As predicted, Real Madrid won by resisting a barrage of first-half pressure and caught Inter unaware with a late goal. So, today, among other Champions League football news, Real Madrid win marginally to claim all three points at San Siro.
Rodrygo’s last-gasp winner silenced San Siro as Real Madrid defeated Inter Milan 1-0 in Champions League Group D on Wednesday.
Rodrygo’s scuffed volley was off of a lovely cushioned pass from fellow substitute Eduardo Camavinga (football transfers).
This singular goal, in the second-to-last minute gave Real Madrid all three points yesterday.
This was former Milan manager Carlo Ancelotti’s first European game since taking over, and it was an edgy success.
Watch the match highlights from this close call for Real Madrid and surprise defeat for Italian champions, Inter Milan.
The game appeared to be heading for a draw until Rodrygo’s 89th-minute strike left Samir Handanovic rooted to the spot. This gave Madrid a Champions League away win at Inter for the second year in a row.
Champions League Football News – Real Madrid Win Marginally
Without a doubt, Inter dominated the first half. Still, Edin Dzeko and Lautaro Martinez both failed to beat Thibaut Courtois when presented with chances they should have taken.
Inter broke down Madrid’s defense in the ninth minute, but Dzeko couldn’t beat Courtois after a fine touch from Martinez.
Martinez himself has a glorious opportunity at the end of a blistering Inter break. Casemiro sent a skidding 25-yard effort narrowly wide, but Martinez’s ensuing free header shot straight in the direction of Courtois.
Eder Militao nodded wide from a corner when unmarked at the near post.
Then, Martinez, Marcelo Brozovic, and Dzeko all failed to give the Nerazzurri a lead they absolutely deserved at the break.
Nine minutes after the restart, Courtois made another excellent save to keep Dzeko’s low header out. And Milan Skriniar was unable to convert the rebound.
Madrid’s first shot on goal came in the 57th minute. But Dani Carvajal’s shot from an acute angle never looked like beating Handanovic.
Rodrygo snatched the victory at the end of a fine move that also included Federico Valverde.
The visitors maintained their marginal lead at 0-1 only because Skriniar blocked Vinicius Junior’s efforts.
Inter 0 – 1 Real Madrid
Goals: 0 – 1 Rodrygo 89
Bookings: Martinez; AlabaInter: Handanovic, Bastoni, de Vrij, Skriniar, Perisic, Calhanoglu, Brozovic, Barella, Darmian, Martinez, Dzeko
Substitutions: Vecino, Vidal, Dumfries, Correa, Dimarco
Real Madrid: Courtois, Carvajal, Militao, Fernandez, Alaba, Modric, Casemiro, Lucas, Benzema, Vinicius, Junior
Substitutions: Rodrygo, Camavinga, Asensio