Superb Diaz strike sees Real Madrid beat Leipzig

13 February 2024 0 By Total Football News

Benjamin SeskoBenjamin Sesko appeared to have headed RB Leipzig ahead after two minutes, but the goal was disallowed

A brilliant goal by Brahim Diaz handed Real Madrid the advantage following the first leg of their Champions League last-16 meeting with RB Leipzig.

Diaz curled a superb finish into the top corner three minutes after half-time to give Madrid the win in Germany.

The Spanish midfielder was named in the starting XI after Jude Bellingham missed the game due to injury.

His goal puts Madrid in a good position to reach the quarter-finals for the 12th time in the past 14 seasons.

Leipzig frustrated Madrid until the 48th minute, when former Manchester City midfielder Diaz turned on the right touchline and beat two players, before dancing past several others and curling the ball into the top corner.

His moment of genius puts Madrid in control of the tie, with the Spanish side hosting the second leg at Santiago Bernabeu on 6 March.

Madrid could not add to their score however, coming closest when Vinicius Jr struck the outside of the post having been set through by the impressive Diaz.

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Line-ups

RB Leipzig

Formation 4-2-2-2

  • 1Gulácsi
  • 2SimakanBooked at 53mins
  • 16Klostermann
  • 4Orbán
  • 22Raum
  • 39HenrichsSubstituted forHaidaraat 75′minutes
  • 24SchlagerSubstituted forKamplat 90′minutes
  • 7OlmoSubstituted forElmasat 76′minutes
  • 20Simons
  • 17OpendaSubstituted forPoulsenat 75′minutesBooked at 77mins
  • 30SeskoBooked at 85mins

Substitutes

  • 3Lenz
  • 5Bitshiabu
  • 6Elmas
  • 8Haidara
  • 9Poulsen
  • 13Seiwald
  • 14Baumgartner
  • 21Blaswich
  • 23Lukeba
  • 25Zingerle
  • 38Jatta
  • 44Kampl

Real Madrid

Formation 4-3-1-2

  • 13Lunin
  • 2CarvajalBooked at 66mins
  • 18Tchouaméni
  • 6Nacho
  • 23Mendy
  • 15Valverde
  • 8Kroos
  • 12Camavinga
  • 21DíazSubstituted forVázquezat 84′minutes
  • 11RodrygoSubstituted forJoseluat 84′minutes
  • 7Vinícius JúniorBooked at 85mins

Substitutes

  • 10Modric
  • 14Joselu
  • 17Vázquez
  • 19Ceballos
  • 20García
  • 24Güler
  • 25Arrizabalaga Revuelta
  • 28Martín
  • 30González
  • 32Paz
  • 34Carrillo
  • 41Ramón
Referee:
Irfan Peljto

Match Stats

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Match ends, RB Leipzig 0, Real Madrid 1.

Second Half ends, RB Leipzig 0, Real Madrid 1.