After a nightmare opening 15 minutes, Real Madrid have now steadied the ship in their Champions League last 16 first leg against Liverpool at Anfield.
Darwin Nunez gave the hosts a dream start after finishing beautifully from a Mohamed Salah cross. The Egyptian doubled their lead ten minutes later after a horrendous error from Thibaut Courtois presented the ball to him a few yards out.
Real Madrid appear to have regrouped after that tough start, and they now have a goal back after 21 minutes. A quick one-two between Karim Benzema and Vinicius Jr allowed the latter to create space to fire a shot on goal, and he finished beautifully beyond Alisson to make it 2-1.
WHAT A GOAL THAT IS! 🙌
Vinícius Júnior with a whip around the Alisson ✨
What a game we have here 💥#UCL pic.twitter.com/7wXE9j2ppk
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 21, 2023
¡Gooooooooool del Real Madrid! 🔥
Vinicius anota un golazo para el descuento del Real Madrid. ¡Golazo del brasileño! 😎@lfc 2-1 @realmadrid#TUChampions | #UCL | #Liverpool | #RealMadrid
🔴 EN VIVO
📺 TUDN y @univision
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The tie threatened to get away from Real Madrid after their disastrous start, but like champions, they have composed themselves and are now very much back in the game and tie.
A one-goal defeat would be an okay result for Real Madrid, who will likely fancy their chances at the Santiago Bernabeu in the second leg.
I foresaw More horrors OUTING coming liverpool’s way under klopp. We need to partaway with jurgen klopp, joe gomez and probably “salah. Hendo,
And fabinho. Some records are now beginning to pour in under a manager that has lost his reign and momentum which liverpool are not seeing it. Pls letme finish it by saying “klopp and liverpool’re going to regret ever selling mane” and liverpl wl never make ucl spot this season it going to take us 2to3yrs to establish ourselves into ucl spot again but JURGEN KLOPP MUST GO!!!!!!!