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Karim Benzema scored and got injured
Karim Benzema scored twice in the first leg, helping Real Madrid beat Liverpool 5-2 at Anfield. In the second leg, he was the only scorer to help the home team win 1-0. In the 78th minute, Camavinga dropped the ball to let Benzema down. The ball touch of No. 9 touched Van Dijk to Vinicius Junior’s position, although he fell after a collision with a Liverpool defender, but the Brazilian player also made a putt to make Benzema easy. put the ball into the empty net.
Statistically, Karim Benzema has scored more Champions League goals against Liverpool than any other player in the history of the competition (7). But not only Liverpool, other teams also have to turn to fear because of Benzema. Statistics show that the former Gunners player has scored 13 goals in the last 8 Champions League knockout matches.
In the last 20 matches in the knockout round of the Champions League, Benzema scored 20 goals. For English teams alone, Benzema is really a nightmare. He has scored 19 goals in 25 encounters against opponents from the Premier League.
After scoring, Benzema suffered a leg injury in the last minutes. The collision with defender Virgil van Dijk after a successful effort from Vinicius’ cross caused the French general to have a problem with his right ankle. Talking about his injury, he revealed: “I left the field because of a kick to the shin. But it’s just a small bump, I think I’ll be there against Barcelona on Sunday.”
Liverpool received the most painful defeat
In the Real Madrid vs Liverpool match, the away team wanted to pre-empt the home team, they rushed up right after the opening whistle. The fact is that The Kop had opportunities but could not take advantage. Then Real Madrid created a good game, which made the opportunities no longer come often for the Red Brigade.
The home team also made good use of the opportunity to score in the 78th minute, Benzema’s goal helped Los Blancos win 1-0. After all, the final score of 2-6 against Real Madrid was Liverpool’s heaviest defeat in the two knockout rounds of the Champions League.
Jurgen Klopp fell again in front of the representatives of Spain
Liverpool made an effort against Real Madrid, but in the end still lost 0-1. Thus, Liverpool gave way to the quarterfinals of the Champions League this season to Real Madrid, they lost with a total score of 2-6 after two matches. And once again coach Jurgen Klopp was eliminated by a Spanish team.
According to statistics, under Jurgen Klopp, all 6 times Liverpool have been eliminated from major European tournaments have taken place in front of Spanish clubs. Including 1 time against Sevilla, 1 time against Atletico Madrid and 4 times against Liverpool.
Real Madrid continues to raise hopes of successfully defending the championship
With a reasonable strategy and the excellence of goalkeeper Courtois, Real Madrid defeated Liverpool with a score of 1-0 at the Bernabeu. They entered the quarterfinals with a total score of 6-2 after two matches. Real Madrid have reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the 19th time and only Bayern Munich have done more in the history of the tournament (21, including this season).
Real Madrid still show they are one of the strong candidates for the Champions League this season, after the match when asked about the home team’s chances of successfully defending the title, coach Carlo Ancelotti said:
“About Real’s ability to win the Champions League? I think the Champions League is still very difficult to win. This is the tournament that brings together the strongest teams from Europe. We are waiting for our opponent in the quarterfinals, all the teams are very strong in this round.”