A Vinícius Júnior double and Marco Asensio effort gave the hosts control of this quarter-final tie.

2020/2021 UEFA Champions League
3 – 1
Vinicius (26′)
Asensio (35′)
Vinicius (64′)
Salah (50′)
Match Report
Madrid were the more vibrant from the off and Vinícius Júnior served warning of their intent with an early header wide. The forward made no mistake with his next chance, firing past Alisson Becker after latching on to a raking Toni Kroos pass.

Another Kroos crossfield ball helped set up the second, Trent Alexander-Arnold’s header back falling short of his goalkeeper, allowing Marco Asensio the opportunity to clip the ball past Alisson Becker and tap into an empty net.

Jürgen Klopp’s side improved after the interval with Mohamed Salah drilling in off the bar to reduce arrears but their defence could not hold back Vinícius Júnior, who swept home his second to give the Merengues a two-goal cushion ahead of the return.

Match Events
0′ The match is about to start!

11′ Modric goes down in the box but ref says no penalty!

13′ CHANCE! Vinicius’ header inches wide

26′ GOAL! Real Madrid 1-0 Liverpool (Vinicius)

32′ Benzema goes down in the box but ref says no penalty!

35′ GOAL! Real Madrid 2-0 Liverpool (Asensio)

41′ Sub! Keita replaced by Thiago

42′ CLOSE! Asensio’s shot wide out

50′ GOAL! Real Madrid 2-1 Liverpool (Salah)

55′ Yellow Card! Thiago booked

61′ CHANCE! Kroos’ shot over the bar

64′ GOAL! Real Madrid 3-1 Liverpool (Vinicius)

69′ Ardent conflict between Vinicius and Alexander-Arnold

77′ MISS! Thiago’s long shot over the bar

82′ Yellow Card! Alexander-Arnold booked

Real Madrid XI: Modric, Benzema, Kroos, Courtois, Casemiro, Nacho, Vazquez, F Mendy, Asensio, Militao, Vinicius

Subs: Marcelo, Isco, Mariano, Odriozola, Valverde, A. Lunin, Víctor Chust, Rodrygo, Altube, Sergio Arribas

Liverpool XI: Wijnaldum, Alisson, Salah, Mane, Fabinho, Robertson, Naby Keita, Jota, Alexander-Arnold, O. Kabak, N. Phillips

Subs: Milner, Adrian, Thiago, Shaqiri, Firmino, Oxlade-Chamberlain, B. Davies, Tsimikas, Curtis Jones, R. Williams, Jake Cain, H. Davies