- Category: Champions League
Real Madrid showed exactly why they are European champions and how far Liverpool have fallen down the pecking order with a 3-0 victory in a display which oozed class at Anfield.
Karim Benzema scored twice after Cristiano Ronaldo broke his six-match duck at the ground with a superb opener to edge within one of club icon Raul's all-time Champions League goalscoring record.
In the final analysis it was not even close. Real's first win - in fact first goals - in four meetings against the Reds came all too easily as they highlighted the gulf in class.
The Spanish side last visited Merseyside in 2009, at a time when Liverpool could conceivably argue they were still contenders for Europe's top honours.
Now they are feeling their way back into the