Real Madrid knocked out Liverpool to reach the Champions League semifinals following a 0-0 absorb at Anfield on Wednesday which gave them a 3-1 aggregate victory. Before match, Liverpool issued an apology after Madrid ‘s bus suffered a bankrupt window when an object was thrown at it en route to Anfield. – Stream LIVE games and replays on ESPN+ (U.S. only) Liverpool were hoping to replicate their rejoinder from two seasons ago when overturned a 3-0 first-leg defeat against Barcelona to reach the Champions League final, though on this occasion they did not have the Anfield crowd to urge them on.

Determined to get that early on goal, Liverpool came out of the blocks promptly and Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Georginio Wijnaldum were guilty of missing good chances in the inaugural half, while Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois pulled off some impressive saves .Real Madrid nullified Liverpool in their goalless draw at Anfield. Michael Regan/Getty Images A season-ending injury to Lucas Vazquez had meant Zidane decided to start midfielder Federico Valverde at right-back, who Liverpool had looked to target. Madrid patiently waited patiently for their opportunities and Karim Benzema hit the position with a parry shoot midway through the first one-half. Roberto Firmino could have done better with a close-range header from Trent Alexander-Arnold ‘s crisscross at the begin of the second half as Liverpool continued to miss opportunities to open the marking. Jurgen Klopp bemoaned Liverpool ‘s performance in the first leg, a 3-1 loss in Madrid, which is where he said he feels the tie was decided. “ You always need the key moments, ” the German said after the match. “ We did n’t lose the tie tonight, we lost in Madrid.

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“ It was uncomfortable for Madrid. We were good, aggressive, had chances. If and when is not interesting. We did n’t score and then the know of Real Madrid played the tie down. That is ourselves this year with the eat up. “ We know how frequently Mo Salah finishes these things with close eyes. not here. Tonight it was absolutely oklahoma, but we are out. “ We love this contest and for early reasons it is very significant we are back in it. We can nowadays concentrate on the Premier League and we will. We have to work our socks off against Leeds. ” Zidane was happy that once again his team were able to execute the game design perfectly. “ We suffered and we knew we would have to suffer tonight but we wanted to go through, we managed the game well, we had some complicated moments but we can be truly proud of what we did tonight again, ” he said. “ We suffered above all at the begin.

“ They played well for the beginning 15 minutes. But it ‘s normal, it ‘s a Champions League quarter-final, with the score in our favor, we knew we ‘d suffer, but we go through and we ‘re happy. “ We ‘re all together, with everything that ‘s happening, the absentees and injuries we ‘ve had, the team is constantly there and it wants more and that ‘s good. We have n’t won anything but we ‘re alive in two competitions and that ‘s what we ‘ll try to keep doing. ” The visitors, who have won the contest a record 13 times, restricted Liverpool to few chances in the second half as the expertly saw out the rest of the match. They will face Chelsea in the semifinals .