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UEFA ChampionshipReal Madrid vs Leipzig: Valverde leads Los Blacos to a 2-0 win...

Real Madrid vs Leipzig: Valverde leads Los Blacos to a 2-0 win at home.

Real Madrid vs Leipzig
UEFA Champions League
Group F
Santiago Bernabeu

Real registered a convincing win on the 1st matchday against Celtic. Hence, they would head into this fixture with confidence.

Their opponents on the other hand suffered a humiliating defeat at the hand of Shakhtar. Hence, they need to get something out of this game.

The visitors nearly got a point for themselves. However, Valverde scored against the opponent in the 80th minute. Asensio doubled the lead in injury time. This sealed a 2-0 win for Los Blancos.

Real Madrid vs Leipzig: Match report

Full time score: Real Madrid 2-0 Leipzig

Goals: Valverde 80’, Asensio 90+1’.

Courtois, Carvajal, Alaba (81′ F. Mendy), Nacho (C), Modric (81′ Kroos), Camavinga (64′ Asensio), Valverde, Tchouameni, Vinicius Jr. (85′ Mariano), Rodrygo (85′ D. Ceballos), Rüdiger

Bench: Lunin, Luis Lopez, Vallejo, Hazard, Odriozola

Gulácsi (C) – Simakan (75′ Henrichs), Orbán, Haidara (75′ Kampl), Forsberg (81′ Poulsen), Werner (81′ Silva), Szoboszlai, Nkunku, Raum, Schlager, Diallo

Bench: Blaswich, Halstenberg, Gvardiol, Novoa

Maurizio Mariani (Italy)

1-0 Valverde (80′), 2-0 Asensio (90’+1)

Yellow cards:
Carvajal – Haidara, Nkunku, Schlager

Managers’ reaction

Carlo Ancelotti, Real Madrid coach: “That’s a good win, even if we suffered a little in the first half. The most important thing was that we closed down the spaces we were offering behind our defensive line. We were playing a bit slowly so after the break we put much more energy into our performance.”

Marco Rose, Leipzig coach: “It was an intensive match in which we were not able to reward ourselves for a decent and appealing performance. I think we deserved more! We did very well for most parts of this match.”

“We won many balls back, allowed them little. But it is quite clear that you need a top performance for 90 minutes to beat Madrid. For their first goal we were not capable of covering that space inside the box and with their quality they punish you.”

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