Real Madrid Advances to Champions League Quarterfinals After Draw with RB Leipzig on Club’s 122nd Birthday

In a thrilling Champions League encounter, Real Madrid held RB Leipzig to a 1-1 draw in the second leg of their last-16 tie, advancing to the quarterfinals with a 2-1 aggregate victory. Despite Leipzig’s dominance for parts of the match, Real Madrid showed resilience and determination to secure their spot in the next round.

The match saw both teams create numerous scoring opportunities, with RB Leipzig missing several clear-cut chances. Real Madrid took the lead in the 65th minute with a goal from Vinicius Jr, only for Leipzig’s Willi Orban to equalize three minutes later. The tension escalated in the final minutes, with Dani Olmo’s strike hitting the crossbar, but Real Madrid managed to hold on for the draw.

Under the guidance of manager Carlo Ancelotti, Real Madrid showcased their experience and pedigree in European competitions, advancing to the quarterfinals for yet another season. With a formidable record in the Champions League, having won the title five times in the past 14 years, Real Madrid remains a force to be reckoned with in the tournament.

Moreover, the draw against RB Leipzig coincided with Real Madrid’s 122nd birthday. Founded on March 6, 1902, the club celebrated its rich history and legacy on the same day as their Champions League triumph. Real Madrid’s enduring success over more than a century further highlights their status as one of the most prestigious clubs in football history.

The birthday celebration adds another layer of significance to Real Madrid’s advancement in the Champions League, as they continue their pursuit of a record-extending 15th title. Stay tuned for more updates as Real Madrid prepares for the upcoming challenges in the quarterfinals.