Real Madrid – Internazionale: Madrid Squeeze Past Inter With Late Goal (3-2)

A match relatively even, Real Madrid generally had the better of the first half, as Inter played deeper and looked to draw Madrid onto them. The home side went 2-0 up, but a more aggressive, resurgent Inter eventually pulled it back to 2-2. Madrid substitute Rodrygo had the decisive moment though as he scored the winner with ten minutes remaining. 

Tactical analysis and match report by Josh Manley.

The third matchday of the Champions League group stage saw an interesting matchup between two coaches with contrasting styles. In one dugout, there was Zinedine Zidane with his traditionally unstructured style of play, with freedom given to players to make decisions and act spontaneously based on their own skills. On the other side was Antonio Conte’s highly structured football, highly focused on collective organization and rehearsed sequences of play. 

In LaLiga, Madrid currently find themselves in second place, and were able to enjoy a Clásico victory a couple of weeks ago. In the Champions League however, they have struggled so far, losing at home to Shakhtar Donetsk and having to snatch a last-minute equalizer against Borussia Mönchengladbach. 

Inter meanwhile are sixth in Serie A, having dropped points against Parma at the weekend. They also drew earlier in the season with Lazio Roma, and fell to a defeat in the

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Josh Manley (21) is a student and aspiring coach. Heavily interested in tactics and strategy in football. Watching teams from all top European leagues, but especially Manchester United and Barcelona. [ View all posts ]

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