El Clasico: Real Madrid gains confidence after Champions League success

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Real Madrid has a crucial string of matches at this stage of the season. After a convincing 3-1 victory against Liverpool FC in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League quarter-final clash, Los Blancos will be going into “El Clasico” full of confidence.

Liverpool was completely outclassed on Tuesday night as Real Madrid dominated the game at the Estadio Alfredo di Stefano. It was unexpectedly easy considering the concerns surrounding the absences of Sergio Ramos and Rafael Varane.

Ramos is out again due to a calf injury while Varane has tested positive for Covid-19. In their absence, Nacho and Eder Militao stepped up in defence and an aggressive approach kept the backline safe. The success of the lineup will be good news for Zinedine Zidane who will still be left without both defenders against Barcelona.