Real Madrid picked up their third win in three Champions League matches with a 2-1 victory over Braga in Portugal on Tuesday night.

Rodrygo gave the visitors the lead in the 16th minute after good work from his Brazil teammate Vinicius Jr., while Jude Bellingham doubled the lead just after the hour mark, with Vini Jr. racking up his second assist of the evening. Álvaro Djaló halved the deficit for Braga in the 73rd minute but it was not enough to prevent Real Madrid from securing the victory.


16' Rodrygo opens the scoring for Real Madrid after Vini Jr. squares the ball to him in the box.
61' Jude Bellingham doubles Real Madrid's lead with a powerful strike from the edge of the box.
73' Álvaro Djaló pulls one back for Braga with a header from a corner kick.


Real Madrid were dominant in the first half and created a number of chances. They took the lead in the 16th minute when Rodrygo finished off a good move involving Vinicius Jr. and Luka Modric.

Real Madrid continued to press in the second half and doubled their lead in the 61st minute through Bellingham, who scored a fine goal from the edge of the box.

Braga pulled one back in the 73rd minute through Djaló, but Real Madrid held on for the victory.


Real Madrid's victory over Braga was a solid performance. They were in control for most of the game and created a number of chances. They could have won by a more comfortable margin, but they will be happy with the three points.

Post-match quotes:

Carlo Ancelotti (Real Madrid manager):

"I'm happy with the result. We played well and created a lot of chances. We could have won by a more comfortable margin, but we're happy with the three points."

Artur Jorge (Braga manager):

"We played well against a very good team. We had some chances to score, but Real Madrid were more clinical. We're disappointed with the result, but we're still in a good position in the group."

Player of the match:

Vinicius Jr. was named the player of the match for his performance against Braga. He was a constant threat to the Braga defense and created two assists.

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