Real Madrid edge Leipzig to reach UCL quarter-final

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  • Post published:March 7, 2024

Real Madrid advanced to the Champions League quarter-finals after clinching a 2-1 aggregate win over RB Leipzig in the last 16.

Similar to the previous game, with 25 minutes remaining, Vinicius clipped in Jude Bellingham’s ball to give German club Leipzig a 2-0 lead, making them pay for squandering numerous opportunities.

Three minutes later, Leipzig finally took advantage of a chance as captain Willi Orban headed in a ball.

The goal gave the Bundesliga team newfound confidence, and they kept cutting the Spanish league leaders open in their quest for a consolation goal.

Dani Olmo, a former Barcelona player, came the closest to sending the match into extra time when, in injury time, his looping header struck the top of the crossbar. This is because away goals are no longer valid in Uefa competitions.

However, Real, hoping to win the European Championship for a record-breaking fifteenth time, held strong and advanced to the quarterfinals for the twelfth time in the previous fourteen seasons.

The opponents Carlo Ancelotti’s team will face in the quarterfinals will be revealed on Friday, March 15, when the draw for the final eight is announced.

Photo by EPA/J.J. Guillen