Real Madrid RMA Benzema (25'), Ramos (33'), Rodrygo (80')
3-2 FT
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Inter INT Martínez (35'), Perišić (68')
UEFA Champions League Gameweek 3
Nov 3, 2020 KO: 20:00

Real Madrid - Inter

Estadio Alfredo Di Stéfano Madrid
Referee: Clément Turpin
Benzema 25'  
Ramos 33'  
  35' Martínez
  68' Perišić
Rodrygo 80'  

Report & events

Real Madrid 3-2 Inter: Rodrygo the hero for Los Blancos

The Brazilian came off the bench to smash home the winning goal and clinch a much-needed group victory

A late Rodrygo strike for Real Madrid was enough to see off the stern challenge of Inter and clinch a 3-2 home win which blows their Champions League group wide open.

Madrid had raced into a two nil advantage, with Karim Benzema taking advantage of a poor Achraf Hakimi backpass to slot into the empty net.

And captain Sergio Ramos made it two minutes later, powering home a superb header to give his side an excellent advantage.

But a sublime team goal involving a backheel flick from Nicola Barella allowed Lautaro Martinez to slot home and bring the Nerazzurri back into the game.

And when Ivan Perisic bundled home the equaliser in the second half it looked as if Inter were in the ascendency and could go on to win it.

But two of Zinedine Zidane's substitutes, Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo, combined to allow the latter to lash his shot into the roof of the net and secure an important three points.

Madrid had already lost to Shakhtar and drew away with Borussia Monchengladbach in the group, and so the three points were vital to their chances of qualification.

Match Events

25'
  • BENZEMA: A poor backpass from Hakimi allowed Benzema to nip in front of the goalkeeper and slot home for an easy goal.
    33'
  • RAMOS: The Real Madrid captain leapt highest to nod home from a corner and give his side a two-goal advantage.
    35'
  • MARTINEZ A superb equaliser involved a Barella flick into the path of Lautaro Martinez to rifle home.
    68'
  • PERISIC: Perisic popped up at the back post to bundle his shot across Thibaut Courtois and into the corner.
    80'
  • RODRYGO: Vinicius' low cross found Rodrygo at the back post and his compatriot fired high into the net for the win.

    Real Madrid has won the match.
  • Yellow card
    Yellow card for Thibaut Courtois.
    90+2'
    Player IN

  • Substitute in, Radja Nainggolan.
    Player OUT

  • Substitute out, Arturo Vidal.
    87'
  • Yellow card
    Yellow card for Casemiro.
    85'
  • Assist
    Assist given by Vinicius Junior.
  • GOAL!!! 3-2
    Goal by Rodrygo.
    80'
    Player IN

  • Substitute in, Roberto Gagliardini.
    Player IN

  • Substitute in, Alexis Sánchez.
    Player OUT

  • Substitute out, Ivan Perišić.
    Player OUT

  • Substitute out, Nicolò Barella.
  • Player IN
    Substitute in, Luka Modrić.
  • Player OUT
    Substitute out, Toni Kroos.
    78'
    Yellow card

  • Yellow card for Nicolò Barella.
    72'
    Assist

  • Assist given by Lautaro Martínez.
    GOAL!!! 2-2

  • Goal by Ivan Perišić.
    68'
  • Player IN
    Substitute in, Vinicius Junior.
  • Player IN
    Substitute in, Rodrygo.
  • Player OUT
    Substitute out, Eden Hazard.
  • Player OUT
    Substitute out, Marco Asensio.
    64'
  • Yellow card
    Yellow card for Federico Valverde.
    62'
    Yellow card

  • Yellow card for Marcelo Brozović.
    51'
  • Yellow card
    Yellow card for Ferland Mendy.
    48'
    Yellow card

  • Yellow card for Arturo Vidal.
    44'
    Assist

  • Assist given by Nicolò Barella.
    GOAL!!! 2-1

  • Goal by Lautaro Martínez.
    35'
  • Assist
    Assist given by Toni Kroos.
  • GOAL!!! 2-0
    Goal by Sergio Ramos.
    33'
  • GOAL!!! 1-0
    Goal by Karim Benzema.
    25'