UEFA Champions League Quarterfinal 1st Leg
Real Madrid vs Liverpool probable line-ups, match stats
Liverpool travel to Madrid for the 1st leg of the last 8 in what is a repeat of the 2018 final that saw Real Madrid triumph in a 3-1 victory. The pair of Europes most successful sides have both endured difficult domestic campaigns, however, and are trying to save their season by progressing to the semifinals.
They met for the first time in 1981 in the European Cup when the reds won 1-0.
Real Madrid: Courtois; Nacho, Varane, Mendy; Vázquez, Modrić, Casemiro, Kroos, Marcelo; Benzema, Asensio
Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Phillips, Kabak, Robertson; Thiago, Fabinho, Wijnaldum; Salah, Jota, Mane
Latest: Real Madrid 2-0 Eibar, 03/04
Where they stand: 3rd in Liga
Latest: Arsenal 0-3 Liverpool, 03/04
Where they stand: 7th in Premier League
Venue: Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano, Madrid.
Referee: Felix Brych (GER).
Assistant referees: Mark Borsch (GER), Stefan Lupp (GER).
Video Assistant Referee: Marco Fritz (GER).
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Sascha Stegemann (GER).
Fourth official: Tobias Stieler (GER).
Home Manager: Zinedine Zidane (FRA).
Away Manager: Jurgen Klopp (GER).
Sidelined Players: REAL MADRID – Sergio Ramos (Muscle Injury) Eden Hazard (Muscle Injury) Daniel Carvajal (Hamstring Injury) Federico Valverde (Muscular problems). LIVERPOOL – Joel Matip (Ankle Injury) Virgil van Dijk (Ruptured cruciate ligament) Joe Gomez (Patella problems).
€745,500,000 Total market value €1,010,000,000.
National team players: 14-21.
Youth national team players: 2-2.