Real advances to the Round of 16 in the Champions League

    Real Madrid booked an early place in the round of 16 of the European Champions League after beating visitors Sporting Braga of Portugal 3-0 in a match that brought them together on Wednesday night.

    The players – Spaniard Ibrahim Diaz, Brazilian Vinicius Junior and Brazilian Rodrigo – continued to score hat-tricks for the Royal team in a matter of minutes (27, 58 and 61) respectively.

    And Guinean striker Alvaro Djalo missed a penalty in favor of Portugal in the sixth minute after the first whistle of the match at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in the capital Madrid.

    Real Madrid recorded a fourth win in a row, putting them top of Group C with a full mark of 12 points and securing their place in the last 16 of the Champions League along with second-placed German team Leipzig, who turn, defeated the hosts “Zvezda”. The Serbian scored two goals against one at home, raising his score to 9 points.

    Although Sporting Braga suffered a third defeat in exchange for one, their tally stands at three points and they are third in the standings, four points behind Italian club Napoli in second place.

    German club Union Berlin are at the bottom of the group table with just one point.

    Source: RT

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