Inter Milan 0-1 Real Madrid summary: score, goals, highlights | Champions League 2021-22
Inter 0-1 Real Madrid: as it happened
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AS honorary president Alfredo Relaño offers his take on Real Madrid's win in Milan.
Carlo Ancelotti post-match: "It's a very important victory. The team had a great attitude and thanks to Courtois we have kept a clean sheet. If we're in a low block we have more chances to play on the break. We played more to the wings with the introduction of Rodrygo. We had to suffer and be compact and I really enjoyed the game."
Rodrygo post-match: "I'm really happy to have scored the goal. I love playing in the Champions League and of course scoring goals in the Champions League. I always want to play. I know I can help the team but I respect the manager's decisions."
Well, that is an excellent result for Real Madrid. They start their Group D campaign with three points thanks to Rodrygo's late winner. Courtois was excellent on the night for Ancelotti's side.
Madrid take all three points at San Siro!
FT: Inter 0-1 Real Madrid
Inter have a free-kick...
We're now into the two minutes of added on time.
Madrid take the lead in Milan right at the death!
It's an excellent bit of play by Madrid. Camavinga sets Rodrygo up and the young winger slots a left-footed volley home from close range.
RODRYGO SCORES FOR MADRID!
Skriniar once again!
He stops VInicius by blocking his left-footed shot inside the box. What a performance by Skriniar.
Inter are playing it around comfortably, looking for a way through Madrid's defence.
The Brazilian curls an effort into the far corner but Skriniar, who has been superb, blocks the shot. It looked like it was going in!
Real Madrid change:
This game could really go either way! Brace yourself for a fun 10+ minutes!
Benzema goes so close with a header but he's then flagged for offside.
Eduardo Camavinga is warming up for Real Madrid. Can he be the difference?
Well, the goals are flying in across Europe tonight, but here we are, it's still 0-0!
An excellent run by Vinicius to get away from Skriniar down the left. De Vrij comes across the clear for a Madrid corner. Vinicius is playing with supreme confidence.
Madrid free-kick from out on the right, 40 yards from goal. Modric crosses to the back post, Inter clear again. Inter have won everything in the air tonight.
Barella crosses from the right, Militao clears the danger.
Dumfries wins Inter a corner. Courtois races out to collect it. 0-0
Rodrygo is only one the pitch 30 seconds and he wins a corner for Madrid. He takes on Bastoni at speed and puts fear into the Inter defence, something that Lucas Vázquez failed to do.
Real Madrid change:
OFF Lucas Vázquez
OFF Lautaro & Calhanoglu
ON Correa & Vidal
Rodrygo is about to come in for Real Madrid.
Lucas Vázquez is shoved to the ground and screams for a free-kick but the referee waves play on.
Alaba picks up a yellow card for taking down Dzeko.
Militao update | He has stayed on, for now.
Militao looks hurt, he is currently holding his foot.
It's another super save by the Belgian. This time he denies Dzeko from close range. The former Roma captain heads low and hard but Courtois keeps him out.
The Uruguayan looks to bend a shot with the outside of his boot from the right-hand side of the box but it flies high and wide.
Modric takes his corner short to Alaba. The Austrian crosses to the near post and Inter clear. Madrid are definitely looking more positive in this second half. Skriniar has been excellent at the back for Inter.
If you're just joining our live coverage, Inter have been the better team so far but it remains 0-0 at San Siro.
Casemiro has moved further forward in this second half as Madrid look to get a grip on the game.
There hasn't been any changes made at the break.
Inter get us underway for the second half.
Courtois has kept Madrid in the game. Inter have been the better side and will be regretting their missed chances. Madrid have yet to get going and Ancelotti may look to the bench early in the second half.
HT: Inter 0-0 Real Madrid
There will be one minute of added on time.
Courtois saves once again. Dzeko should really score there. From 8 yards out he shoots straight at the Belgian. 0-0
Calhanoglu drives forward on the counter attack, Lautaro makes a run across the Madrid defence, before the Turkish playmaker rolls a ball that goes just too far ahead of the Argentinian striker.
Straight up the other end, Barella whips a fine ball into Lautaro, who also sends his header wide. And just seconds later, Brozovic drives a low shot wide of Courtois' right-hand post. This lifts the San Siro.
Madrid earn their first corner. Militao is completely alone in the six yard and sends his header wide. A great chance for the away team. 0-0
It has become somewhat scrappy. Inter attack through Dzeko. It's eventually won back and Madrid look to keep it, something they have struggled to do so far.
Benzema is looking quite isolated with Inter defending with six players at times.
Casemiro fouls Dzeko near the centre circle. Inter win another free-kick.
If you're just joining us, Inter are on top but it remains 0-0 at San Siro.
Inter have been the better of the two sides in the opening 25 minutes. Madrid are sitting in their own half and struggling to get a hold of the ball. Simone Inzaghi will be pleased with his side's early display.
Valverde picks up the loose ball and drives forward. He passes to Benzema, who then picks of Lucas Vázquez on the right wing. Inter eventually win it back.
Courtois saves again!
Lautaro heads his effort at Courtois after a fine cross from the left. Inter have upped the ante here.
Perisic heads the Inter free-kick wide. The Croatian winger has his back to goal and it flies wide. Inter have had more chances so far but have failed to break the deadlock at San Siro.
Nacho takes out Darmian with a late tackle. Free-kick for the home side and Nacho is lucky to escape a booking for that one.
Madrid's first chance of the game comes from Casemiro. From 30 yards out, he sends a low strike past Handanovic's left-hand post.
Brozovic crosses to the back post. It's too high for Perisic, who fails to make a clean connection. Real Madrid goalkick.
It's a wonderful chance for Dzeko but Courtois gets down to save it with his foot. Excellent chance. Skriniar then goes close with a header from the resulting corner. Inter have some big men in their side. Ancelotti will not be happy with the defending at that corner.
Bastoni fouls Lucas Vázquez, free-kick for the away side. Modric can't beat Dzeko, who heads clear.
It has been a lively start, but there haven't been any clear-cut chances thus far.
Benzema and Vinicius will be brimming with confidence tonight after Madrid's 5-2 win over Celta at the weekend. Questions have been raised about Madrid's defence without Varane and Ramos. Dzeko and Lautaro will also fancy their chances tonight.
Calhanoglu aims for Lautaro out on the left wing but he overplays his pass. Throw-in for Madrid.
Inter are defending with a back five.
Ancelotti's side have set up with Nacho at left-back and Alaba at centre-back.
Real Madrid get us underway!
The teams make their way onto the pitch at San Siro.
Our match prediction ahead of kick-off:
Inter 1-2 Real Madrid
Kick-off is less than 10 minutes away at San Siro!
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Luka Modric shoots at goal pre-match.
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Inter-Real Madrid head to head
Real Madrid beat Inter in both fixtures in 2020/21. They will fancy their chances again tonight after Sunday's 5-2 win over Celta Vigo.
Vinicius sat down with AS to discuss his rich vein of form, his link-up with Benzema and states that he is a "fan" of Mbappé.
-Back in 2018, you were the toast of the Bernabéu. Now in 2021 it's happening again. In this stadium, the likes of Zidane or even Cristiano have been whistled at. To what do you attribute your excellent relationship with the Bernabéu crowd?
"This is something that I'm highly proud of. I do believe that my style of play has much to do with it. I like to take players on and if I mess up, then I'll try again. I hope this good relationship for many years to come."
- Does your style of play originate from your neighborhood and the beach when you were growing up?
"Here I like to play as if I was at home, as I did in Brazil. I like to play with happiness and with the help of the fans' support, it's a style I plan to keep using. We play to keep the supporters happy."
The Belgian forward has endured a torrid time at Real Madrid but his winning record at previous clubs is still very impressive.
Starting his career at Lille, in Northern France but close to the Belgian border, Hazard won the league and cup double in the 2010/11 season, marking the last time the club had won either trophy until their league triumph last season. It was the club's first championship since the 1953/54 season.
In that season, Hazard won the Ligue 1 Player of the Year for the second year running despite scoring just 7 goals all season.
Real Madrid XI vs Inter
Courtois - Carvajal, Militao, Nacho, Alaba - Casemiro, Modric, Valverde - Lucas Vázquez, Benzema, Vinicius.
There is no place in Carlo Ancelotti's side for Eden Hazard.
We will have the team news from both camps as soon as it's in!
Ancelotti back in Europe with Madrid
Carlo Ancelotti will start his bid for a record fourth Champions League title, and a second with Real Madrid, on familiar ground when he takes his side to San Siro to face the Italian.
Ancelotti won the first two of his three Champions Leagues while in charge of city rivals AC Milan and will be eager to put one over on his old foes, now managed by Simone Inzaghi following the departure of Serie A-winning coach Antonio Conte.
Given Madrid’s scramble to find defensive cohesion this season after the departures of Sergio Ramos and Raphaël Varane and the absence of Ferland Mendy and Marcelo from Ancelotti’s squad, goals can be expected at San Siro.
When the sides met at the same stage last season Madrid recorded 3-2 and 2-0 victories that helped them through to the last 16 after two defeats at the hands of Shakhtar complicated their group stage campaign. Ancelotti will be hoping for more of the same on his old stomping ground.
Inter vs Real Madrid
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