Los Merengues secured three points at home by beating Liverpool 1-0 in the Key 3 game of the 2022-23 UEFA Champions League tournament. The local scored the only goal of the game in the 32nd minute, through Karim Benzema. Vinicius Júnior handled the ball with a cross and the striker defined with a powerful shot from the big box.

The figure of the match was Karim Benzema. The Real Madrid striker showed his best by scoring 1 goal, shooting 6 times in the opposite goal and completing 30 correct passes.

Antonio Rüdiger was also relevant. The Real Madrid defender was important removing 4 balls and taking 7 balls out of the danger zone.

A high foul rate constantly slowed play on the pitch. There were 2 warned: Jürgen Klopp and Kostas Tsimikas.

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti stopped the starting XI in a 4-3-3 formation with Thibaut Courtois in goal; Dani Carvajal, Éder Militão, Antonio Rüdiger and Nacho Fernández on the defensive line; Toni Kroos, Eduardo Camavinga and Luka Modric in the middle; and Federico Valverde, Karim Benzema and Vinicius Júnior in attack.

For their part, Jürgen Klopp’s chosen ones entered the field with a 4-3-3 scheme with Alisson under the three sticks; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ibrahima Konaté, Virgil van Dijk and Andrew Robertson in defence; Diogo Jota, Fabinho and James Milner in midfield; and Mohamed Salah, Darwin Núñez and Cody Gakpo in front.

Felix Zwayer has been appointed as the main referee for the game at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium.

With this victory, the Merengues eliminate Liverpool and qualify for the quarter-finals UEFA – Champions League 2022-2023.

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