Brazilian striker scored twice in an important victory for the Madrid team in the quarterfinals of the competition
O Real Madrid took an important step towards advancing to the semifinals of Europe Champions League. This Tuesday, 6, the Spanish team showed superiority and beat the Liverpool 3-1, at the Alfredo Di Stéfano stadium, in Spain, in the first round of the quarterfinals. The protagonist was in charge of the Brazilian Vinícius Júnior, author of two goals from the merengue team and owner of an excellent exhibition. Asensio did the other of the owners of the house while Mohamed Salah discounted for the British set. The return game is scheduled for next Wednesday, 14, at Anfield, England.
Real dominated the entire first leg, controlling ball possession and not letting Liverpool leave the field. Exploring the right side of the opponent’s defense, the Spanish team opened the scoring with Vinícius Júnior, who took advantage of an excellent launch by Kroos, killed in the chest and crossed, taking from Alisson. Better in the game, the Spanish group continued on top and expanded further in the first stage with Asensio. The attacking midfielder received a gift from Alexander Arnold, dribbled the Brazilian goalkeeper and just pushed into the net, leaving Madrid in a comfortable situation.
In the second stage, Liverpool showed a reaction, advanced their lines and ended up being awarded a goal in the beginning. Diogo Jota was caught by Modric, but the ball was left for Salah to hit hard from inside the area – Courtois even touched the ball, but was unable to prevent the goal. Real, however, did not fail and ended up making the third shortly afterwards with Vinícius, who received a beautiful pass from Modric and hit from the right, against Alisson. In the end, the match heated up, with some discussions between the star in the night, the player revealed by Flamengo, and Alexander Arnold. The duel, however, ended with eleven athletes on each side and without other emotions.