The Real Madrid from Ancelotti he also knows how to suffer. Inter was superior in the first half, but the stops of Courteous held the tie on the scoreboard until camavinga and Rodrygo, who revolutionized the match by jumping from the bench, teamed up in the 90th minute to give victory to the Whites. [Narración y estadísticas: Inter de Milán 0-1 Real Madrid]
The game had two very different parts. The first, in which Real Madrid was saved, and the second, with more dominance of the Spanish team and with Inter locked in their area. Courtois was a nightmare for Dzeko and the step forward taken by Ancelotti’s men after the break had its reward with a goal from Rodrygo in the last minute.
Inter had their opportunities when they made Real Madrid uncomfortable, but Ancelotti showed that his team is also a good fighter who can take the blows and know how to mature the battle to knock out his rival. The victory leaves the Whites in an unbeatable position after the opening day, as the Shakhtar fell by surprise against the debutant Sheriff Tiraspol.
Ancelotti opted for Alaba as central, Nacho as a left back and Lucas Vazquez as a right winger to stop the Inter lanes and thus cover a white team that has had its weak point in its defense at this start of the season. The Italian coach thus ruled out eleven to Eden Hazard, who did not play any minute, the day that Real Madrid debuted in the Champions League.
Courteous, el salvador
A risky bet by Ancelotti and that did not prevent Inter from being much more intense and dangerous at the beginning of the match. Courtois avoided the goal black and blue with two stops, one to Dzeko and another to Lautaro, and thus sustained Real Madrid in their worst moments. Those of Simone Inzaghi tried fast transitions again and again, while the Spanish team showed signs of not feeling comfortable in the Giuseppe Meazza.
Real Madrid’s best chance in the first half came from a set piece and a shot from Militao who went away. Meanwhile, Inter had them in all ways. Courtois had to become a savior again to clear a shot from Dzeko and thus prevent the neroazzuri they went to rest with an advantage on the scoreboard.
The white team improved at the beginning of the second half, increasing the pressure and making Inter more uncomfortable. Real Madrid had another face, but Courtois was still the man of the match. The Belgian took a point-blank header from Dzeko, becoming an insurmountable wall for the Bosnian striker.
Improvement and award for Madrid
Carvajal responded after a great collective action, but was met with the hands of Handanovic. The game was open and could fall to either side. As the minutes passed, Real Madrid was taking steps forward and locking Inter in their area.
The chances now fell on the white side, although Inter threatened the counter with breaking the result glasses in the Giuseppe Meazza luminous. Cabinet, which made a great game, ruined each of Real Madrid’s arrivals. The defender became a key piece for the wall black and blue until the two changes of Ancelotti, Camavinga and Rodrygo, appeared to decide the match.
It was the 90th minute when Valverde gave a good pass to Camavinga and he searched the heart of the area for Rodrygo so that the Brazilian would decant the game towards the Spanish side with a great volley. Real Madrid knew how to suffer in the first half and improved in the second to end up taking three very important points in extremis.