Real Madrid finished their group stage with Inter Milan at the top of Group D in their favor with a 2-0 victory over their Italian rivals, who completed nearly the last half hour with 10 players in Spain, in the final of the group stages of the Champions League on Tuesday.
The two teams entered the match after securing their seats in the 16th round, but the conflict was at the top of the group, and it was enough for Real to draw to snatch it. The Capital Club renewed its victory over Inter after they excelled in Milan in the first round with a single goal in the 89th minute for Brazilian Rodrigo.
The Spanish club increased its tally to 15 points, compared to 10 for Inter and 7 for Sheriff, who also qualified to the Europa League, after a draw 1-1 with hosts Shakhtar Donetsk of Ukraine (2).Germany’s Toni Kroos (17) and substitute Marco Asensio (79) scored the home goals, while Inter completed the match with 10 players after Nicolo Barela was sent off in the 64th minute for punching Brazilian defender Eder Militao.
Real played the game without their star Karim Benzema, who came out in the first half of the Real Sociedad game due to injury and was replaced by Serbian Luka Jovic, who entered in his place on Saturday and gave the victory (2-0) to his team with a goal and a decisive pass to strengthen his lead for Ligue 1.
As Inter entered the showdown after a 3-0 win over Roma in the capital, it was the fourth successively in Serie A, becoming a point away from their leading rival Milan.