Champions League

Liverpool's all-time record European against Real Madrid

Jurgen Klopp's side have been drawn against the Spanish giants in the quarter-final stage of the Champions League

12:55pm on Friday 19th March 2021
Martin Macdonald

The draw for the quarter-final stage of the 2020/21 Champions League has been completed, with the pick of the ties seeing Liverpool take on Real Madrid over two legs.

The tie sees two of the giants of European football, and indeed two of the most successful clubs in the Champions League and European Cup, come head-to-head over two legs.

Liverpool have six European titles to their name, while Real Madrid have won the competition a record 13 times.

In the history of the two clubs, they have faced each other six times in competitive matches, with five of the meetings coming in the last 15 years.

Liverpool v Real Madrid: Head-to-head

CL draw

17/18FinalReal Madrid 3-1 Liverpool
14/15Group BReal Madrid 1-0 Liverpool
14/15Group BLiverpool 0-3 Real Madrid
08/09Last 16Liverpool 4-0 Real Madrid
08/09Last 16Real Madrid 0-1 Liverpool
80/81FinalLiverpool 1-0 Real Madrid

Liverpool and Real Madrid have faced each other in the final of the competition on two occasions.

In the 1980/81 edition of the European Cup, the Reds emerged victorious at the Parc des Princes with a 1-0 win, with Alan Kennedy scoring the only goal of the game in the last 10 minutes.

A lot more happened in the other final which took place in the 2017/18 campaign. Real Madrid won that one 3-1 as fans witnessed arguably the greatest goal ever scored in the final, with Gareth Bale leading up to fire a miraculous overhead kick into the top corner to seal the crown for Los Blancos.

That night was one to forget for Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius, who made a high-profile error.

Interestingly, both sides have won three games each and each of the three wins have come in a run.

From the first three encounters, Liverpool won each one, while Real Madrid have the better of their opponents in the most recent matches, which included two Group B wins in the 2014/15 season.

The biggest win for either side came in the 2008/09 campaign as Liverpool won 4-0 in the last 16 at Anfield, with Steven Gerrard scoring two, and Fernando Torres and Andrea Dossena scoring one each.

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