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Sport Can Real Madrid prevent another Anfield miracle? The Champions League in Opta numbers

11:40  14 april  2021
11:40  14 april  2021 Source:   goal.com

Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp senses Real Madrid have come at perfect time

  Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp senses Real Madrid have come at perfect time He had spotted the question early - 'would you ever have regrets about not managing Real Madrid in his career?' - and was ready to have some fun. Klopp was ready to engage.He had spotted the question early – 'would you ever have regrets about not managing Real Madrid in his career?' – and was ready to have some fun. In recent months, such an inquiry would have received brusque short-shrift but, this time, Klopp was ready to engage.

Real Madrid 3-1 Liverpool: Match statistics Liverpool are going to need another one of their Champions League miracles . Jurgen Klopp’s side find themselves staring down the barrel again, after being beaten 3-1 by Real Madrid in the first leg of their quarter-final clash on Tuesday night. Two goals from Vinicius Junior and one from Marco Asensio did the damage for Zinedine Zidane’s men, Source: 249.

– Champions League in Opta numbers . Goal.com 1 hour ago Joe Wright. Gian Piero Gasperini's men have the simple tasking of overturning a 1-0 deficit away to Real Madrid , the most successful club in the competition's history and winners of four of the past seven tournaments. Zinedine Zidane's men have struggled for consistency in 2020-21 but the Champions League traditionally brings out their best, while Atalanta's visit could also be one to celebrate for Toni Kroos.

Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund are preparing for home quarter-final legs knowing only victories will give them a chance of reaching the Champions League last four.

a close up of a man throwing a ball: Vinicius Junior scored twice for Real Madrid against Liverpool © Getty Images Vinicius Junior scored twice for Real Madrid against Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp's side were beaten 3-1 by Real Madrid in the Spanish capital last week, the scoreline matching that of the 2018 final, when Zinedine Zidane won the trophy for the third year running.

Of course, the Reds have history of famous Anfield comebacks, most notably two years ago when Barcelona were stunned on Merseyside after winning the semi-final first leg 3-0.

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Real Madrid 3-1 Liverpool: Match statistics. Liverpool are going to need another one of their Champions League miracles . Jurgen Klopp’s side find themselves staring down the barrel again, after being beaten 3-1 by Real Madrid in the first leg of their quarter-final clash on Tuesday night. Two goals from Vinicius Junior, and one from Marco Asensio, did the damage for Zinedine Zidane’s men, although Mo Salah’s away goal offers a glimmer of hope for the Reds ahead of next week’s return fixture at Anfield . They’ll need a big improvement if they are to salvage their hopes of a seventh

Real Madrid 3-1 Liverpool: Match statistics. Liverpool are going to need another one of their Champions League miracles . Jurgen Klopp’s side find themselves staring down the barrel again, after being beaten 3-1 by Real Madrid in the first leg of their quarter-final clash on Tuesday night. Two goals from Vinicius Junior, and one from Marco Asensio, did the damage for Zinedine Zidane’s men, although Mo Salah’s away goal offers a glimmer of hope for the Reds ahead of next week’s return fixture at Anfield . They’ll need a big improvement if they are to salvage their hopes of a seventh

Dortmund are also in need of a spirited display. Marco Reus' away goal gave them a foothold in the tie against Manchester City, but a late winner from Phil Foden at the Etihad Stadium means the Premier League leaders have the advantage.

Still, if Dortmund repeat the result of the last time they hosted City in this competition, they will be going through...

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Liverpool's unforgettable 4-0 win over Barcelona was one of two instances out of a possible 11 where they have progressed in a knockout tie after losing the first leg by two or more goals.

They beat Madrid by the same scoreline in March 2009 at Anfield, but Los Blancos' most recent visit to Merseyside ended in a 3-0 win in October 2014. They are now on a run of four consecutive wins over Liverpool.

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Real Madrid 3-1 Liverpool: Match statistics. Liverpool are going to need another one of their Champions League miracles . Jurgen Klopp’s side find themselves staring down the barrel again, after being beaten 3-1 by Real Madrid in the first leg of their quarter-final clash on Tuesday night. Two goals from Vinicius Junior, and one from Marco Asensio, did the damage for Zinedine Zidane’s men, although Mo Salah’s away goal offers a glimmer of hope for the Reds ahead of next week’s return fixture at Anfield . They’ll need a big improvement if they are to salvage their hopes of a seventh

Real Madrid 3-1 Liverpool: Match statistics. Liverpool are going to need another one of their Champions League miracles . Jurgen Klopp’s side find themselves staring down the barrel again, after being beaten 3-1 by Real Madrid in the first leg of their quarter-final clash on Tuesday night. Two goals from Vinicius Junior, and one from Marco Asensio, did the damage for Zinedine Zidane’s men, although Mo Salah’s away goal offers a glimmer of hope for the Reds ahead of next week’s return fixture at Anfield . They’ll need a big improvement if they are to salvage their hopes of a seventh

Given Madrid have scored in each of their previous 23 Champions League knockout games, and the fact they have won 15 of the past 16 ties where they won the first leg by at least two goals, they would appear to be in a very strong position.

If Liverpool are to produce another turnaround, Mohamed Salah will almost certainly be key. His goal in the first leg means he has scored in each of his previous four appearances in the competition, and he could become only the second Liverpool player – after Steven Gerrard in 2007-08 – to do so in five.

Luka Modric is also chasing a small slice of history. The 2018 Ballon d'Or winner has provided an assist in three Champions League games in a row; since at least 2003-04, no Madrid player has ever managed to set up a goal in four consecutive games in this competition.

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Dalglish has not given up hope on Liverpool in Real Madrid tie

  Dalglish has not given up hope on Liverpool in Real Madrid tie Dalglish has not given up hope of Liverpool staging another Anfield comeback in the Champions League against Real Madrid and winning another Istanbul final, saying: 'Maybe romance is not yet dead.'The former Liverpool player and manager believes the Reds face a tougher task against Real than they did in overturning a three-goal deficit to beat Barcelona in the 2019 semi-finals, and not just because the match will be played behind closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The end of the Champions League group stage is closing in, and on Tuesday the likes of Tottenham, Inter, Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool will learn their fate. Most eyes will be on groups B and C, with several European giants at risk of being eliminated before the knockout phase. 18 - Liverpool are unbeaten in 18 successive European matches at Anfield (W13 D5 L0), last losing at home in Europe back in October 2014 against Real Madrid (0-3). 8 - Mohamed Salah has scored eight goals in eight Champions League matches as a Liverpool player at Anfield – only Steven Gerrard (14) has netted

" Real Madrid always try to win the game. We are ready for another highly demanding match. "The emotional and the physical factors go together. "The most important thing is that the team is prepared to compete. Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane, Dani Carvajal and Lucas Vazquez will all miss the match at Anfield , but Zidane is confident that all players he has at his disposal will do what it takes to win in England. "The team always comes together in difficulties and that shows you the character of the team," Zidane added.

Pep Guardiola lost three of his first five meetings with Borussia Dortmund but is unbeaten in his most recent seven, while City have only failed to progress twice in 15 European knockout ties after winning the first leg.

However, Guardiola endured the most recent of those eliminations, with Monaco upsetting City in his first season in charge in 2016-17. In fact, in Champions League history, the team to win the first leg 2-1 at home has been eliminated (15 times) more often than they have progressed (12).

It really could be a game of fine margins. If Dortmund repeat the scoreline from their only previous home game against City in December 2012 (1-0), that will be enough to send them through. However, City have kept clean sheets in four consecutive away games in the competition; another on Wednesday will guarantee their semi-final spot and see them become the first side to record shutouts in five games in a row since Manchester United a decade ago.

Inevitably, all eyes will be on Erling Haaland. The Norway star has only failed to score in three of his 15 Champions League appearances and has never drawn a blank at home for Dortmund, hitting seven in just four games.

Haaland has been tipped to replace Sergio Aguero at City next season, but this could be a chance for the Argentina striker to underline his legacy: a goal here will take him to 37 in the competition, the most of any player for a Premier League club. Aguero likes Bundesliga opposition, too: 11 of his 36 goals have come against sides from Germany, more than he has managed against teams from any other nation.

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