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European Champions League

Galatasaray 1 - Real Madrid 6

Galatasaray: Muslera, Eboué, Nounkeu, Chedjou, Riera; Selcuk Inan, Felipe Melo, Engin Baytar (Bruma 61'); Sneijder; Yilmaz (Bulut 77'), Drogba (Amrabat 46'). 4-3-1-2.
Madrid: Casillas (Diego López 15'); Dani Carvajal, Sergio Ramos, Pepe, Arbeloa; Khedira, Modric (Illarramendi 71'); Di María, Isco (Bale 63'), Cristiano Ronaldo; Benzema. 4-3-3.

0-1. 33. Isco. Controlled long Di María pass and fired low shot in off post.
0-2. 54. Benzema. Ran on to Isco pass and struck shot past Muslera.
0-3. 63. Ronaldo. From close up after Isco headed back Di María centre.
0-4. 66. Ronaldo. Following up after Muslera pushed out Ramos header.
0-5. 81. Benzema. Tap-in after Bale and Ronaldo combined to set him up.
1-5. 84. Bulut. Got on the end of Amrabat cross to turn shot past Diego.
1-6. 90. Ronaldo. Picked up Benzema pass and cut past three defenders.

A great start for Real Madrid in the new Champions League campaign, a 1-6 victory at Galatasaray taking them clear at the top of the table. Ancelotti opted to play Iker Casillas in goal in this competition, but after making an early save from Felipe Melo he picked up a rib injury and had to be replaced by Diego López. The new man also had to keep out Melo a couple of times, but Madrid gradually got back in the match, and with just over half an hour gone Isco pulled down a long ball from Di María and fired a shot in off the post. Benzema made it two after Isco set him away early in the second half, and Ronaldo (celebrating his new improved contract) quickly added two more, the first after Isco headed back Di María's chipped cross, and the second after Muslera could only push out a Ramos header from a wide Bale free kick. Benzema got his second of the night after Bale and Ronaldo combined to set him up, and although Bulut pulled one back for the Turkish side from Amrabat's cross, Ronaldo ran on to beat three men and complete his hat-trick near the end.