Real Madrid dispatched of Inter with a more than convincing 2-0 win at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday evening, having resisted against a good Nerazzurri side.
Los Blancos won the group with the three points and, if they reached the semi-finals last year, they’ll fancy their chances of going all the way this season.
Real Madrid finished top of their group and that will help them to avoid most of Europe’s top teams in the next round as they continue to be masterfully led by Carlo Ancelotti. For now, things are looking very good.
Real Madrid claimed 15 of the 18 points on offer to top the group, with their slip against Sheriff being the only blemish on their European record this season.
The side are on the right track, which is something that has been heard all season but is now really being seen. They faced strong opponents in Inter, but came out well on top.
If they managed to get to the semi-finals last season playing as they did, then nothing can be ruled out this term.
Jovic finally smiles
He didn’t score, but Luka Jovic left the field happy 13 minutes from time on Tuesday, and he finally appears to be a Real Madrid player.
He appeared int eh XI and did very well on the night, although he might have scored when put one-on-one with Samir Handanovic. Now, though, Real Madrid might well have a substitute for Karim Benzema.
What is wanted from Asensio
Marco Asensio scored a stunner just after stepping onto the pitch at the Bernabeu.
He had barely arrived on the night before taking the ball at the edge of the area and finding the top corner via the post, outdoing even Toni Kroos’ excellent opener.
Let’s see if he can build on this now.
Is Kroos at his best
After overcoming a big injury, Kroos is playing to a remarkable level and is at the very top of his game.
He led by example against Inter and scored an excellent opener before setting the tempo of the rest of the game. With Kroos like this, Real Madrid can dream of doing great things this season.
Militao’s name sung by the Bernabeu
Eder Militao has the whole Bernabeu on his side. He played excellently again alongside David Alaba, showing strength, focus, and intelligence.
There aren’t many players better than him at the moment, and Nicolo Barella’s punch on Militao’s leg showed just how frustrating he can be to play against. He has already made people forget about iconic figures such as Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane.