La Liga

  • G. Bale 20’
  • Cristiano Ronaldo 32’
  • Cristiano Ronaldo 90’
3 Half Time 1
La Liga
Estadio Santiago Bernabéu
Attendance 63,634


    • KICK OFF
    • 90'
      G Cristiano Ronaldo Assist J. Rodríguez
    • 90'
      G. Bale gave the assist.
    • 90'
      GOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLL FOR REAL MADRID! THAT'S FOUR FOR RONALDO!! Bale slides a lovely pass into the box for the Portuguese who takes a touch past the defender before stabbing past Manu! Five-one! Another demolition!
    • 0'
      Full time in the Santiago Bernabeu. Real Madrid just can't stop scoring at the moment as they put another five past Elche in a 5-1 victory at home in the Spanish Primera Division. The visitors actually took the lead in the first half through a Mosquera penalty, but Los Blancos rallied before the bre
    • 0'
      Half time in Santiago Bernabeu. Elche made an excellent start to the match and silenced the home crowd as they went 1-0 up thanks to a penalty from Eduard Albacar. However, this angered Real Madrid who fought back with three goals over their own, with Ronaldo bagging two and Bale equalising. A very
    • 0'
      The teams make their way to the pitch and we are almost ready for kick off! We've got a packed Santiago Bernabeu tonight!
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      Elche (4-3-3): Manu Herrera; Cisma, Lomban, Pelegrín, Albacar; Mosquera, Víctor, Adrian; Rodrigues, Jonathas, Coro.
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      No recognised striker for Los Blancos tonight, either, so Cristiano Ronaldo will likely be tasked with playing up top, with Gareth Bale and James supporing from the flanks. Meanwhile, Asier Illarramendi and Isco are awarded starts.
    • 0'
      Well folks, Carlo Ancelotti publicly came out this week in support of under-fire goalkeeper, Iker Casillas, but the Spaniard has been dropped from the starting XI tonight in favour of Keylor Navas. The Madrid club captain has been the target of abuse from some of his own fans in recent weeks, and he
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      Real Madrid (4-3-3): Keylor Navas; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo; Illarramendi, Kroos, Isco; James, Ronaldo, Bale.
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      TEAM NEWS...
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      Fran Escriba's men are not expected to take anything away from the match tonight. Elche have never recorded a win on their travels to Real Madrid and have lost 17 of the 20 league matches they have taken part in at Santiago Bernabeu. It has been nearly 39 years since they earned a point. Not promisi
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      Elche's form at the start of the campaign has been hot and cold. In the past couple of weeks they have gone from impressively winning 3-2 away to Rayo to being defeated 2-0 at home by La Liga new boys, Eibar. The visitors tonight currently sit 14th in the table.
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      That particular win at the weekend proved to be a record-breaker, as Madrid had never netted eight goals in a league away match before then.
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      Los Blancos have not made the best start to the season domestically and currently find themselves seventh in La Liga after winning and losing two of their opening four matches. However, the signs are that their form has returned as they have recorded 13 goals in their last two games. A 5-1 victory o
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      I'm Martin Macdonald, and I'll be taking you through the action!
    • 0'
      Good evening folks! Welcome to LIVE coverage of the Spanish Primera Division clash between Real Madrid and Elche from Santiago Bernabeu!
    • 1'
      We are under way in Madrid!
    • 3'
      James receives the ball to feet up top and takes possession in with an assured touch. He looks for the run of Bale in behind the Elche defence but the pass ends up being screwed out of play.
    • 4'
      Daniel Carvajal receives a yellow card.
    • 4'
      First yellow card of the match goes to Carvajal as the Madrid right-back brings down Coro with a tug of the shirt as Elche counterattacked down the channel. Some visiting players are lobbying the referee for a red, but there was covering Madrid defenders in behind.
    • 5'
      Albacar steps up and looks to bend the free kick over the top of the wall but it is easy for Keylor Navas, who makes a comfortable save. That should give his confidence a boost as he looks to impress on his first team debut.
    • 7'
      James collects possession in a central position up top once again and he fizzes a pass out wide to Marcelo, which forces the Brazilian back slightly. The following pass to Isco is slack which allows Cisma to intercept and eventually win the foul.
    • 9'
      From looking at the line-ups here it appears that Bale and Ronaldo are both playing as centre-forwards, with James sitting just in behind in the No.10 role. Still plenty of width being provided by Carvajal and Marcelo, though.
    • 11'
      KROOS! That wasn't too far away at all! The German latches on to a loose ball on the edge of the box and drills a right-footed strike towards goal. Certainly well-struck, but just lacks a little direction and eventually goes wide of the post.
    • 13'
      Almost a calamity from Marcelo! Coro bursts forward through the middle and looks for the run into the box of Rodrigues. The Brazilian intercepts and his clearance ends up nearly nestling in his own net! The Santiago Bernabeu crowd took a huge breath there!
    • 14'
      PENALTY TO ELCHE! The home crowd are stunned! Ronaldo looks to clear the ball out of his own box and innocuously clips the thigh of Mosquera, who goes down! The ref flags for a spotkick!
    • 15'
      Penalty goal scored by Edu Albácar!
    • 16'
      Marcelo is cautioned by the referee.
    • 17'
      Marcelo now goes into the book and comes extremely close to giving away a penalty himself! Rodrigues takes the game to Madrid and bursts down the right wing only to be taken out by a clumsy challenge by the left-back! Both full-backs in the book for Los Blancos now.
    • 19'
      Albacaaaaaaar! How close was that!? The opening goalscorer looks to grab his second of the match as he whips the free kick towards goal from 25 yards. It looked destined to find the far corner but ends up fizzing wide! Navas was certainly scrambling!
    • 20'
      G G. Bale Assist J. Rodríguez
    • 20'
      J. Rodríguez gave the assist.
    • 20'
      GOOOOOOAAAAAAAALLLL FOR REAL MADRID!! A QUICKFIRE RESPONSE FROM THE HOSTS! James collects the ball on the right wing and clips a precision cross to the front post for Bale, who gets in front of his marker to squeeze a header past Manu Herrera, who can't keep the attempt out! One-one!
    • 22'
      Rodrigues looks to take on the Real Madrid defence once again but this time he fails to get the better of Sergio Ramos, and ends up conceding a foul after tugging the shirt of the defender. Elche definitely displaying some quality on the flanks here!
    • 24'
      There's some slightly worrying scenes for Elche at the moment as Manu Herrera is currently receiving treatment from the physios after picking up a shoulder knock in a collision with Ronaldo. The substitute keeper is warming up, but Manu is continuing for the moment.
    • 26'
      Penalty kick to Real Madrid! Marcelo looks to get on the end of the ball inside the area but is clipped every so slightly by Mosquera, who won the spotkick at the other end! Both poor decisions from the ref in my opinion! Lack of contact on both!
    • 28'
      GOOOOOOAAALLLLLL FOR REAL MADRID!! Ronaldo gratefully accepts the gift from the referee and drills the penalty kick into the top right corner! The game has been turned on it's head within the past seven minutes!
    • 30'
      Well, defenders take note here. Referee, Carlos Clos Gomez, seems all to eager to award penalty kicks this evening, so the challenges better be perfect. You wonder whether any player will dare leave their foot in now!
    • 32'
      G Cristiano Ronaldo Assist J. Rodríguez
    • 32'
      The assist came from Marcelo.
    • 32'
      GOOOOAAAAAAALLLLLL FOR REAL MADRID!!! COMEBACK COMPLETE INDEED! Marcelo whips a fantastic cross into the box and who else but Ronaldo gets on the end of it to power a header into the bottom corner! Almost a carbon copy of his headed goal at the weekend against Deportivo! What a player! Three-one!
    • 34'
      Elche have performed admirably so far but it almost seems as if them taking the lead has sparked Real Madrid into life. Los Blancos are looking hungry, ruthless, and clinical up front at the moment. Doesn't bode well for the visitors, but they need to keep their heads.
    • 36'
      Madrid get a set-piece opportunity in a really decent position outside the box now as Victor cynically brings down Isco. This one is definitely within Ronaldo range! Is a first-half hat-trick on the cards for the Portuguese?
    • 37'
      Saaaaaaave by Manu Herrera! Ronaldo steps up and rifles the free kick towards the left corner but the Elche keeper gets across goal to commandingly punch the attempt away!
    • 38'
      Another great stop by Manu Herrera! Madrid retain possession after the free kick and pop the ball around the Elche box before it comes to Kroos, who opens up his left-foot to guide a strike towards the bottom corner! The goalkeeper beats the attempt away in an almost identical manner as before!
    • 40'
      Elche are just enjoying a small period of possession at the moment as they look to earn a rest and curb the ascendancy of Madrid. They started the match well and even went a goal ahead, but they have been outclassed for the remainder of the half.
    • 42'
      Sergio Ramooooooosss! So very close! James curls a teasing corner into the box and the Madrid captain rises above everyone to bullet a header at goal, but it's straight down the throat of Manu Herrera, who gathers gratefully!
    • 44'
      Only one minute of injury time to be added here. Elche are pretty desperate for the break at the moment as they have been made to run a lot as well as concede three goals.
    • 46'
      We are back under way in the Spanish capital!
    • 47'
      Some lovely interplay on the edge of the box sees Carvajal exchange a lovely one-two with Kroos before bursting to the byline. The former Leverkusen right-back looks to dink a cross into the box for Ronaldo, but Pelegrin makes the important interception.
    • 49'
      Isco slides the ball to the feet of Ronaldo who turns sharply 30 yards out before attempting a long range spectacular. He doesn't quite catch the strike but it fortuitously cannons off the foot of Lomban before going out for a corner kick.
    • 51'
      Corooooooo!! Not too far away at all! Cisma collects the ball on the halfway line and moves up the park before sliding a precision pass into Elche's No.10, who shifts on to his right foot before fizzing a strike towards the top corner. Navas in the Madrid goal was worried, but the attempt ends up go
    • 53'
      Bit of a sitter for Ronaldo here! Marcelo does brilliantly to keep the ball in near the byline and reverses back inside for his team-mate who takes a touch inside the box before toe-poking a shot over from seven yards! Normally he would have gobbled up that chance! He's still hungry for his hat-tric
    • 55'
      Mosquera bursts forward down the middle and looks for the run of Victor in behind Marcelo at the back post, but the pass is too heavy and all the pace is taken out of the Elche counterattack! Madrid were on the ropes for a sec there!
    • 57'
      What a terrible miss-hit from Coro! The ball falls brilliantly for the Elche attacking midfielder 18 yards out and he has a large portion of the goal at which to aim, but instead lets Madrid off the hook with a fresh-air shot!
    • 58'
      Edu Albácar receives a yellow card.
    • 59'
      Ronaldo receives possession out wide on the right-hand side and looks to take on Albacar with a few nifty stepovers. The Elche left-back isn't having any of it though and brings down the Portuguese with a clumsy hack of a challenge. That's one way to stop him I suppose.
    • 61'
      SI F. Fajr SO J. Rodríguez
    • 61'
      Coro is replaced with F. Fajr.
    • 61'
      First change of the match comes from Elche. Coro, who has got into some decent positions tonight only to not create much, is to be replaced by Faycal Fajr. Some fresh legs needed for the visitors.
    • 62'
      Albacar looks to effect the play from a set-piece once again. He puts the hearts of the Madrid fans in their mouths as he whips a free kick at goal which takes a wicked deflection and almost nestles in the top corner by Navas. It ends up looping over the bar though, to the home side's relief.
    • 64'
      Carlo Ancelotti makes his first alteration of the night as Dani Carvajal comes off to be replaced at right-back by Alvaro Arbeloa. The former has picked up a couple of knocks tonight so looks like a precautionary measure from the hosts.
    • 65'
      SI Arbeloa SO J. Rodríguez
    • 65'
      Daniel Carvajal is replaced with Arbeloa.
    • 66'
      Saaaaaaaaave by Manu Herrera! Kroos is over a free kick just a yard or two in from the byline and takes it short to Ronaldo who smashes a strike towards the near post, but the Elche keeper is alert enough to make the stop with his legs!
    • 67'
      SI M. Pašalić SO J. Rodríguez
    • 67'
      M. Pašalić comes on for Adrián .
    • 67'
      Second substitution from Elche as Adrian is replaced in the middle of the park by on-loan Chelsea man, Mario Pasalic.
    • 68'
      Well, the way the first half ended up going the opening 20 minutes of the second period have been rather surprising. Elche have been much more organised since the break and it's a bit of a chore for Madrid to find space in the final third at the moment.
    • 70'
      Fajr gets involved in the action for the first time since coming on. The substitute initially does well to take an assured touch into feet in the middle of the park, but then looks for the phantom run of a team-mate down the left. Albacar was absolutely nowhere near it.
    • 72'
      Strangely it feels that Madrid may be settling for their 3-1 lead at the moment. They have been conceding so many goals lately that Ancelotti may be happy just to keep it tighter than usual so they don't provide Elche a path back into contention.
    • 73'
      However, with Bale, Ronaldo, and James all still on the pitch, they are always more than capable of grabbing another goal or two.
    • 74'
      Cisma collects a pass from Lomban down the right-hand side and exchanges a one-two with Pasalic before being forced back due to the intense pressing of Kroos and Isco. Madrid also proving to be hard to break down. Who would have thought it?!
    • 76'
      Illarramendi, Isco, and Kroos all provide a slow tempo to the game in midfield as they pop the ball around with ease in and around the centre circle. Los Blancos certainly don't seem to be in any rush, and why would they be?
    • 78'
      SI J. Hernández SO J. Rodríguez
    • 78'
      SI Cristian Herrera SO J. Rodríguez
    • 78'
      J. Rodríguez is replaced with J. Hernández.
    • 78'
      Garry Rodrigues is done for the day. Cristian Herrera is his replacement.
    • 78'
      Both managers make another respective change. Rodrigues comes off for Cristian Herrerra for Elche and James Rodriguez is replaced by Javier Hernandez for Real Madrid. The Mexican scored two after coming off the bench on Saturday for Los Blancos, so will be hoping for more of the same!
    • 79'
      Penalty to Madrid!!! Bale stabs a pass into the feet of Ronaldo inside the box but the Portuguese is unceremoniously bundled over by the substitute, Pasalic!
    • 80'
      GOOOOOAAAAAALLLLLLL FOR REAL MADRID! RONALDO COMPLETES HIS HAT-TRICK! The former Manchester United man takes a few strides forward before lashing the spotkick into the left corner with a right-footed strike! Four-one! GAME OVER!
    • 82'
      SI Nacho SO J. Rodríguez
    • 82'
      Nacho enters the game and replaces Sergio Ramos.
    • 82'
      KROOS!! It should be 5-1! The ball comes to the German in a great position 12 yards out but he can only manage an awkward, bouncing strike off the ground which loops up and clips the top of the crossbar! He's still waiting for his first Madrid goal!
    • 84'
      That's a horror finish from Chicharito! Kroos clips a lovely pass over the top of the Elche defence and Bale dashes forward before finding the Mexican, who's shot at goal goes high and wide over the bar!
    • 86'
      Save again from Manu Herrera! Marcelo gallops down the left-hand side and whips a superb cross to the back post for Ronaldo who somehow manages to squeeze a header at goal, but the Elche keeper gets across to make the block!
    • 88'
      Ronaldo pops up on the left wing and typically cuts inside before attempting a neat one-two with Isco on the edge of the box. The first pass comes off but the return ball from the Spaniard is well-intercepted by Lomban.
    • 90'
      Three minutes of added time here at Santiago Bernabeu. Elche have ran themselves into the ground but they have been totally outclassed here tonight.

    Line Up

    Víctor Rodríguez


    Daniel Carvajal
    Sergio Ramos


    Zinedine Zidane
    Fran Escribá



    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0


    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%


    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%


    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0


    Fouls Conceded 13 14
    Yellow Cards 2 1
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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