San Siro opened its doors for Inter Milan’s crucial Champions League match against Real Madrid. We have the UCL player ratings.
Real Madrid had a crucial visit to San Siro tonight against Inter Milan in the UEFA Champions League. The bad results from the first three matches of the tournament left them one defeat away from getting eliminated in the competition. Zinedine Zidane was facing this match without two of his most important players: Sergio Ramos and Karim Benzema.
However, this squad tends to always respond when they are suffering the most. Exactly when people think they have nothing more to give, that’s the moment they always emerge from their ashes. Tonight, they faced a competitive Inter Milan side at Giuseppe Meazza Stadium.
The Italian squad made rookie mistakes during the first half that cost them the game. First, we had Barella committing a penalty against Nacho that Eden Hazard transformed into a goal from the spot. After that, Arturo Vidal got himself sent-off for a double booking against Los Blancos.
Rodrygo scores from the bench.
In the second half, Real Madrid proved they were willing to work hard in order to protect the result against Inter. Winning set them up for the next round without too many issues but they needed to score that second goal. Rodrygo Goes came on the pitch with 30 minutes left on the clock and scored on his first touch after getting on the pitch.
Casemiro also had his chance to return after recovering from Covid-19 and he delivered a solid performance in midfield. This result is exactly the push Real Madrid needed in order to regain a little trust from the supporters. For us, the man of the match was Eden Hazard for his return to good form.
Inter Milan: Handanovic (6), Young (5), De Vrij (6), Skriniar (6), Hakimi (7), Bastoni (6), Vidal (3), Gagliardini (6), Barella (4), Lukaku (7), Martinez (5).
Bench: D’Ambrosio (6), Perisic (6), Alexis (5), Sensi (5), Eriksen (5).
Real Madrid: Courtois (7), Nacho (7), Carvajal (8), Varane (8), Mendy (7), Modric (8), Kroos (8), Lucas (7), Odegaard (9), Hazard (8), Mariano (6).
Bench: Casemiro (8), Rodrygo (8), Vinicius (7).
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