Real Madrid faced Inter Milan in their first match in the UEFA Champions League this season. While this match was massively anticipated to be filled with action. It was proven to be otherwise with the scoreline being 1-0 to Real Madrid this game.
While the game was felt to end as a 0-0 draw between Real Madrid and Inter Milan because of the lack of goals. During the 88th minute, Rodrygo scores a goal with his left foot to the bottom right corner of the goal. While the assist was provided by the clubs new signing Eduardo Camavinga. The player was bought from Rennes this season on the Transfer Deadline Day. This was done as Eduardo Camavinga had one year left on his contract with Rennes and was leaning to not sign an extension.
The new signing didn’t start the match and instead came on as a sub for Luka Modric in the 80th minute of the game. While Luke Modric had the most touches of the ball for Real Madrid totalling 86, the player who was the Man of the Match was Thibaut Courtois. The player made 5 saves during the game and also had 42 touches of the ball.
How did Inter Milan Lose against Real Marid?
Meanwhile, Inter Milan was the more attacking team when compared to Real Madrid. Inter Milan played with a 3 centre-back system which helped them defensively. While keeping a front two with midfielders who can attack the half-spaces within the squad. Inter Milan made sure to have their wide Midfielders play as wide as possible. While they were many a time pushed back and needed to play as defenders against the wingers. Closer to the penalty box, each of them made attempts to cut into the middle and attempt a pass or shot on goal.
While both strikers didn’t mind coming in deep to pick up the ball and tended to play in the centre. Thus using the technique cause an overload in the centre of the pitch. While Marcelo Brozovic had an incredible amount of touches of the ball totalling 123. It could be seen that Inter Milan wishes to concentrate in the centre of the pitch due to which Real Madrid realizing this. Made sure to keep their midfield as compact as possible. In an attempt to block passes and intercept most of them.
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