Two of the most successful teams in European Cup history meet in the Spanish capital on Tuesday evening, as Real Madrid host Liverpool in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals.
Real Madrid, 13-time tournament winners, are looking to gain an advantage at Alfredo Di Stéfano's stadium ahead of the back-to-back game at Anfield on April 14, koora live.
Real Madrid is comfortably the most successful team in European Cup history, winning the tournament on 13 occasions, including four times in the past seven years, but they came out of the round of 16 in each of the past two years, losing to Ajax and Manchester City respectively, Kora online live.
Zinedine Zidane's team was not seen as one of the favorites for this competition at the start of the season, but it is difficult to dismiss them given their experience at this level of football.
Los Blancos were not at their best in the group stages of this season's competition, winning only three out of six matches in Group Two, but they managed to collect 10 points to take the lead.
The talented Italian team Atalanta BC was a rival in the Round of 16, but it proved to be a relatively routine opponent for Zidane's side, who scored a 1--0 away victory in the first leg before a 3--1 win in the Spanish capital. To advance to the final eight of the competition thanks to an aggregate score of 4-1.
Real Madrid faced problems this season, but they have won nine of their last 11 games in all competitions, including a 2--0 win over Eibar on Saturday afternoon, leaving them three points behind La Liga leaders Atlético Madrid who will face Sevilla on Sunday night. .
It's a big period of the season for Zidane's side given that they will welcome Barcelona into the league next weekend before traveling to Anfield for the second leg of the European Cup quarter-final on April 14th.
Los Blancos beat Liverpool 3-1 in the final of the 2017-18 tournament, while also defeating the English giants at home and away in the group stages of the 2014-15 tournament. The Reds won in Madrid in 2009, with Yossi Benayoun scoring to give the visiting team a 1--0 victory in the Round of 16.
Live broadcast of the matches today, Real Madrid won eight games and lost five out of 13 matches back and forth with English clubs, and won three games in a row before losing to Manchester City last season, the Spanish giant will be full of confidence when entering the match Tuesday, but there is no doubt that they are They will be wary of the Liverpool side, which appears to be flourishing after a difficult period in the early stages of the year.
Real Madrid will miss their inspiring captain Sergio Ramos on Tuesday due to a calf problem, while the match is expected to come very early for Danny Carvajal and Federico Valverde.
Eden Hazard has made great strides forward in his recovery from a muscle problem, and the Belgian international is expected to be part of the team that will play in the UEFA Champions League match.
Raphael Varane was rested against Eibar on Saturday, but he will return to the team in this match, while Toni Kroos and Vinicius Jr. are also expected to start, and Zidane is likely to put his team in the 3-5-2 formation, the matches of the day are online football.
Real Madrid possible starting lineup:
Courtois; Varane, Militao, Nacho; Vazquez, Modric, Casemiro, Kroos, Mendy; Vinicius, Benzema
Liverpool made one of their best performances this season away from Arsenal on Saturday night, as Diogo Jota scored twice in the 3-0 win at Emirates Stadium. It is a result that moved the Reds to fifth place, only two points behind the first four, and it seems that they are back on the right track, and have achieved three consecutive victories in all competitions, Kora tv.
Jürgen Klopp's team lost at home to Atalanta in the group stages of the Champions League this season, but managed to achieve the top of the group despite this, collecting 13 points from their six games against Atalanta, Ajax and FC Midtgeland.
Like Real Madrid, the English giants faced serious opposition in the Round of 16, but it was a similar story to Zidane's side, as the Reds beat Leipzig 2-0 at home and away to comfortably advance to the quarter-finals of the leading European championship.
There is no doubt it was a disappointing season for Merseyside, having been unable to defend the Premier League title, but finishing fourth and winning the Champions League would surely be a successful campaign.
Liverpool have already won 15 of their last 23 European matches, but have only won two of their last 12 matches against the Spanish opposition, and have suffered eight defeats in the process.
Only Real Madrid (13) and Milan (7) have won more European Cups than Liverpool, who are tied with Bayern Munich six times, slightly ahead of Barcelona, who have lifted the trophy on five occasions.
Klopp's team met Atletico Madrid in the round of 16 of the 2019-20 UEFA Champions League and suffered a 4-2 defeat on aggregate, losing 1-0 in Madrid before losing 3-2 at Anfield in the second leg a month later.
Live broadcast of today's matches, the visitors lacked confidence when they lost 1-0 at home to Fulham on March 7, but they were in great shape on both sides of the international break, and a performance at Arsenal on Saturday was the perfect preparation for a trip to the Spanish capital.
Klopp will pretty much have the same team available from the Arsenal match, with Jordan Henderson, Joel Matip, Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk absent.
There is a chance Kawimheen Keeler and Devoc Origi will return to the bench on Tuesday, while Jorginho Wijnaldum may replace James Milner in midfield.
Jota came off the bench to score two goals against Arsenal, which means Klopp has a big decision in the final third of the field, but it will not be surprising to see the Portuguese international start on the bench again, with Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino in front, broadcasting Mubasher Kora Online.
Liverpool possible starting lineup:
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Phillips, Kabak, Robertson; Thiago, Fabinho, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mane