Liverpool are OUT of the Champions League as they might solely handle a goalless draw at dwelling to Actual Madrid.
Having misplaced the primary leg 3-1 in Spain, Jurgen Klopp’s facet knew they wanted to attain not less than twice to advance to the semi-finals, and so they had loads of alternatives.
Mohamed Salah ought to have given the Reds the lead inside two minutes when he discovered himself clear via however may solely hearth straight at Thibaut Courtois. The Belgian goalkeeper additionally made a superb save to disclaim James Milner from vary.
The guests got here to defend however all the time possessed that menace every time that they had the ball and virtually took the lead in comical style as they hit the submit after Ozan Kabak tackled Karim Benzema.
Issues acquired heated halfway via the primary half as a late Casemiro deal with on James Milner sparked a touchline fracas with Andy Robertson, though Zinedine Zidane appeared to benefit from the view.
The house facet continued to probe and almost acquired in as Sadio Mane virtually acquired on the tip of Trent Alexander-Arnold’s cross however that they had two large probabilities within the remaining couple of minutes earlier than the break.
First, Salah did not successfully dig out an honest effort after good work by Georginio Wijnaldum and Mane. And moments later Wijnaldum made an entire hash of a transparent shot at objective.
The guests have been very onerous to interrupt down within the second half and arguably got here closesr than Liverpool to breaking the impasse as Alisson Becker did nicely to disclaim Vinicius Jr, whereas Benzema mistimed a free header.
It mattered not for Los Blancos as they acquired the end result they wanted, which may see Eden Hazard return to former membership Chelsea, offering he recovers in time from his ankle harm.
As for Liverpool, they want to ensure they’re taking part in within the competitors subsequent season with the Premier League’s prime 4 race very tight for the time being.