For the first leg of the knockout round of the UEFA Champions League 2023, Liverpool vs. Real Madrid online live at Anfield, this Tuesday, February 21 from 3:00 p.m. (local time) and 9:00 p.m. (Spanish time). Below, learn about international schedules, broadcast channels, lineups and more details of this commitment.
Real Madrid present
Real Madrid comes from beating Osasuna 2-0 in a new day of La Liga Santander, where it is located in the second box with 51 units behind FC Barcelona.
“What we did in the second half could be done in the first, the vertical pass could have been given earlier. But I really liked the solidity of the team, it was a complete game, it was important to win it to keep the league alive, so we left this stadium happy. We attacked a little more directly, and that makes the difference. He’s a fantastic player, he doesn’t stop and he’s an impressive player,” Carlo Ancelotti said after the win at El Sadar.
Liverpool gave the surprise on the last day of the Premier League by defeating Newcastle 2-0. Likewise, those of Anfield have been fighting for scarlet positions, given that they march in the eighth square with 35 units.
“You always need good results. The players had to feel that again and now we had a good chance. We weren’t perfect, but we were good enough to win the game,” Jurgen Klopp told a news conference.
Real Madrid’s Champions League campaign
Carlo Ancelotti’s men were first in Group F with 13 points from four wins, a draw and a loss. In addition, they scored 15 goals and conceded only six.
Liverpool’s Champions League campaign
Those led by Jurgen Klopp were second in Group A with 15 points, behind Napoli on goal difference. The Reds scored 17 goals and conceded just six.
What time does Liverpool vs. Real Madrid play?
These are the international schedules of the match between English and Spanish.
Mexico – 2:00 p.m.
Peru – 3:00 p.m.
Colombia – 3:00 p.m.
Ecuador – 3:00 p.m.
Bolivia – 4:00 p.m.
Venezuela – 4:00 p.m.
United States – 4:00 p.m.
Argentina – 5:00 p.m.
Uruguay – 5:00 p.m.
Chile – 5:00 p.m.
Paraguay – 5:00 p.m.
Brazil – 5:00 p.m.
Spain – 9:00 p.m.
Where to watch Liverpool – Real Madrid on TV?
Below are the channels broadcasting the UEFA Champions League match.
Argentina – Star+, ESPN Argentina
Bolivia – ESPN, Star+
Brazil – HBO Max, TNT Brazil
Chile – ESPN Chile, Star+
Ecuador – ESPN, Star+
Mexico – TNT Sports, HBO Max
Paraguay – ESPN, Star+
Peru – ESPN, Star+
Spain – Movistar Champions League, Movistar+
United States – Univision, TUDN USA, SiriusXM FC, CBS, Paramount+, TUDN App, Univision NOW, TUDN.com, VIX+
Uruguay – Star+, ESPN
Venezuela – Star+, ESPN
Probable Liverpool vs. Real Madrid line-ups
Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez, Matip, Robertson; Henderson, Bajcetic, Keïta; Salah, Gakpo, Núñez.
Real Madrid: Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Nacho/Camavinga; Tchouaméni, Kroos, Modric; Valverde, Vinicius and Benzema.
Statements by Carlo Ancelotti
“We return well, with enthusiasm and desire to do well as we did last year. It is a very complicated scenario. We have to do well today ahead of the second leg. We are looking forward to starting this competition again.”
“I see Benzema well, tomorrow the game will start. We are very excited about this Champions League campaign. We still have very fresh memories of last year.”
“My memory of the final is that it was a nice match. It was an even game, maybe they had more possession, but we were well behind and if you are well behind against Liverpool you are playing a good game. You have to be good the 180 minutes against Liverpool.”
“Vinicius likes to play football everywhere. At the moment it is a pleasure to see Vinicius but not only for football, I think all the fans enjoy his quality. Just like seeing Pedri, Gavi, Mbappé, Haaland… seeing Vinicius is a pleasure for football.”
“Not having Kroos and Tchouaméni is something forced and we didn’t want, but it doesn’t worry me. The feeling I have is good, the players who have replaced them have done very well in recent games, we have a lot of confidence.”
“Modric has a career that he has already shown and continues to demonstrate. His physical quality is very good as well as his enthusiasm to continue at Real Madrid”.
“Vinicius is focused, what happens off the field doesn’t affect what happens on the field.”
“Yes, I have the same doubt about whether to play with four midfielders or put Rodrygo”
“Liverpool has changed a lot since we last won here. Repeating the game we did, by attitude and commitment can be done, as a result, it is very difficult or almost impossible (0-3)”.
“I think the team is getting used to defending well. On the defensive side, tomorrow we have a very important role.”
“The issue of racism is very complicated. There is no law that is capable of changing a person’s head. It must be changed with common sense. I do not blame Spain for this. I would like to see more respect for people changed, that’s the most important thing. Spain is a fantastic country to live in. Nobody thinks about leaving this country that is spectacular in every way.”
“Today we have a better chance of winning the Champions League compared to how they evaluated it last year.”
“I think Liverpool can worry more about Real Madrid vs Madrid cares about Liverpool.”
Statements by Luka Modric
“We expect a very important and very tough match against a very good opponent, against a historic rival, with a tremendous crowd that presses a lot and we have to play a great game to win or have a positive result for the return at home. We have to be at our best level as a team. We have already played here, we have done well and I hope that tomorrow we can repeat it.”
“I’m improving after the World Cup, I was wrong because I started playing immediately after my return instead of doing a specific program but when the coach tells you to play of course you want. Little by little I think I’m reaching my level and I hope to continue like this until the end of the season. My renewal? I can’t tell you anything, I haven’t spoken to the club yet. It’s like last year. I am very calm. Whenever I get asked this it’s a bit boring because it’s always the same. I want to stay here, I feel good, I want to stay at Real Madrid but let’s see, I have to talk to the club and see what the club thinks. I want to continue and deserve to continue, I don’t want anyone to give me something. In my life, nobody has given me anything. I want to continue but only because of merit not because of my story and what I have done. Regardless of what happens, nothing can change my relationship with Real Madrid. It’s the club of my life and nothing and no one can change this.”
“I’m going to do everything I can and give my best as always to deserve to stay here. I can’t do more. I’ve always had a very good relationship with the club and that’s not going to change. We are the same as last year, there is no hurry. The season is very long this year, we have many challenges ahead of us and I am focused on the rest of the season.”
“I don’t mind what’s being said about me. I have been at Real Madrid for ten years and I know that the demand is maximum. I know that things are said from the outside, it’s normal, Real Madrid is the best club in the world. That Toni or I can’t play together… before the World Cup we were doing very well and after the World Cup it seems that we can’t. We’ve been together for a long time, we’ve lost and gained a lot playing together. It doesn’t bother me, I’m used to it and we have to keep doing well and that’s it.”
“Tchouaméni, Camavinga, Fede, Ceballos… They are doing well, they have a great future ahead of them and it will depend on them what they get here. They have to keep working, learning… They are not by chance here. Then it is up to them what they achieve here, they are already doing well and surely in the future they will continue to do better. Bellingham? I can’t tell you, I don’t know. I think it’s a separate case and it has nothing to do with it.”
“We defend and support Vinicius every day. Racism and insults should not be on a football field. We have to act and be more forceful with these acts and focus on the game. He has everyone’s full support and we support him in absolutely everything.”
“After the World Cup, my plan is to continue until the Nations League and then I haven’t thought about it yet, I haven’t decided yet what I’m going to do (Croatia’s national team). I want to finish this competition that I started playing and I have to think very carefully about what I have to do. Real Madrid has never demanded anything from me, it has never asked me to leave the national team. There has been no ultimatum. Playing for the national team has never affected my level at Real Madrid. I know there is a lot of talk about my age but so far I have shown that it can be done, in no case has it affected my time with Real Madrid.”
“There is no bet with Carlo, he could have improved this number if he had scored the penalty the other day. I’m happy in the position I play in.”
“Winning the sixth European Cup would be wonderful but we haven’t talked about it between us or what it means to win this sixth Champions League. We go game by game as we have always done and we did last year. We are ready for everything that awaits us this season, to see if it is possible to achieve it again.”
“I prepare these games almost as usual. We know all the players in these types of matches, we have played against them on other occasions and we know who plays in your position, what they like to do… That’s why I always prepare the same type of matches and that’s it. Being calm.”