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Suddenly the joy and the goals were over, but not the victories. In San Siro a blurred Madrid was left, subjected at times, in the hands of Courtois, obsessed with not messing up, extremely conservative and who ended up winning because his goalkeeper was miraculous in the first half and because it was corrected in the second. The bench, with assistance from Camavinga and a shot from Rodrygo, unraveled the game. The best of the duel will be read in the classification, That gives him a certain advantage to finish first and avoid the second bass drum, where the alligators live.

It was not a matter of Zidane, nor of Roberto Martínez, nor of a suspicious hobby, nor of a part of the press absorbed with Vinicius, for whom he was a stopper. Hazard shoots and dribbles half as much as at Chelsea and plays less than one in ten full games in white. He is another player and begins to deserve another treatment. Ancelotti sat him in the most important match of this stretch of the Champions League to put Lucas Vázquez, an exemplary company player. Neither your own annoyances nor the caution of others no longer creep in. Madrid are starting to get tired of waiting and without him they stepped onto San Siro against an Inter shaved by the sales of Lukaku and Achraf at the price of a megawatt hour.

Arreón interista

However, the game started with a gale neroazzurro, bound by its history and its audience. It was a bet for a demanding pressure and an early recovery, factor that always intimidates the rival and more to teams like Madrid, who poorly survive without the ball. It became clear that Simone Inzaghi had a plan. Ancelotti's group shrank, handed over someone else's field without harassing the ball out and found themselves in some trouble before Lautaro, one of those moving targets that escape the radar of the centrals. Before the first twenty minutes, he half caught a ball on the fly that Courtois caught, he put a goal pass to Dzeko, whose shot was frustrated by a foot of the Belgian, and he did not know how to place a simple header, without enemies in two meters around. Then Alaba played as a center-back and Nacho, as an interim left-back. Ancelotti guarded Miguel Gutiérrez, fearful that the stage would come down on him. He also surpassed others with the race almost done.

It was the first time a bad Madrid, coward, without audacity, without high pressure and with no other outings to the counter than the long stride of Valverde. There was no news from Vinicius or Benzema. Neither of the absorbing football of Modric, who has taken Madrid out of these so many times. It was Casemiro's Madrid, with fewer bells than seen so far. Years go by and Madrid can't find a replacement for him, perhaps because at the club it costs more to spend money on players who erase than on players who paint. The Brazilian was beaten by FIFA and had a hard time.

Belgian wall

However, the white team was able to score in a corner, badly finished off unopposed by Militao. It was a parenthesis in a final onslaught by Inter, with spicy shots from Lautaro, Brozovic and Barella.. The attack also undressed Alaba, who was not born central and it is not known if he will want to be when he is older. It saved him that Lautaro is an unfinished auctioneer. Madrid celebrated the sale of Lukaku with the same enthusiasm as the Inter treasurer. And Inzaghi regretted having in front of Courtois, the only thing that remained standing in an absent and suffering Madrid.

As that was unsustainable, Madrid changed the record. He took his pressure up, at the command of Casemiro and with the general collaboration, and took the ball away from Inter. Another time and another game, in which Inzaghi's men did not pocket all the duels. Even so, Courtois took away a goal from Dzeko, who headed a corner at will. With a stroke of reflexes, the Belgian put his hands in and was fortunate that the rejection caught Skriniar off-foot. Carvajal responded instantly with the same result: Handanovic repelled his shot at point-blank range.

Youth decide

To keep the game going, Inazghi switched to his two lanes. Those who arrived, Dumfries and Dimarco, they had as much travel as those who left, but the dynamics of the meeting were already different. Benzema came on stage, who steps on the Golden Ball territory, and Vinicius reappeared, who without being unstoppable won the bottom line twice, an always disturbing maneuver.

And is that the duel had ended up breaking on the weaker side, the physical. Inter did not lose momentum but the method did. It was difficult for Madrid to return, although it threatened Rodrygo, the first change, and Vinicius, definitely unleashed. The Brazilian was on the verge of goal in a precise shot that ran into the Inter defense on the way. At last the auctioneer vein has come out, the result of experience and not of any exorcism. Skriniar always spoiled the ending for him.

Camavinga had minutes again. Ancelotti sees it as a booster with immediate effect, ahead of full-fledged footballers like Isco or Asensio. He fell to his feet. He received a great ball from Valverde and gave it to Rodrygo, who shot Handanovic. The Brazilian already liquidated Inter in Valdebebas last year. The plan for the future begins to be present.

Changes

Denzel Dumfries (54 ', Darmian), Dimarco (54 ', Perisic), Joaquin Correa (64 ', Lautaro Martínez), Vidal (64 ', Calhanoglu), Rodrygo (64 ', Lucas Vázquez), Eduardo Camavinga (79 ', Modric), Matias Neighbor (83 ', Barella), Marco Asensio (90 ', Vinicius Junior)

Cards

Referee: Daniel Siebert
VAR Referee: Marco Fritz
Lautaro Martinez (45 ', Yellow) Praise (59 ', Yellow

Classification

Group D

PT

Pj

PG

PE

PP

1

3 1 1 0 0
2

3 1 1 0 0
3

0 1 0 0 1
4

0 1 0 0 1

Group D

PT

Pj

PG

PE

PP

1

3 1 1 0 0
2

3 1 1 0 0
3

0 1 0 0 1
4

0 1 0 0 1