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Dreams come true; Benzema’s goal at the Bernabeu sends Real into the quarter-finals of the Champions League

The Reds, booted at the Santiago Bernabeu, could do nothing with memories of dream comebacks from heavy defeats against Barca and Milan before that in the Champions League. Liverpool lost to Real Madrid for the third consecutive season. If he was in the finals once, it’s just that it was too early this time. Benzema’s goal made it 6-2 and Real reached the quarters.

The visitors started the game at the Bernabeu with four players ready to attack. In the sixth minute, Darwin Nunes reached the goal and gave hope. However, after all, Royal was on the right track. Vinicius and Eduardo Camavinga’s lovely shots on goal were deflected by Allison’s brilliance and Benzema scored the winner in the 78th minute. The margin would have been even higher had Alisson not been unstoppable in front of the net with outstretched arms.

Even Champions League qualification hangs in the balance for Liverpool who also fell ahead of Real Madrid last season. The team, who are currently way behind in the points table, can enter next season’s Champions League by winning at least fourth place only if they make a big comeback in the games that to come

Liverpool were looking to break the record of no team in the Champions League having ever conceded so many goals in the second leg after losing by three or more goals in the first leg at home. Klopp also said that there is only a one percent chance that he wants to grab it. Previous results were against Barça and Milan Angelotti at home. But this time, nothing happened.

Diogo Jota, Nunes, Mohamed Salah, and Cody Gakpo were four players who could not break the tie of the opposing defense. And when a few weak opportunities opened up, the great Thibaut Courtois wasted it.

On the other hand, Real had 17 shots on target. Almost double what Liverpool took. Alisson also saved shots from Luka Modric and Frederico Valverde.

Madrid, who have the dream of being 14-time European champions, are one step closer to the next title.

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