Real Madrid took a major step towards the semi-finals of the Champions League with a 3-1 first leg win over Liverpool at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano.
Vinicius Junior was Liverpool’s chief tormentor, punishing basic errors from a visiting side that employed a high line without any pressure on the ball and seemed to lack the basic organization required to repel the pace of the Madrid frontline. After the Brazilian ghosted in behind to net a first in the 27th minute, Trent Alexander-Arnold miscued a clearing header to allow Marco Asensio to creep in behind, lobbing Alisson and tapping into an empty net.
BREAKING: Real Madrid confirm Raphael Varane has tested positive for COVID-19.
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Ramos, Varane, Van Dijk and Gomez are all out for Liverpool vs. Real Madrid.
No defending, just vibes 🎶 pic.twitter.com/mIOoQC9iUr
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