LFC Record VS Real Madrid

How does LFC rack up historically against 'Los Blancos'?
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Liverpool's quarterfinal draw against Real Madrid pits two European giants against each other for the seventh time since 1981.

Deadlocked at three wins each, the next eight days should provide us with some exceptionally entertaining football between the two clubs. Here is how they've faired head-to-head in Europe:

27th May, 1981: European Cup Final - Real Madrid 0-1 Liverpool

In what would end up being legendary goalkeeper Ray Clemence's last game for Liverpool, Bob Paisley's Reds took down Real Madrid in a hard-fought match to win their third European Cup. Alan Kennedy slid home the winner in the 82nd minute and the Graeme Souness led Reds lifted the European Cup.

25th February, 2009: Round of 16 - Real Madrid 0-1 Liverpool

Another winner in the 82nd minute, this time by Yossi Benayoun as the Reds beat Madrid at the Bernabeu. With Steven Gerrard shockingly out of the starting XI, Real Madrid looked poised early on to take advantage. 

However, Pepe Reina proved to be a barrier between Madrid and any sort of scoring opportunity. Benayoun would later pounce on a Fabio Aurelio free-kick to put Liverpool ahead for good.

10th March, 2009: Round of 16 - Liverpool 4-0 Real Madrid

Perhaps the most memorable match of this European rivalry for Liverpool fans as the Reds thumped Real Madrid at Anfield with a thunderous display. Fernando Torres opened the scoring in the 16th minute, while Gerrard was once again the catalyst with a pair of goals, one a penalty. 

Gerrard

Andrea Dossena capped off the win in the 88th minute as Rafael Benitez's side advanced to the quarterfinals winning 5-0 on aggregate.

22nd October, 2014: Group Stage - Liverpool 0-3 Real Madrid

Brendan Rodgers Reds were sloppy in defeat at Anfield during their Group B matchup with Real Madrid in 2014. Former Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring early and Madrid never looked back. 

Karim Benzema added a pair before the break, and in essence ended the tie rather quickly. In fact, this was Liverpool's first and only three-goal first-half deficit in European Cup competition.

4th November, 2014: Group Stage - Real Madrid 1-0 Liverpool

Liverpool suffered defeat at the hands of Madrid again as Karim Benzema netted again to help put "Los Blancos" out of reach in group play. Rodger's had made seven changes entering the match, which would see Gerrard, Jordan Henderson, and Raheem Sterling on the bench. 

Madrid seemed in command the whole match, unfazed by Liverpool's attack, and able to fend off any danger from the Reds. LFC would eventually fail to make it out of the group.

26th May, 2018: Champions League Final - Liverpool 1-3 Real Madrid

Loris Karius

The most recent match between the two side was a painful one in many ways for LFC supporters. Mohamed Salah came off injured just over halfway through the first-half as Sergio Ramos diabolically took him down as they jockeyed for the ball. 

Gareth Bale added to Liverpool's woes with an incredible goal, sandwiched between a pair of dreadful errors by Reds goalkeeper Loris Karius. This game would end up being a stepping stone for LFC's triumph in the competition the following year.