This was the first win of the 13-time European champions who are now third in Group B, with four points, while on the other side, Inter is dead last with just two points in three matches.
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) November 3, 2020
The game was very interesting. The guests from Milan opened the contest with several colossal chances, but they didn’t have the composure to finish the job. Real reached the lead following one big mistake of Inter’s defender, Achraf Hakimi, who wanted to pass the ball behind to his goalkeeper, but instead, gave it to Karim Benzema, who didn’t have a hard time executing.
Real doubled the lead in the 33rd minute through Sergio Ramos, who scored his 100th goal for Real. Los Blancos’ defender hit a header behind Handanovic for 2-0.
Yet, Inter decreased the gap just two minutes later with Lautaro Martinez netting. That boosted the visitors’ morale, who were much more active early on in the second half, pressuring the rivals. That paid off in the 68th minute, with Ivan Perisic leveling the score to 2-2.
Even though Nerazzurri continued to attack, they couldn’t reach the third goal. Several chances were wasted, and the punishment arrived on the other side. Real’s superb counter-attack ended with Rodrygo beating Handanovic after a super-precise hit from the box.
The Italian team went for another equalizer, but they couldn’t breach Real’s tough defense.
"I'm playing in the best team in my career so far."
"Mane and Salah are world-class players. We all know their quality."
"We did a great game together today."
Hat-trick hero Diogo Jota reflects on a perfect night in Bergamo 🙌 pic.twitter.com/ot1Ow5se8W
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) November 3, 2020
Earlier today, Borussia Monchengladbach beat Shakhtar on the road with an amazing 0-6, and they hold the top position in the group with five points, while Ukrainians sit second with four points, the same as Real.
In other matches, in Group A, the UCL champions, Bayern Munich, defeated RB Salzburg on the road with 2-5, even though they opened the event badly, trailing 0-1. Atletico Madrid and Lokomotiv played 1-1 in Moscow.
Group C saw Manchester City’s routine win against Olympiacos at home, 3-0, while Porto trashed Marseille with the same result.
In one of the most expected matches of the day, Liverpool humiliated Atalanta on the road, beating the Italians with 0-5. Diogo Jota posted a hat-trick, and the Reds showed all of their power. Ajax was better than Midtjylland on the road, 1-2.