Liverpool 2-5 Real Madrid: defending champions hold first leg advantage after Vinicius Jr and Benzema doubles

Vinicius Jr and Karim Benzema score brace each to hand Real Madrid a 5-2 victory and huge advantage in the 1/16 first leg of the Champions League at Anfield.

Liverpool started on a brighter note going up 2-0 after 15 minutes following Darwin Nunez and Mohamed Salah strikes.

A hard fought display from the visitors saw Vini Jr scoring two goals to level matters after the break before E. Militao put Real Madrid ahead in the second half.

Karim Benzema whom many predictions have him to score find back of the net twice as defending champions win 5-2 in England.

Mohamed Salah now becomes Liverpool’s top scorer in European football with 42 goals.

The Egyptian International has grabbed 19 goals and eight assists in 34 games across all competitions.

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