Real Madrid always finds a way. The champions generated nothing against RB Leipzig and were lucky not to fall down at home, but two late goals bailed them out in a 2-0 win.
Real Madrid won 3-0 at Celtic Park on Matchday 1 and has maximum points. They've won all eight games on three fronts, including two in the Champions League, five in La Liga, and UEFA Super Cup.
However, Wednesday's encounter was difficult from the outset due to an organized RB Leipzig defense that did not allow Real Madrid any freedom to run through and combine.
Los Blancos never found an attacking rhythm without injured captain and leading scorer Karim Benzema.
Real Madrid winger Vinicius Jr. seldom got the opportunity to run full sprints, while Rodrygo at center forward was unable to combine as efficiently as Benzema.
The only time the hosts came close to scoring was when Luka Modric was hauled down from behind in the box.
The second half did not bring about a significant improvement for Real Madrid, and the team appeared to be doomed to lose points.
But with 10 minutes left, Fede Valverde scored on his own with his weaker left foot. This was the break they needed.
Marco Asensio sealed the win in stoppage time for Real Madrid, who won despite playing their poorest game of the season.