Real Madrid vs Liverpool: Champions League Head to Head Record | H2H Stats | History
The Champions League is back with some mouth-watering ties lined up for the Quarter-Final stage of the competition.
One of them will be Real Madrid vs Liverpool, a fixture that not only has a lot of history ascribed to it but also a lot of drama in recent times. The first leg of the Champions League 2020-21 quarter-finals is scheduled to be played at the Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium on Tuesday night.
Real Madrid vs Liverpool: H2H Record
However, here we are to present how the last five meetings between these two European giants turned out. All the games will be with respect to Real Madrid, (Home and Away).
H2H Match 1. Real Madrid 3-1 Liverpool
Champions League Final 2018 (27th May, 2018)
A Champions League final that would be a cherishable moment for all the Madridistas in the world, and on the contrary, a night that all the Reds would want to wipe off their minds.
It was Liverpool's first Champions League final since 2005 and Jurgen Klopp's men were absolutely sensational in the Champions League that season.
The game was equally matched until Salah was brought down by Sergio Ramos, which caused a serious muscle injury to the Egyptian King who then had to be substituted just after the half an hour mark.
The second half is memorable for other reasons as Real Madrid took an early lead, courtesy of the Liverpool stopper Loris Karius who made one of the most bizarre errors in a final.
However, just four minutes later, Sadio Mane equalized but within ten minutes of their goal, Gareth Bale arrived from the bench and scored a phenomenal bicycle kick to restore Madrid's lead.
Another long-ranger from Bale that should've been a routine save for Karius went in and Real Madrid and Cristiano Ronaldo won their last Champions League to date.
However, some people still think that Ramos' tackle on Karius in an attempt to score caused a concussion strong enough for the mistakes the Liverpool keeper made later on.
There was a lot of controversy regarding the Madrid skipper's tackle on Salah too, but soon it was quite evident that both the players were equally involved.
H2H Match 2. Real Madrid 1-0 Liverpool
Champions League Group Stage (5th Nov, 2014)
The game did not involve much action as it was the second of the Champions League group B fixtures in 2014, with Liverpool already having lost at home 3-0. The first half saw the only goal of the game, with Karim Benzema scoring a goal that was assisted by Marcelo.
Liverpool later dropped to the Europa League as they finished third in the table.
H2H Match 3. Liverpool 0-3 Real Madrid
Champions League Group Stage (23rd Oct, 2014)
The first meeting between the two sides was at Anfield but Liverpool failed to show any authority. Cristiano Ronaldo scored in the 23rd minute of the game, while just seven minutes later, Karim Benzema scored.
Benzema completed his brace just 11 minutes after scoring his first, which was also the last goal of the game. The Reds lacked rhythm and were taken down by the Los Blancos comfortably.
H2H Match 4. Liverpool 4-0 Real Madrid
Champions League Round of 16 (11th Mar, 2009)
This time it was Liverpool who were in the driver's seat, leading from the first leg against Real Madrid. It was Fernando Torres who was the man of the occasion, the former Rojiblanco took was instrumental in dismantling the Los Blancos, and with Steven Gerrard's brace, Real Madrid were done and dusted.
To add more to their miseries, Andrea Dossena also scored, which was the fourth goal of the game and his first for the Reds. However, Rafael Benitez's side couldn't do much after progressing to the quarter-finals, losing to Chelsea.
H2H Match 5. Real Madrid 0-1 Liverpool
Champions League Round of 16 (25th Feb, 2009)
28 years after playing each other in the final, Real Madrid and Liverpool went head-to-head against each other again in 2009 in the round of 16 of the Champions League.
The Reds were the better side on the day, and scored the only goal of the game, courtesy of Yossi Benayoun who fired it from a Fabio Aurelio free-kick.
However, Liverpool were also successful in diminishing Real Madrid's movements at home as the game ending with a lot of praise for Benitez's tactical decisiveness.
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