Real Madrid achieved a deserved victory over its host Inter Milan with two clean goals during their match at Giuseppe Meazza, within the framework of the fourth round of the European Champions League.
Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos and first-team scorer Karim Benzema were absent due to the injury. Casemiro remained on the bench after his absence for the last period due to his infection with the Coronavirus; on the side, coach Anthony Conte did not suffer from any significant absences.
Real Madrid advance early, and Inter Milan are nervous
Real Madrid entered the game with great strength, and after only 6 minutes, they got a penalty kick after Barilla interfered on Nacho, who was standing in a suitable place to score. Belgian star Eden Hazard successfully implemented it, taking advantage of the absence of Sergio Ramos.
Tensions began to appear on Inter Milan after Real Madrid’s early goal, and there was apparent acceleration to try to score the equalizer. By the 33rd minute, Arturo Vidal was sent off after receiving two yellow cards for protesting exaggeratedly at the referee’s decision not to award him a penalty.
Real Madrid did not face any problem in the second half as it plays against a numerically deficient team. He conducted the match the way he wanted despite Inter imposing a numerical density in the first 10 minutes to snatch the equalizer.
Substitute Rodrigo succeeded in scoring the second goal for Real Madrid by the 59th minute and after only 15 seconds of entering the field in place of Eden Hazard. Still, the plan was counted in the end in the name of Ashraf Hakimi by mistake in his team’s pursuit. Regardless of the controversy surrounding the owner of the project, Inter Milan surrendered. In the last half hour, he lost hope of returning the score, to give the ball to Real Madrid, who monopolized it most of the time.
Real Madrid raised its score to 7 points and remained in second place in the group behind Borussia Monchengladbach, leaders with 8 points. In comparison, Inter Milan froze at just two points and remained in last place, making its mission to qualify almost impossible.