Football news: Inter vs Real Madrid Highlights & Report 15 September 2021. UEFA Champions League.

Inter vs Real Madrid Highlights & Report 15 September 2021. UEFA Champions League. Referee: Siebert D. (Ger), Venue: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (San Siro) (Milan)

Inter vs Real Madrid Highlights15 September 2021. UEFA Champions League.

Football news: Inter vs Real Madrid Highlights & Report 15 September 2021. UEFA Champions League.

5’Lautaro Martinez (Inter) shows good awareness inside the box, but his attempt is stopped by the goalkeeper.

Football news: Inter vs Real Madrid Highlights & Report 15 September 2021. UEFA Champions League.

Goal – 0:1 – 89’Rodrygo(Camavinga E.), Real MadridGoal! Rodrygo (Real Madrid) beautifully controls a strongly hit pass from Eduardo Camavinga inside the box. He cuts inside his marker and rifles the ball into the right side of the goal. 0:1.

Inter vs Real Madrid Report 15 September 2021. UEFA Champions League.

A late goal from Rodrygo secured a 1-0 Real Madrid win over Inter Milan at a raucous San Siro, in a UEFA Champions League opener that had looked destined to end level.

Getting the early momentum in such a high-profile clash was vital, especially for an Inter side playing at home and looking to end three years of failure in reaching the knockout rounds. As such, the ‘Nerazzurri’ showed great intent inside the first ten minutes, with Lautaro Martínez and Edin Džeko forcing saves from Thibaut Courtois, while Milan Škriniar’s header went marginally over the crossbar.

Martínez should then have put Inter ahead with a 19th-minute header of his own, but the Argentine forward powered it straight at Courtois. Naturally, 13-time winners Real had flashes of inspiration themselves as the half progressed, and they regained some control, but the home side continued to impress both in and out of possession.

Éder Militão sent a headed effort wide with the away side’s best chance of the half, after finding a surprising amount of space in the box. However, the Brazilian was almost punished twice in defence within a minute as HT approached, as Martínez and Marcelo Brozović both came agonisingly close to finding the bottom corner.

The Spaniards looked an improved side in the early stages of the second period, but it took a brilliant stop from Courtois to keep them level, as he denied Džeko’s 53rd-minute header despite it bouncing just in front of him. With the visitors’ courage unabated, Dani Carvajal had a chance of his own just before the hour mark, but sent it straight at Samir Handanović.

Defeat was finally inflicted upon Inter in the 90th minute, when Rodrygo got on the end of fellow substitute Eduardo Camavinga’s cushioned volley and guided the ball past Handanović. The win takes Real Madrid to seven consecutive wins in Italy, while Simone Inzaghi will be furious to see his side surrender a point in the final moments of such a big game.

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