Liverpool stormed real madrid tonight totally outplaying them in the champions league tie.Liverpool reaffirm their formidable reputation in the Champions League as they eliminate Real Madrid from the last 16 of the competition with a 4-0 second-leg hammering at Anfield.Fact tonight madrids biggest ever lost in champions league everBoth torres and gerrard put on a commanding performance with goals and some wonderful play from the forwards.Real Madrid never really got close and liverpool again sent shockwaves over europe to say it could be there year for europe again.
The result gave the Reds a overall 5-0 aggregate win and will send a resounding message around Europe as they look to overcome the disappointment of a poor domestic run with a sixth triumph in Europe’s premier club competition.A brace from captain Gerrard added to Fernando Torres’s opener in a breathtaking exhibition of attacking play that flew in the face of Liverpool’s reputation for pragmatic, defensive football.Substitute Andrea Dossena wrapped up the win with a late strike, with Liverpool utterly dominant and unfortunate not to score more.Benitez could afford to rest players and took off Gerrard, Torres and Alonso towards the end of the game with manchester united in his mind.
Gerrard hit a double while former Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres and Andrea Dossena netted, earning a 5-0 aggregate win following their first-leg victory which came courtesy of a Yossi Benayoun goal.
“The most important thing for me was to win the game and book our place in the last eight and it was a fantastic team performance,” Gerrard told ITV.
“You’ve got to give a special mention to Yossi Benayoun who was fantastic in the first leg and unfortunately missed out here.”Torres added: “I was working all week to try to be fit. This game was very important for me to play (because of) my past with Atletico.”(My goal) was very important, of course. It was a massive game for the fans.”
Liverpool must now turn their attention to the weekend clash with Barclays Premier League leaders Manchester United.
Gerrard said: “Firstly it’s all about enjoying this. We need to get some rest then we can concentrate on Man United.
“They’re a fantastic team but we’ll give it our best shot.”
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