Valverde fires lacklustre Madrid past Leipzig

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Federico Valverde

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– Real Madrid needed two late goals to beat Leipzig as boss Carlo Ancelotti became the second manager to win 100 Champions League games.

– Leipzig missed a host of good chances with Christopher Nkunku denied by Thibaut Courtois twice.

– Federico Valverde gave Real an 80th-minute lead from Vinicius Jr’s pass.

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Federico Valverde

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– And Marco Asensio scored an excellent first-time finish from the edge of the box from Toni Kroos’ free-kick to seal the win for the European champions.

Marco Asensio and Ferland Mendy

– This is the first time they have won their opening two Champions League games since 2017-18.

– Only Manchester United legend Alex Ferguson (102) has won more games in the tournament than Real boss Ancelotti.

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