Zidane after the victory: What my players are doing is extraordinary

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has praised his players. Following Madrid’s 3-1 win over Liverpool in the first leg of the quarter-finals of the Champions League on Tuesday.

“We have not won anything. We are happy with what we are doing. What the players are doing is extraordinary. Given the difficulties they have had.” said Zidane after the match.

Vinicius Junior with two goals and Marcos Asensio with one secured Madrid an easy victory over Alfredo Di Stefano. But Mohamed Salah’s goal in the second half keeps Liverpool still in the game.

This victory gives Madrid a commanding advantage before the return match at Anfield next week.

Among the difficulties was the absence of Raphael Varane. Infected with coronavirus on the day of the match.

“We did not change anything. We simply put Eder Militano in place of Varane. And stayed true to the 4-3-3 formation.” he added.

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