Remember when Liverpool were down 0-3 on aggregate to one of the two Spanish powerhouses that comprises the EL Clasico rivalry after the first leg in a UEFA Champions League knockout round tie? And they made a miracle comeback in the second leg to win the tie and advance onward in Europe?
Yes, we do. It was May 7, 2019 and the Reds trailed FC Barcelona 3-0 after a humbling UCL semi-final first-leg at the Camp Nou. At Anfield, Liverpool beat Barcelona 4-0 to reach the Champions League final for the second successive season. It was supreme glory, accomplished against all odds.
Real Madrid vs Liverpool FYIs
Competition: UCL Round of 16, Leg 2/2, Real Madrid leads 5-2
Kickoff: Wed. March 15, 8pm, El Estadio Santiago Bernabeu
Transatlantic Passage: How the Premier League Redefined Soccer in America: LINK
Team News: Real Madrid Liverpool
Starting XI Predictions: Real Madrid Liverpool
Google Result Probability (90 Min): Real Madrid 42% Liverpool 33% Extra Time 25%
Can history repeat here at Real Madrid? Will lighting strike twice? I wouldn’t bet on it, unless you’re someone who loves making very bold bets. But here is what we think the best lineup is that Jurgen Klopp can go with in order to make something miraculous happen again. We’ll see.
Liverpool FC Starting XI Prediction at Real Madrid (UCL Rd of 16)
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; Melo, Henderson; Salah, Jota, Nunez; Gakpo
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