Sunday, April 30th, 2017

Real Madrid Vs Liverpool 1-0 Highlights ALl Goals video

  ·   November 5, 2014 Last updated at 0:09

Predictions of a rout proved to be well wide the mark as Liverpool’s weakened side produced a disciplined if not ultimately successful performance at the Bernabeu.
Real Madrid Vs Liverpool highlights.
Manager Brendan Rodgers’ gamble of leaving captain Steven Gerrard, vice-skipper Jordan Henderson and Raheem Sterling, among others, on the bench was considered bold by some and foolish by others.

Having been out-played at Anfield a fortnight ago in the 3-0 defeat, Rodgers felt it was prescient to hold back his key men for the weekend’s visit of unbeaten Barclays Premier League leaders Chelsea and made eight changes for what turned out to be a 1-0 loss.Real Madrid Vs Liverpool 1-0 goals video.

Real Madrid vs Liverpool 1-0 all goals video match report highlights

Real Madrid vs Liverpool 1-0 all goals video match report highlights

Saturday’s match now becomes a must-win one otherwise the Reds boss will expose himself to even more criticism but, in terms of this night, his second-string can probably claim a moral victory, having kept the damage below what the first-choice side did in the previous meeting with Karim Benzema’s 26th-minute strike decisive.

In his pre-match comments, Rodgers rejected the assumption that his side’s Group B hopes – they are third but only three points behind Basle – rested on the final two matches against Ludogorets and the Swiss, but that is what it has boiled down to.

Getting their league campaign back on track is the priority, hence the controversial decision to rest his captain and other notable players.

All the updated Champions League odds!
Out of the 180 minutes Liverpool have now played at the Bernabeu, Gerrard has been involved for just 22, having been restricted to only two minutes as a substitute in 2009 because of a hamstring problem, after coming off the bench midway through the second half.

Considering the stage of his career, it is unlikely the midfielder will get another chance to grace this impressive ground again, and he was given a warm round of applause by all sides when he belatedly made his appearance.

If he was frustrated at his inaction, he did not show it, but former England team-mate Paul Scholes felt Rodgers had made an error.

“He could play both games and then have two weeks off,” he told ITV, referring to the forthcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers.

“That’s why he has retired from international football and these are the games you want to play in. He won’t be happy about this.”

The only member of Liverpool’s starting line-up remaining from that famous 1-0 win here was Martin Skrtel, who was one of the three players to survive from Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at Newcastle and captained the side.

From the off it took on the guise of attack versus defence but, to be fair, Liverpool handled it quite well with Simon Mignolet denying James Rodriguez and Cristiano Ronaldo inside 10 minutes.

The team’s compact structure was clear to see but, just like a fortnight ago at Anfield, the wind was taken out of their sails midway through the half when Isco picked out Marcelo in space on the left and he curled a low cross to the far post where Benzema got behind Kolo Toure to slide home.

New Sky Bet customers: Bet £5, Get £20!
Toure almost embarrassed himself and Mignolet, who did well to bat away a swerving Ronaldo free-kick, when he could only stick out a foot to prevent Benzema bursting clear on goal and watched the ball loop over his goalkeeper and drop on the roof of the net.

After the break the white tide eased slightly and Liverpool were offered the odd half-chance, with Adam Lallana firing across Iker Casillas and wide of the far post after Alberto Moreno’s through-ball, and Emre Can seeing a free-kick deflected behind.

Gerrard and Sterling were sent on with 20 minutes to go but it was Real’s substitute Gareth Bale, back after a five-match absence, who made the most impact, shooting against the crossbar and then forcing Mignolet to punch away a free-kick.

But by that time Liverpool were comfortable in their surroundings and they did not crumble, as many had expected.

Despite the defeat there was a positive, of sorts, to take from the game, but the true value of Rodgers’ bold selection will only be known after the visit of Jose Mourinho’s table-toppers.

Bolivia vs Venezuela 1-1 Match Reports Highlights 7th june 2013
Manchester United target Jores Okore admits he rejected a move to Chelsea
PSG back in for Edinson Cavani?
Fulham vs West Bromwich Albion 1-1 Highlights Match Report score2013
Genk v Fc Thun 2-1 Highlights Recap, Europa League 2013
Sunderland vs Cardiff City 4-0 Highlights Match report

Readers Comments (0)


Transfer News

Toni Kroos

Toni Kroos to join Manchester United in the summer

Bayern Munich midfielder has hinted his team-mates he wants to join Manchester United at the end of the ...
Toni Kroos

Toni Kroos to Manchester United ?

EPL champion Manchester United were linked with Bayern playmaker Kroos. Though the deal has not been done yet ...
Ezequiel Garay

Manchester United Boosted in Bid to Sign Quality €20m Star

Manchester United manager David Moyes is looking to improve his side’s defensive department for next season. The Red Devils ...
luke shaw

David Moyes confident €30m will Lure Star for Manchester United

Manchester United manager is in search of quality defenders, mainly young ones to build the squad for next ...
Seamus Coleman

Good Riddance: Manchester United Plan Player+Cash deal to Sign Star

Manchester United supporters have seen the worst of midfield and defensive performances from their players this season. [caption id="attachment_8946" ...

Premier League

West Brom vs Aston Villa 1-0 all goals video final score highlights match report

West Brom vs Aston Villa 1-0 Highlights and Match report

Kieran Richardson was sent-off in the first half in the visitors before their former midfielder chose the perfect ...
Sunderland 1–1 West Ham highlights all goals video final score

Sunderland vs West Ham 1-1 Highlights And aLL goals video

The England international scored via a deflection to immediately cancel out Jordi Gomez's first half penalty, ensuring the ...
Leicester City vs Manchester City 0-1 highlights and all goals video

Leicester City vs Manchester City 0-1 Highlights And Match report

Manuel Pellegrini's side barely had to break a sweat in order to see off the Premier League's lowest-ranked ...