Ødegaard central in the Champions League debut – Real Madrid one win away from promotion

(Inter – Real Madrid 0-2) For the first time in his career, Martin Ødegaard was on the pitch in a Champions League match. The Norwegian appeared immediately, and after the match he paid tribute to Diego Maradona.

The match opened with a minute of silence in memory of Diego Maradona,

på Giuseppe Meazza.

– It is a very sad day for an entire football world. He was an idol for all of us, says Martin Ødegaard after the match.

About 90 minutes earlier, he showed up in his first Champions League match. Only five minutes were played when the Drammen player played a nice stick through to Nacho Fernandez, who at the moment of the shot was fouled by Nicolo Barella.

Referee Anthony Taylor immediately pointed to the penalty mark, and Eden Hazard scored his first goal in the Champions League as a Real Madrid player.

– Good match by the team, the points were the most important, Hazard says according to Marca.

Barely an hour had passed when Martin Ødegaard was replaced by more defensive Casemiro. At the same time, Rodrygo came in for Mariano Diaz.

The substitute presented himself just as well by scoring on his first touch. A sensitive pass from Lucas Vazquez found the way to Rodrygo, who hammered the ball into goal via an Inter player.

– We were calm, but this match helps us for the future. It was very important to advance in the Champions League. We did a very good match and controlled everything. That is why we are very happy now, says Martin Ødegaard to Spanish television after the match.


The settlement was very decisive in terms of the teams’ opportunity for advancement from group B. Inter had to win in order not to be dependent on help to move on.

At that, Arturo Vidal was noted down for a hat trick! The Chilean lost his head after shouting for a penalty kick after just over half an hour.


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