Champions League - Group B
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Real Madrid 4-1 Galatasaray

Real Madrid's Gareth Bale celebrates scoring

Ten-man Real Madrid ensured their place in the last 16 of the Champions League with a 4-1 win over Galatasaray.

Sergio Ramos was shown a straight red in the 26th minute for tugging back Umut Bulut, but Real bounced back from the setback when Gareth Bale struck in a free-kick from 25 yards.

Bulut equalised from close range before Alvaro Arbeloa made it 2-1 with a low volley and then turned provider for Angel Di Maria to tap-in.

Isco added a great individual fourth.

The win moved Carlo Ancelotti's team to 13 points - seven ahead of second-placed Juventus - with one more group game to play.

With leading scorer Cristiano Ronaldo rested, Welshman Bale was the key figure in attack. The £85m world-record signing should have scored in the first 10 minutes when he was clean through, but slotted his shot wide of Eray Iscan's right-hand post.

Real's start to the match then took a turn for the worse when defender Ramos was sent off by Scottish referee William Collum for pulling back Umut.

It was the Spain international's 17th red card of his Real career and his third in the Champions League, with only former Netherlands midfielder Edgar Davids with more in the competition (four).

However, Real made light of the disadvantage when Bale fired in a brilliant free-kick which Eray made a half-hearted effort to try to save.

Bulut equalised a minute later after ex-Chelsea forward Didier Drogba had turned his marker and played an exquisite pass with the outside of his foot for his team-mate in the area.

Real retook the lead when Arbeloa scored his first Champions League goal in three years - a well-placed volley from Di Maria's in-swinger.

The scorer then turned provider for the Argentine, who finished low from inside the area for the Spanish giants' third.

And attacking midfielder Isco rounded off the scoring in the 80th minute when he dribbled inside the area before tucking low past Eray

Line-ups

Real Madrid

  • 1Casillas
  • 17ArbeloaBooked at 55mins
  • 12MarceloSubstituted forCarvajalat 74'minutes
  • 16CasemiroSubstituted forAlonsoat 59'minutes
  • 3Pepe
  • 4RamosBooked at 26mins
  • 11Bale
  • 24Illarramendi
  • 20JeséSubstituted forNachoat 28'minutes
  • 23Isco
  • 22Di María

Substitutes

  • 9Benzema
  • 14Alonso
  • 15Carvajal
  • 18Nacho
  • 21Morata
  • 25López
  • 26José Rodríguez

Galatasaray

  • 67Iscan
  • 27Eboué
  • 13Nounkeu
  • 8Inan
  • 21Chedjou
  • 5Zan
  • 20Na BangnaSubstituted forSneijderat 64'minutes
  • 3Felipe MeloBooked at 36minsSubstituted forGülselamat 88'minutes
  • 11Drogba
  • 19Bulut
  • 53AmrabatSubstituted forRieraat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Gülselam
  • 10Sneijder
  • 17Yilmaz
  • 26Kaya
  • 55Sarioglu
  • 77Riera
  • 86Ceylan
Referee:
William Collum

Match Stats

Home TeamReal MadridAway TeamGalatasaray
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home9
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home1
Away2
Fouls
Home7
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Real Madrid 4, Galatasaray 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Real Madrid 4, Galatasaray 1.

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Aurélien Chedjou.

Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ceyhun Gülselam (Galatasaray).

Substitution

Substitution, Galatasaray. Ceyhun Gülselam replaces Felipe Melo.

Attempt saved. Emmanuel Eboué (Galatasaray) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Selcuk Inan.

Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Emmanuel Eboué (Galatasaray).

Attempt missed. Wesley Sneijder (Galatasaray) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a corner.

Corner, Galatasaray. Conceded by Álvaro Arbeloa.

Ángel Di María (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Aurélien Chedjou (Galatasaray).

Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Felipe Melo (Galatasaray).

Goal!

Goal! Real Madrid 4, Galatasaray 1. Isco (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Isco (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ángel Di María.

Offside, Galatasaray. Albert Riera tries a through ball, but Emmanuel Eboué is caught offside.

Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Albert Riera (Galatasaray).

Attempt missed. Albert Riera (Galatasaray) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Isco (Real Madrid).

Felipe Melo (Galatasaray) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Daniel Carvajal replaces Marcelo.

Attempt missed. Umut Bulut (Galatasaray) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Wesley Sneijder.

Attempt saved. Didier Drogba (Galatasaray) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Wesley Sneijder with a cross.

Corner, Galatasaray. Conceded by Iker Casillas.

Attempt saved. Didier Drogba (Galatasaray) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Felipe Melo with a headed pass.

Foul by Ángel Di María (Real Madrid).

Emmanuel Eboué (Galatasaray) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Galatasaray. Albert Riera replaces Nourredine Amrabat.

Attempt missed. Marcelo (Real Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Xabi Alonso.

Offside, Real Madrid. Isco tries a through ball, but Ángel Di María is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Galatasaray. Wesley Sneijder replaces Bruma.

Goal!

Goal! Real Madrid 3, Galatasaray 1. Ángel Di María (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Álvaro Arbeloa.

Asier Illarramendi (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Selcuk Inan (Galatasaray).

Attempt missed. Álvaro Arbeloa (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Marcelo with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Xabi Alonso replaces Casemiro.

Offside, Galatasaray. Gökhan Zan tries a through ball, but Nourredine Amrabat is caught offside.

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