The Real Madrid receives Tuesday at Liverpool in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals, in a decisive week for his future in Europe and in the Spanish championship.
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The merengues, the only Spanish representatives left in the Champions League, receive the English team before facing Barcelona in a Clásico on Saturday, which could be key for LaLiga.
The white team comes at a good moment to this repetition of the 2018 Champions final when Real Madrid beat the ‘Reds’ 3-1 to lift the 13th European Cup in their history.
The meringues accumulate eleven games without knowing defeat, nine of them victories, the last one on Saturday against Eibar in the League (2-0) to push the Spanish championship a little more.
The whites are only three points behind the leader, Atlético de Madrid, with nine games to go before the end of the Spanish championship.
For this, Zidane will count on the good streak of Karim Benzema, who has 24 goals so far this season, 6 of them in the last five official matches of the white team.
He can be joined by the improvement of Marco Asensio, who has scored in the last three Real Madrid games.
On the other hand, the merengue team will not be able to count on their captain Sergio Ramos, injured in the left calf, for this meeting.
The good merengue moment contrasts somewhat with the tough season that Liverpool is going through, far from the image of the finalist team in the Champions League in 2018 and champion the following year.
Winners of the Premier League last season for the first time in 30 years, Liverpool are in sixth position this season, struggling to reach the four places that qualify for the Champions League.
Anfield’s strength, in which the club managed to remain undefeated for nearly four years, fell in six straight games for the first time in club history this season.
Added to this were the injuries of important men such as captain Jordan Henderson and defenders Virgil Van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip, who will miss the games against Real Madrid.
Despite all these burdens, Liverpool seem to have started to resurface in recent weeks with three consecutive victories in official matches.
“We feel good but we know we are facing a tough opponent,” Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said on Monday.
In midfield, Thiago Alcántara, weighed down by injuries during the season, seems to be recovering his cruising speed, helped by the return to the core of Fabinho, who has returned his identity to the ‘Reds’.
Ahead, Diogo Jota, who has also suffered this season with injuries, has recovered his marksmanship with six goals in his last four games with Liverpool and the Portuguese national team.
“I’m scoring a lot of goals, that’s what I want: to help the team. I don’t mind not scoring if the team wins,” Jota assured this Monday at a press conference.
Elements to give hope to Klopp’s men in a match that is predicted to be played.
Real Madrid vs Liverpool – Probable teams:
Real Madrid: Courtois – Lucas Vázquez, Varane, Nacho, Mendy – Modric, Casemiro, Kroos – Asensio, Benzema, Vinicius. Intern: Zinedine Zidane (FRA).
Liverpool: Alisson – Robertson, Kabak, Phillips, Alexander-Arnold – Thiago, Wijnaldum, Fabinho – Salah, Jota, Mané. Entrenador: Jurgen Klopp (GER)
Time: 2:00 pm (Peruvian time).