Real Madrid holds on and advances to the quarterfinals

Real Madrid faced RB Leipzig in the second leg of the Champions League round of 16 with a one-goal advantage on the aggregate scoreboard. Despite the pressure from Leipzig, the meringues managed to hold firm and secure their place in the quarterfinals with a 1-1 draw in the second leg.

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The match was marked by the intensity of Leipzig, who wasted several clear scoring opportunities. However, it was Real Madrid who managed to take the lead thanks to a goal from Vinícius Júnior in the 65th minute, after a quick counterattack.

Leipzig responded quickly with a goal from Willi Orbán three minutes later, leveling the score and making the fans at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium nervous. However, Madrid managed to maintain its composure and secure the result needed to advance to the next phase of the tournament.

Although Real Madrid did not show their best version, they managed to do enough to qualify for the quarterfinals, where they will seek to continue their path towards the title. The team led by Carlo Ancelotti demonstrated its experience in European competitions, resisting pressure and securing its place among the eight best teams on the continent.

Now, Real Madrid will wait for the draw to find out their rivals in the quarterfinals, hoping to continue advancing in Europe's most prestigious competition.

The match was marked by off-field controversy, with Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti facing accusations of tax fraud by Spanish authorities. Despite the distractions, Ancelotti managed to keep his team focused and secure the victory needed to advance in the Champions League.

With this result, Real Madrid continues its search for title number 15 in the Champions League, while Leipzig is eliminated from the competition after a brave but insufficient performance to overcome the Spanish team.

The Santiago Bernabéu witnessed an exciting and tension-filled match, with Real Madrid emerging as the victorious team on this occasion. Now, the meringues are looking forward to the quarterfinals, where they will seek to continue making history in the most important European competition.

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