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Soccer Football - Champions League - Round of 16 First Leg - Liverpool v Real Madrid - Anfield, Liverpool, Britain - February 21, 2023 Real Madrid's Karim Benzema celebrates scoring their fifth goal with teammates REUTERS/Phil Noble

Real Madrid Madrid thrash Liverpool through a strong comeback

UEFA champions league holding champions Real Madrid came from behind yesterday to beat English Premier League side Liverpool FC 5-2 in the first leg of their round of sixteen tie.

Darwin Nunez’s brilliant flick put the reds ahead only four minutes before Egypt man Mohammed Salah cashed in on Thibaut Courtois’ poor clearance to double their advantage ten minutes later.The goal gave Mohammed Salah an absolute draw level with Didier Drogba as the highest scoring African in champions league history.

Vinicius Junior’s brilliant 21st minute strike pulled a goal back.The Brazilian was gifted his second goal as Liverpool’s Goalkeeper attempted pass bounced off into the net thus levelling the score sheet to first half break.

However the story changed just after Eder Militao headed in pin-point free kick delivery from Luka Modric.The Spanish side then showed up their heroic nature after the side’s captain Karim Benzema’s hot shot deflected inside the net off Joe Gomez.

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Liverpool were unable to create any notable opportunity as Jurgen Klopp’s suffered their second loss in 24 home matches across all competitions.

Yesterday’s Champions league results.
Liverpool 2-5 Real Madrid
Eintracht Frankfurt 0-2 Napoli.

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