European football’s powerhouses Real Madrid and Liverpool are two of the most successful clubs in world football.

A dominant force in England, Liverpool is the second-most successful English team with 19 league titles, eight FA Cups, a record nine League Cups, and six Champions League titles, which makes them the most successful team from England in Europe. 

Real Madrid, on the other hand, is the most successful team in Spain with a record 35 La Liga titles. They also boast 19 Copa del Rey titles and 14 Champions League titles - the most by any team in world football. 

Two of Real Madrid’s Champions League triumphs came after beating Liverpool in the final of the competition in 2017-18 and 2021-22.

Over the years, Los Blancos squared off against the Blagurana several times in Europe’s premier competition having first played against each other in the 1981 European Cup final which Liverpool won. The Merseyside club, in fact, won the first three encounters between these teams.

Here’s a look at how both these teams have fared against each other in Europe.

Real Madrid vs Liverpool head-to-head, stats and records



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Real Madrid vs Liverpool - head-to-head record in all competitions 

Real Madrid has squared off against Liverpool on 10 occasions with Los Blancos winning six times and the Merseyside club emerging triumphant Thrice. One game between these two sides ended in a draw.

Real Madrid vs Liverpool - head-to-head record in UEFA Champions League

Real Madrid has met Liverpool 10 times in the UEFA Champions League or European Cup as it was known earlier. Liverpool managed to win the first three encounters between these teams, including the 1981 European Cup final.

However, it has been all Real Madrid after the first three matches between the sides as Los Blancos have gone on to win six of the seven subsequent games featuring these Europen heavyweights. The best Liverpool has managed in recent years is a draw and they have also suffered heartbreak in two Champions League finals as mentioned above thanks to Real.

What is the biggest win in Real Madrid vs Liverpool?

The biggest win in matches featuring Real Madrid and Liverpool is the Reds’ 4-0 victory against Los Blancos in a UEFA Champions League knockout stage game at Anfield in 2009.

Most goals in Real Madrid vs Liverpool?

French striker Karim Benzema has scored more goals than any other player in the Real Madrid versus Liverpool games. Benzema has found the back of the net six times against the 19-time English champions. For Liverpool, club legend Steven Gerrard and Mohamed Salah have both scored twice against Real, which is the most any Merseyside player has managed against Los Blancos.


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