Zurich: Leoni; Stahel (Gajic 87'), Tihinen, Rochat,
Koch; Aegerter; Volanthen, Okonkwo (Abdi 65'), Margairaz, Alphonse; Hassli
(Djuric 46'). 4-1-4-1.
Madrid: Casillas; Arbeloa, Raúl Albiol, Pepe, Drenthe; Lass, Xabi Alonso (Gago 58'); Cristiano Ronaldo, Raúl, Kaká; Higuaín (Guti 66'). 4-2-3-1.
0-1. 28. Cristian Ronaldo. Free kick from left of area into roof of net.
0-2. 33. Raúl. Turned ball in from close up after Higuaín shot across goal.
0-3. 45. Higuaín. Picked up Raúl pass and struck angled shot past keeper.
1-3. 63. Margairaz (penalty). After Alphonse fell under challenge from Casillas.
2-3. 65. Aegerter. Ran in to head Vonlanthen's corner wide of Casillas.
2-4. 89. Cristian Ronaldo. Free kick over wall which Leoni punched in to own net.
2-5. 94. Guti. Ran on to Kaká pass and lobbed ball over head of keeper.
Real Madrid kicked off this season's Champions League with a 2-5 win over FC Zurich. By half time the match appeared to be over after Pellegrini's side raced in to a three goal lead, Cristian Ronaldo starting things off with a free kick which Leoni couldn't quite reach. A mis-kick from Higuaín after Cristian Ronaldo headed on Pepe's long ball sett up Raúl for a record 65th Champions League goal and Higuaín scored the third himself after Raúl returned the favour.
The Swiss side came back however in a two minute period midway through the second half, ex Osasuna midfielder Margairaz converting a penalty after Alphonse fell theatrically under a challenge from Casillas, and Aegerter ghosting in to head Vonlanthen's corner wide of the keeper. And it was not until injury time that Madrid wrapped things up with a second Ronaldo free kick which Leoni inexplicably punched in to his own net, and a fifth goal from Guti who beat the offside trap to run on and lob the stranded keeper.