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September 17, 2013 2:45 PM EDT
Türk Telekom Arena — Istanbul
Referee:‬ M. Clattenburg‎
Attendance:‬ 47669‎
 
84′ Umut Bulut
Isco 33′
 
 
 
 
 
Top of the Match
Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo
Real Madrid CF
Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo
Real Madrid CF
Flop of the Match
Wesley Sneijder
Wesley Sneijder
Galatasaray
Burak Yılmaz
Burak Yılmaz
Galatasaray

Galatasaray 1-6 Real Madrid: Ronaldo hat trick torpedoes Turks

The Portuguese celebrated signing a new contract with a supreme performance while goals from Karim Benzema and Isco capped off the Blancos' evening.

RONALDO BENZEMA ISCO GALATASARAY v REAL MADRID UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
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A supreme attacking performance from Cristiano Ronaldo helped Real Madrid to destroy Galatasaray in a 6-1 victory on Tuesday night.

The Portugal international, fresh from signing a new bumper contract, scored a second-half hat trick to seal an emphatic win, with Isco and a Karim Benzema double completing the scoring.

Isco opened the scoring after controlling a perfect pass from Angel di Maria before netting his fourth goal in nine Champions League starts.

Benzema added a second early in the second half after more good work from Di Maria, the France international emphatically firing past Fernando Muslera to end the game as a contest.

Ronaldo's quick double came just before Benzema added his second from close range, while Umut Bulut added a late consolation for the visiting side before Ronaldo sealed the win following a mazy run.

Five players - including Wesley Sneijder and Muslera - returned to the Galatasaray starting lineup having been rested for the draw with Antalyaspor on Friday, with Fatih Terim partnering Burak Yilmaz and Didier Drogba in attack.

Carlo Ancelotti also made changes to his side from the 2-2 draw with Villarreal, recalling experienced goalkeeper Iker Casillas while Angel di Maria replaced Gareth Bale.

Unfortunately for Casillas, his game came to a premature end when he clashed with Sergio Ramos. The Spain goalkeeper tried to carry on but had to be replaced by Diego Lopez in the 14th minute with a back injury.

Lopez was called upon just before the half-hour mark as Melo got to a left wing cross in front of his marker. His header looked destined for the bottom corner, only for Lopez to dive to his left to keep it out.

Having dealt with a sustained period of pressure from Galatasaray, Madrid took the lead with a piece of brilliant skill from Isco. The youngster instantly controlled a long ball from Di Maria and one touch took him away from the defender before he calmly placed his shot into the back of the net off Muslera's right-hand post.

Benzema doubled the lead in the 54th minute when a poor defensive header from Melo dropped to Di Maria, he played Benzema in first time and the Frenchman calmly stroked the ball past Muslera.

Ronaldo got his first goal of the night just after the hour mark as Di Maria rounded Muslera and lifted a cross to the back post for Isco. He nodded the ball back across goal to the Portuguese, who had the simple task of firing into the net from two yards.

The Madrid No.7's second was thanks to his quick reactions after more poor defending from the home side. Gala failed to mark Ramos from a Bale free kick, and although the defender's header was saved by Muslera, Ronaldo latched on to the rebound and fired home.

Benzema seemed to seal an emphatic victory for Ancelotti's side with a close-range finish from a low Ronaldo cross in the 82nd minute before Bulut got Galatasaray's late consolation.

Ronaldo then collected the match ball in the closing minutes as he beat three defenders before slotting his shot beyond Muslera.

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Galatasaray

25
2.00
21
2.00
-
Dany Nounkeu
Defender
2.50
27
Emmanuel Eboue
Defender
2.00
-
Engin Baytar
Midfielder
62′
2.00
3
Felipe Melo
Midfielder
31′
2.00
-
Riera
Midfielder
85′
1.50
8
Selçuk İnan
Midfielder
2.00
10
Wesley Sneijder
Midfielder
1.50
17
Burak Yılmaz
Striker
78′
1.50
11
Didier Drogba
Striker
46′
2.00

Real Madrid CF

2.00
1
Iker Casillas
Goalkeeper
15′
2.50
17
Arbeloa
Defender
2.50
15
3.00
3
Pepe
Defender
45′
3.00
4
2.50
22
3.50
23
Isco
Midfielder
33′ 64′
3.00
19
Luka Modric
Midfielder
72′
2.50
6
Sami Khedira
Midfielder
4.50
7
3.50
9

Substitutes

77
Eray İşcan
Goalkeeper
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22
Hakan Balta
Defender
 - 
26
Semih Kaya
Defender
 - 
55
 - 
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Bruma
Striker
62′
2.00
-
2.50
19
Umut Bulut
Striker
78′ 84′
2.50

Substitutes

3.00
25
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18
 - 
16
Casemiro
Midfielder
2.00
11
Gareth Bale
Midfielder
64′
2.00
24
 - 
21
Morata
Striker
 - 
20

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