Champions League day 5
The champions are not dead yet. With the victory 2-0 in Rome, Real Madrid are guaranteed to top the group before the last day. After a difficult start in the competition and a mediocre sixth place in La Liga, the qualification onto the Round of 16 of the Champions League is a very good news for the winners of the last 3 editions.
Coach Solari comments on the achievement:
“It was important for us to recover quickly and the players showed a great sense of individual and collective responsibility. We’re happy with the performance”.
ootball matches last 90 minutes and we were able to manage things as the game progressed. We worked hard in the first half, although they had a clear chance at the end of the half following a mistake from us, which could have changed the complexion of the game. In the first half, we did what we needed to and we were clinical in the second period”.
Everyone showed real commitment today and it’s clear as far as Baleis concerned, not just in how he played in this game, but against Éibar as well. I’m thrilled with Marcos Llorente’s performance because he’s a player who always gives it 100%.
He’s a professional and example to follow. That’s why you saw him play like he did today. He comes in to give it his all every single day. I’m pleased he’s shown that he can play at the level demanded by this shirt and be a fine substitute for Casemiro.”