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UCL: Vinicius Junior’s brace sinks Liverpool in Madrid’s 3-1 win

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Vinicius Junior's brace sinks Liverpool in Madrid 3-1 win

It was another cruel night Liverpool will want to leave behind them at Anfield after Vinicius Junior’s double helped Real Madrid beat the Premier League champions 3-1 in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final.

After a sluggish start from Jurgen Klopp’s team, Vinicius Junior capitalised to convert Toni Kroos’ exquisite long pass to give Real Madrid a deserved 27th-minute lead.

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Liverpool’s night got even worse when Trent Alexander-Arnold’s poor header gifted Real Madrid a second, Marcos Asensio lifting the ball over Alisson Becker and into the back of the net 11 minutes before the interval.

Klopp reacted just before half-time, hauling off Naby Keita and bringing on Thiago Alcantara, and they started the second half in much better fashion.

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They were rewarded with a precious away goal though Mohamed Salah in the 51st minute, but Real had a response of their own as Vinicius (65) struck his second of the night to restore Real’s two-goal advantage and leave Liverpool with plenty of work to do ahead of next week’s second leg.

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Real Madrid came out of the blocks quickly and they dominated the early stages as the visitors struggled to find the rhythm that secured them a 3-0 victory at Arsenal at the weekend.

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