After beating Liverpool in the first leg of the Champions League, Real Madrid has increased its tendencies to get its fourteenth ‘Orejona’
SPAIN — Real Madrid beat the Liverpool in the first leg for the Quarterfinals of the Champions League, and throughout the competition, the Merengues have increased their chances of qualifying for the Semifinals and winning the ‘Orejona’.
According to ESPN’s FiveThirtyEight Soccer Power Index, the Real Madrid from Zinedine Zidane he currently has a 47 percent chance of advancing to the Semifinals and an 11 percent chance of winning Europe’s biggest club title.
At the beginning of October last year, weeks before the current edition of the Champions League After the changes in the calendar that the competition suffered due to COVID-19, the ‘White House’ had only a 27 percent chance of reaching the Semifinals and only a seven percent chance of winning the title.
One month after, Soccer Power Index revealed a decrease in the chances of Real Madrid in his desire to advance to the semifinals by giving him only 18 percent. At the beginning of December, the ‘Whites’ maintained the same chances of reaching the semifinals although their chances of proclaiming themselves champion fell to three percent.
In the first SPI statistics of 2021, Real Madrid he increased his chances of reaching the semifinals to 30 percent but in February his chances of being one of the best four teams in the Champions League and crowning champions were reduced to 25 and 4, respectively.
After beating Atalanta in the Round of 16, the Merengues increased their chances of reaching the semi-finals to 50 percent and 11 percent of winning the trophy, odds they maintain so far.
The second leg between Liverpool and Real Madrid It will be held on Wednesday of next week and on Saturday the Merengues receive a visit from Barcelona, a key duel in the fight for the LaLiga title.