Real Madrid in driver's seat with a dominating performance over Liverpool
Real Madrid 3-1 Liverpool
Vinicius Jr. 27,65 M. Salah
T. Kroos 27
L. Modric 65
Probably the worst first half performance by Liverpool. They had zero shots in the first half. Trent was shocking giving away possession cheaply, he was at fault for second goal.
Trent is not helping himself at the moment. With Euros coming it won't be a surprise to see Southgate dropping him out of the squad. Phillips looked clueless at the back.
Allison should have done better for the third goal. Inspire of getting both hands he was unable to keep the ball out.
Liverpool need to pull out a rabbit from the hat at Anfield. Their only hope is an away goal. Liverpool need to score the first goal as quickly as they can at Anfield to help their cause.
Vilnius opened the scoring. Asensio was served a goal at the plate. Salah pulled one back. But Vinicius scored again to restore the two goal cushion.
Real Madrid will be high in confidence after this win. Even without their firstchoice center back pairing the Spanish Giants were quite solid at the back. With Varane out With COVID and Ramos unlikely to get fit in time for second leg, Madrid chances will lie in the hands of Nacho and Militao.