The semifinalists of the Champions League are defined. This Wednesday 14, for the return of the round of 16, Liverpool will host Real Madrid with the aim of turning it 3 to 1 against the first leg at Alfredo Di Stéfano.
WHAT TIME DOES LIVERPOOL – REAL MADRID PLAY?
The duel between Reds and Whites will begin at 4:00 p.m. (Argentina time), at the Anfield stadium. The referee in charge will be the Dutch Björn Kuipers.
WHERE TO SEE LIVERPOOL – REAL MADRID LIVE?
ESPN will be in charge of broadcasting the game. As usual, you will also be able to follow it here, in Ole.
HOW DOES REAL MADRID ARRIVE?
In several aspects, the present of those directed by Zinedine Zidane is positive, more than anything from the mental point of view, since they come from beating by 2 to 1 at Barcelona of Lionel Messi in the Classical. With this result, the team is in second place in La Liga, with 66 units and only one behind the leader, Atlético del Cholo Simeone.
As for football, the French coach seems to be finding the team’s direction. Kroos and Modric are increasingly protagonists in the center of the field and in the creation of the plays, added to the work of Benzema within the area and a Vinicius that is gaining prominence, even more so with the double converted in the first leg.
But the downside for Zizou is the casualties. Although he had Sergio Ramos’ for muscular problems, the captain tested positive for Coronavirus in the last tests, for which he did not travel to England. Another that does affect the formation of the team, is that of Lucas Vázquez, who was replaced in the Classical by a clash with Busquets and ended in a left knee posterior cruciate ligament sprain.
HOW DOES THE LIVERPOOL ARRIVE?
Although the performance of the English team has declined in recent games, they come from reaping a home win in the Premier League. It was a 2 to 1 against Aston Villa dedra Martínez to end a losing streak of six games with defeat at Anfield.
With this victory, and also the triumphs against Arsenal (3-0) and Wolverhampton (1-0), both away, Jurgen Klopp’s men climbed to sixth place in the standings, with 62 points. In addition, they are two units away from the Europa League, fifth place occupied by Chelsea, and three from the Champions League, fourth place where West Ham is located.
Ahead of the duel for a place in the Champions League semi-finals, the German coach declared that “With a 3-1 down it seems that we are already out, and that means that we do not have much to lose. The result showed that they were better. than us, but it was only the first part. “
WHAT DOES LIVERPOOL NEED TO GO TO SEMIS?
The Reds will have to win 2-0 to tie the aggregate and advance with the away goal. In the event that the Merengue converts, they must score a difference of three goals.
Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Phillips, Kabak, Robertson; Fabinho, Thiago, Wijnaldum; Salah, Mané and Firmino.
Real Madrid: Courtois; Odriozola, Militao, Nacho, Mendy, Marcelo; Casemiro, Kroos, Modric; Vinicius y Benzema.