Real Madrid defeated 10-man: After a 2-0 win over Inter Milan on Tuesday, Real Madrid will advance to the Champions League last 16 as group winners. Toni Kroos and Marco Asensio each scored in the game.
Real Madrid defeated 10-man: After a 2-0 win over Inter Milan on Tuesday, Real Madrid will advance to the Champions League last 16 as group winners. Toni Kroos and Marco Asensio each scored in the game. A straightforward win at the Santiago Bernabeu, boosted by Nicolo Barella’s red card in the 64th minute when Inter was one goal down, saw Madrid finish first in Group D, five points clear of Inter, who finished second. Inter needed to win to stay in first position, but Madrid were better after weathering an early storm, and. Kroos’ goal placed them in command before Barella was sent off and Asensio’s magnificent shot sealed the victory.
Madrid’s reward is a guarantee that they will not be drawn against Liverpool, Bayern Munich, or Manchester City in the knockout stages when. the draw is held on Monday, while Lionel Messi‘s PSG will be among those in the runners-up pot.
“We wanted to finish first in the group so we could avoid the better clubs,” Luka Modric remarked.
Apart from an unexpected defeat away to Sheriff in September. Madrid’s group stage has been rather straightforward, with five victories, including two over Inter.
However, after being outplayed by Chelsea in the semi-finals last season. Carlo Ancelotti’s team will have to show they can still compete with the best in the later rounds.
Karim Benzema missed the game against Real Sociedad on Saturday due to an injury, and while Luka Jovic filled in. Madrid will expect to have Benzema back for the La Liga rivalry against Atletico Madrid on Sunday.
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