Karim Benzema scored two first-half goals as Real Madrid beat Borussia Mönchengladbach 2-0 on Wednesday to avoid an early exit in the Champions League.
Madrid needed a victory to guarantee advancement and ended up winning Group B to reach the knockout round for the 24th straight season. Gladbach still advanced to the last 16 for the first time in the Champions League era after finishing level on points with Shakhtar Donetsk but with a better head-to-head record.
Shakhtar drew 0-0 with Inter Milan, eliminating the Italian team.
Sergio Ramos is back in Real Madrid’s squad for tomorrow’s Champions League match vs. Gladbach pic.twitter.com/88W1dssSxv
— B/R Football (@brfootball) December 8, 2020
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The Champions League last 16 is set. #UCL pic.twitter.com/wlENh7EJnQ
— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) December 9, 2020