Tuesday September 17, 2013 Group Stage: Group B Finished Trk Telekom Arena

Galatasaray 1 - 6 Real Madrid

  • Bulut 84’
  • Isco 33’
  • Benzema 54’, 81’
  • Cristiano Ronaldo 63’, 66’, 90’

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  1. Champions League - Ronaldo bags a treble as Real hit Gala for six

    Champions League - Ronaldo bags a treble as Real hit Gala for six

    Cristiano Ronaldo grabbed a hat-trick as Real Madrid romped to a 6-1 win at Galatasaray in the Champions League. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Galatasaray
    • Real Madrid
    • - MAN OF THE MATCH - Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid): The irrepressible Portuguese ace was in devastating form in the second period, netting yet another treble and a stunning third and final goal of the night.
    • - PLAYER RATINGS - REAL MADRID: Casillas 6, Ramos 6, Pepe 6, Carvajal 6, Arbeloa 6, Khedira 6, Modric 6, Di Maria 8, Isco 8, Ronaldo 9, Benzema 8. Subs: Lopez 6, Bale 6, Illaramendi 6.
    • - PLAYER RATINGS - GALATASARAY: Muslera 6, Eboue 5, Chedjou 6, Dany 5, Riera 6, Selçuk 6, Melo 6, Sneijder 5, Engin 5, Burak 5, Drogba 6. Subs: Bruma 7, Amrabat 6, Bulut 7.
    • 90+3' FULL-TIME: Galatasaray 1-6 Real Madrid.
    • 90+3' Final moment of stoppage time.
    • 90+2' At the other end, Bruma weaves his way beyond several challenges but hits a tame shot straight at the keeper.
    • 90+1' GOAL! 6-1 Ronaldo hat-trick. Wonderful solo goal from the Portuguese ace, who dances beyond three before crashing a left foot drive into the corner from a tight angle.
    • 90' Ronaldo still hunting for that hat-trick....
    • 89' Ronaldo hits the post with an audacious lob... but he's offside.
    • 88' Real playing time out now. Gala just want the whistle.
    • 87' A great night's work for Ancelotti. STAT: Real Madrid is Ancelotti’s sixth club in the Champions League (after Parma, Juventus, AC Milan, Chelsea & Paris SG), more than any other manager.
    • 85' Riera booked for a nasty foul on Bale.
    • 84' GOAL! Gala get a consolation as Bulut tucks home Amrabat's superb right-wing cross. Real lead 5-1.
    • 83' But here come Gala trying to get a consolation...
    • 82' Benzema and Ronaldo both have eight minutes or so to try and get the hat-trick.
    • 81' GOAL! It's five-star Real Madrid! Bale teases a pass into Ronaldo on the left side of the area and the Portuguese ace picks out the run of Benzema who makes no mistake from three yards out.
    • 79' Here come Madrid again on the counter attack. Bale romps down the right but his attempted cross flies behind the goal.
    • 78' GALATASARAY sub: Umut Bulut on for Burak.
    • 77' Good effort. Bruma cuts in from the left and fizzes a fierce shot just over the top.
    • 75' The home fans are still in good voice despite the scoreline.
    • 74' Benzema breaks clear and fends off a challenge before finding Bale's run on the right. The Welsh star takes a touch and fires in a stinging shot that Muslera beats away.
    • 73' Asier Illarramendi is now on for Madrid. He's part of our feature, 'seven Champions League debutants to watch.' Check it out.
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    • 72' REAL sub: Illarramendi on for Modric.
    • 71' Real set to make their final sub.
    • 70' STAT: Real Madrid are playing in the Champions League for the 17th consecutive season, only Manchester Utd can boast a longer current run.
    • 68' It's all Real Madrid now. This could end up any scoreline.
    • 67' GOAL! 4-0 to Real Madrid! Ronaldo snares his second of the game, sweeping in the rebound after Ramos' header from a free-kick was brilliantly saved by Muslera.
    • 66' Amrabat booked for pulling back Carvajal.
    • 65' That goal was Ronaldo's 204th in 204 matches for Madrid. Incredible stat.
    • 64' REAL SUB: Bale comes on to replace Isco.
    • 63' GOAL! 3-0 to Madrid. It's game over now. Di Maria rounds the keeper and hangs up a cross that Isco touches back to Ronaldo who makes no mistake from three yards out.
    • 62' GALA sub: Bruma on for Engin Baytar.
    • 60' Modric loops a superb pass into the path of Ronaldo who surges towards goal before firing straight at Muslera.
    • 59' But it's Real on the attack again, however, this time Ronaldo fires widly over the top.
    • 58' Gala fans looking for hope should cling to this stat: Real Madrid have conceded seven goals in their last two Champions League away games (three versus Galatasaray and four at Borussia Dortmund).
    • 57' That Burak miss looks even more costly.
    • 56' The goal was again harsh on the hosts after a positive start to this second period. It's a long way back now.
    • 55' That was Benzema's 32nd goal in the Champions League.
    • 54' GOAL! 2-0 to Madrid. Benzema races onto a miscued header by Melo to surge in on goal and coolly double Real's lead.
    • 54' In Group B's other match Juventus are now level in Copenhagen.
    • 53' A poor delivery allows Benzema to clear at the near post.
    • 52' Corner to Gala.
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    • 50' Eboue unlucky not to win a free kick on the edge of the Real area on the follow up as Isco's boot looked high.
    • 49' Selcuk clips another dangerous free kick into the Real area and Lopez manages to punch clear under pressure.
    • 48' MISS! Burak Yilmaz guides a simple header wide from just six yards out after a superb cross into the area by Sneijder. It should be 1-1.
    • 47' SAVE! Di Maria's rampaging run is halted on the left but the ball breaks to Ronaldo who sees his thumping volley pushed away by Muslera.
    • 47' GALATASARAY sub: Nordin Amrabat replaces the injured Drogba, who doesn't return for the second half. Big blow for the hosts.
    • 46' KICK OFF! Real restart the contest.
    • 45+6' HALF-TIME: Galatasaray 0-1 Real Madrid. Isco's goal just past the half hour separates the sides after the hosts had gone close on three occasions through Melo.
    • 45+5' And still we play on.
    • 45+4' Ronaldo gets in down the left side of the area and thumps in a shot that Muslera is forced to beat away on the stretch.
    • 45+3' Drogba has gone off for further treatment. The home support will be hoping he recovers and reappears for the second half.
    • 45+2' Four minutes have been added.
    • 45+1' Big stoppage as Drogba receives treatment. The ex-Chelsea man appears to have injured his shoulder after falling awkwardly.
    • 45' Pepe booked for a foul on Drogba. Seems a bit harsh.
    • 44' Whistles and jeers echo around the stadium as Madrid knock it about at the end of this half.
    • 43' STAT: Galatasaray have only lost one of their last eight Champions League games (5 wins, 2 draws).
    • 42' Real pressing now. Are they going to break Aslan hearts with a second before the break?
    • 41' Selcuk whips it in but's it's great defending by Ramos to hook it clear on the stretch.
    • 40' Free-kick to Gala 45 yards from goal.
    • 39' Galatasaray struggling to impose themselves on the game after going behind. Real seemed to have stepped up a gear too.
    • 38' Ronaldo looks to feed Di Maria... great interception. Di Maria would have had a free run at goal if that had come off.
    • 37' Droga ploughs down the left and looks to get to the byline but is well blocked off by Daniel Carvajal. Superb defending.
    • 36' STAT: Real Madrid have now scored in each of their last 26 Champions League games, the longest current run. The last time they failed to find the net was against Barcelona in April 2011.
    • 35' Ronaldo attempts a disguised pass down the right after dummying the shot. The Portugal star is exasperated. Expect him to let fly with the next one!
    • 34' Real suddenly on the frontfoot here. Free-kick 40 yards out. Ronaldo territory?
    • 33' GOAL! Real Madrid lead 1-0! Isco latches onto an exquisite ball over the top and fires in a low shot from the edge of the area that creeps in via the post. That goal is very much against the run of play.
    • 32' Melo has been superb for Gala so far tonight. Unlucky not to have grabbed at least one goal.
    • 31' Gala have had the best chances so far but are they going to be punished by Madrid on the break?
    • 30' Melo booked for a foul on Khedira.
    • 29' GREAT SAVE! Melo is denied once again as Lopez comes to Madrid's rescue with another fine stop.
    • 28' GREAT MOVE! The hosts carve Madrid open as Riera picks out Sneijder's clever run on the left side of the area, but his cut back isn't accurate enough and the visitors manage to clear.
    • 27' Galatasaray winning a lot of free kicks in the Real half. Can they make one of these count?
    • 26' STAT: Real Madrid have won more games than any other club in the history of the Champions League (105 since 1992-93).
    • 25' Eboue is left clutching his ribs after Arbeloa caught him with an arm. The ex-Gunner appears to be okay though.
    • 24' A short corner for Galatasaray catches Real out but the ball into the area isn't good enough and the visitors manage to clear at the near post.
    • 23' Elsewhere in the CL tonight: Man United are leading 1-0 against Leverkusen courtesy of Wayen Rooney. In Group B, Juventus are trailing 1-0 in Copenhagen.
    • 22' Drgoba smashes the free-kick towards goal but sees it fly straight into the wall. Real clear their lines but Aslan are still pressing.
    • 21' A long delay as Drogba eyes it up...
    • 20' Back up the other end and it's a free kick to the hosts 35 yards out.
    • 19' Replays suggesting Ronaldo could well have had a case for a spot kick there.
    • 18' CHANCE! Real break down the left through Benzema. The Frenchman keeps the ball in play and picks out Ronaldo who goes down... the ref says no penalty! Play goes on and Di Maria curls a fizzing effort just over the top.
    • 17' Free kick to Gala on the far right. Riera to whip it in... CLOSE! Melo sees his header fly straight at Lopez who gathers at the second attempt.
    • 16' Sergio Ramos takes over the captain's armband for Real. Ironically, he was the man who inadvertently injured his own keeper when they both attempted to deal with the cross.
    • 15' MADRID sub: Lopez replaces the injured Casillas.
    • 13' The hosts will be looking to get the ball into the area to test out Casillas.... but he's not having it. The Spain keeper kicks the ball away in frustration and walks to the touchline.
    • 12' Play resumes with Casillas STILL on the the field.
    • 11' Lots of strapping being applied to Casillas' stomach as Diego Lopez gets himself geared up on the touchline. What an anti-climax this could be for Casillas if he is forced off after such a long time on the bench.
    • 10' Play is halted as Casillas receives treatment for a knock to the ribs/stomach after catching a routine cross under pressure.
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    • 8' Whistles greet every touch by a Madrid player as they finally settle into a spell of possession.
    • 7' STAT: Real Madrid have lost by a 3-2 scoreline on both occasions when they have played away against Galatasaray in the Champions League.
    • 6' On Twitter @v_datta says: "I think real are gonna win this 2-1 with Ronaldo and Benzema scoring. Drogba will get one for Galatasaray!' It seems everyone is tipping Real, but it's Gala who have started the brighter of the two sides.
    • 5' A sluggish opening for the Spaniards here but Ronaldo looks to change that with a probing run and shot that drifts aimlessly wide.
    • 4' Corner to Gala... comes to nothing. A good start from the hosts who have already got the crowd roaring their approval.
    • 3' GREAT SAVE! Casillas shows no sign of any cobwebs with a stunning save to keep out Felipe Melo's thunderous 30 yarder.
    • 2' STAT: Real Madrid have never won in Turkey in European competition (one draw, two defeats).
    • 1' KICK OFF! Gala get us underway.
    • 19.40 It's almost time. Galatasaray v Real in a tasty Group B encounter in Istanbul. Can the Turks pull off a shock matchday one success or will Madrid get their bid for a 10th European Cup triumph off to a winning start? We're about to find out. Cue that familiar music....
    • 19.35 STAT: Terim was replaced as AC Milan coach in 2001-02 by Ancelotti. Umit Davala, now an assistant coach with the Turkish champions, played seven matches under Ancelotti that season.
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    • 19.25 On Twitter: @ROALY is tipping Real to win 3-1 with Ronaldo (2) and Bale/Isco on target, while @HeartGandhi simply roared 'HALA MADRID!' Anyone out there fancy Gala to triumph? Tweet us your thoughts and get involved.
    • 19.20 Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti: "Bale can play in any position. I will play him in a position to which he is most suited and therefore is better for him. Casillas and Lopez are both very good goalkeepers, the rivalry between them makes them improve. I prefer Casillas in Champions League games because he is more experienced. Lopez will play in La Liga this season. Rivalries are not a problem for us. We are one of the biggest clubs in the world and are very familiar with situations like these."
    • 19.15 Gala boss Fatih Terim: "Madrid are favourites to advance from this group but if we can get to double figures in terms of points, our chances of reaching the round of 16 will be a lot better. Despite losing to Real Madrid in the quarter-finals last season, we played very well in the second leg. This is not a knockout game. If we lose, nobody can say Galatasaray will fail to qualify for the next round because we'll have five games more after that. But if we win, we'll have a good advantage."
    • 19.10 Bale set to break more records.
    • 19.07 GET INVOLVED - Tweet us your pre-match prediction with score and scorer(s) and we'll include some of your thoughts in this live text commentary.
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    • 19.00 He may be amongst the substitutes tonight, but is the signing of Gareth Bale the final piece in the jigsaw for Madrid in their pursuit of a 10th European Cup triumph? Read our 'Pitchside Europe' blog about Real's hopes and the key contenders for the crown.
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    • 18.55 As for Madrid, well Bale is rewarded for his goalscoring start to life in La Liga with a place on the bench as Carlo Ancelotti opts for Angel Di Maria to support Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema in attack. Between the sticks, Iker Casillas comes in from the cold to begin his role as Real's 'CL keeper' after Ancelotti revealed his desire to use Diego Lopez for the domestic schedule. It is 238 days since the Spain stopper last featured.
    • 18.50 Galatasaray include a host of former Premier League stars in their line-up with Didier Drogba set to lead the line. Ex-Arsenal defender Emmanuel Eboue also features along with former Liverpool winger turned left back, Albert Riera. There is also a place in what looks like a strong team for former Real Madrid playmaker, Wesley Sneijder.
    • 18.45 CONFIRMED TEAMS - GALATASARAY: Muslera, Eboue, Chedjou, Dany, Riera, Selçuk, Melo, Sneijder, Engin, Burak, Drogba... Subs: Eray Işcan, Sabri Sarıoglu, Hakan Balta, Semih Kaya, Bruma, Nordin Amrabat, Umut Bulut. /// REAL MADRID: Casillas, Ramos, Pepe, Carvajal, Arbeloa, Khedira, Modric, Di Maria, Isco, Ronaldo, Benzema... Subs: Lopez, Nacho, Bale, Casemiro, Illaramendi, Rodriguez, Morata.
    • 18.42 BREAKING NEWS: Gareth Bale named on the bench for Real Madrid.
    • 18.40 Good evening and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Champions League Group B opener between Galatasaray and Real Madrid at the Turk Telekom Arena.
  • Summary

    • 90+1' GOAL! 6-1 Ronaldo hat-trick. Wonderful solo goal from the Portuguese ace, who dances beyond three before crashing a left foot drive into the corner from a tight angle.
    • 85' Riera booked for a nasty foul on Bale.
    • 84' GOAL! Gala get a consolation as Bulut tucks home Amrabat's superb right-wing cross. Real lead 5-1.
    • 81' GOAL! It's five-star Real Madrid! Bale teases a pass into Ronaldo on the left side of the area and the Portuguese ace picks out the run of Benzema who makes no mistake from three yards out.
    • 74' Benzema breaks clear and fends off a challenge before finding Bale's run on the right. The Welsh star takes a touch and fires in a stinging shot that Muslera beats away.
    • 67' GOAL! 4-0 to Real Madrid! Ronaldo snares his second of the game, sweeping in the rebound after Ramos' header from a free-kick was brilliantly saved by Muslera.
    • 66' Amrabat booked for pulling back Carvajal.
    • 63' GOAL! 3-0 to Madrid. It's game over now. Di Maria rounds the keeper and hangs up a cross that Isco touches back to Ronaldo who makes no mistake from three yards out.
    • 54' GOAL! 2-0 to Madrid. Benzema races onto a miscued header by Melo to surge in on goal and coolly double Real's lead.
    • 48' MISS! Burak Yilmaz guides a simple header wide from just six yards out after a superb cross into the area by Sneijder. It should be 1-1.
    • 45+4' Ronaldo gets in down the left side of the area and thumps in a shot that Muslera is forced to beat away on the stretch.
    • 45' Pepe booked for a foul on Drogba. Seems a bit harsh.
    • 33' GOAL! Real Madrid lead 1-0! Isco latches onto an exquisite ball over the top and fires in a low shot from the edge of the area that creeps in via the post. That goal is very much against the run of play.
    • 30' Melo booked for a foul on Khedira.
    • 29' GREAT SAVE! Melo is denied once again as Lopez comes to Madrid's rescue with another fine stop.
    • 18' CHANCE! Real break down the left through Benzema. The Frenchman keeps the ball in play and picks out Ronaldo who goes down... the ref says no penalty! Play goes on and Di Maria curls a fizzing effort just over the top.
    • 17' Free kick to Gala on the far right. Riera to whip it in... CLOSE! Melo sees his header fly straight at Lopez who gathers at the second attempt.
    • 3' GREAT SAVE! Casillas shows no sign of any cobwebs with a stunning save to keep out Felipe Melo's thunderous 30 yarder.
    • 18.45 CONFIRMED TEAMS - GALATASARAY: Muslera, Eboue, Chedjou, Dany, Riera, Selçuk, Melo, Sneijder, Engin, Burak, Drogba... Subs: Eray Işcan, Sabri Sarıoglu, Hakan Balta, Semih Kaya, Bruma, Nordin Amrabat, Umut Bulut. /// REAL MADRID: Casillas, Ramos, Pepe, Carvajal, Arbeloa, Khedira, Modric, Di Maria, Isco, Ronaldo, Benzema... Subs: Lopez, Nacho, Bale, Casemiro, Illaramendi, Rodriguez, Morata.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Galatasaray

    Manager: Fatih Terim

  • Real Madrid

    Manager: Carlo Ancelotti

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      Yellow Card 6.2 6
      Midfielders
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      Substitution Out62′ 4.6 5
      5.5 5
      Strikers
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      Goals ×3 8.2 9
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  1. Bale who?

    From Red Sox Fan, on Wed 18 Sep 18:58
  2. We Love Ozil !!! NO Isco !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    From PourSina, on Wed 18 Sep 5:33
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  4. Bruma should have started the match for Gala. Best­ player on the team.

    From Red Sox Fan, on Wed 18 Sep 2:35
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    Thank you God.

    From Luka, on Tue 17 Sep 23:21
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    Thank you God.

    From Luka, on Tue 17 Sep 23:21
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    Thank you God.

    From Luka, on Tue 17 Sep 23:21
  8. WOW!!!! Just WOW!!..... How did they dominate GALA so­ badly..

    From iwannacracker, on Tue 17 Sep 22:50
  9. Ronaldo's third goal in my opinion is his best­ ever. Generally great display from Madrid. Good start

    From Benjamin Ndih, on Tue 17 Sep 21:50
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    Nice too see someone #$%$ the Turkish except old­ English women on holiday

    From dadillon66, on Tue 17 Sep 21:47
  11. fantastic play real Madrid best team ever in the­ world especially c ronaldo and bale

    From Amin, on Tue 17 Sep 21:46
  12. Forca CR7!

    From Red Sox Fan, on Tue 17 Sep 21:46
  13. Damn,Madrid,what have you done???

    From Victor, on Tue 17 Sep 21:42
  14. more geols is all i want up madrid

    From Stanly edu Dike, on Tue 17 Sep 21:31
  15. yes oooooooooo go madrid

    From Stanly edu Dike, on Tue 17 Sep 21:30
  16. A league table with all CL teams? Did i miss­ something???

    From Juan P, on Tue 17 Sep 21:29
  17. 0-4 ronaldo GS scattered....

    From Poyraz, on Tue 17 Sep 21:16
  18. 0-4 ronaldo GS scattered....

    From Poyraz, on Tue 17 Sep 21:16
  19. 0-3 ronaldo....

    From Poyraz, on Tue 17 Sep 21:12
  20. kerim bravo!

    From Poyraz, on Tue 17 Sep 21:04
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