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And the Heat is ON
It’s time, guys. Tonight, Los Blancos host Liverpool for the second leg of the R16 after a statement 2-5 victory in Anfield. Liverpool have practically no choice but to go for broke here. It will be interesting to see how Real Madrid will approach this game. And I don’t think anybody here wants a repeat of the Chelsea close call.
Always Nice to Receive Respect
️ Fabinho: “Real Madrid, how do I explain it…they smell blood. If you give them a chance, they go & just score.”— Madrid Zone (@theMadridZone) March 14, 2023
️ Klopp: “Fabinho’s right about Madrid smelling blood. They’re a huge team. Nothing negative beats them. They have all my respect.” #UCL pic.twitter.com/o3lZ4qgB1f
️ Klopp talking about Real Madrid: “Modrić, Kroos, Benzema & all the youngsters… wow. What a team.” pic.twitter.com/3DfaI6c1gK— Madrid Xtra (@MadridXtra) March 14, 2023
Hey, This One’s NOT Brazilian!
Real Madrid’s interest in Gabri Veiga is growing. The player has a €40M release clause but the club could offer €25M + a player and the player could be Rafa Marín. @PacojoSER, @antonmeana pic.twitter.com/uaV0P21e6t— Madrid Xtra (@MadridXtra) March 14, 2023