The 74-year-old has been officially re-elected as president of Real Madrid until 2025 for a fifth consecutive term and sixth overall.
Karim Benzema put the champions in charge at a soggy Alfredo di Stefano stadium with a delightful backheel in the 14th minute while a deflected Toni Kroos free-kick doubled their lead in the 28th.
"If you want to go to the semi-final, you have to earn the right to do so. We didn't do that tonight, especially in the first half," Liverpool coach Juergen Klopp said after the team's Champions League quarter-final match.
Coach Zoran Mamic quits days before a Europa League clash with Tottenham as Croatian Supreme Court confirms prison sentence.
Real Madrid are back within touching distance of the top of La Liga after they punished another Atletico Madrid slip against Levante by beating Real Valladolid 1-0.
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane expressed his annoyance with his side's growing injury problems after a setback to defender Dani Carvajal in their 2-0 win over Valencia left him with eight stricken players at a crucial stage of the season.
Real Madrid were without coach Zinedine Zidane, who continued his recovery from Covid-19, while injured captain Sergio Ramos sat in the stands wearing a mask but could still be heard yelling at his team mates and the referee.
The rejection from the global superstar is a public relations disaster for the Kingdom which is trying to find its feet as it diversifies its economy.
With majority of games being played without spectators since June, matchday revenue for top European clubs is likely to remain close to zero until the end of the 2020-21 season.
Eden Hazard ended Real Madrid's drought in a match that coach Zinedine Zidane missed after he contracted the coronavirus.
La Liga champions top the list among Europe's major leagues with $832 million (681.2 million euros), followed by Bayern Munich, Liverpool and Paris St Germain.
Mo Salah told Spanish newspaper AS in an interview this month that he admired Real Madrid and Barcelona, fuelling talk in the British media that he was looking to move on.
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