Real Madrid vs Galatasaray

Current Score

  • Real Madrid 4
  • Galatasaray 1
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  • Time 6:45 AM AEDT 28 November 2013
  • League UEFA Champions League
  • Round Group stage
  • Venue Estadio Santiago Bernabéu
  • Attendance 67,728

Real Madrid

Real Madrid RMA

Galatasaray

Galatasaray GS
Goal Scorers
  • G. Bale
    • 37minutes
  • Arbeloa
    • 51minutes
  • Á. di María
    • 63minutes
  • Isco
    • 80minutes
Goal Scorers
  • U. Bulut
    • 38minutes
Team Statistics
  • Goals at Half-time 1
Team Statistics
  • Goals at Half-time 1
14 May 2014 - 9:05am

Group B: Real Madrid 4 Galatasaray 1

Ten-man Real Madrid scored in a record 30th consecutive UEFA Champions League game as it beat Galatasaray 4-1 to qualify for the last 16.
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28 Nov 2013 - 8:37 AM  UPDATED 14 May 2014 - 9:05 AM

Carlo Ancelotti's side shrugged off the first-half dismissal of Sergio Ramos, the 17th red card of his Real career, with goals from Gareth Bale, Alvaro Arbeloa, Angel di Maria and Isco eclipsing Umut Bulut's strike.

Ramos's match was ended for a foul on Bulut after just 26 minutes, although the Turkey international appeared to make the most of minimal contact when he was through on goal.

Bale rifled in a long-range free-kick eight minutes before the interval, only for Bulut to level almost immediately.

However, Arbeloa provided a collector's item of a goal in the second half, finding the net for the first time since November 2010, Di Maria added the third and Isco completed the scoring nine minutes from time to wrap up Group B's top spot for the host.

Real was without Cristiano Ronaldo (thigh), who was nonetheless the centre of attention in the build-up as the Real fans showed their support for the forward's bid to be crowned FIFA Ballon d'Or winner by displaying banners and wearing masks of the Portuguese's face.

Coach Carlo Ancelotti also rested Xabi Alonso, Karim Benzema and Alvaro Morata, with Jese selected up front and Casemiro handed his debut in the competition.

Opposite number Roberto Mancini, who was not in charge when the Turkish side was humbled 6-1 in the reverse fixture, left Burak Yilmaz and Wesley Sneijder on the bench.

Real should have taken the lead inside the opening four minutes when Bale was sent racing clear by Isco, but the Wales star side-footed wide with only the goalkeeper to beat.

The home side threatened again six minutes later as Marcelo cut in from the left and tried to pick out Jese, but Selcuk Inan's desperate challenge denied the Spaniard a shooting opportunity.

Inan also had the visitor's first sight of goal but flashed an ambitious long-range shot over the bar from a tight angle in a rare Galatasaray attack.

But the momentum threatened to shift when Ramos, who was the last man, was given his marching orders after making the slightest of contact with a goal-bound Bulut.

Jese had to make way in the tactical reshuffle as Nacho was introduced, but Bale put the 10 men ahead eight minutes before half-time with a dipping 25-yard free-kick that looked to have deceived Eray Iscan.

The lead was short-lived, however, as Bulut collected Didier Drogba's pass before coolly slotting past Iker Casillas two minutes later.

Real went back ahead six minutes after the restart, Di Maria swinging in a low cross from the left to find the most unlikely of scorers in Arbeloa, who tucked home with surprising confidence amid suspicions of offside.

Arbeloa's spell in the spotlight did not end there and he was booked for diving in the 55th minute, before turning provider for Di Maria with 63 minutes gone.

Casillas produced a stunning save from Drogba's header before Isco added the fourth with a clever turn and finish in the box and there there was no way back for Mancini's side, which must now beat Juventus in the final group game to qualify.

Match Commentary

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90 COMMENT Just a couple of minutes of injury time added here. The visitors just want to be put out of their misery.
88 SI Substitute in C. Gülselam of Galatasaray
88 SO Substitute out Felipe Melo of Galatasaray
88 COMMENT C. Gülselam enters play, replacing Felipe Melo.
88 COMMENT Last throw of the dice from Galatasaray as Melo is replaced by Ceyhun. The Brazilian was on a yellow card so it was important he was protected in order to be available for the crunch match against Juventus in the next round.
86 COMMENT Mancini's men have looked a beaten team since, well, coming out after half time. They've shown barely any desire to get back into this match after going a goal down at 51 minutes. There's only a place in the knockout stage up for grabs, so why bother?
84 COMMENT Sneijder tries his luck with a strike from the edge of the box but it was always rising and never really gives Casillas cause for concern. Madrid are cruising in the last few minutes here.
82 COMMENT Madrid are temporarily down to nine men as Xabi Alonso receives some treatment. It looks like there is some blood on his shirt, so another will be needed from the bench.
80 G GOAL (Real Madrid): Scored by Isco
80 COMMENT GOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAALLLL FOR REAL MADRID!!! SUPERB FROM ISCO!! The former Malaga man bursts into the box and latches on to a fortuitous loose ball before leaving Inan for dead with a clever touch inside. He finishes off the move with a neat finish into the corner! Madrid up 4-1!
79 COMMENT Just over 10 minutes left for Galatasaray to get anything out of this, but it isn't really looking likely. If anyone looks like they are going to score, it's Madrid.
77 COMMENT Madrid probably wont believe their luck at how easy this has been in the second period. Mancini's men have came out with an extremely poor attitude after the break and never really looked like taking the game to Los Blancos.
75 COMMENT Third and final change from Ancelotti as Marcelo is replaced by Dani Carvajal, who'll slot in at right back, with Arbeloa moving over to the opposite full back position.
74 SI Substitute in Daniel Carvajal of Real Madrid
74 SO Substitute out Marcelo of Real Madrid
74 COMMENT Daniel Carvajal enters the game and replaces Marcelo.
74 COMMENT The visitors have improved slightly since the introduction of Sneijder and Riera. The former Liverpool man is providing some much needed width down the left and has got some decent crosses into the box.
72 COMMENT Another chance wasted by Galatasaray. The visitors counterattack at pace through the middle and the ball comes to Umut Bulut, who attempts an extremely difficult chip over Casillas from an acute angle. It never troubles the Madrid goalkeeper.
70 COMMENT What a save from Casillas! Melo heads a cross back into the danger area and Drogba rises above everyone to loop a header to the back post, but the Madrid keeper somehow retreated to tip the attempt over the bar!
68 COMMENT Well, that's an extremely tired touch from Drogba. The Ivorian breaks a neck to get on the end of a cross out to the corner flag but his touch is lethargic and Madrid get the throw in.
67 SI Substitute in Riera of Galatasaray
67 SO Substitute out N. Amrabat of Galatasaray
67 COMMENT N. Amrabat is done for the day. Riera is his replacement.
66 COMMENT And another change in quick succession from the visitors as Albert Riera replaces Amrabat. Both the starting Galatasaray wingers have had precious affect on proceedings.
64 COMMENT Roberto Mancini responds quickly to that Madrid goal and introduces Wesley Sneijder in place of Bruma, who has been quiet.
63 SI Substitute in W. Sneijder of Galatasaray
63 SO Substitute out Bruma of Galatasaray
63 AS Assist by Arbeloa (Real Madrid)
63 G GOAL (Real Madrid): Scored by Á. di María
63 COMMENT Bruma is done for the day. W. Sneijder is his replacement.
63 COMMENT Assist by Arbeloa.
63 COMMENT GOOOOOOOOOOAAAAALLLL FOR REAL MADRID!!! Arbeloa powers into the box on the overlap and reverses the ball back inside for Di Maria, who lashes a strike into the bottom right corner! 3-1! They are playing better with 10 men than they did with 11!
61 COMMENT Real Madrid break through the middle and Isco looks to break through on a loose ball down the right but Nounkeu stabs the ball out of play to make an important interception. The hosts probably should have made more out of that counterattack!
59 SO Substitute out Casemiro of Real Madrid
59 SI Substitute in Xabi Alonso of Real Madrid
59 COMMENT Casemiro is done for the day. Xabi Alonso is his replacement.
59 COMMENT ARBELOAAAAA!!! ALMOST A SCREAMER! The Madrid man looks to have his shooting boots on tonight as he executed a half-volley on the edge of the box that goes inches wide of the post! So unlucky!
57 COMMENT Second change of the match from Real Madrid, and it's an intelligent one from Ancelotti. Casemiro comes off the pitch after his Champions League debut and is replaced by Xabi Alonso, who'll use the ball cleverly in that midfield.
55 YC Yellow card awarded to Arbeloa of Real Madrid
55 COMMENT Arbeloa receives a yellow card.
55 COMMENT The Turks are just not taking advantage of having an extra man here. If anything, Real Madrid have looked the better side since the break.
53 COMMENT Well, Arbeloa gets back down to Earth rather quickly as he earns a booking for taking a dive inside the Galatasaray box. There may have been a tiny bit of contact, but not enough to go down.
52 COMMENT The faces on the Madrid bench were ones of shock there! Not the goalscorer they expected!
51 AS Assist by Á. di María (Real Madrid)
51 G GOAL (Real Madrid): Scored by Arbeloa
51 COMMENT Á. di María gave the assist.
51 COMMENT GOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAALLLL FOR REAL MADRID!! A COLLECTOR'S ITEM FOR ALVARO ARBELOA!! The former Liverpool man drifts in at the back post and converts Di Maria's cross with an accomplished finish into the bottom corner! 2-1 to Los Blancos!
49 COMMENT Selcuk Inan picks up the ball just inside the centre circle and looks to spray a pass up top, but it bounced off the head of Melo and bounces fortuitously to the feet of Bruma.
47 COMMENT Bruuummaaaa!! NO takers for Galatasaray! The Portuguese breaks beyond the Madrid defence down the right and lashes a cross to the back post, but none of his team-mates are there to convert!
46 COMMENT We are back under way in Santiago Bernabeu!
45 COMMENT Galatasaray are just patiently looking for an opening here, and look like the home team with their passing play inside the Madrid half. Is there a late first half goal here?
43 COMMENT BAAAAAALLLEEE!!! HE SHOULD HAVE DONE MUCH BETTER! The Welshman ghosts into the penalty are and has plenty of time to pick his spot but instead blazes a strike way over from 15 yards!
41 COMMENT Mancini's men are probing for a goal to take the lead before the break there. Madrid are playing incredibly deep and are leaving plenty of space for the visitors to knock the ball around.
39 COMMENT How about that?! The Turks just ran straight up the park and scored! Madrid were still in celebration mode!
38 AS Assist by D. Drogba (Galatasaray)
38 G GOAL (Galatasaray): Scored by U. Bulut
38 COMMENT The assist came from D. Drogba.
38 COMMENT GOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLL FOR GALATASARAY!! THEY EQUALISE IMMEDIATELY!! Drogba stabs a gorgeous pass in between the Madrid defenders and Umut Bulut runs through before coolly finishing into the bottom corner! 1-1!
37 G GOAL (Real Madrid): Scored by G. Bale
37 COMMENT GOOOOOOOOAAAAALLLLLLLL FOR REAL MADRID!! Gareth Bale steps up and sends a Cristiano Ronaldo-esque free kick over the ball and past Iscan! It moved everywhere! 1-0!
36 YC Yellow card awarded to Felipe Melo of Galatasaray
36 COMMENT Felipe Melo is yellow-carded.
36 COMMENT And Melo earns his customary Champions League booking as he goes in very late on Pepe 25 yards out. Free kick to Madrid in a useful position.
34 COMMENT They certainly look to have been given a boost in confidence here. Felipe Melo and Selcuk Inan have begun to see a lot more of the ball in midfield and it's now Madrid who are camped in their own half.
32 COMMENT So it's going to be 11 men versus 10 for just over an hour here at Santiago Bernabeu. With the team that Madrid have out tonight, will Galatasaray ever have a better opportunity to claim the scalp of Los Blancos?
30 COMMENT What a completely daft bit of play that was from Ramos. The ball would arguably have ran through to Casillas, and he should have done miles better in the build up to the tackle anyway.
29 COMMENT Actually, it looks as if the substitute will be employed at centre-back next to Pepe.
28 SI Substitute in Nacho of Real Madrid
28 SO Substitute out Jesé Rodríguez of Real Madrid
28 COMMENT Nacho enters play, replacing Jesé Rodríguez.
28 COMMENT Carlo Ancelotti is forced into a change and it's going to be Rodriguez for Rodriguez. Nacho comes on and will slip in at right-back, with Jese coming off.
26 RC Red card awarded to Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid
26 COMMENT SERGIO RAMOS IS SENT OFF! THE MADRID MAN PULLS THE SHIRT OF UMUT BULUT AS THE GALATASARAY MAN BROKE THROUGH ON GOAL AND SEES RED FOR A PROFESSIONAL FOUL!
26 COMMENT Disappointing from Inan as he sends the set-piece straight into the hands of Casillas.
25 COMMENT Felipe Melo fires a pass into the feet of Drogba but Ivorian is hacked down from behind by Pepe. Free kick to the Turks 30 yards out. Decent position here.
23 COMMENT Illarremendi collects possession deep inside the opposition half and sprays a lovely pass out to the right for Arbeloa. The former Sociedad man has strolled through the opening 20 minutes or so.
21 COMMENT Isco steals possession in the centre circle and breaks forward through the middle. He slides the ball out to Jese but Nounkeu sees the ball out for a Galatasaray throw in deep down the right wing.
19 COMMENT Good goalkeeping from Iscan. The Turkish champions' number two shows a clean pair of heels to rush from his goal to make the clearance when Bale looked to be latching on to a ball through the middle.
17 COMMENT It's been all-Madrid in this opening period at Santiago Bernabeu. Galatasaray certainly look to be built for counterattacking football and are just soaking up the pressure here. They'll look to break at pace when they can.
15 COMMENT Clever play from Pepe. The Portuguese is under pressure from Selcuk Inan at his own corner flag but just uses his body to force a foul out of the Gala captain.
14 COMMENT Great play there though, one-touch football from everyone!
13 COMMENT Almost a sensational move from Madrid! Illarramendi, Isco, Jese, and Di Maria are all involved but Isco leaves the ball for the Champions League debutant instead of taking it in, and Galatasaray scramble it clear!
12 COMMENT Jese nearly finds a way through! The Madrid Castilla graduate finds space inside the box but takes one touch too many, which allows Selcuk Inan to make the all-important interception!
10 COMMENT Arbeloa links up with Di Maria down the right and the Argentine looks to whip a cross into the box. It turns get by the first man though and Nounkeu nonchalantly clears into the stand.
8 COMMENT Amrabat breaks forward down the left and cuts the ball back inside to Bruma, who twists and turns on the edge of the box but ultimately surrenders possession.
7 COMMENT The Galatasaray man is back up again, and we can continue.
6 COMMENT Casemiro and Eboue go in for a 50-50 in the middle of the park and the Ivory Coast international comes out the worst, and looks to be in a lot of pain in the middle of the park.
4 COMMENT WHAT A MISS FROM BALE! The Welshman breaks through on goal one-on-one with the keeper but he curls a left-footed strike wide of the left-hand post! You would have put your house on him scoring that! Galatasaray let off the hook!
3 COMMENT Umut Bulut puts pressure on the back of Arbeloa and forces the former Liverpool man back to Casillas, who clears up the park.
2 COMMENT Two first Champions League starts for Casemiro and and Jese tonight for the hosts, let's see how they fair in the opening stages.
1 COMMENT We are under way in Santiago Bernabeu!
0 COMMENT Full time in Santiago Bernabeu. Real Madrid defeat Galatasaray 4-1 and top Group B to progress to the knockout stage in the Champions League as winners. Bale opened the scoring shortly after Sergio Ramos' sending off, but Madrid were quickly pegged back by Umut Bulut. Los Blancos turned on the style
0 COMMENT Fifty-four per cent to 46% to Madrid in terms of possession in that first half. Galatasaray should bring that more in there favour as the match goes on though, with the man advantage.
0 COMMENT Half time in Santiago Bernabeu. The match took a little while to get going but burst into life 27 minutes in when Sergio Ramos saw red for a professional foul on Umut Bulut. Bale put Madrid ahead with a superb free kick but it was only moments later that the Galatasaray man latched on to a pass from
0 COMMENT Interestingly, no Sneijder or Yilmaz for the visitors tonight. Surely we'll see them at some point if things aren't going the way of the Turks?
0 COMMENT The players take to the field and the awe-inspiring Champions League sounds out in the stadium!
0 COMMENT On the opening match of the Champions League season this year, Madrid blew Galatasaray away at the Turk Telekom with a comprehensive 6-1 win. No such dominant win is required tonight though, only a draw.
0 COMMENT This is surely Roberto Mancini's biggest test of his short Galatasaray career so far. He doesn't have a good managerial record in the Champions League, so he'll be looking to prove a point tonight.
0 COMMENT The highest profile absentee for Madrid, naturally, is Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese pulled up with a thigh injury during the 5-0 hammering of Almeria at the weekend.
0 COMMENT There's no place in the starting line-up for Xabi Alonso, Karim Benzema, or Alvaro Morata, with rookie winger Jese Rodriguez being given the chance in attack.
0 COMMENT Los Blancos enter the match tonight needing only a draw to secure top spot in the group, but Carlo Ancelotti has still made a few interesting selections for the match against the Turks.
0 COMMENT Galatasaray (4-4-2): Iscan; Eboue, Zan, Chedjou, Nounkeu; Bruma, Felipe Melo, Selcuk Inan, Amrabat; Umut Bulut, Drogba.
0 COMMENT Real Madrid (4-2-3-1): Casillas; Arbeloa, Pepe, Ramos, Marcelo; Casemiro, Illarramendi; Bale, Isco, Di Maria; Jese.
0 COMMENT TEAM NEWS.
0 COMMENT I'm Martin Macdonald, and it is my pleasure to take you through the action!
0 COMMENT Good evening folks! Welcome to LIVE coverage of the UEFA Champions League Group B clash between Real Madrid and Galatasaray from Santiago Bernabeu!

Match Statistics

Real MadridRMA

53
44
1
36
7
21
4
10
2
1
5
4
13
1
1
Possession (%) 53
Attacks 44
Corners 1
Dangerous Attacks 36
Fouls 7
Free Kicks 21
Goals 4
Goal Kicks 10
Offsides 2
Shots Blocked 1
Shots on Target 5
Shots Wide 4
Throw Ins 13
Yellow Cards 1
Red Cards 1

GalatasarayGS

47
52
2
42
16
11
1
6
5
1
5
5
14
1
0