Real Madrid loses its undefeated

Real Madrid loses its undefeated

The Madrid team can’t handle an electric RB Leipzig and postpones first place in the Champions group to the close with Celtic


Real Madrid will have to seek first place in their Champions League group in their last game next week against Scottish Celtic after seeing how they lost their undefeated status this season on Tuesday by clearly falling 3- 2 against a German RB Leipzig who made the most of their great start.

After 16 games without losing, the leader of LaLiga Santander savored his first defeat of the campaign, the victim of a rival who played at a very good level and knew how to counteract him. It was not the best night for the madridistas, who were already down 2-0 after 20 minutes, and whose improvement from then on was not enough against a rival who still threatens the lead, but who are not yet sure of second place either.

Real Madrid was the victim of the electric and frenetic start of a more needy RB Leipzig. The current champion seemed to ‘forget’ that he was visiting Germany, a scenario where there is usually no time for a break, and his rival reminded him of it with a great start, with only one game with only one direction and that drowned out the visitors, with his best eleven and with Rüdiger on the left side and Nacho in the center.

Courtois soon realized that he would have a difficult night where Marco Rose’s men soon got a prize for their great start. The Belgian goalkeeper showed reflexes to take out André Silva’s shot, but could not prevent Gvardiol from clinching the 1-0 and giving even more wings to the energy drink team that has that slogan.

Nkunku, a martyrdom all game for the visiting defense, was about to take advantage of a quick transition and a strange bad start from Courtois, and shortly after, after a good hand from the Belgian to Haidara, he did not waste a ball inside the area to ‘ shoot’ with power the 2-0 before the 20th minute, something unknown for Real Madrid for a long time.

This disadvantage and the expected decline in the frenzy of the Bundesliga team gave air to Carlo Ancelotti’s men, unable to find either Vinicius or Rodrygo, but little by little they were better controlling a match whose final stretch was theirs and allowed them retrieve your options.

The first long possession gave ‘Vini’ the first chance to get scared and although the improvement did not turn into a carousel of chances, Rodrygo and the winger again put Blaswich to the test before the reward of the Madrid goal on the edge of the goal break. Asensio found a gap in the defense and, with his right, put in a good cross that Vinicius headed correctly.


The goal and the visit to the locker room refreshed Real Madrid, who were more dominant from the start in the second half, although Marco Rose also gave the order to take a step back, misleading, because his team always threatened with the spaces that went little by little. little generating.

However, the 14-time European champion lacked some offensive clarity, especially because Rodrygo was not right in his role as Benzema and participated little and without much success. Still, Tchouameni had a good chance to equalize with a shot in the center of the area that ran into a defender.

The other resource was to look for Vinicius, whose continuous efforts always ended up finding a saving leg from a defense that knew where the best visitor danger came from. Leipzig did not wrinkle and, supported by the start that Nkunku always gave them, also had their options, especially one from Timo Werner, one of Rose’s substitutions for the final stretch, who skimmed the post.

Ancelotti also tried to react from the bench, with changes to the full-backs (Carvajal and Alaba), and the subsequent entry of Hazard for Kroos. The Belgian participated in the best away occasion in a combination with Asensio who sent a ‘death pass’ that Vinicius forgave with everything in his favour.

The one who didn’t was Werner, who unopposed another great local transition in the 81st minute and ended any chance of saving Real Madrid’s undefeated side despite Rodrygo’s last goal from the penalty spot.


–RESULT: RB LEIPZIG, 3 – REAL MADRID, 2 (2-1, at halftime).


LEIPZIG: Blaswich; Simakan (Henrichs, min.89), Guardiol, Orbán, Raum (Diallo, min.69); Schlager, Haidara; Szoboszlai, Nkunku, Forsberg (Dani Olmo, min. 69); y André Silva (Werner, min. 69).

REAL MADRID: Courtois; Lucas Vazquez (Carvajal, min.69), Militao, Nacho (Praise, min.69), Rüdiger; Camavinga, Tchouameni, Cross (Hazard, min.76); Asensio, Rodrygo and VinIcius Jr.


1-0, minute 13. Guardiol.

2-0, minute 18. Nkunku.

2-1, minute 44. Vinicius.

3-1, minute 81. Werner.

3-2, minuto 94. Rodrygo, penalty.

–REFEREE: Daniele Orsato (ITA). He admonished Lucas Vázquez (min.49), for Real Madrid.