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The late winner masks a worrying defense display

For Carlo Ancelotti – a former Milan player and coach whose association with the club spanned more than three decades – a Champions League win over arch-rivals Inter in San Siro on death is almost perfect for his first European return match at Real Madrid , or?

Not correct.

Well, at least half wrong. Rodrygo’s 89th-minute winner not only secured three crucial points for Real Madrid against their strongest opponents in Group D, but also hid a shockingly porous first half that Inter could easily have let go into the break with a healthy lead.

Inter bombed Real Madrid’s goal with no less than 14 shots in the first 45 minutes of a game that they somehow lost 1-0. Madrid have presented the same number of efforts to Chelsea throughout last season’s unsuccessful Champions League semi-finals, but unlike the clinical blues that night, it was unscathed on Wednesday.

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