Los Blancos secured their place in the round of 16 on Thursday, thanks to a convincing 3-0 win over Sheriff Tiraspol. Last night was all about progress as the group winners and the home team only needed a draw to secure the desired outcome.
As ambitious as it is now, Real Madrid have not played a draw, even without the amulet Karim Benzema leading the way. They exchanged blows with an Inter in form in the first half and scored thanks to Toni Kroos right after 15 minutes of play. The German player’s effort from outside the box was toxic and left Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic dead.
The Serie A champions were determined to equalize in the second half and close in on a few opportunities, but could not apply the shots. In the 79th minute, the substitute Marco Asensio finished close to the goal to seal the victory and win the top spot for Real Madrid.
With victory already in his pocket, Carlo Ancelotti decided to create a chance for Eden Hazard to split his legs. The Belgian showed up for 10 minutes and looked relaxed as he jogged around.
Winning without Benzema is never easy, but some players have played right to make the task easier.
Here are the 5 biggest contributing factors to Real Madrid’s 2-0 win over Inter in the Champions League:
# 5 Casemiro
Real Madrid’s Defensive Midfielder Casemiro put on a dramatic change against Inter on Tuesday night. His distribution is clear, he doesn’t allow opponents to force him out of play, and the Brazilian is always looking for a forward pass.
As Luka Modric was pushed forward, Casemiro kept an eye on the right midfield, not giving Inter a moment of peace.
In the game against Inter, Casemiro completed two clearances, saved one shot and saved three passes. He helped Real Madrid attack with two important passes.
#4 Marco Asensio
In the match against Inter, Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti launched Rodrygo on the right wing before Marco Asensio. The Spaniard was introduced only after 75 minutes of play.
To the delight of the home fans, Asensio wasted no time in settling and headed home just four minutes into the field.
Receiving the ball from Dani Carvajal on the right, Asensio jumped in and unleashed an impeccable cut towards the Inter goal. The ball went into the top left corner of the goal to make it 2-0 for Real Madrid.
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