Real Madrid beat Legia Warsaw by 5-1
Real Madrid beat Legia Warsaw in the champions league match by five goals to one.
Goals for Real Madrid were scored by Bale (16′ minutes), Jodlowiec (19′ minutes og), Asensio (37′ minutes), Vázquez (68′ minutes), Morata (84′ minutes) and Radovic (22′ minutes pen) scored for Legia Warsaw.
Gareth Bale ended a personal goal drought while in Champions League action for Real Madrid on Tuesday.
He scored at the 16’minute of the game as he cut inside and found the bottom corner.
A Tomasz Jodlowiec own-goal did not dishearten Legia either, as Miroslav Radovic won and scored a penalty to give them a deserved lifeline, but Marco Asensio’s first goal in the competition just before the break was a bitter blow.
Madrid restored the two-goal advantage eight minutes before the break. Ronaldo collected Danilo’s low cross and teed up Asensio, who found the bottom-right corner from the edge of the area.
Madrid should have gone even further ahead in the 49th minute, as Arkadiusz Malarz punched a Toni Kroos corner as far as Benzema, who sent a half-volley straight back at the Legia goalkeeper.
The hosts looked more intent on not allowing the match to become as open as the first half and Legia struggled to find the space to catch Madrid on the break.
Zidane’s decision to introduce Morata and Vazquez from the bench just after the hour mark injected a little more life into the second half and within a few moments the pair combined to give Madrid a fourth.
Vazquez met Morata’s chipped pass into the right side of the area with a strong right-footed strike, but Malarz should have done better.
Morata also got in on the act in the closing stages, as he latched on to Ronaldo’s pass and tucked a neat finish inside the near post to round off the rout.
Cristiano Ronaldo was on target as Zinedine Zidane’s side won 6-1 at Real Betis on Saturday but he remains stuck on 98 goals in Europe despite having nine shots at the Bernabeu, finding the target twice.
This is Ronaldo’s eighth season at Madrid and 2016-17 represents his slowest start to a campaign. The 31-year-old has netted just four times so far and, unusually, he now has as many assists as he does goals in the current campaign.
Two of those assists came against Legia Warsaw on Tuesday night. In a 5-1 win in which Los Blancos barely came out of second gear for much of the evening, the three-time Ballon d’Or winner set up Marco Asensio and Alvaro Morata. There was no goal for Ronaldo, though, despite nine attempts throughout the night.
Ronaldo forced the Legia goalkeeper into one fine save late on, sliced another effort well wide and dragged a low shot off target from close range. He should have ended the night with one, or even two goals, but things are not quite clicking at the moment for the 31-year-old.
Zidane admitted he hoped to improve upon the number of chances his side gave the Polish champions and Danilo’s needless foul on Radovic for the penalty perhaps summed up some of Real’s slack defensive work.
But Los Blancos are now unbeaten in 24 competitive outings and move second in Group F, level on seven points with leaders Borussia Dortmund, who won 2-1 at Sporting Lisbon.