In the second round of the group stage of the 2022–2023 Champions League season, Carlo Ancelotti won his 100th match in the Champions League, joining Sir Alex Ferguson as the only manager to accomplish this milestone.
To maintain its lead at the top of Group F with six points and no goals conceded in the group, the home team defeated RB Leipzig by scoring twice in the second half.
The four-time Champions League winner, Carlo Ancelotti, made a tactical change last night which resulted in the player being given the opportunity to get the 90+1 minute goal with a superb strike.
He introduced Asensio, who had been sidelined for some time, at the 64-minute mark when he substituted Eduardo Camavinga.
Ancelotti said the player gave a very good performance in a Champions League game last night after he got angry in their LaLiga fixture against Betis.
Immediately after the match, Ancelotti told reporters in Santiago Bernabéu’s press room, “He’s played a key role in winning this game, just like Valverde. His reaction after becoming frustrated was very good. He has trained with real focus and he put in a great performance today. “Real Madrid, the White Angels of European club football, have only failed to score in one of their last 41 home matches in the UEFA Champions League group stage, which they nearly could have ended last night’s game without a goal until 80 minutes to full time.
Federico Valverde’s left-footed shot from the middle of the box to the bottom left corner gave the home team the lead after Vinicius Junior set him up, and before referee Maurizio Mariani blew the final whistle at the Santiago Bernabéu after four minutes of added time, Toni Kroos set up Marco Asensio to score a stylish goal for his side.
He disclosed to the press the key that enabled his team to win the game, which marked his 100th Champions League win as a coach. He stated, “It wasn’t a spectacular performance, but to be honest, the key thing for us was to nullify their counter-attack because they can be very dangerous.”