MATCH REPORT. 24/11/2021. Alberto Navarro. Photographer: Antonio Villalba y Pedro Castillo
Objectives for Alaba, Kroos and Benzema seal a fifth consecutive win for our staff, who will play for high spot within the group towards Inter on the ultimate day.
Actual Madrid bought the higher of Sheriff on the Tiraspol Stadion to ebook their place within the Champions League Spherical of 16. Alaba, Kroos and Benzema have been the aim scorers as Ancelotti’s facet stormed to a fifth win on the bounce, three away from dwelling, and can now play for high spot within the group on the ultimate day. They’ll qualify as group winners supplied they do not lose to Inter on the Santiago Bernabéu on 7 December.
Our staff turned the sport effectively of their favour within the opening 45 minutes, netting two objectives and creating loads of probabilities to attain extra. The primary harmful transfer got here with 18 minutes on the clock when Carvajal’s drilled cross was met by Rodrygo within the field, however Athanasiadis did effectively to maintain him out. 5 minutes later, the Brazilian whipped in a cross for Benzema, however the Frenchman’s header flew over the crossbar. It appeared solely a matter of time earlier than the guests would open the scoring, and so it proved with half-an-hour on the clock, as Alaba smashed in a free-kick which took a flick off Cristiano on its means into the again of the web.
The aim gave Actual Madrid actual impetus as they started to dominate play below the steering of Carlo Ancelotti from the sidelines. The guests continued to carve out probabilities and on 41’ Ferland Mendy’s cross to the again submit discovered Dani Carvajal, and the full-back’s volley missed the crossbar by millimetres. In first-half stoppage time, they did handle to double their lead and the aim got here in some model. Luka Modrić, Rodrygo and Vinicius Jr. linked up sensationally on the sting of the field earlier than the ball was squared to Toni Kroos and the German fantastically curled the ball in off the underside of the bar and over the road.
After the re-start, the Whites got here out fired up and within the fifty fifth minute they made it 0-3. Karim Benzema collected the ball on the sting of the realm after it was laid off to him by Mendy and the Frenchman riffled the ball into the underside nook. The hosts got here near decreasing the deficit with three consecutive pictures, however Traore’s acrobatic effort was effectively punched away by Courtois and seconds after S. Thill’s cross bounced again off the Madrid submit. Actual Madrid managed the sport from then on and virtually added one other aim on 88’. Marco Asensio’s effort from inside the realm pressured Athanasiadis right into a high quality save and one minute later he denied Benzema.