Karim Benzema propelled Real Madrid to a 1-0 victory over Liverpool and qualification for the Champions League quarter-finals with a 6-2 aggregate score.
After their wild first-leg performance at Anfield that left Madrid with an advantage of three goals, Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp said his team had only a one percent chance of overhauling the tie.
Yet, despite their best efforts, they could not produce the same magic under the Bernabeu lights and eventually succumbed to Benzema’s 78th-minute strike.
This marks Madrid’s successive third year knocking out Liverpool from the Champions League, including last year’s final.
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