|Casemiro was fantastic in midfield for Real Madrid as the La Liga giants shut out Liverpool to qualify for the semi-finals of the Champions League. (@ChampionsLeague via Twitter)|
Real Madrid will battle Chelsea in the semi-final of the Champions League after holding Liverpool to a goalless draw at Anfield.
The Spanish giants arrived at Anfield with a 3-1 advantage from the first leg and even as they didn't seem troubled going through Liverpool only have themselves to blame for been wasteful in front of goal in the first half.
Mohammed Salah could have done better with his chance rather than shooting straight at Thibaut Courtois.
The former Chelsea goalkeeper was in fine form saving well from James Milner in the early stages of the game, Milner also blasted over when he should have found the target while Georginio Wijnaldum was wasteful as well.
Karim Benzema's shot was deflected on to the post, which was Real's best chance of the game.
In the second half, Roberto Firmino's shot was blocked by Courtois.
Real Madrid put on some fine defensive display and fatigue set in as Liverpool lacked ideas as the game got to the latter stages of the match.
Zinedine's Zidane's men will face another Premier League side in Thomas Tuchel's Chelsea.
Jurgen Klopp's reaction
"We didn't lose the tie tonight, we lost it in Madrid!"— beIN SPORTS (@beINSPORTS_EN) April 14, 2021
Jurgen Klopp was refreshingly honest about his side tonight, and how they couldn't quite get that opening goal to spark the game into life. #beINUCL #UCL
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Thibaut Courtois' reaction
"A clean sheet at Anfield is not easy!"— beIN SPORTS (@beINSPORTS_EN) April 14, 2021
Thibaut Courtois hailed the defensive performance of his team against Liverpool. Up next, a special semi-final meeting for the keeper against Chelsea! #beINUCL #UCL
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Best Tweets as Eden Hazard returns to Stamford Bridge for Real Madrid vs Chelsea semi-final tie
Eden Hazard could return to Stamford Bridge in the UCL semifinals 💙 pic.twitter.com/4aQaVnGaKV— B/R Football (@brfootball) April 14, 2021
Real Madrid next up for Chelsea - incredibly the first meeting between the two clubs in any competition since the 1998 Super Cup.— Liam Twomey (@liam_twomey) April 14, 2021
Also a tie filled with significance for Hazard, Courtois, Kovacic, Alonso... #CFC
4th of May 2021. Champions League semifinal 2nd leg. Stamford Bridge.— LDN (@LDNFootbalI) April 14, 2021
Eden Michael Hazard comes home. pic.twitter.com/NdqFztxLDa
When Eden Hazard left Chelsea he said this 👀 pic.twitter.com/QoJwsXtxte— ✈️ (@Arrizabalager) April 14, 2021
•Hazard returning to Stamford Bridge— Dubois (@CFCDUBois) April 14, 2021
•Courtois returning to Stamford Bridge
•Kovačić returning to Madrid
•Giroud facing Benzema after being called a go-kart
What. A. Tie🍿
When Reece James has to deal with Eden Hazard— Mod (@CFCMod_) April 14, 2021
I love Eden Hazard and his one of my favourite Chelsea players ever but if Chelsea get Madrid I want to see Reece James pocket Eden and Pulisic to steal the show..— Conn (@ConnCFC) April 14, 2021