Liverpool`s Champions League challenge ended in a 1-1 draw against FC Basel, who booked their spot in the last 16 on Tuesday after withstanding a late fightback sparked by a stunning Steven Gerrard free kick.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 71st Champions League goal as Real Madrid recorded a club record-equalling 15th consecutive win by beating FC Basel 1-0 in Switzerland in the Champions League on Wednesday.
Under-fire Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard may not be enjoying his best spell of form but he is still "a top class player", manager Brendan Rodgers said ahead of their Champions League clash with Ludogorets.
Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti urged the club`s fans to "be positive" after captain and goalkeeper Iker Casillas was again targeted with whistles in Tuesday`s 5-1 Champions League drubbing of FC Basel.
Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti is counting on his wealth of experience to help fix the holders` midfield woes as they prepare to host FC Basel in Tuesday`s Champions League Group B opener at the Bernabeu.