Champions League: Liverpool 0-3 Real Madrid – Reds Outclassed As Ronaldo & Co. Stroll To Victory (Photos & Highlights)

Alan Duffy

22nd, October 2014


By Alan Duffy

Liverpool 0-3 Real Madrid – Champions League Group B – 22nd October 2014


Liverpool were given a footballing lesson on Wednesday night, with European champions Real Madrid simply too good for the hosts.

Madrid were 3-0 up by the break, courtesy of a superb opener from Cristiano Ronaldo and a brace from Karim Benzema as the Reds struggled to cope with Los Merengues’ pace and movement.

Brendan Rodgers hauled off the ineffectual Mario Balotelli at half-time (who  had rather misguidedly swapped shirts with Pepe at the break) but the introduction of Adam Lallana did little to change the game.

With Madrid totally in control, manager Carlo Ancelotti took Ronaldo off on 75 minutes, with the superstar getting a fine reception from the Anfield faithful, as did the outstanding Toni Kroos who was also subbed soon after.

With three points from three games, the Reds are struggling in Group B, however with Ludogorets Razgrad and Basel their competition for a last 16 berth (along with Madrid, of course), they should still get through.


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Photos: PA

Highlights: Footytube

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  1. Chris says:

    I profess I didnt see the game but even in the 3 mins of watching the highlights you get a real semblance of what went down. The intensity wasnt there at all from liverpool, a bit more effort/urgency and all of those goals wouldve been averted. The place needs stronger leadership, making token efforts in defence is not good enough. The I’ll leave it you policy doesnt wash against the bottom sides and it certainly doesnt wash against Madrid.

    Arsenal had difficulties coping with the intensity of Dortmund aswell…it almost seems like these european sides have an extra week of rest. Still though we are alot better than this.

  2. Dave says:

    Think Ballotelli is being made a scapegoat here for Liverpools dismal performance last night and general poor start to the season. It probably was a poor decision to swap shirts at half time at least in view of the pitch but it’s hardly a hanging offence I have seen this done before in european games it’s no big deal to me. They used to do the same to Heskey when things weren’t going right. Perhaps they should accept that the’re not as good as they think they are and they were playing the European champions.

  3. Chris says:

    Agreed in reality Balotelli wouldve had 2 goals against QPR, his presence forced the own goals. Give the guy some time, hes worth the investment.

  4. Chris the sequel says:

    Massively over achieved last season with a player who had a good season pre world cup.
    last night losing 3-0 at home reeks of poor/bad tactics.

  5. Someone says:

    Don’t be so sure that Ludogorets and Basel won’t put up a fight for the second spot… After all, Basel beat Liverpool in Switzerland, and at Anfield Ludogorets almost won a point. I don’t mention Real – they’re clearly the favourites in this group.

    My money is on a huge surprise and Ludogorets finishing second.

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