UEFA Champions League specialists Real Madrid take on defending Premier League champions Liverpool in a mouthwatering quarter-final clash on Wednesday and given how their domestic campaigns have panned out so far, both the teams will be looking for encouragement from the tie.
Since beating Liverpool to win the UEFA Champions League title in the 2018-19 season, Real Madrid have lost their golden touch in the elite European competition with their star striker Cristiano Ronaldo leaving the side as well.
However, with coaches like Zinedine Zidane and Jurgen Klopp coming up against each other, the encounter guarantees firework, and we bring you the numbers that will help you predict better.
Real Madrid have faced Liverpool five times in the UEFA Champions League and the Spanish giants clearly have the edge against their English counterparts, winning thrice while losing twice.
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Both Real Madrid and Liverpool have had a scrappy run in the UEFA Champions League so far. Despite qualifying from atop the table, both the footballing giants have seen dropped points against smaller opponents.
However, both Liverpool and Real Madrid have regained their forms in a timely manner as was evident from their comprehensive victories against RB Leipzig and Atalanta, respectively.
Both sides boast of some of the best attackers in world football like Karim Benzema, Sadio Mane, Mohammed Salah, Eden Hazard and Roberto Firmino and their stats in front of the goal are evident.
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Though Real Madrid have been far below Liverpool's standards in terms of defence, the last five matches have seen Zidane's men getting into their elements and standing up to Liverpool.
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With La Liga increasingly becoming a three-horse race between Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, Zidane would want to bet more on the UEFA Champions League. Liverpool, on the other hand, have been well and truly out of the Premier League title race and all they could salvage this season will be from this tournament.
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