Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane praised the professionalism of his players after a much-changed team won 3-1 at Brugge in their final Champions League group fixture.
Los Blancos were already secure of qualification for the knockout stage behind Group A winners Paris St Germain, and have El Clasico on the horizon.
Zidane opted to give rotate the side, with Br azilian teenagers Rodrygo and Vinicius both on target against the Belgians, who had briefly rallied through an equaliser from Hans Vanaken.
In stoppage time, a vintage finish from veteran playmaker Luka Modric, curling the ball past the goalkeeper from the edge of the penalty area, sealed what had been a hard-earned victory.
"We were delighted with this win, mostly because we put in a serious performance. I'm satisfied with the guys I chose and what they produced," Zidane said.
"I reckon we deserved the three points because we were very effective in front of goal. Club Brugge had their merits, but we dominated the second half."