This morning, Liverpool had a trip to Real Madrid in the second leg of the 1/8 round of the Champions League 2022/23. Due to losing 2-5 in the first leg at home, the Red Brigade was forced to play offensively at the Bernabeu to have any hope of progressing.
The two teams gave the NHM an eye-catching match. The first half saw 17 shots, 8 on target but the excellence of the two goalkeepers prevented the goal from appearing. In the second half, when Liverpool was impatient, it was also the time when the home team launched the finishing blow.
Karim Benzema’s goal in the 78th minute helped Real Madrid win 1-0. With this result, Los Blancos entered the quarterfinals with a total score of 6-2 after two matches. They increased the number of unbeaten matches against the English team to 8, including 7 wins and 1 draw.
In the match against Real Madrid, Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold played very badly. The British star is known for his great offensive support, but weak defense. And this manifests itself at the Bernabeu.
Accordingly, before Real Madrid, the player born in 1998 let the opponent dribble 6 times successfully. Vinicius Junior gave Alexander-Arnold a real nightmare. There were at least three times when the Brazilian got past the English defender before making crosses into the middle.
Without perfecting his defense, Alexander-Arnold will not be able to reach the level of a top right-back in the world. He is also in danger of being benched in England because Kyle Walker and Reece James are much more comprehensive.