Actual Madrid are by way of to the quarter-finals of the Champions League this season. Within the Spherical of 16, they confronted Liverpool. The primary leg was at Anfield through which Los Blancos shocked the Reds with a 2-5 victory. Each Karim Benzema and Vinicius Junior hit braces within the first leg.
After the primary leg, the Reds have been hopeful of getting making a comeback. A number of years in the past they made a shocking comeback in opposition to Barcelona by successful 4-0. They have been hopeful of constructing an analogous comeback in opposition to Actual Madrid as nicely.
Nevertheless, Los Blancos at Santiago Bernabeu proved to be a unique gravy. Within the second leg, Liverpool confronted to even get a purpose. To substantiate, Actual Madrid’s ticket to the quarter-finals Karim Benzema scored a 78th-minute purpose as nicely. The purpose proved to be a dagger in Liverpool’s coronary heart.
With this win, Actual Madrid are once more hopeful of succeeding totally in defending the Champions League trophy as nicely. Because it was the second week of the Spherical of 16 conflict different groups have additionally certified for the quarter-finals. Thus will probably be fascinating to see who will Los Blancos face within the subsequent spherical.
Actual Madrid opponents for Champions League quarter-finals
Final to final week Chelsea, Bayern Munich, Benfica, and AC Milan secured their positions within the subsequent spherical. Whereas this week alongside Actual Madrid, Manchester Metropolis, Inter Milan, and Napoli additionally secured their locations within the quarter-finals.
Chelsea was the one group to qualify regardless of dropping the primary leg. They defeated Borussia Dortmund 2-0 at Stamford Bridge after dropping 1-0 away from residence in Germany. Whereas the Bavarians have been victorious over each legs in opposition to Paris Saint Germain.
Benfica and Manchester Metropolis received by big margins in opposition to Membership Brugge and RB Leipzig. Italian giants AC Milan and Inter Milan held robust floor to win on mixture by 1-0 in opposition to Tottenham Hotspur and Porto respectively.
All these groups would like that they don’t face Actual Madrid, contemplating their file within the match. The draw for the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the season 2022-23 will happen on seventeenth March 2023 in Nyon, Switzerland at 4:30 PM (IST).
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Actual Madrid’s file in opposition to potential quarter-finals opponents
Los Blancos are evenly matched in opposition to Chelsea. In 2021, they misplaced to Blues over the 2 legs however final yr they triumphed over them. Manchester Metropolis have by no means managed to get the higher of Actual Madrid over two legs in latest occasions.
As for the Italian facet, it’s after a really very long time they’ve reached this stage. In 2010/11 was the final time Actual Madrid confronted AC Milan, one recreation was drawn and one other resulted in Los Blancos’ victory. Inter Milan and Los Blancos lately confronted one another 4 occasions. Los Blancos have been victorious in all 4 of them.
Napoli and Actual Madrid confronted one another solely as soon as two occasions within the 2016/17 season. Los Blancos received each video games. Bayern Munich and Actual Madrid have produced some memorable video games in latest occasions. Nevertheless, there no nice reminiscences for the Germans in latest occasions in opposition to the Spanish giants.
As for Benfica, Los Blancos haven’t confronted them since 1964/65. Thus on paper, Chelsea seems to be the strongest candidate that Actual Madrid may face, primarily based on the earlier file. Nevertheless, different groups are additionally able to giving powerful competitors to the Spanish giants.
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