The last-minute winner at Rodrygo saw Real Madrid begin their UEFA Champions League season at the start of Inter on Wednesday night.
In the first round of the goalless draw, Inter repeatedly came on the scene but failed to take advantage of the missing points of Madrid’s unofficial system.
A free header from Eder Militao of Real Madrid for half an hour did not show the gameplay as the visitors conceded 14 shots in the first half alone – their second-highest number of 45 minutes in the UEFA Champions League since at least 2004 according to Opta.
Inter Milan’s Edin Dzeko pulled a good spot to stop at T Thibaut Courtois with his thunderbolt shortly after inter Milan Skriniar failed to turn in the rebound.
But the managers lost their slips after that. Inter’s dismissal was certainly due to the increase in football in Real Madrid. However, similar to their league play over the weekend, the introduction of Simone Inzaghi’s four under-20 players in the second half-stripped Inter of the zipper and toughness that defined their first half.