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Real Madrid v Galatasaray Live Commentary, 11/6/19

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Rodrygo (4)
Rodrygo (7)
Sergio Ramos (14 pen)
K. Benzema (45)
K. Benzema (81)
Rodrygo (90+2)
Estadio Santiago Bernabéu


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Madrid are next in action at the weekend on the road againt Eibar in LaLiga, while Galatasaray are away at Gaziantep FK in the Super Lig on Saturday.
Rodrgyo becomes the second youngest player to score a hat-trick in the Champions League - behind only the great Raul - as he leads the assault in Real Madrid's 6-0 hammering of Galatasaray this evening. The 18-year-old opened the scoring with a neat finish on his left foot after latching on to Marcelo's cross. The same combination worked for the second goal as the forward guided Marcelo's cross into the right corner of the net after being left unmarked. A VAR decision awarded Madrid a penalty following a foul by Steven Nzonzi on Toni Kroos before Sergio Ramos dispatched the kick with a panenka. Karim Benzema made it four at the end of the first half, converting Rodrygo's low cross. Benzema notched his second of the game and his 50th goal in the Champions League for Los Blancos to pour on the agony. There was time at the death for Rodrygo to complete his hat-trick - a perfect one - as he finished with his right boot to score his side's sixth. A special display from the Brazilian and certainly not the last of that ilk.
K. Benzema
Real Madrid
90' + 2' Benzema offloads back to Rodrygo on the charge and the Brazilian does the rest.
Real Madrid
90' + 2' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!! RODRYGO HAS A HAT-TRICK!!!!! 6-0!!!! The Brazilian gets the match ball as he finishes what he started in the early stages of the contest. He runs at the Galatasaray defence before playing a neat one-two with Benzema. He still has work to do, but he slides a low strike into the left-bottom corner to notch his third effort of the evening. What a performance from the teenager.
90' + 1' Mendy sends a deep cross to the back post on his right foot from the left flank, but Isco just cannot connect on his right boot on the slide.
90' There will be two minutes of added time.
89' Mendy latches on to Ramos' ball over the top. The Frenchman tries to get the better of Mariano, but in the process fouls the Galatasaray full-back.
A. Büyük
Y. Nagatomo
88' Buyuk replaces Nagatomo for the closing stages of the contest.
86' Madrid have been clinical this evening. They've not been consistent on a weekly basis this term, but results of this nature show that they are more than capable of being a force in the Champions League.
84' Luyindama has to be alert at the back to stop Mendy's drive from the left inside channel, diverting the ball out for a corner.
83' Benzema has now scored 50 Champions League goals for Madrid.
Real Madrid
81' Carvajal makes a good run down the right inside channel to latch on to Isco's pass and produces a fine cross for Benzema to convert.
K. Benzema
Real Madrid
81' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!! BENZEMA NOTCHES HIS SECOND!!!! 5-0!!! Madrid have five goals this evening as Benzema taps home Carvajal's ball across the face of goal with ease. The home side cut open Galatasaray down the right flank as Isco finds the run of Carvajal. The full-back cuts his cross back towards the Frenchman, who dispatches the chance into the back of the net. Icing on the cake from Zidane's men.
79' Isco sends Benzema through on goal, but he does not have the pace to pull away from Luyindama and sees his eventual strike at goal blocked.
78' CHANCE! Luyindama rises highest in the box to head a corner from Bayram towards Lemina at the near post. He tries guide a header towards goal, but he cannot make clean contact and Courtois spreads himself to make the stop.
76' Feghouli collects an offload from Mariano on the edge of the box and he goes for a drive at goal, only to see his effort charged down by Ramos.
74' SAVE! Benzema collects Rodrygo's pass and surges into the left inside channel. From a tight angle, he tries to hammer his strike past Muslera, but the keeper holds firm to make the save.
72' Benzema and Rodrygo combine down the left flank, and the latter lifts a cross into the box for Isco to attack. However, Marcao is there to head the ball away from danger.
70' Ramos attacks a corner from Modric from the right flank, only to direct his attempt harmlessly over the bar.
69' SAVE! Isco almost scores with his first touch as Muslera directs his headed effort over the bar. The Spaniard rises at the near post from Kroos' corner, but the Galatasaray is alert to prevent the fifth goal.
E. Hazard
Real Madrid
68' Hazard is withdrawn for the home side as Isco comes on to the pitch. An interesting change as Hazard searches for his peak form.
67' SAVE! Kroos lalmost finds the scoresheet as Luyindama heads a clearing header straight to the German. He lines up a low strike on the half-volley towards the right-bottom corner, but the Galatasaray keeper gets down to make the stop. Benzema tries to force the rebound towards goal, but Luyindama is there to clear it off the line.
64' Frustration for Terim on the bench as Bayram fouls Modrid down the left flank. It has been that sort of evening for the visitors.
62' There has not been a great deal of impetus from Madrid in the second half, although with the game wrapped up there's no need for them to force the issue.
L. Modrić
Real Madrid
60' Casemiro makes way for Modric in the middle of the park.
59' Feghouli curls a delivery into the box from the left flank and Courtois watches it all the way enough to chest it away from goal before Varane does the rest.
R. Babel
Yellow Card
57' Babel goes into the book for dissent.
56' Benzema's touch lets him down at the vital moment in the left inside channel after latching on to Mendy's cutback. He overruns the ball and allows Marcao to make the intervention.
54' Benzema almost sends Hazard through in the box, but the ball just has too much pace on it and Muslera gathers ahead of the forward.
52' Kroos floats his delivery into the box, but the header from Benzema at the back post travels harmlessly wide of the target.
51' Hazard is brought down in the Galatasaray half by Luyindama, handing Madrid a free-kick in a threatening position.
50' OVER! Carvajal lifts a dangerous ball over the top of the visitors' backline for Benzema. He takes the ball out of the air and goes for a strike at goal from a tight angle, only to blast his effort over the bar.
48' Nagatomo looks for the run of Babel behind the Madrid defence, but the Dutchman is flagged offside.
47' Valverde makes a good run into the right inside channel, but his cutback evades Benzema in the middle of the penalty area.
46' We're back underway at the Bernabeu.
Ö. Bayram
S. Nzonzi
46' Bayram is on for Nzonzi in the middle of the park.
R. Donk
F. Andone
46' Donk comes on the pitch to replace Andone in the final third.
Rodrygo has been sensational in the first half. He has the cutting edge that Madrid have been looking for since the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo. It is early days, but a front three of the Brazilian along with Benzema and Eden Hazard could hand Madrid one of the most potent strikeforces in Europe once again.
Real Madrid hold a dominant 4-0 lead over Galatasaray at the break of their Champions League clash at the Bernabeu. A brace from Rodrygo and a strike from the penalty spot from Sergio Ramos put the home side three goals in front in the opening 15 minutes. Karim Benzema poured on the agony just before half-time, converting Rodrygo's low cross to all but secure the three points this evening. Zinedine Zidane will be thrilled with his side's cutting edge, especially that of Rodrygo, who continues to impress in the final third. Fatih Terim will be hopeful that his team can keep the scoreline respectable in the second half as they have been off the pace from the first whistle.
45' + 4' The referee has seen enough after a Madrid short corner, calling time on the first half.
45' + 3' SAVE! Hazard almost scores a fifth goal for the home side as he fires a low strike towards the target from the left inside channel. However, Muslera just gets enough on his boot to divert it behind for a corner.
45' There will be three minutes of added time.
Real Madrid
45' Rodrygo pounces on Nagatomo's mistake before picking out Benzema in the middle.
K. Benzema
Real Madrid
45' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!! BENZEMA SCORES THE FOURTH!!!! 4-0!!! Benzema and Madrid capitaise following a terrible mistake by Nagatomo at the back. The full-back plays an offload straight to Rodrygo on the edge of the box. He bursts into the right inside channel and sends a low cross into the middle. Benzema latches on to the delivery and guides a low strike into the net from close range. All too easy for the home side.
44' Muslera is alert at the back to stop Hazard from finding Benzema in the box with a low cross, the keeper reacts quickly to race off his line to claim the ball.
43' Babel releases Seri down the right flank, but the midfielder just cannot keep the ball in on the byline after making a good run.
F. Mendy
Real Madrid
42' An interesting change as Marcelo is withdrawn for Mendy. It must be injury related.
F. Valverde
Yellow Card
Real Madrid
42' Valverde lunges in on Lemina and goes into the book.
41' Benzema almost gets the better of Luyindama on the edge of the box, but the defender gets an important challenge in to stop his progress.
39' DISALLOWED GOAL! Kroos puts his delivery on the money from a free-kick and Casemiro rises to head home, only to see the flag raised for offside. The Brazilian moved just a fraction too soon.
38' Kroos draws a foul from Luyindama down the left flank and the German will whip the cross into the box from the resulting free-kick.
36' Rodrygo wins a free-kick down the right flank and Kroos takes the set-piece, whipping a delivery to the back post. Benzema meets it, although he can only head his effort into the deck and behind for a goal-kick.
34' Carvajal sends Rodrygo down the right inside channel and he tries to cut the ball back for Benzema's run towards the near post, but he cannot generate enough power on his cross to get it past Muslera.
31' Valverde almost completes a pass to Rodrygo to send the forward through on goal once again, but Nagatomo reacts to clear into touch.
29' Hazard runs at the Galatasaray defence with pace and he goes down on the edge of the box. The contact comes as he kicks the boot of Luyindama after offloading the ball.
28' Rodrygo turns on the pace down the right flank, but Lemina gets back to make the covering challenge to guide the ball out for a corner.
26' Madrid are knocking the ball around the pitch with ease. However, the visitors have not collapsed after the early onslaught.
24' Hazard releases Benzema into the left inside channel and he tries to pick out a low cross for Rodrygo, but Luyindama is there to send it behind for a corner.
23' At 18y 301d - Rodrygo has become the youngest ever Brazilian goalscorer in Champions League history.
21' Mariano lifts a ball over the top for Lemina, but he sees his strike blocked by Varane. Andone takes over and goes for a first-time shot on his left foot, but can only lift his attempt well over the bar.
20' Every time Los Blancos push forward they're looking dangerous. The Turkish side have to scrap to keep the scoreline respectable here.
18' Marcelo surges down the left flank and he digs out a cross to the back post, but on this occasion Marcao is there to head clear ahead of Rodrygo.
17' The game is perfectly set up for Madrid now. Players like Hazard can now have valuable time on the pitch to find their form without the pressure of having to score.
15' SAVE! Galatasaray try to hit back as Lemina sidesteps Casemiro with ease and lines up a drive at goal. He connects with a powerful strike that forces Courtois to turn it over the bar.
Sergio Ramos
Penalty Goal
Real Madrid
14' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!! RAMOS CONVERTS FROM THE SPOT!!! 3-0!!!! The Madrid skipper takes the penalty and he finishes in style with a cheeky panenka kick over the dive of Muslera into the roof of the net. The home side are in complete control.
S. Nzonzi
Yellow Card
13' Nzonzi goes into the book for the challenge on Kroos.
12' PENALTY TO REAL MADRID! The referee overturns his decision and points to the spot after looking at the screen on the side of the pitch. Nzonzi stepped on the foot of Kroos on the line of the penalty area. It was a foul and has been punished correctly.
11' VAR! The referee wants to take a look at a decision for a foul by Nzonzi on Kroos. The official did not punish the Galatasaray midfielder, but a second look may result in a penalty for the home side.
9' Galatasaray have been rocked by Madrid's start to the contest. It has not been a hallmark of great defending as the Turkish outfit have allowed Rodrygo space and time to pick his spot twice.
Real Madrid
7' Marcelo runs down the left flank and cuts back to lift a perfect cross into the middle for Rodrygo to convert.
Real Madrid
7' GOALLLLLLLLLLL!!!! RODRYGO AT THE DOUBLE!!! 2-0!!! The teenager notches his second of the game with a header from close range. Marcelo is again the architect as he raids down the left before cutting back to deliver a cross in on his right foot. It's precise for the unmarked Rodrygo in the middle and he guides his header away from Muslera into the right corner of the net.
6' SAVE! Kroos is afforded space and time 25 yards from goal and he connects with a powerful drive that forces Muslera into a solid stop down low to his right.
Real Madrid
4' Marcelo surges down the left flank and sends a deep cross into the middle that Rodrygo collects and scores.
Real Madrid
4' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!! RODRYGO PUTS MADRID AHEAD!!! 1-0!!!! The forward holds his composure in the box and expertly places a left-footed strike into the left-bottom corner. Marcelo raids down the left flank and digs out a cross into the middle. It travels all the way through to the teenager unmarked in the right inside channel. He controls it with his chest and takes a touch with his right foot before firing a shot past Muslera.
3' Seri tries to release Andone down the left flank, but the home side do enough to scramble back before Carvajal clears the danger on the slide.
1' We're underway at the Bernabeu.
Galatasaray have lost all three of their away Champions League matches against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu, scoring just once and conceding 10 goals.
Terim has made four changes to his team that beat Rizespor last time out. Two changes come in the backline as Mariano and Marcao earn the nod ahead of Sener Ozbayraklı and Ahmet Calik. Nzonzi and Feghouli also start for the Turkish outfit as Mor and Bayram drop to the bench.
Madrid have made two changes to their side from their draw against Betis last time out. Marcelo comes into the side to replace Mendy at left-back, with the Frenchman dropping to the bench. Valverde slots into the midfield as Modric shifts out of the team, starting the contest on the bench.
GALATASARAY SUBS: Adem Buyuk, Selcuk Inan, Younes Belhanda, Ryan Donk, Omer Bayram, Okan Kocuk, Emre Mor.
GALATASARAY (4-3-3): Fernando Muslera; Mariano, Christian Luyindama, Marcao, Yuto Nagatomo; Jean Michael Seri, Steven Nzonzi, Mario Lemina; Ryan Babel, Florin Andone, Sofiane Feghouli.
REAL MADRID SUBS: Alphonse Areola, Eder Militao, Luka Modric, Lucas Vazquez, Luka Jovic, Isco, Ferland Mendy.
REAL MADRID (4-3-3): Thibaut Courtois; Dani Carvajal, Raphael Varane, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo; Toni Kroos, Casemiro, Federico Valverde; Rodrygo, Karim Benzema, Eden Hazard.
Galatasaray have taken only one point from their three matches in the Champions League this season. They've suffered home defeats at the hands of Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain, although they only lost the matches by one goal. It's getting close to desperation time for Fatih Terim and his team, who do under the contest with momentum after winning their last outing 2-0 in the Super Lig against Rizespor on Friday.
Real Madrid have not been at their best in the Champions League this season, winning only one of their opening three matches. Zinedine Zidane's men have struggled for consistency throughout the campaign even in LaLiga. They crushed Leganes 5-0 two weeks ago, but were held to a goalless draw by Real Betis in their last outing. Los Blancos did beat Galatasaray in the reverse fixture and another victory this evening would take them close towards sealing a place in the knockout phase.
Good evening and welcome to the live commentary of the Champions League Group A clash between Real Madrid and Galatasaray at the Bernabeu.