1-3: Victory in Bruges to close the Group Phase

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CHRONICLE | 12/11/2019 | Javier Vázquez | PHOTOGRAPHER: Helios de la Rubia / Antonio Villalba

The goals of Rodrygo, Vinicius Jr. and Modric give victory to Real Madrid, which will be Monday in the round of 16 of the Champions League.

  • Champions League
  • 6th day
  • 12/11/2019
Jan Breydel
He Real Madrid I already knew that I was going to be present in the round of 16 next Monday in Nyon, but as required by the club shirt, we had to face in the last meeting of the Group Phase even if there was nothing at stake. And those of Zidane they did it at the Jan Breydel stadium against Bruges, where they signed their last victory of the year in the Champions League thanks to the goals of Rodrygo, Vinicius Jr. and Modric.

Soon it was noticed that Bruges was playing to continue participating in European competition and after a first header of Militão in a corner, the locals tested Areola from the small area through Tau in 10 ’. Replied Jović after a good recovery of Casemiro, but his shot was deflected by Mignolet.

Isco occasion

The whites tried to maintain control of the game with long possessions to counteract the game of the Belgians, who alternated a defense of four with one of three centrals. The clearest chance of the first half was in the boots of Isco (34 ’), who drove on the front, stepped on the area and his pitch went near the post.


With renewed airs, the goals appeared. Vanaken could surprise in the first action of the second half, motivated by the intense pressure that the Bruges players exerted again, but it was the Madrid who got ahead in the 53rd minute. Opening to the right side with the outside of Modric to Odriozola, the center of the side gave a defense and Rodrygo, without letting it bounce, he made the 0-1 after touching the ball on the stick. However, little was going to last the joy, since Vanaken, two minutes later, was right with the goal.

Vinicius Jr. brand

The set of Zidane He got back to work and went on the attack in search of victory. A goal that came in the 64th minute, with a center that went down Jović with the head and after a moment of uncertainty, Vinicius Jr. He was the smartest in the area to put 1-2. Zidane gave entrance to Brahim, Benzema and Valverde when the Bruges began to spend gas after 80 minutes of much physical. Modric closed the last victory of the Group Phase with a great goal from outside the area in the added time. Touch wait for Monday to meet the opponent of the round of 16.

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