Real Madrid reserved up its winning start to this season’s Champions League with a five-star performance against Legia Warsaw at the Bernabeu.
Goals from Gareth Bale and Alvaro Morata book broken strikes from Marcelo, Marco Asensio and Lucas Vasquez, but not before a Miroslav Radovic penalty gave the 11-time European Champion a short shock.
They didn’t really have many probability and we were able to counter-attack easily. Cristiana may not have scored today, but he assisted with goals & that’s all I’m concerned about.”
Despite Real’s early supremacy, it was Legia which approximately took the unlikeliest of leads after 12 minutes.
Guilherme deceived Marcelo with more than a few silky stopovers and found Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe on the border of the box, but his shot hit the within of the post with Keylor Navas well beaten.
But less than a minute later, Real took the lead. Gareth Bale cut inside onto his favored left foot and drilled a low shot into the far corner.
The second rapidly followed, Karim Benzema teed up Marcelo on the edge of the area and his try took a heavy deflection off Jakub Czerwinski, totally deceiving Arkadiusz Malarz in the Legia goal.
The shine side approved six at home to Borussia Dortmund in the opening Champions League match day and with two quickfire goals, Real had its own European Cup record 8-0 win in its sights.
However, just a minute later, Legia had the chance to get back into the game from the penalty spo
Danilo’s clumsy challenge bring down Radovic, who got up, dusted himself down and coolly sent Navas the incorrect way.
That was the first Champions League goal Navas had conceded at the Bernabeu, while it marked 21 years to the day since Legia last scored in the rivalry.
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The visiting side’s joy was short lived, however, as Cristiano Ronaldo set up Asensio to calmly slot the ball low to Malarz’s left.