In solely a matter of weeks, Liverpool will begin their quest to succeed in the semi-finals of the Champions League, with Actual Madrid the staff standing of their manner following Friday’s draw.
After easing to the final eight, the Reds have been confronted with the prospect of assembly any considered one of Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Actual Madrid, PSG, Porto, Chelsea or Man Metropolis.
And it was Zinedine Zidane’s Actual Madrid who have been picked from the pot, bringing recollections from the ultimate three years in the past again to the floor.
The Reds have been, after all, on the flawed finish of the lead to Kyiv again in 2018 and few will overlook how Mo Salah was pressured from the sphere early on because of Sergio Ramos.
The primary leg is to be held on the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano, with the Bernabeu out of fee, on April 6/7, earlier than returning to Anfield per week later to finish the tie.
And the realisation of Actual Madrid serving because the Reds’ subsequent opponents had followers savouring the matchup, though the absence of followers for the event continued to hit onerous.
A shared feeling of outdated battles to settle, however no crowds guarantee it’s bittersweet…
“Gotta say it doesn’t get significantly better than that, prevented all the intense large boys till the ultimate. Would’ve most well-liked Porto on the QF however nonetheless an excellent draw for us.”
– TomK42 on This Is Anfield.
Some thought it was written within the stars ought to the Reds progress to the semis…
“Definitely Actual Madrid and sure Chelski standing between us and a shot at Quantity 7. Can’t say I’m displeased. Step it up and heed Istanbul’s name, Redmen!”
– NorseDweller on This Is Anfield.
And the complete draw was met with pleasure over the probabilities…