Two of the most successful teams in the European Cup history will lock horns in the Spanish capital as Real Madrid welcomes Liverpool this week. The match schedules for Tuesday at Estadio Alfredo di Stefano with kickoff at 10 pm for the Champions League quarter-finals tie.
Madrid is 13 times the competition champions, will reminisce their 2018 Champions League final against the Reds in their triumphant 3-1 win. The Reds poor Premier League form won’t come into question with the reverse fixture at Anfield on April 14.
There is no doubt that Real Madrid is the most successful European club on this occasion, picking up the trophy on 13 occasions. The side has won four in the last seven years but has knocked out in 16 in the last two years. The side fell out of the competition to Ajax and Manchester City, respectively.
A lot has changed since their 2017-2018 UEFA Champions League final. First off, the Reds went on to claim the title the following year by defeating Tottenham. Secondly, their heroics for the day include Gareth Bale, and Cristiano Ronaldo remain unavailable.
It is a quick turn of fate with the villain of the last encounter, Sergio Ramos, out with a calf injury. Mohamed Salah will be livid to execute revenge, especially after finding the back of the next to last Saturday against Arsenal.
Real Madrid vs. Liverpool Head to Head
Both sides have five games against each other, with Real Madrid takes home three wins while Liverpool has two wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Real Madrid 2-0 Eibar
Celta Vigo 1-3 Real Madrid
Real Madrid 2-1 Elche CF
Atletico Madrid 1-1 Real Madrid
Real Madrid 1-1 Real Soceidad
Arsenal 0-3 Liverpool
Wolves 0-1 Liverpool
Liverpool 2-0 RB Leipzig
Liverpool 0-1 Fulham
Reds 0-1 Chelsea
Real Madrid Team News
Influential defender Sergio Ramos remains unavailable with a calf problem, while the match comes too soon for Carvajal and Valverde. Eden Hazard returned to ground training after recovering from a muscular problem. Raphael Varane returns to the starting lineup after a rest during the weekend.
Liverpool Team News
Diogo Jota netted a brace against Arsenal and will be pushing for a start in attack. Long-term absentees include Jordan Henderson, Virgil Van Dijk, Joel Matip, and Joe Gomez. Wijnaldum will replace Milner in the middle of the park.
Prediction and Odds
It is a hard match to predict, with many hostilities building up from the visitors enough to make a disappointment.
Goals Under 2.5
First to Score: Liverpool