Thirteen-time champions Real Madrid host six-time winners Liverpool FC in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League 2020-21 quarter-final at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano in the small hours of Wednesday (as per Indian Standard Time).
Zinedine Zidane’s men are looking to defend their La Liga title as they are currently three points behind table-toppers Atletico Madrid. The Los Blancos have been in good form as they have remained unbeaten in their last 11 matches, winning nine of those fixtures.
Real Madrid will depend on their talisman Karim Benzema, who has scored 24 goals in all competitions, including 11 in the past 10 games. Watch Real Madrid vs Liverpool live in India!
On the other hand, Liverpool will look to avenge their 3-1 loss in the 2017-18 UEFA Champions League final.
The Reds, however, have struggled for consistency throughout the season as they are placed in the sixth spot in the Premier League points table and are currently two points behind fourth-placed Chelsea.
In the Real Madrid vs Liverpool head-to-head record in the UEFA Champions League, both the teams have won three games apiece in the six matches played between these two footballing giants.
Real Madrid team news
The hosts have suffered a massive blow as their talismanic captain Sergio Ramos has been ruled out of the UCL match due to a calf injury that he picked up on international duty. Not only that but his partner in central defence, Raphael Varane, will be missing the fixture as, well after testing positive for the global virus.
Real Madrid will also miss the services of their record signing Eden Hazard, who has been ravaged by injuries since joining the club from Chelsea in 2019. Furthermore, Dani Carvajal and Federico Valverde have also been sidelined against Liverpool.
Liverpool FC team news
Liverpool will be without their first-choice central defenders Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez. The visitors will also be without their captain Jordan Henderson and Joel Matip, which further adds to their defensive woes.
Divock Origi and Caoimhin Kelleher have also been ruled out of this UCL match.
Where to watch Real Madrid vs Liverpool live in India?
The Real Madrid vs Liverpool UCL match will be telecast live at 12:30 AM IST on Sony TEN 2, Sony TEN 2 HD, Sony SIX and Sony SIX HD TV channels in India, on Wednesday, April 7.
Live streaming of Real Madrid vs Liverpool will be available on SonyLIV along with other UEFA Champions League quarter-final clashes.
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