Real Madrid will play Liverpool in the quarter-finals of the Champions League tonight. A slight favorite of this match for us are “The Reds”, which seems to be returning to a good disposition recently. The two teams have met fairly recently in European competition, when a Gareth Bale double helped Real to a 3-1 victory in the 2018 Champions League final.
Zinedine Zidane is under no illusions as to the task facing his Real Madrid team when they take on Liverpool in the Champions League on Tuesday. The “Los Blancos” will approach this battle without a few big names. Sergio Ramos has returned from a national team training camp with a calf injury. In turn, Eden Hazard did not manage to heal the muscle injury.
Liverpool may not boast a streak as good as their rival, but The Reds have won their last three games and recently beat Arsenal 3-0 away. They also dealt with RB Leipzig in a good style, not conceding a single goal on aggregate. It seems Juergen Klopp finally managed optimal pair of defenders for this difficult season, with many injuries: Kabak – Philips. This allows the Brazilian Fabinho to return to his nominal position as central midfielder. With Jota’s return, Klopp also has more room for maneuver up front. The Portuguese in the match against Arsenal came off the bench, but scored two goals and now can play in the basic squad, at the expense of Roberto Firmino, who is not impressive this season.
Real Madrid: Courtois – Vázquez, Nacho, Varane, Mendy – Modrić, Casemiro, Kroos – Asensio, Benzema, Vinícius Júnior
Liverpool FC: Alisson – Robertson, Kabak, Phillips, Alexander-Arnold – Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Thiago Alcântara – Mane, Diogo Jota, Salah
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