Real Madrid vs Liverpool for the second leg of the knockout stages of the Champions League 2022/23
Real Madrid, the defending champion, thrashed Liverpool 5-2 in the first leg of the knockout stages of the Champions League. Despite being 2-0 against at the beginning, the merengue box knew how to overcome and leave the tie practically sentenced before the rematch.
Darwin Núñez and Mohamed Salah put the Reds ahead but Vinicius Jr, Éder Militao and Karim Benzema sealed the comfortable lead for Real Madrid.
The return will take place on March 15 at the Santiago Bernabéu and the ‘Reds’ have ahead of them the almost impossible mission of scoring three goals to have options in the fiefdom of the merengues, scene of great European nights for the local’s last season.
WHERE REAL MADRID VS LIVERPOOL STREAM
The Real Madrid vs Liverpool match for the knockout stages of the Champions League will be broadcast through the following channels: ESPN, Star Plus, Fox Sports, Movistar Champions League and HBO Max.
WHAT TIME DOES REAL MADRID VS LIVERPOOL START?
The start time of Real Madrid – Liverpool is scheduled for 3:00 pm. See the schedules by country below.
14:00 hours – Mexico
15:00 hours – Peru, Ecuador, Colombia
16:00 hours – Venezuela, Bolivia
17:00 hours – Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Chile and Paraguay
21:00 hours – Spain, Germany, Italy, France
HOW REAL MADRID ARRIVES – LIVERPOOL
With a great contribution from Brazilian Vinicius, Real Madrid beat Espanyol 3-0 at home on Saturday in the 25th round of La Liga.
Karim Benzema and Ferland Mendy exercised normally in Real Madrid’s training session on Sunday, improving their muscle problems and rushing options to be present against Liverpool, for which Austrian David Alaba has fewer options.
Real Madrid did not rest on Sunday and hours after their league win against Espanyol at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium, he returned to training and focused on his imminent European commitment.
Carlo Ancelotti separated the players who started on Saturday against Espanyol, who had a recovery session, from the rest of the squad that worked with more intensity. In that small group was Benzema, absent in the League due to ankle discomfort, who completed the session normally and with good feelings.
Meanwhile, Mendy is improving his physique once he has overcome the muscle tear he suffered in the thigh of his left leg and which has had him out since January 26. Ruled out by Ancelotti against Espanyol, he has a firm chance to be a novelty in Tuesday’s squad for the Champions League match.
But it is practically ruled out for the appointment Alaba, who continues with his recovery plan, improves and already works on the grass, with and without the ball, but still without taking the step of returning to the group dynamics.
Ancelotti is coming off his 100th league victory as Real Madrid’s coach. When asked which competition he is most excited to win this season, between League, Copa del Rey, or Champions League, the veteran coach preferred not to choose.
“All three are very difficult. The fact, objective, is that we have a disadvantage in the Cup (defeat at home in the first leg in the semifinals against Barcelona by 1-0) and in the league, and a small advantage in the Champions League. But this does not mean that the Champions League is easier. The Champions League is the most complicated competition in the world,” he said.
All this a week before the Barça-Real Madrid Clasico of the second round of La Liga, at Camp Nou (Sunday, March 19).