Real Madrid top RB Leipzig with late Federico Valverde, Marco Asensio strikes

Real Madrid midfielder Federico Valverde scored a superb alternate- half thing and Marco Asensio struck late to fire

the holders to a 2-0 win at home to RB Leipzig in the titleholders League on Wednesday.

Uruguay transnational Valverde showed countenance to calmly beat a protector with clever footwork on the edge of

the area before picking his spot in the nethermost corner of the net in the 80th nanosecond.

The 14- times winners gave an underwhelming performance until Valverde's thing had only managed one shot on target,

while Leipzig had created plenty of openings but weren't clinical enough in the area.

Carlo Ancelotti's side wrapped up the palm with a thing in added time from cover Asensio, the Spaniard slotting into the net after a layoff from Toni Kroos.

" It was a good game. We suffered a bit in the first half," Ancelotti said after the match." We wanted to control the game and

also push a bit more in the alternate half and that is what we did. We had to bring a bit more energy to the game.