Zinedine Zidane says that “Real Madrid must be ready” within the second leg of the Champions League quarter-final as he expects Liverpool to “leave all the things they’ve on the pitch”.
A brace by Vinicius Junior and one other goal by Marco Asensio see Real Madrid go forward by two goals into the second leg subsequent week after a 3-1 victory over Liverpool.
Jurgen Klopp’s team famously fell 3-0 right down to beat Barcelona within the semi-final on their method to a sixth European Cup win two years in the past and the duty within the second leg of the last eight at home is prone to be just as a lot tough.
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With no followers inside Anfield to provide that particular European environment and a team acting at a considerably decrease level than in 2019, there could not even be an away goal conceded by Mohamed Salah’s twenty sixth in 44 League video games Champions really assist.
Point out of revenge for his or her final lack of 2018 to Real had been banned earlier than the sport however in actuality they hardly got here close to placing a glove on the 13-time champions.
However Zidane expects Liverpool to enhance loads within the second leg at Anfield subsequent Wednesday.
“Liverpool are the opponent and we all know they’ll leave all the things they’ve on the field, I’ve no query about that,” said Zidane.
“We just should be ready and it will be a really good second leg struggle. We might want to do the identical within the second clause.
“We’re happy with the consequence however we have received nothing. We’re happy with the performance and what the players have achieved is big after many difficulties in our season.
“There’s a great distance forward and we’re alive. At this time is the primary part however we all know we can have a second part and our concept is to assume we’re going into that and the consequence will probably be 0-0.
“For us, we’re happy however we’ve one other difficult sport for the second leg.
“These two sides are fairly offensive and we knew we may damage them from that angle, so we ready correctly.
“What we did fairly well was defend proper with the three within the center and we all know that if we defend correctly we can have a chance within the attack and that is what occurred.
“The primary goal was fairly stunning with a beautiful move from Toni [Kroos]. ”
Real Madrid play all their home video games on the 6,000-capacity Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium, whereas the Santiago Bernabeu is present process renovations and Klopp thought it was a “bizarre” place to play.
Talking after the sport, Klopp said: “This right here tonight was very unusual as a result of it was a tough scenario on the stadium, however Anfield is a minimum of an excellent stadium and that will probably be good for us.”
Nonetheless, Zidane was not bothered by the German’s feedback: “I’ve no opinion on what Jurgen is saying, we’re happy to play on this stadium.”