The home side took the lead on 20 minutes when Ronaldo met the energetic Marcelo’s deadly cross at the back post with Copenhagen goalkeeper caught in no man’s land.
He doubled his side’s advantage on 64 minutes when he headed in Di Maria’s dazzling cross.
Di Maria got himself on the score-sheet with a wonderful individual effort five minutes later when he curled the ball into the net from distance.
And he put Madrid even further out of sight in the 90th minute, taking advantage of some sloppy defending from the visitors.
PRE-MATCH: World record signing Gareth Bale is once again ruled out of tonight's clash and it is feared he could miss three weeks as he struggles with a thigh problem.
4’ CHANCE: Marcelo finds Benzema with a delightful cross but he sees his effort sail wide, under pressure from the Copenhagen defence.
19’ GOAL! 1-0 to Real Madrid! It's another Ronaldo header - brilliant deep cross from that man Marcelo but it's too easy for the athlete to get on the score-sheet.
22’ CHANCE: Benzema finds Di Maria in the penalty area but he somehow places the shot wide. How did he miss that?
64’ GOAL! 2-0 Madrid - you know who! Di Maria's deadly cross meets Ronaldo's head and it's two nil.
69’ GOAL! 3-0 to Madrid - Di Maria had a poor first half but he's certainly making up for it in the last few minutes. He curls a wonderful strike into the bottom corner.
90’ GOAL! 4-0 Madrid - Di Maria takes advantage of some sloppy defending as he hammers the ball hard and low to make it four.
90’+3 CHANCE! Casillas makes another fantastic save from an Adi header!
90’+3 CHANCE! Fantastic save from Casillas who saves from a one-on-one position.
The first competitive meeting between the two sides ended in a dominant score-line for the Spanish giants.
Real Madrid have now won nine of their 11 competitive encounters with Danish clubs, scoring 44 goals and conceding 10.
No Danish side had ever beaten Spanish opposition in the Champions League and that record hasn’t changed tonight (2 draws, 5 defeats).
Real Madrid have now scored in each of their last 27 Champions League games, a record.
Real Madrid maintain their unbeaten run of 13 home games in the Champions League (10 wins, 2 draws). They have scored 43 goals in that run.
Copenhagen have failed to score in 6 of their 8 away games in the Champions League.
Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored 26 goals in his last 21 Champions League games.
Can Real do this against the tougher sides? Carlo Ancelotti’s side were far from impressive at times despite chalking up a dominant result. The Italian’s continued selection of Kazim Benzema has frustrated the supporters at the Bernabeu and despite linking up well with his team mates on occasions tonight, the fact he missed a couple of key chances early in the game will be a concern for his under pressure boss.
MAN OF THE MATCH
Cristiano Ronaldo - Who else? CR7 continued his devastating goalscoring form, grabbing a brace as he netted two headers. He has now scored 26 goals in 21 Champions League games.
Real Madrid – Casillas 7; Varane 6, Pepe 7, Khedira 7, Ronaldo 9, Benzema 7, Marcelo 8, Carvajal 7, Modric 8, Di María 8, Illarramendi 7... Substitutes: Rodriguez 6, Morata 7, Isco 7
Copenhagen – Wiland 5; Jacobsen 6, Mellberg 8, Sigurdsson 7, Bengtsson 6; Gislason 6, Delaney 6, Claudemir 6, Toutouh 5; Braaten 7, Jorgensen 7... Substitutes: Kristensen 6, Adi 7, Bolanos 6
THE MATCH IN A TWEET