Real Madrid have all but confirmed their place in the Champions League quarter-finals after taking the lead in Wednesday’s second leg against Liverpool.
In a rather quiet affair, both keepers had to be at their best to keep the score level. Alisson make an incredible reaction save to deny Vinicius Jr a certain goal, while Thibaut Courtois made an excellent stop to deny Darwin Nunez.
The second half has been a rather quiet affair with few chances, but Real Madrid have now taken the lead courtesy of Karim Benzema, who has grabbed his third goal of this season’s competition, all of which have come in this tie.
The ball broke to Vinicius Jr in the Liverpool’s box, and despite miskicking the ball, he was able to play in Benzema, who finished into the empty net.
The nail in the coffin!
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Real Madrid will look to see out this match with ease, and then attention will turn to Sunday’s blockbuster El Clasico fixture at the Camp Nou.
Seen the penalty review when the bounce off the defenders leg to his hand DIDNT give a penalty?
Will the journalist hobby-referee explain to me why this discrepancy in VAR decisions when Asensio was given a penalty against earlier in season for bounce off his shoulder on his hand?
Its not like it matters for this particular matchs outcome, but its hugely indicative for Ligas VAR decisions on seasons where they want certain teams to win and others to lose to retain the “dynamic” of Liga (aka keep mor.ns paying).