Madrid, March 16
There was no historic comeback for Liverpool. Real Madrid’s title defence in the Champions League rolls into the quarterfinals.
Liverpool never really came close to overcoming their three-goal deficit from the first leg against the title holders at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on Wednesday, losing 1-0 to end their hopes of another run to the final.
Karim Benzema scored late and Madrid advanced to the last-eight for the third straight season with a 6-2 aggregate score following a 5-2 win from the first leg in England, when they rallied from two goals down early in the first half.
“You needed a special performance and we didn’t show a special performance,” Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said. “In moments, it was a good performance, but Real Madrid was the team in control the whole game.”
A first for Napoli
Naples: Napoli beat Eintracht Frankfurt 3-0 to reach the quarterfinals for the first time in their history — and making it three Italian teams in the final eight. Victor Osimhen continued his fine scoring record with a goal in each half and Piotr Zielinski converted a penalty in the second half. — AP
Round of 16 results
- R Madrid beat Liverpool 1-0 (Aggregate 6-2)
- Napoli beat Frankfurt 3-0 (Aggregate 5-0)
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