Ancelotti’s team did not play well and even retreated too much at the end of the match, which could have ended with a tie for a rival who did not do much to achieve it either.
Madrid’s best weapon in attack was, without a doubt, Vinicius Jr. to whom the rival defenders left him a lot of ground to cover and take advantage of his greatest virtue: speed.
The goal came for him: after 16 minutes of play, he easily escaped his marker and gave the victory to his compatriot Rodrygo for the 1-0.
And Madrid seemed like they could extend the sale, because Vini had space. But he lacked precision in decision making. That is why the short score in the first half was explained.
Already in the second, Braga continued without finding a way back to the brave 7. The second goal again came with his participation: a counter between him and Rodrygo, who assisted him with a very long pass, He found it necessary to create space for Bellingham to arrive on the edge of the area and put it out of reach of the goalkeeper.
However, The Portuguese team reacted very quickly with a shot from Djaló that Kepa could not contain, and he still had 27 minutes of play to go for everything and go for the tie.
And he did, but without success. He had chances and worried, but he lacked effectiveness. The final share of suspense was provided by the VAR, annulling the 3-1 score for a Vini who, Like all night, he was made to run through Camavinga with all the space in the world, but the layout of the lines betrayed him.
With the result, Ancelotti’s team remains undefeated and first with 9 points, followed by Napoli, with 6, and Sporting Braga itself, with 3. Union Berlin completes the group in last place, with 0 units.
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