Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Liverpool vs Real Madrid
Competition: UEFA Champions League
Match date: Wednesday, 22 October 2014
Kick Off Time: 19:45 BST
Venue: Anfield Road, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool team head into the game on the back of a dramatic 3-2 victory against QPR on Sunday, in which they needed two own-goals to secure all three points. Rogers' men are struggling in Champions League as they managed an unconvincing win against Ludogorets and lost to FC Basel in Switzerland. Now the Reds currently sit three points behind Madrid in Group B.
Daniel Sturridge will be missing until November sometime with a calf strain. Mario Balotelli could be set to get another run out, despite his poor performances of late. The Reds could also be without defender Mamadou Sakho while Alberto Moreno, Philippe Coutinho and Javi Manquillo likely to be recalled.
Real Madrid are in devastating form. The Spanish side have won both of their last two results by five nil, and have recorded nineteen goals in their last five fixtures. Despite their La Liga success and a 5-1 win at home to Basel in their opening group match, Real were less than convincing in their second Champions League outing against Ludogorets.
Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale misses out through injury, with Isco set to replace him in the starting line-up. Raphael Varane is out with a virus, Fabio Coentrao also misses out but Benzema has recovered from a hip injury. Real Madrid have won 9 of their last 11 matches in the Champions League while Liverpool have lost just one of their last 18 home matches in UEFA competition. Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 19 goals in 12 games this season, while the entire Liverpool team has scored 14 goals in 10 games.

Liverpool last 5 matches:
23/09/14 Liverpool P 2 – 2 Middlesbrough
27/09/14 Liverpool 1 – 1 Everton
01/10/14 Basel 1 – 0 Liverpool
04/10/14 Liverpool 2 – 1 West Brom
19/10/14 QPR 2 – 3 Liverpool

Real Madrid last 5 matches:
23/09/14 Real Madrid 5 – 1 Elche
27/09/14 Villarreal 0 – 2 Real Madrid
01/10/14 Ludogorets 1 – 2 Real Madrid
05/10/14 Real Madrid 5 – 0 Athletic Club
18/10/14 Levante 0 – 5 Real Madrid

You can watch the match here: Link 1 , Link 2 [Live Scores]

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