In a dominant performance, Real Madrid secured a place in the Champions League last 16 with a comfortable 3-0 win over Braga. The 14-time winners maintained their flawless record in the competition, with goals from Brahim Diaz, Vinicius Junior, and Rodrygo Goes.
Despite resting their top goalscorer Jude Bellingham, Madrid showcased their depth and quality to lead Group C with four wins from four games. The Brazilian duo of Vinicius and Rodrygo, who have faced criticism for their lack of goals this season, responded with impressive finishes to help their team progress. Madrid goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga suffered an injury in the warm-up, but Andriy Lunin stepped in and made crucial saves to protect the clean sheet. Overall, it was a near-perfect night for Madrid, who now have their sights set on the next stage of the competition.