Real Madrid vs Galatasaray Match Highlights- The iconic Santiago Bernabeu witnessed another delightful UEFA Champions League victory today as Real Madrid cruised past Galatasaray 6-0, thanks to a thorough performance from every player on the pitch.
With the victory, Zinedine Zidane’s team now sits second in Group A. But, it isn’t necessarily confirmed that they will reach a spot in the knockout stages as more work is still needed to be done. Real Madrid went into the game against Galatasaray with just four points from their opening three Group A games. The Brazilian wonder kid, Rodrygo netted twice in the opening seven minutes to put Los Blancos in total control before captain Sergio Ramos converted a penalty. Rodrygo got his third goal with the last kick of the game, sliding the ball past Uruguay goalkeeper, Fernando Muslera after a more good interplay with Benzema.
Real Madrid vs Galatasaray Match Highlights – Karim Benzema added the fourth goal just before half-time and became only the second player after Lionel Messi to score in 15 successive Champions League seasons. The French striker then struck his 50th goal in the competition and assisted Rodrygo to round up his hat-trick. Zidane in the post-match conference praised Karim for his consistent performance ever since Ronaldo left.
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Eden Hazard did very well at the start of the game when he used his speed and dragged the defenders into the box. He often looked to play the ball off to teammates, making runs and showed desire during the game which somewhat lacked in him this season.
Real Madrid vs Galatasaray Match Highlights – Rodrygo, the star of the night was just 17 when Madrid agreed to pay Santos (the same club that Neymar played for) a reported 45 million euros ($52 million) for him to come to Spain in June 2018. A year later, Rodrygo has not stopped in showing his intent during the game and has proved to be a serious threat throughout. His first Champions League appearance was in Madrid’s 1-0 win at Galatasaray last month, and his second was stunning too.
Madrid is likely to advance from Group A despite trailing Paris Saint-Germain by five points. As Club Brugge sits at third place, (with 2 points) a point above the Turkish club which currently sits at the bottom of Group A.
Real Madrid’s next game is against PSG at home.
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