As it happened: Real Madrid seals comeback against Liverpool as Osimhen puts Napoli in driving seat

LIVE As it happened: Real Madrid seals comeback against Liverpool as Osimhen puts Napoli in driving seat

Joba Ogunwale 20:41 - 21.02.2023

Real Madrid came back from two goals down to thrash Liverpool while Victor Osimhen scored as Napoli beat Eintracht Frankfurt 2-0

  • That is it from me tonight. I hope you enjoyed the coverage. We will be back again tomorrow night for mor Champions League live updates. 

Klopp is yet to speak but this is what Liverpool's captain Jordan Henderson has to say.  

  • "Very difficult. It's hard to sum it up straight after the game. Mixed feelings. Frustration with the result," Henderson told BT Sport as per BBC.  
  • For large parts of the first half we performed well and were unlucky to be level at half-time. "We made too many mistakes.  Real Madrid punished us every time tonight. "A lot was [down to] their quality. We didn't help ourselves for sure. We didn't defend it [Real's third goal] well enough. After that there was a few balls we could do better. The game went away from us at that point.

What a game of football this was. Real Madrid and Napoli take a comfortable advantage back home ahead of the second leg in three weeks. 

  • Full time. Liverpool 2-5 Real Madrid. Eintracht Frankfurt 0-2 Napoli. 
  • It is Vinicius' world, we are only living in it.
  • it is not Liverpool's night and fans are happy to let them know. A battle of Red vs White. White prevails again. Maybe the colours are telling something we know before. 
  • It goes from bad to worse for Liverpool as Benzema scores his second of the game following a quick break. 
  • 65' GOAL Liverpool 2-5 Real Madrid
  • Anfield is no longer a fortress. 
  • It is also likely game over in Frankfurt as Giovanni Di Lorenzo put Napoli two goals up after Kolo Muani was sent off. 
  • '65 GOAL!! Eintracht Frankfurt 0-2 Napoli 
  • Game over?? Karim Benzema gets on the act as his shot rebounds off Joe Gomez to put Madrid in a comfortable position. 
  • GOAL!!! Liverpool 2-4 
  • Liverpool will definitely be disappointed with the way they have thrown this game away, but they had legitimate shouts for a penalty after Darwin Nunez was pushed in the box. 
  • Comeback complete. Real Madrid take the lead for the first time in this game as Eder Militao heads home a Luka Modric freekick
  • GOAL!!! Liverpool 2-3 Real Madrid 
  • We are back underway for the second half in both games. 
  • Half-Time: Liverpool 2-2 Real Madrid. Eintracht Frankfurt 0-1 Napoli. What a first half of football in both games, especially at Anfield. 
  • To be honest, I never knew Gakpo played this game. He has been ominous in this opening half. 
  • Big goal in Frankfurt as man of the moment Victor Osimhen puts Napoli ahead. Moments after he won a penalty which was missed by Kvaratskhelia, Osimhen taps home a simple low cross from Hirving Lozano. What a season this guy is having. His 20th of the season. 
  • 40' Eintracht Frankfurt 0-1 Napoli. 
  • Can everyone just calm down??  Vinicius scores his second of the game after Alisson hits a simple clearance straight at him. 
  • 36' GOAL! Liverpool 2-2 Real Madrid 
  • Big Miss! In Frankfurt, Kvaratskhelia had the chance to piut Napoli ahead from the spot but missed his kick. What a let off for Frankfurt. 
  • Nunez made a bit of history with his goal. It is the fastest goal Liverpool have scored in the Champions League at Anfield 
  • Courtios' gift to Salah for the second goal. The Belgian will not want to watch this again. 
  • Meanwhile, this was how Nunez put Liverpool ahead 
  • What a start to this game at Anfield as Vinicius showed quick feet before firing a shot past Alisson in Liverpool's goal. Game on. 
  • '21 GOAL!!!! Liverpool 2-1 Real Madrid 
  • This is an unbelievable start from Liverpool as Salah doubles their lead. The Egyptian, who has had tough luck against Real Madrid, capitalised on a gaffe from Thibaut Courtois to  double Liverpool's lead. Courtois will not want to watch that again. 
  • 14' Goal!!! Liverpool 2-0 Real Madrid 
  • Things are also heating up in Frankfurt as Osimhen wins Napoli a corner, but Frankfurt clear their lines. 
  • Meanwhile, if you are looking for the best betting tips on tonight's games, you can check what our experts predicted here and here.
  • What a start for Jurgen Klopp's men as Darwin Nunez puts them ahead inside four minutes. The Uruguayan showed great improvisation to convert from close range following a brilliant ball from Mohamed Salah. What a start. 
  • 4' Goal!!!!! Liverpool 1-0 Real Madrid 
  • Tonight is a big night for Liverpool's Spanish youngster Stefan Bajetic. He is the Reds youngest player to start a Champions League game 
  • 1' Kick off! We are underway in both games 
  • In case you have not listen to the amazing Champions League anthem, take a listen to it below. No anthem is even close. 
  • The players are out on the pitch as we listen to the ever-soothing Champions League anthem. By the way, Anfield is always loud on Champions League night. 
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  • Meanwhile, here is how Frankfurt lineup. 
  • The Nigeria international is arguably the hottest striker in the world right now. He has formed a deadly partnership with his partner in crime Khvicha Kvaratskhelia. They are both in Luciano Spalletti's lineup. 
  • Liverpool's clash against Real Madrid is not the only game tonight. There is also the little matter of Frankfurt vs Napoli at Deutsche Bank Park. There is a Nigerian interest here as Victor Osimhen will be looking to continue his devastating form in front of goal. 
  • Team news are out. Liverpool are unchanged from the side that beat Newcastle on Saturday while Real Madrid are without Toni Kroos and Aurelien Tchouameni. 
  • Liverpool will be seeking revenge against Real Madrid after losing last season's final to the same opposition. Madrid have been Liverpool's nemesis in recent years, having beaten them in two finals and one quarter-final encounter.

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