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Liverpool vs. Real Madrid head-to-head record



Another blockbuster Champions League game between Liverpool and Real Madrid takes place at Anfield on Tuesday night for the first leg of their round of 16.

The two well-known opponents return to action less than a year after Los Blancos beat the Reds 1-0 in the 2021/22 final thanks to winner Vinicius Junior, who won his 14th European trophy and prevented Liverpool from winning their seventh victory.

Since that fateful night in Paris, marred by the ugly scenes outside the Stade de France before the match, Liverpool have progressed to the knockout stages with a second place in Group A, while defending champions Celtic, Shakhtar Donetsk and RB Leipzig beat for the first time. place in group F.

Here, Sports Mole takes a closer look at Liverpool and Real Madrid’s head-to-head record ahead of Tuesday’s first leg, which precedes the second leg at the Bernabeu on March 15. Tuesday’s decisive clash marks Liverpool and Real Madrid’s tenth meeting in the highest echelons of European football, with the Reds winning each of the top three with three clean sheets in tow.

However, since then Los Blancos have gone on a six match unbeaten run against the Merseyside giants, making it five wins and a draw in the Champions League since the 2014/15 group stage.

After Alan Kennedy’s winner in the 1981 European Cup final, Rafael Benitez scored 1-0 and 4-0 against his future club in the 2008-09 group stage, with Yossi Benayoun scoring the only goal of the match in the Bernabeu triumph.

That trio of victories counted for nothing in recent years, however, as in the 2014/15 season, Real Madrid – then also under the tutelage of Carlo Ancelotti – won both of Liverpool’s Champions League group stage matches with a overall score. since 4-0.

It wasn’t until the 2017-18 final that Real Madrid and Liverpool would meet again, but in a match that went down in history for Loris Karius’ horror show and Gareth Bale’s incredible acrobatic goal, Zinedine Zidane has brought the Spanish giants to a 3 – 1 success. Karius’ disastrous night in Kyiv remains the keeper’s last game for an English club, but rightly he could make a sensational return for Newcastle United in next weekend’s EFL Cup final against Manchester United with Nick Pope and Martin Dubravka both unavailable.

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Although Liverpool managed to add a Premier League and Champions League to their trophy cabinet before facing Real Madrid in the 2020-21 quarter-finals, Liverpool lost 3-1 in the first leg at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano before a goalless draw at Anfield Jurgen sent Klopps sidepacked.

Reds fans traveled to Paris for the 2021-22 final hoping to see their side served up a cold dish of revenge, but Ancelotti’s Champions League love affair continued as Thibaut Courtois made nine incredible saves, while Vinicius hit the back stick to inflict more continental misery on the Reds.

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A total of three wins, one draw and five losses in nine meetings for Real Madrid is not disastrous, but Liverpool’s six-game winless streak against the Whites is their longest winless streak against a single opponent in the League champions. one that could rise to seven if Klopp’s side fail to capitalize on the momentum of their recent rise in results.

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