RB Leipzig – Real Madrid: Brahim’s Brilliance Fills Big Boots (0-1)

Leipzig looked like an outfit that were not fearful of the favorites. Their energy was infectious among the players on the field and threatened to rattle Real's cages. However, their opponents have not earned their tag for no reason. Thanks to the competent contribution of deputies in both boxes, many missing individuals from the squad could not curtail their control over the tie.
Tactical analysis and match report by Emmanuel Adeyemi-Abere.

These two clubs stuck to the script on the route to the Round of 16 in the Champions League. And if the new year is any indicator, both contestants continue to observe established roles in the hierarchy.

Real Madrid sailed with six straight wins into the knockout stages of Europe. Their spine shattered even further with more absentees at the center of the defense, but one could forgive those out of the loop for not noticing these obstacles. Only two losses have marked their card in the last six months, and their regality reasserted itself with a 4-0 rout of Girona in the race for the LaLiga title. Supercopa da España already adorns their cabinet, and the search for more silverware is firmly on their minds.

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