Real Madrid was in a lower position compared to Gladbach before the display between two team happened.
Real Madrid definitely need three points in the display between them and Gladbach so that the team can seal a place in the round of UEFA Champions League. As they wanted the qualification so bad, Real Madrid fought hard for it from the beginning of the match.
Los Blancos created a high pressure on the defense of Gladbach from the very first minute, but it was not until the 9th minute that the Spanish team got the leading score for themselves.
Lucas Vazquez made a beautiful cross to a right spot where Karim Benzema has been waiting for. The passing was good, and with right timing from Benzema, a goal has been scored. Real Madrid uplifted the score of the match and it motivated for the confident in the upcoming minutes of the match.
Gladbach, however, did not give up that easy. They showed why they were the leader of Group B but not Real Madrid – the most prestigious champion of UEFA Champions League.
Gladbach fought hard, and they nearly got what they wished for which is a goal. Alassane Pléa got the first chance for the visiting team when he made a powerful left-footed shot towards the goal of Madrid in the 14th minute. But the shot was slightly not that powerful to make Courtois surrender.
A balanced tempo between two teams were maintained in nearly 20 minutes, before Benzema once again scored a goal.
This time, Rodrygo was the one who made the beautiful cross for Benzema. The Frenchman made a wonderful header, and once again named himself in the scoring board. It was 2-0 for Real Madrid, and the result is good enough to make Los Blancos become the qualifier for the next round.
In the remaining time of the match, Real Madrid had made the ball to the net again, but the goal was denied because Luka Modric scored it in offside position.
In the end, Real Madrid got a 2-0 victory over Gladbach and made it to the next round. Despite being defeated, Gladbach was qualified for the next round of UEFA Champions League since Inter Milan and Shakhtar Donetsk only had a drawn result.