Karim Benzema saved Real Madrid's hopes with two identical goals and led the Spanish giants to the UEFA Champions League's round of 16. Real Madrid defeated Mönchengladbach 2-0 on Wednesday.
Although Real Madrid is six points away from the top of the La Liga but was on the verge of losing their Champions League qualification, however, a 2-0 victory over Mönchengladbach at Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium allowed 13-time European champions to qualify for the next round as group winners.
With the total of 10 points in Group B, Real Madrid finished two points ahead of second-placed Mönchengladbach, while Shakhtar Donetsk and Inter Milan dropped out of the group.
Antonio Conte's team needs a victory to advance to the knockout rounds with Zinedine Zidane's Real Madrid. But in the six group matches of the entire season, Inter Milan had only one victory (beating Mönchengladbach 3-2 last week) and finished as the last team in Group B.
At the same time, Atletico Madrid became the second team in Group A to enter the round of 16 and defeated RB Salzburg by 2-0. Bayern Munich ranked first in the group with 16 points, while Atletico Madrid concluded with 9 points.
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