Champions League draw: Liverpool meet Real Madrid, but should they fear facing the reigning champions?

The teams will meet in Group B

While the Liverpool vs Luis Suarez's Barcelona contest that neutrals craved was not drawn for the Champions League group stage today, the mouth-watering Real Madrid vs Liverpool encounter will take place in Group B.

The draw as it happened

So just what is Liverpool's record against Real Madrid?

Liverpool have won all three of their competitive matches against the Spaniards, and have never even conceded a goal against them.

The teams last met in the Champions League in the 2008/09 season, Liverpool prevailing 5-0 on aggregate in the Last 16 hammering.

In that two-legged round, Liverpool won 1-0 away and 4-0 at home. Steven Gerrard scored two penalties in the 4-0 home win in March 2009.

The only other competitive match between the teams was the 1981 European Cup final which Liverpool won 1-0 thanks to Alan Kennedy's 82nd-minute goal.

In total, in the three games between the teams Liverpool have won three, scored six and conceded none.

The group stage begins on 16 September.


Group A: Atletico Madrid, Juventus, Olympiacos, Malmo FF

Group B: Real Madrid, Basel, LIVERPOOL, Ludogorets Razgrad

Group C: Benfica, Zenit Saint Petersburg, Bayer Leverkusen, Monaco

Group D: ARSENAL, Borussia Dortmund, Galatasaray, Anderlecht

Group E: Bayern Munich, MANCHESTER CITY, CSKA Moscow, Roma

Group F: Barcelona, PSG, Ajax, APOEL

Group G: CHELSEA, Schalke 04, Sporting Lisbon, Maribor

Group H: Porto, Shakhtar Donetsk, Athletic Bilbao, BATE Borisov