Inter Milan 0-1 Real Madrid: Thibaut Courtois earns a valuable away win | UCL 2021-22

Rodrygo of Real Madrid against Inter Milan
Rodrygo of Real Madrid against Inter Milan

Real Madrid picked up a narrow 1-0 win away from home against Inter Milan in the UEFA Champions League earlier tonight.

A late goal from Rodrygo helped the Spanish giants seal a vital win on their travels and here at Anytime football, we look at the three major talking points.

Defensive organisation

Real Madrid were rewarded for their impressive defensive organisation tonight.

The Spanish outfit did well to contain the home side and the likes of Dani Carvajal, Eder Militao, Nacho Fernandez, David Alaba and Casemiro played a key role in tonight’s win.

In games like these, strong defensive displays can often make the difference and that was the case for Real Madrid tonight. Inter Milan struggled to create too many meaningful chances and they were pegged back late on in the game.

I liked the game because we had to suffer and we suffered being compact, I like that, knowing how to suffer and showing that this team can sacrifice and has character…

Unless there’s an injury, Alaba will be playing as a center back for us. Miguel played on Sunday, he wasn’t fresh – so I had to go with Nacho for the left-back position.

Carlo Ancelotti

The impressive Thibaut Courtois

The Belgian has been outstanding for Real Madrid since his move from Chelsea and he has helped them win several matches on his own.

Tonight was no different and Courtois produced a goalkeeping masterclass to keep his side in the game until the end and the attackers managed to grind out a result eventually.

The Belgian international was undoubtedly the best player on the pitch.

It was a very important victory, we were better in the second half than in the first, we didn’t concede a goal thanks to Courtois in the first half.”

Carlo Ancelotti

Camavinga’s dream start continues

The youngster signed for Real Madrid earlier this summer and he scored on his debut for the Spanish giants last time out.

His dream start to life at Real Madrid continues as he helped his side secure a narrow win over Inter Milan earlier.

The 18-year-old came on as a substitute in the 80th minute and helped set up the winner for his teammate in the 89th minute.