The excitement of the Round of 16 in the Champions League continued with the matches played tonight. The defending champion Real Madrid was the guest of Liverpool, whom they defeated 1-0 in the final last season, at Anfield. Real Madrid won the match, where records were broken and Liverpool took a 2-0 lead in just 14. Here are the details of the historic match. Real Madrid again, another historic comeback! Liverpool had never been beaten like this… They did the unbelievable.
Liverpool, with 5 wins and 1 loss in Group A, collected 15 points and finished second in the group behind Napoli. Real Madrid, on the other hand, got 13 points from Group F with 4 wins, 1 draw, and 1 loss and came out as the leader of their group. Real Madrid, which has not seen the face of defeat in the last 6 Champions League matches between the two teams, undoubtedly wanted to get a good result from the road.
Liverpool’s aim was to break their bad luck against their opponent in front of their fans and take advantage before the rematch.
The second half started with goals like the first 45. In 47, Eder Militao left Alisson helpless. Thus, the Spanish team took a 3-2 lead in the match where they fell 2-0 down at Anfield. At 55, Karim Benzama, the last Ballon d’Or winner, took the stage and scored the goal that relieved Madrid: 4-2. In 67, the French superstar scored the unplugged goal, ending Liverpool’s hopes for this match and determining the outcome of the match: 5-2.
LIVERPOOL IN ANFIELD!
67′ Modric quickly passed the opponent’s field with the ball he grabbed, and saw Vinicius, Vinicius threw it to Benzema, and the French star calmly passed the goalkeeper and calmly sent the ball to the goal protected by the three players. Madrid took a 5-2 lead at Anfield.
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) February 21, 2023