Holders Actual Madrid produced a surprising comeback from two objectives all the way down to earn a devastating 5-2 victory at Liverpool within the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Tuesday.
In a re-run of final 12 months’s closing, the primary half was performed at a ferocious tempo, with the hosts racing right into a fourth-minute lead by way of an outstanding Darwin Nunez flick – the quickest purpose Liverpool have ever scored at Anfield within the Champions League.
Anfield erupted 10 minutes later when an horrendous miscontrol from Real goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois left Mohamed Salah with the straightforward process of slotting the ball dwelling to make it 2-0.
But simply as they did on a number of events en path to their 14th European Cup crown final season, Actual shortly turned issues round, with Vinicius Jr. scoring one chic strike and one fluke purpose after one other goalkeeping mistake to degree the match by halftime.
A bullet Eder Militao header accomplished the turnaround for Actual early within the second half, sapping all of the life out of Anfield within the course of.
The hosts’ distress was not executed there, nevertheless, as Karim Benzema’s double ensured Liverpool shipped 5 objectives at dwelling for less than the third time this century in all competitions, leaving them with a monumental process to succeed in the quarter finals.