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

Los Blancos entered the match on the back of an impressive victory over Celtic last time out, however things weren’t quite as straightforward against the Germans.

Leipzig put in a brave and committed performance, but failed to convert their chances, with late strikes from Federico Valverde and Marco Asensio deciding the contest.

Leipzig managed three attempts in the opening 10 minutes compared to Real Madrid‘s zero, with Emil Forsberg missing a good chance in the 21st minute after sending his first-time shot wide of the mark.

Although the Germans looked the better side for much of the half, the two teams entered the break level.

Luka Modric was seen arguing with officials as the players left the field, a sign that Real Madrid were left frustrated by their performance.

The trend continued after the break as Leipzig‘s players continued to take on Real Madrid defenders one-on-one in hopes of a breakthrough, while Real Madrid struggled to carve out much of anything in attack as their full-backs were much more interested in defending than surging forward.

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