Real Madrid finished top of Champions League Group D with victory over 10-man
Inter Milan, at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu
against a good Nerazzurri side. who progress in second place.
Lautaro Martinez volleyed over from close range, Edin Dzeko headed straight at
Thibaut Courtois and Ivan Perisic flicked a header against the post.
Toni Kroos scored the opener for Real and Marco Asensio curled in the second.
Former Germany international midfielder Kroos’ effort was the La Liga side’s 1,000th
goal in the European Cup, becoming the first club to reach that landmark.
Substitute Asensio’s strike – a minute after coming on – was a beauty, picking the ball
up on the edge of the box and caressing a finish into the top corner.
Carlo Ancelotti’s men could have doubled their lead before half-time but Rodrygo
struck the foot of the post and smashed into the side-netting from a promising
position shortly after.
Inter were chasing the game in the second period but were unable to get on the
scoresheet with midfielder Nicolo Barella sent off just after the hour mark for lashing
out at defender Eder Militao.