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Real Madrid vs. Liverpool; three key battles ahead of the UEFA Champions League Clash


Real Madrid may have beaten Liverpool 2-5 at Anfield in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League game.

But with games like this likely to produce some kind of twist and surprises as we’ve seen in the past, caution would be a necessity ahead of this match from Real Madrid’s perspective.

And with stars like that of Mo Salah, Vinicius Jnr and Toni Kroos certain to be on show, reveals the key battles ahead of the Real Madrid /Liverpool tie.

Karim Benzema vs. Virgil van Dijk

French star Karim Benzema and his counterpart Virgil Van Dijk would be a huge catalyst in this game for their respective sides’.

And with Benzema leading the charge for goals for Real Madrid as well as Virgil Van Dijk, the main man in Liverpool’s defence much will be anticipated from both players on the pitch.

The French star was key to Real’s 5-2 massacre of Liverpool in the first leg tie and if the Reds may hold their own at least in this fixture, Van Dijk  must be up to something special to stop the current Ballon D’Or winner in this tie.

Luka Modric vs. Jordan Henderson

The English star Henderson would have a big work stopping the mercurial Luka Modric in midfield.

Just as the Croatian star proved his mettle in the first leg tie at Anfield. Henderson would have to be at the top of his game to avoid acres of space for Real Madrid to operate in transition.

His ability to read  the game could aid his sides’ ambition in this match. While he must be alert to prevent the incisive runs Modric could bring to the fore front.

David Alaba vs. Mohamed Salah

The last but not the least is the African battle between these two players of African Origin. Salah (Egypt) would trade tackle with the experience of Nigeria’s previously eligible star David Alaba on the left back position.

And who wins this duel could decide the outcome of the game. More especially with their level of experience in the UEFA Champions League.

And with both players simply exceptional in their position over the years, expect a mind blowing tussle as both superstar are set for a royal rumble at the biggest stage of European football.

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