Real Madrid player ratings vs Liverpool: Masterful Modric leads Los Blancos into the last eight
Real Madrid cruised into the quarter-finals of the Champions League by beating Liverpool 1-0 to complete a 6-2 aggregate win over the Reds.
Los Blancos were relatively comfortable in the first half, with Luka Modric's cool head settling things in central midfield.
They had their chances, too, forcing Alisson into a series of dramatic saves, including one point-blank block from Vinicius Junior.
The Madrid goal, when it came, was well deserved, though it was a tad fortuitous. Vinicius and Benzema combined inside the box after a couple of lucky bounces, and the Frenchman finished into an open net to put the last-16 tie to bed.
And so it ultimately proved relatively simple. Madrid ate early pressure, grabbed a goal of their own, and by the end could give some of their big names a breather with Barcelona to come in El Clasico on Sunday.
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