Real Madrid knock Liverpool out of Champions League: Records broken
Real Madrid showed character by holding out for a 0-0 draw at Anfield against Liverpool in their Champions League quarter-finals second leg tie. Taking a 3-1 lead in Madrid, Los Blancos made sure Liverpool didn't make a comeback in the tie as they held their nerves. It was a frustrating match for the Reds, who squandered plenty of chances. We present the records broken.
Real Madrid register these feats after progressing
As per Opta, Real Madrid have qualified for the semi-finals of the European Cup/Champions League for the 30th time, at least 10 more than any other team. The Spanish giants have progressed from 11 of their 12 two-legged knockout ties in the Champions League under manager Zinedine Zidane. Real's only elimination came against Manchester City in last season's last 16.
Unwanted records for Liverpool
Liverpool are winless in their past five games against Real Madrid in the Champions League (D1 L4). The Reds have only won one of their past 11 games against Spanish opponents in the Champions League (D3 L7). Liverpool attempted 13 shots from inside the box against Real - their most in an UCL game at Anfield without scoring since March 2006 versus Benfica (20).
Zidane happy after Real progress
Real manager Zinedine Zidane said the team can be proud of the display. "We were up against it and we knew we had to suffer tonight, but in the end we got what we wanted, which was to go through. I think we handled the game well, we rode the storm and can be proud of our display," he said.
First goalless draw for Real since April 2016
As per Opta, this was Real Madrid's first goalless draw in a Champions League game since April 2016, when they drew 0-0 against Manchester City in the semi-final first leg.