Champions League: Real Madrid Sour on Magical Night at Anfield

Liverpool suffer a heavy 5-2 defeat to Real Madrid in their Champions League last-16 first leg tie at Anfield. Darwin Nunez and Mohamed Salah both scored on the night, but two goals each for Karim Benzema and Vinicius Junior, as well as an Eder Militao header, have the La Liga champions in a commanding lead heading into the second leg at the Santiago Bernabeu on March 15.

Real Madrid battered Liverpool at Anfield, with Vinicius Junior and Karim Benzema leading the way in a convincing 5-2 win in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie.

Liverpool actually took control of the game early on, scoring twice within the first 15 minutes thanks to Darwin Nunez and Mohamed Salah.

But Madrid clawed their way back into the contest, with Vinicius the key man. The Brazil forward scored twice before the break to level the game at 2-2 after 45 minutes.

The visitors then exploded in the second half, as Eder Militao and Benzema scored in quick succession, before Benzema added a fifth to perhaps put the tie to bed ahead of the return leg at Santiago Bernabeu.


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