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UEFA ChampionshipReal Madrid 2-0 RB Leipzig

Real Madrid 2-0 RB Leipzig

Real Madrid continues their 100% record to start the season with a 2-0 victory over RB Leipzig in their Champions League clash.

Los Blancos were forced to wait until the 80th minute to break the deadlock when Federico Valverde held his composure to bend a left-footed strike home.

Marco Asensio came off the bench to secure the points with a stunning strike after collecting Toni Kroos’ cutback.

Leipzig had their moments but lacked a clinical edge in the final third and were duly punished by the holders.

Starting lineup:

REAL MADRID (4-3-3): Thibaut Courtois;

Daniel Carvajal, Antonio Rudiger, Nacho Fernandez, David Alaba;

Luka Modric, Aurelien Tchouameni, Eduardo Camavinga;

Federico Valverde, Rodrygo, Vinicius Junior.

 

REAL MADRID SUBS: Jesus Vallejo, Eden Hazard, Toni Kroos, Marco Asensio, Andriy Lunin, Alvaro Odriozola, Dani Ceballos, Ferland Mendy, Mariano Diaz, Luis Lopez.

 

RB LEIPZIG (4-2-3-1): Peter Gulacsi;

Mohamed Simakan, Willi Orban, Abdou Diallo, David Raum;

Amadou Haidara, Xaver Schlager; Christopher Nkunku, Emil Forsberg, Dominik Szoboszlai;

Timo Werner.

 

RB LEIPZIG SUBS: Yussuf Poulsen, Andre Silva, Janis Blaswich, Marcel Halstenberg, Josko Gvardiol, Hugo Novoa, Benjamin Henrichs, Kevin Kampl.

Goals:

GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!! VALVERDE PRODUCES A SUBLIME FINISH!!!! 1-0 MADRID!!!!! Los Blancos break the deadlock with a fine team move that Valverde finishes with a crisp strike on his left foot. Vinicius picks out the run of Valverde with a cross-field pass on the right flank. He cuts inside to open up space for a curling effort that finds the bottom-left corner.

WHAT A GOAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ASESNIO SCORES A STUNNER!!!!! 2-0!!!!! Madrid extend their advantage to all but secure the three points tonight through a super strike from Asensio. It’s straight off the training ground as Kroos works a short pass to the Spaniard from the left flank. He hammers his left-footed strike away from Gulacsi into the right side of the net.

So, what’s next?

In conclusion, Real Madrid is next in action on Sunday in the Madrid derby on the road to Atletico Madrid.

Meanwhile, RB Leipzig face Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday in the Bundesliga on the road.

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