Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid made history this evening, becoming the first team to score five Champions League goals at Anfield, especially as Liverpool had been leading 2-0.
The Merengues are the reigning Champions of Europe and Club World Cup winners, but they had the worst possible start this evening when a sensational Darwin Nunez back-heel flick and Thibaut Courtois howler on Mohamed Salah in the opening 14 minutes.
However, they clawed it back to 2-2 by half-time with a Vinicius Junior brace.
Eder Militao turned it around completely at the dawn of the second half after a free kick routine, then Karim Benzema ran wild with two goals for 5-2 by the 67th minute.
No Champions League side had ever managed to score four goals away to Liverpool, let alone five, so Italian tactician Ancelotti has once again added another page of his long list of historic achievements.
This was only the first leg of the Round of 16 and a replay of last season’s Champions League Final, which was also won by Real Madrid.