Liverpool vs Real Madrid: Visitors’ team bus has window shattered by thrown object on way to Anfield

Alex Pattle
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Real Madrid’s team bus outside Anfield (@ZanySebastien via Twitter)
Real Madrid’s team bus outside Anfield (@ZanySebastien via Twitter)

A window on Real Madrid’s team bus was shattered by a thrown object as the vehicle made its way to Anfield for the La Liga side’s Champions Leaguequarter-final second leg against Liverpool this evening.

Real Madrid won last week’s first leg 3-1 thanks to a brace from Vinicius Jr and a Marco Asensio strike, with Mohamed Salah netting an away goal for Liverpool in the Spanish capital.

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The second leg takes place at Anfield tonight, with Jurgen Klopp’s team hoping to produce another classic European comeback.

While supporters are not allowed in the stadium for the game due to coronavirus-related guidelines, Canal Plus correspondent Sebastien Zany reported that Liverpool fans had thrown objects at the Madrid team bus, resulting in the smashed window seen in a video posted by the journalist on Twitter.

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A spokesperson for Liverpool said in response to the incident: “We condemn unequivocally the actions that led to Real Madrid’s team bus being damaged during its arrival to Anfield this evening.

“It is totally unacceptable and [the] shameful behaviour of a few individuals.

“We sincerely apologise to our visitors for any distress caused. We will work together with Merseyside Police to establish the facts and identify those responsible.”

The victors of Madrid and Liverpool’s tie will take on Chelsea in the semi-finals of the Champions League after Thomas Tuchel’s men defeated Porto 2-1 on aggregate.

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