Lima, December 7, 2021Updated on 07/12/2021 07:47 pm
Real Madrid qualified in the first place of group D (15 points) to the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League after defeating Inter Milan 2-0. However, the ‘White House’ had the opportunity to stretch the lead through Mariano Díaz who wasted the opportunity.
In the final minutes, the Spanish footballer of Dominican descent received a heavy weight and was left alone at the ark without a goalkeeper. However, he ended up getting tangled up with his feet and the goalkeeper ended up recovering the ball. The player lost the third goal that could have meant a win for his colors.
Despite the defeat, the Italian cast went second to the round of 16 with 10 points. For his part, the Sheriff of Moldova took third place and qualified for the UEFA Europa League play-offs. Shakhtar Donetsk finished last with just 2 points.
Spaniards and Italians have already secured a ticket to the knockout stages of the Champions League. However, the match that closes this stage of the tournament will be important to determine the winner of the zone. On the eve, the whites are leaders with 12 and the interistas continue with 10.
Without Karim Benzema among those called up (like Gareth Bale and Dani Ceballos), Carlo Ancelotti will use Luka Jovic as a replacement for ‘9’. The Serbian entered against Real Sociedad in LaLiga and showed off with an assist to Vinicuis Junior and a goal for the final 0-2.
Why is finishing at the top of the group important? In the draw for the next stage to be held on Monday the 13th, the former will avoid meeting difficult rivals such as Manchester City, Liverpool or Bayern Munich. Although, if luck is not good, there would be a match with PSG.