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UEFA Champions League
December 10, 2013
• Parken, København
Referee: F. Brych
• Attendance: 37241
L. Modrić 25'
Cristiano Ronaldo 48'
Full time in Denmark. Real Madrid had already qualified as Group B winners prior to kick off but showed a professional attitude and managed to come out 2-0 winners against Copenhagen thanks to goals from Luka Modric, who was fantastic, and Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese missed a penalty in the last minute to extend his record for most goals scored in a Champions League group stage, but Los Blancos have tied this accolade after tonight's match. I'm Martin Macdonald, see you at the knockout stages!
Three minutes of injury time here. After Ronaldo's penalty miss, it doesn't look like there's another goal in this!
Yellow Card Thomas Delaney
Missed Penalty Cristiano Ronaldo
RONALDO MISSES THE PENALTY!!! Wiland spreads himself to turn the spotkick round the post! It was an awful penalty in truth!
Penalty save Johan Wiland
PENALTY FOR REAL MADRID! DELANEY FOULS RONALDO INSIDE THE BOX!
The hosts are keeping at it. They really want that goal to give their fans, who have been superb in the stands tonight. However, Madrid are always dangerous on the counterattack.
Just over five minutes remaining of normal time now. Copenhagen never really looked like getting back into this after Ronaldo scored Madrid's second, but to be fair to them they have battled well.
Last change of the match from Madrid as Casemiro replaces the man of the match, Luka Modric.
BAAAAAALEEEE! WHAT A MISS THAT IS! The Welshman latches on to a Marcelo cross just outside the six yard box but he opts for a shy glance instead of a powerful header! It doesn't work, and goes well wide of the post!
Modric is currently down after taking a sore one in the middle of the park. In a similar fashion to his goal, he shifted the ball on to his foot with a 'Cruyff' turn, but the outcome this time isn't so good, as he is taken out by Remmer.
Copenhangen follow suit and make a change of their own, and it's a strange one. Bolanos, who came on in the first half, is substituted for Christopher Remmer. Not often you see a substitute...substituted!
Second change of the match for Los Blancos as the superb Xabi Alonso is replaced by Asier Illarramendi, who'll be employed in a similar deep role in midfield.
RONALDO HITS THE POST! HOW UNLUCKY IS THAT?! Modric slides an accurate pass to the feet of the Portuguese inside the box, who swivels brilliantly before curling a strike at goal, but it agonisingly comes off the inside of the woodwork!
Vetokeleeeee!!! What a block from Nacho! Some inspiring play from Gislason again sees the ball eventually put through for the Belgian, who lashes a strike at goal only to see his attempt intercepted! Copenhagen corner!
Terrific defending from Sigurdsson as he bursts a gut to get back and snatch the ball from Ronaldo as Madrid power forward in a pacey counterattack. He did brilliantly to make up the ground there.
Jacobsen receives the ball from Claudemir on the right-hand side and fizzes a cross into the six yard box, but Pepe is positioned excellently to head the ball back where it came from.
Ángel Di María
First change of the match from Carlo Ancelotti as Isco is replaced by Angel Di Maria. Will that mean that Gareth Bale now places in the hole just behind Benzema?
Yellow Card Xabi Alonso
Bengtsson swings in a corner kick from the right-hand side but this time Casillas commands his penalty area brilliantly with a punch out of the danger area.
GOOOOOOOAAAAAAAALLL FOR REAL MADRID!! WAIT! NO! OFFSIDE! Nacho finishes at the back post but the linesman puts his flag up! Not a lot in that one!
Electrifying play from Madrid as they spread the play out to the left-hand side with first time touches. Isco, to Benzema, and back again before out to Marcelo. They eventually earn a corner kick.
Real Madrid just need one more goal to break the record for the amount of goals scored in a single Champions League group stage. They are currently standing on 19 goals along with Barcelona and Manchester United.
Toutouh does a couple of mesmersing stepovers on the edge of the box before penetrating the space between Nacho and Pepe, but he just takes a heavy touch which sees the ball run through to Casillas, who gratefully claims.
Gislasooooonnnn!! Really unlucky! The 25-year-old takes on Marcelo once again before opening up space for himself to lash a strike at goal. It goes just by the post, but Casillas was certainly worried about the attempt!
Delaney is very lucky to escape a booking as he goes in late on Isco to clip the Spaniard's heels.
Fifteen goals in his last eight games overall. What a player.
Ronaldo has now broke the record for the amount of goals scored in a single Champions League group stage. He now has nine in six group stage matches this season, which is pretty sensational.
Goal Cristiano Ronaldo
GOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAALLLL FOR REAL MADRID!! AND IT'S CRISTIANO RONALDO!!! Marcelo sprays a cross to the back post and Pepe heads the ball back across goal for his compatriot, who slides home! 2-0!
Superb goalkeeping from Wiland again as he dashes from goal to dive to the feet of Ronaldo to deny the Portuguese's shot on goal!
We are back under way in Group B!
Half time in Denmark. The hosts started the match well and kept Madrid under pressure with their relentless pressing, but a moment of Modric magic for Los Blancos see them go into the break with a 1-0 lead. Copenhagen certainly pose a threat though, particularly through Gislason down the right-hand side.
Alonso superbly finds Isco with a pass with the outside of his right foot but the ball unluckily bounces up just before it gets to the former Malaga man and Copenhagen clear.
The home fans are venting their frustration at the decisions from the referee in the last few minutes or so. They're feeling hard done by, but the disallowed goal was justified.
That proved to be a great decision. Delaney nudged Casillas' arm!
GOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAALLLLL FOR COPENHAGEN!! WAIT! NO! FOUL AGAINST DELANEY! The 22-year-old climbs in a challenge with Casillas and header in from a corner kick, but he free kick is given for the clash in mid-air!
Decent save from Wiland as Ronaldo typically gallops with power through the middle before squeezing at shot at goal from the edge of the box. It looks corner bound, but the Copenhagen goalkeeper manages to tip it round the post.
Jacobsen bursts forward down the right flank and looks to pick out Ventokele, but the young Belgian can't stretch high enough to claim the cross and it goes out for a Madrid goal kick.
Xabi Alonso is lucky to escape that one unscathed!
That is an absolute HORROR challenge from Toutouh! The Dane went in studs high on Alonso and caught him right on the tip of the ankle! How on Earth is that not a booking?!
Modric and Alonso have been excellent in the centre of the park so far for Madrid. The surface isn't the best, but they are effortlessly spraying passes about the park, and they are hitting their mark every time.
Xabi Alonso swings in a deep corner kick to the back post but the referee gives a free kick for a foul against Ronaldo inside the box. That was harsh on the Portuguese; both teams were pushing and pulling in there.
Madrid obviously had already reached the Champions League knockout stage, but the team fielded by the Italian coach suggests they want to finish the group stage with a win.
That strike from Modric may prove to be a bit of a hammer blow for Copenhagen. They have been terrific in the opening 25 minutes but it's always a long way back against Real Madrid, especially with the firepower at the disposal of Ancelotti.
What a goal that was, such skill!
Goal Luka Modric
GOOOOOOOAAAAAAAALLLLL FOR REAL MADRID!! ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL FROM LUKA MODRIC!! Isco lays the ball into the feet of the Croatian who does shifts the ball back onto his right foot with a 'Cruyff' turn before whipping a cracker into the top right corner! 1-0 Los Blancos!
Ronaldoooooo!! His free kick from 30 yards goes wide! It looks like it may have just taken a nick off a Copenhagen head on the way through.
That Real Madrid duo link up again and this time Benzema manages to get an attempt on target, but Wiland is on his toes to make his first noteworthy save of the match.
That's rash from Benzema! Marcelo does brilliantly to drive down the left-hand side and cushion a cross to the edge of the box for the Frenchman, but he takes it too quickly on the volley and the attempt scatters wide.
Marcelo is the first player to go into the book and its for a cynical pull off the shirt on Gislason after the Icelander burst forward again. Keep your eye on this battle as the night progresses.
Yellow Card Marcelo
Really positive goalkeeping from Wiland as he dashes off his line to commandingly punch Marcelo's cross out of the box. Ronaldo was lurking, so the keeper did well.
Unlucky Bale. Arbeloa whips in a cross from the right-hand side and the Welshman just gets in front of his marker to glance a header towards goal, but the attempt drifts the wrong side of the post.
Madrid just spreading the play nicely at the moment. Marcelo, to Alonso, to Arbeloa, to Bale.
Brilliant run from Gislason! The Iceland international takes on Marcelo down the right and shows tremendous pace to burst into the box before reversing a cross back into the centre! The hosts look to get a shot on goal but Nacho makes a great block and Modric scrambles clear for Madrid!
Arbeloa drifts down the right wing but is fouled by a running clothesline from Bolanos. Yes, that's definitely a free kick, which is a good position down the flank for a delivery into the box.
Ohhhh that's horrible challenge from Luka Modric! The Croatian rakes his studs down the shin of Ventokele but somehow escapes a booking! Lucky boy!
He'll be replaced by Bolanos.
There's a real blow for Copenhagen here as Jorgensen wont be able to continue after going down through an innocuous injury.
The pitch on the side of Marcelo and Ronaldo is pretty terrible, so it's probably doubtful you'll see much in terms of overlapping runs from the Brazilian. All the play will be infield.
Ronaldooooo! Great block by Delaney! The Portuguese tees up a strike 25 yards from goal and smashes it with power, but he Copenhagen midfielder was positioned well to make a brave block.
Pepe sends a passback to Casillas but with the dodgy surface it just barely gets there before the Madrid keeper clears away! He was under massive pressure from Vetokele!
Super play from Bengtsson! The Copenhagen man looks isolated at the corner flag but gets out brilliantly thanks to a cheeky dummy on Arbeloa!
You can see straight away that pretty football will not necessarily be easy tonight; the pitch in the Parken Stadium is pretty shocking!
We are under way in Denmark!
It is Champions League anthem time as the players stand on the field! Not long until kick off!
Certainly looks a chilly one in the Parken Stadium tonight!
Real Madrid have been in blistering goalscoring form this season, but it came to a halt at the weekend as they were held to a goalless draw at third division Olimpic de Xativa on Saturday in the first leg of their Copa del Rey round of 32 clash.
However, Stale Solbakken's men are yet to be defeated at home in the Champions League group stage this season, so they will be no walkovers!
Even with Carlo Ancelotti's men playing whilst already comfortably through, with the team they have out, you'd fancy them as massive favourites.
Madrid field arguably their strongest line-up with the possible exceptions of Casillas, who hasn't played much in La Liga, and Nacho at centre back.
Real Madrid (4-2-3-1): Casillas; Arbeloa, Nacho, Pepe, Marcelo; Xabi Alonso, Modric; Ronaldo, Isco, Bale, Benzema.
Copenhagen (4-4-2): Wiland; Jacobsen, Mellberg, Sigurdsson, Bengtsson; Gislason, Claudemir, Delaney, Toutouh; Jrgensen, Vetokele.
One man who records seem to follow around is Cristiano Ronaldo. The Ballon d'Or finalist needs one more goal to gain the all time UEFA Champions league record amount of goals by a single player in the group stages. He is currently on eight goals so far. Incredible.
Madrid have a superb record against teams from Denmark in Europe. In 11 matches, the Spanish side have won nine, drawn one and lost one.
The Danish side are bottom but can still qualify for the UEFA Europa League with victory, and a draw would secure third place if Galatasaray lose at home to Juventus in the other game in group B.
Los Blancos have already comprehensively qualified as group B winners after taking 13 points from their opening five matches.
It terms of Real Madrid versus Copenhagen however, we only have a few issues to iron out.
It is matchday six, so this is the last chance for clubs on the brink of elimination to haul themselves into the knockout stages.
I'm Martin Macdonald, and I'll be taking you through the action!
Good evening folks, and a very warm welcome to LIVE coverage of the Champions League Group B clash between FC Copenhagen and Real Madrid from Parken Stadium in Denmark!
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