keep coming for Madrid. On Sunday, they head to Camp Nou to face LaLiga title rivals Barcelona in a blockbuster clash. As for Liverpool, they are not in action again until April 1, with a showdown against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium awaiting them.
Real Madrid cruise through to the Champions League quarter-finals after a commanding 6-2 aggregate victory over Liverpool. Karim Benzema's late strike was the only goal of the second leg, though the damage was truly done in the first at Anfield three weeks ago. The Reds produced a positive performance as they desperately tried to overturn the deficit, but lacked the clinical edge in front of goal to truly threaten a comeback.
K. Tsimikas
Yellow Card
90' + 4' Tsimikas accidentally catches Ceballos in the face with his trailing arm and goes into the book.
90' + 4' NO PENALTY! The ball was travelling away from goal when it struck Tsimikas on the arm, and the referee decides against pointing to the spot.
90' + 3' Penalty? Tsimikas blocks a goalbound effort before the ball bounces up onto his arm. After consulting VAR, the referee is coming across to have a look at his pitchside monitor.
Fábio Carvalho
C. Gakpo
90' + 1' Carvalho also comes on in place of Gakpo.
K. Tsimikas
A. Robertson
90' + 1' Tsimikas replaces Robertson in the first of two additional minutes.
90' Should the scoreline remain, this would be Liverpool's joint-heaviest aggregate defeat in a two-legged European knockout tie.
88' Liverpool are enjoying plenty of possession in these dying moments as they look to bow out in style. But they just cannot find a way through this Madrid defence.
Lucas Vázquez
Dani Carvajal
86' Final change for the hosts with Vazquez replacing Carvajal.
Marco Asensio
Vinícius Júnior
84' After registering his 19th goal involvement in as many Champions League appearances, Vinicius makes way for Asensio.
A. Tchouaméni
T. Kroos
84' Madrid make another double-change. Tchouameni comes on in place of Kroos.
K. Benzema
82' Benzema is also given a rest, with Rodrygo taking his place.
Dani Ceballos
L. Modrić
82' With Sunday's Clasico against Barcelona in mind, Ancelotti makes two changes. The first sees Modric make way for Ceballos.
80' That is 20 goals in 20 Champions League appearances for Benzema. The skipper also notches his seventh against Liverpool, more than any other player has managed against the Reds in Europe's premier club competition.
Vinícius Júnior
78' After spurning his own opportunity to score, Vinicius recovered brilliantly to put the ball on a plate for Benzema.
K. Benzema
78' BENZEMA!!! That should be that! 1-0 on the day, 6-2 on aggregate. The ball ricochets kindly for a sliding Vinicius, who scuffs his shot. However, the Brazilian recovers to flick it across for Benzema to tuck into the empty net.
77' SHOOT! Liverpool neatly work their way into the Madrid box. But rather than pull the trigger, they attempt one pass too many and Militao eventually clears. Klopp is furious on the touchline.
75' It was a landmark appearance for Milner. The veteran midfielder was playing his 73rd Champions League game, moving him level with Steven Gerrard.
A. Oxlade-Chamberlain
J. Milner
73' Milner is given a well-earned rest as he goes off to be replaced by Oxlade-Chamberlain.
71' We are inside the final 20 minutes at the Bernabeu, where Madrid are well on course to book their place in the quarter-finals. That is assuming Liverpool do not produce a miraculous turnaround.
69' WHAT A CHANCE! Benzema should do better! The Madrid skipper is brilliant found as Vinicius fizzes the ball into his feet. He only has Alisson to beat, but fires over from inside the box.
67' The spirit of Istanbul would certainly come in handy for the Reds here. Who could forget that almighty turnaround in the 2005 final against Milan?! The Rossoneri were, of course, managed by a certain Ancelotti.
65' Liverpool are yet to register a single shot on goal in this second half. That is something they must look to address as soon as possible. Time is running out.
63' OVER! Modric cleverly gets away from Alexander-Arnold and delivers an inviting cross from the left. Valverde is unmarked, but cannot quite get over the ball enough to keep his header down.
61' Salah has scored and assisted in eight different Champions League games for Liverpool. That is the most any player has managed for an English club in the competition.
59' It is just not happening for the Reds. Fabinho seeks out Salah with a ball down the line, but it has too much pace and runs behind for a goal kick.
H. Elliott
Diogo Jota
57' Jota is also withdrawn as Elliott comes on in his place.
Roberto Firmino
D. Núñez
57' Liverpool make a double-change. The first sees Nunez make way for Firmino.
56' GOOD DEFENDING! Liverpool riding their luck as Vinicius is allowed space in the box. He squares for Benzema, but Alexander-Arnold gets across to make a vital intervention before the skipper can potentially apply the finishing touch.
54' CHANCE! Valverde gets in behind the defence, but Alisson is quickly out to block him. At the other end, Nunez is in acres of space, but Salah's attempted pass to him is a poor one and Madrid survive.
52' Great defending! Vinicius latches onto Camavinga's throughball and looks to square it for Benzema, but Van Dijk gets across to clear in the nick of time. Although, the offside flag is later raised against the Brazil international.
50' The Reds are one of four English sides to have previously won at the Bernabeu, along with Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea. That came courtesy of a 1-0 success in February 2009, Yossi Benayoun scoring the only goal.
48' Liverpool make a positive start to the second half and Jota forces Carvajal into conceding a corner. However, the Reds are unable to capitalise as Fabinho's attempted centre evades everyone and goes behind for a goal kick.
46' Madrid get things back under way in the second half.
This will do very nicely for Madrid, but Liverpool must go for it in the second half. Remember, they must score at least four times without reply to have any chance of advancing.
We remain goalless despite an exciting first half at Santiago Bernabeu. It has been end-to-end stuff for much of the contest, but with both sides still seeking the breakthrough. You cannot see the scoreline remaining at 0-0.
45' + 1' Benzema's attempt deflects through to Alisson as we enter the first of two additional minutes at the end of this first half.
44' Madrid have progressed from 26 out of 27 European Cup or Champions League knockout ties after winning the first leg away from home. The exception came in the 2018-19 last 16, when Ajax overturned a 2-1 deficit with a 4-1 win at the Bernabeu.
42' Liverpool are pressing well high up the pitch, but without any success as of yet. Although, a goal before half-time would certainly make things interesting.
40' Salah has scored in each of his last six Champions League appearances. That is the longest streak by any player for an English side since Ruud van Nistelrooy's run of nine games for Manchester United in 2003.
38' There is a break in play as Nacho stays down following a tangle with Salah. It looked fairly innocent, but the Liverpool forward was asking for trouble as he left his foot in on the Madrid defender, who is soon back on his feet.
36' DECENT TRY! Courtois called into action again, the Madrid stopper beating away Gakpo's fierce effort from a tight angle.
35' At the other end, Vinicius gets the better of Alexander-Arnold and cuts inside onto his right foot. However, his low drive is straight at Alisson.
34' GOOD EFFORT! Nunez cuts in from the left and looks for the far corner with a bending effort that Courtois must turn away with his fingertips. The subsequent corner comes to nothing.
32' Liverpool's task seems momentous, but it is worth noting they are one of four teams to progress from a Champions League knockout tie after losing the first leg by three or more goals. Who could forget that stunning turnaround against Barcelona in the 2018-19 semi-finals?!
30' We are still goalless after the opening half an hour at the Bernabeu. Although, it has been a thoroughly entertaining 30 minutes, played at a quick tempo and with both sides going for it.
28' Today, Vinicius is aiming to become only the second player to score two or more goals in a Champions League game against a single opponent at three different venues. The other player to achieve the feat is a certain Cristiano Ronaldo, who did so against Juventus.
26' Attempting to recover from an offside position, Vinicius latches onto Benzema's threaded pass before drawing a save out of Alisson from a tight angle. But the flag eventually goes up on the far side.
24' Madrid are unbeaten in each of their last seven meetings with Liverpool, winning six. You must go back to a resounding 4-0 rout in March 2019 for the Reds' last success.
22' JUST OVER! What an effort that is by Modric! Liverpool only clear the ball as far as the veteran midfielder, who controls on his chest before unleashing a rocket that flashes inches over the crossbar.
20' OFF THE BAR! End-to-end stuff at the Bernabeu as Camavinga lets fly from 25 yards, only to see his wonderful strike crash against the crossbar.
18' JOTA MUST DO BETTER! Salah runs onto Alexander-Arnold's ball down the line and neatly tees it up for Jota, but he slices his volley well wide of the target.
16' Following his brace at Anfield - as well as his winner in last season's final - Vinicius has scored more Champions League goals against Liverpool than he has any other side (five).
14' GREAT SAVE! Alisson to the rescue! A Madrid corner is headed back across the face of goal by Rudiger. Vinicius is completely unmarked, but Alisson gets across brilliantly to deny him.
13' Madrid have a brilliant opportunity to potentially kill off the tie following a swift counter from a Liverpool corner. However, Benzema's touch is uncharacteristically poor and the Reds recover.
11' The ball sits up kindly for Kroos to strike from distance. There is plenty of venom in his long-range effort, but Alisson holds.
9' At the other end, Madrid put a neat move together and Kroos looks to square the ball across the box. However, it is just lacking the required accuracy and Milner clears.
7' CHANCE! Liverpool create their first opportunity as Salah threads the ball through for Nunez. But his tame effort is straight at Courtois.
5' Aged 37 years and 70 days, Milner becomes the oldest Englishman to start a Champions League match since a certain David Beckham (37 years, 335 days) in April 2013.
3' Liverpool have no option but to attack if they are to have any chance of turning this around. Milner's high cross is well-collected by Courtois, while Benzema strays offside when looking to latch onto a throughball at the other end.
1' Referee Felix Zwayer blows his whistle and we're off and running at Santiago Bernabeu.
The teams are coming out onto the field and will observe the iconic anthem. Kick-off is fast approaching.
The most successful side in the competition's history, today sees Madrid become the first side to play 300 Champions League matches.
Jurgen Klopp also makes a couple of alterations from Liverpool's defeat at Bournemouth. Milner returns and captains the Reds, while Jota is preferred to Elliott, who drops to the bench. Stefan Bajcetic is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines and Jordan Henderson misses out through illness.
Benzema returns from injury to lead Madrid in one of two changes from the weekend win over Espanyol. The other sees Rudiger come into the starting line-up in place of Tchouameni, who drops to the bench.
SUBS: Adrian, Caoimhin Kelleher, Joe Gomez, Naby Keita, Roberto Firmino, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Curtis Jones, Harvey Elliott, Kostas Tsimikas, Fabio Carvalho, Joel Matip, Rhys Williams.
LIVERPOOL (4-2-3-1): Alisson; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ibrahima Konate, Virgil van Dijk, Andrew Robertson; James Milner, Fabinho; Mohamed Salah, Cody Gakpo, Diogo Jota; Darwin Nunez.
SUBS: Andriy Lunin, Jesus Vallejo, Eden Hazard, Marco Asensio, Alvaro Odriozola, Lucas Vazquez, Aurelien Tchouameni, Dani Ceballos, Rodrygo, Ferland Mendy, Mariano, Alvaro Rodriguez.
REAL MADRID (4-3-3): Thibaut Courtois; Dani Carvajal, Eder Militao, Antonio Rudiger, Nacho; Luka Modric, Eduardo Camavinga, Toni Kroos; Federico Valverde, Karim Benzema, Vinicius Junior.
Following their emphatic 5-2 victory at Anfield three weeks ago, reigning champions Madrid have one foot in the quarter-finals. But can Liverpool become the first side in the competition's history to retrieve a three-goal deficit from the home leg in a knockout tie?
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