Real Madrid completed their back-to-back victory against Galatasaray on Wednesday night in the UEFA Champions League after thrashing the Turkey side 6-0. In today’s game, Zidane’s side outclassed their opponents, displaying some great football throughout the game.
Madrid claimed a slim 0-1 win over Galatasaray last two weeks in Istanbul, Tony Kross 18’ minute strike ensure Zidane’s side left Turkey with all three points.
Whiles Madrid played quite a tight game in Ali Sami Yen Kompleksi some weeks ago, they run riot in Bernabeu today, and 18 year old Rodrygo had one of his best games for Real Madrid, grabbing a brace in the first seven minutes before completing his hat-trick in additional time.
Real Madrid started the game well and took the lead on the 4’ minute through Rodrygo. The Brazilian was left alone in the box after receiving a cross from Marcelo on the left flank, the former Santos striker turned his markers to the left before placing the ball with his left foot to the far left corner of the posts.
In form Rodrygo got his second on the night as he rose above the defense of Galatasaray to head home Marcelo’s cross to give Real Madrid a deserving 2-0 lead when it was 7 minutes on the clock.
Sven minutes later, Madrid put the game beyond the away side. Sergio Ramos converted a penalty kick before Karim Benzema registered Madrid’s fourth and fifth goals. The French International’s second goal was his 50th goal in the Champions League since joining Real Madrid.
In conclusion, Real Madrid were the better side not only in the first half but throughout the entire game. In fact, this represents one of Madrid’s best games so far, and Rodrygo’s best performance for Zidane this season.
Benzema is now the third leading top scorer for Real Madrid in the Champions League, surpassing Alfredo Di Stefano (49) after his brace today, but is behind Raul (66) and Cristiano Ronaldo (105).