Real Madrid secures Round of 16 berth with 3-0 victory over Braga in Champions League
Real Madrid advances to the Round of 16 in the Champions League after a commanding 3-0 win over Braga, maintaining their impeccable Group Stage performance. Meanwhile, Real Sociedad secures a place in the knockout stages with a stunning 3-1 triumph against Benfica.
In the Champions League, Real Madrid’s 3-0 triumph over Braga propels them into the Round of 16, solidifying their consistent performance in the Group Stage.
Brahim, Vini Jr., and Rodrygo scored to secure Real Madrid’s win against Braga, guaranteeing their spot in the next stage. Brahim initiated the scoring, followed by Vini Jr. and Rodrygo’s goals in a spectacular second half.
Real Madrid only needs a draw against Napoli in the next match to secure the top spot in Group C. The team maintains an impressive record of qualifying for the knockout stages, having progressed in all 32 group stage campaigns since their first participation in the 1995/96 season, making them the only team in the competition’s history to achieve this feat.
Meanwhile, in an exciting Group D match, Real Sociedad sealed their place in the knockout stages with a dominant 3-1 victory over Benfica.
Real Sociedad scored three early goals within 21 minutes, with Merino, Oyarzabal, and Barrene finding the net. Despite a disallowed goal and a missed penalty, Benfica struggled to pose a significant threat, with their only goal coming from Rafa Silva in the second half.
Real Sociedad maintained their control throughout the match, displaying resilience against Benfica’s attempts to recover. The match saw missed opportunities from both sides, with Zubimendi’s close-range effort and a narrowly missed chance from Barrene.