Real Madrid 2-0 B. Monchengladbach: 5 Hits and Flops as both book knockout places

Karim Benzema proved Real Madrid's matchwinner again, in a must-win home clash against Gladbach

Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach were 90 minutes away from ending Real Madrid’s record of qualifying for the Champions League knockout stages – 25 years and counting – after Karim Benzema’s first-half brace sunk Marco Rose’s men on MD6, confirming they progress as Group B winners. Which players excelled while others wilted under the pressure here? Continue reading

Champions League MD1 Group Stage Previews: Lazio-Dortmund, Inter-Gladbach

Seven reasons why we love the Champions League, including Jose Mourinho, PSG and the music

A look ahead to two intriguing Italy vs Germany club encounters from MD1 as the Champions League group stages return in midweek. Lazio host Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday night before Inter welcome Borussia Monchengladbach back to Europe’s elite club competition after a three-year absence. Which players will shine for their respective sides here? Continue reading