Real Madrid performed Wednesday evening’s Champions League match against Gladbach knowing that they had no room for error.
started the evening outside of the qualification places for the competition’s last 16, had to win the Germans to make way to progressing to the next round.
Karim Benzema scored the goal for
, who were in control from the first minute to guarantee their place in the next round.
had a significant pressure in recent times, with Madrid flagging domestically as well as in Europe.
They lost to Shakhtar Donetsk last week only to come back with an exciting away win at Sevilla in La Liga.
Each Madridistas was there hoping for more of the same, and they got it from the start.
, who was in good form, spoke after the final whistle: “
The objective was this, to finish first,
We had a spectacular game from the first minute until the end. We interpreted the game very well, and I think it was the most complete game of our season.
was also questioned why Madrid don’t play in that level every week. “
I’ve been a player and it’s impossible to always play like this,
” he answered.
We don’t perform solely under pressure. We’ve played other good games as well, but it’s true that this team has this thing where, when the difficulties are great, they deliver.