Courtois and Alisson, what ducks! Liverpool-Real becomes a goal festival

The first half at Anfield was conditioned by two serious mistakes by the goalkeepers, among the most popular in the world. Real’s had been decisive last year, against the Reds

From hero to villain. As a positive protagonist to the mistake that could be fatal. From concrete wall. Sand wall. This is the story of Thibaut Courtois. Goalkeeper of Real Madrid and Belgium. But the first half of Liverpool-Real Madrid also involved Alisson Becker in a sensational reversal of values, whose mistake allowed the Blancos to get back on their feet a game that seemed to be scored after half the fraction.

Passed in a few months, from May 29 to February 21, with the World Cup in Qatar in the middle, from best goalkeeper in the world to the current draft. In Paris, last May, he had been the insurmountable and unbeatable bulwark of the blancos champions of Europe in the presence of Liverpool. Nine months later, day more, day less, he is the protagonist of a bad start to the match against the same opponent. But in the first leg of the eighth of the Champions League. Little reactive on Darwin Nunez’s winning (and close) backheel, to say the least awkward in the intervention with which he actually “served” the ball to Mohamed Salah for the 2-0. Vinicius has, for now, halved the lead. But for Courtois, also uncertain at the World Cup with Belgium, this season doesn’t seem up to the previous one.