Match: Real Madrid vs Liverpool
Date: April 6, 2021
Stadium: Estadio Alfredo Di Stéfano, Madrid (Spain)
Competition: UEFA Champions League
Kickoff time: 21:00 (UTC/GMT+2, local time)
Real Madrid officially began their preparations for the match against Liverpool after they were able to comfortably beat Eibar 2-0 in La Liga on Saturday night. There was a lot to see in regards to the UEFA Champions League clash during that night ranging from Zinedine Zidane’s chosen starters to the substitutions he made during the night.
Could we potentially see him name a very similar lineup on Tuesday night? It would be surprising but with Zidane as manager, nothing is out of the question.
The perfect way to prepare for a massive match for a goalkeeper is by getting a clean sheet in the match before it and that’s exactly what Thibaut Courtois did against Eibar. Had some good moments, showed his concentration and now it’s time to focus on the big fish ahead. The Belgian has been in sensational form for Los Merengues so far during this campaign and he’ll want to show it on the biggest stage yet when they take on Liverpool on Tuesday night.
If we are to assume that Zidane will be deploying a similar lineup to what we saw against Eibar,y which is a sound assumption, then we’ll be seeing a three-man defense here at least when it comes to the offensive side of the tactics. Nacho Fernandez will be expected to continue playing instead of Sergio Ramos as the captain recovers from another injury while Ferland Mendy will also take his place as part of the three-man defense.