Champions League - Group B
FC Basel0Real Madrid1

FC Basel 0-1 Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored 71 goals in the Champions League

Cristiano Ronaldo scored for the 11th consecutive away Champions League game to earn Group B winners Real Madrid victory in Basel.

The ex-Manchester United forward struck early on as the Spaniards maintained their 100% start in Europe.

Ronaldo has now scored 71 Champions League goals, moving to within three of Lionel Messi, who broke the competition goalscoring record on Tuesday.

The winning goal came as Ronaldo converted Karim Benzema's cross.

The Portuguese international might have added a 72nd Champions League goal to that close-range finish but dragged a shot just wide from Gareth Bale's cross in the second half.

Welshman Bale could also have made it a more convincing night for Real, who were already guaranteed top spot, when he fired an effort on to the crossbar but Real still secured a victory that makes it 15 straight wins in the competition for the 2014 winners.

Basel, who went close after 17-year-old Breel Embolo rounded Champions League debutant Keylor Navas, now need a point at Liverpool in two weeks' time to join Real in the knockout stages.

It was also a good night for the other side from Madrid as a Mario Mandzukic hat-trick ensured Atletico progressed with a 4-0 win over Olympiakos, Raul Garcia scoring the opener.

Juventus also look likely to advance from Group A as goals from Fernando Llorente and Carlos Tevez gave them a 2-0 win in Malmo.

Group C is shaping up for an exciting final day with Monaco and Zenit St Petersburg facing each other for a place in the knockout stages.

Monaco claimed a surprise 1-0 win in Bayer Leverkusen as substitute Lucas Ocampos struck against the run of play just two minutes after coming on. However, Leverkusen qualified despite the defeat.

Earlier in the day, Benfica were eliminated after going down to Danny's late goal in St Petersburg.

With Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund qualifying from Group D, Anderlecht and Galatasaray took part in match for the minor placings.

Two goals from Chancel Mbemba won it for the Belgian side to ensure defender Anthony Vanden Borre could taste his first ever Champions League match victory after 15 losses and eight draws.

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo scored the winning goal in the 35th minute, his 26th of the campaign in all competitions.
Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo is congratulated by team-mates after scoring his fourth Champions League goal of the season.
Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo gives thumbs up to fans. Real Madrid have won their last 15 matches in the Champions League.

Line-ups

FC Basel

  • 1Vaclik
  • 4DegenBooked at 44minsSubstituted forHamoudiat 76'minutes
  • 16SchärBooked at 80mins
  • 17SuchyBooked at 52mins
  • 19Safari
  • 33El Neny
  • 20FreiSubstituted forDíazat 83'minutes
  • 7ZuffiSubstituted forKakitaniat 87'minutes
  • 25González
  • 36Embolo
  • 11Gashi

Substitutes

  • 6Samuel
  • 10Delgado
  • 14Kakitani
  • 18Vailati
  • 21Díaz
  • 24Hamoudi
  • 39Callà

Real Madrid

  • 13Navas
  • 17Arbeloa
  • 2Varane
  • 4RamosBooked at 43mins
  • 5Fábio CoentrãoBooked at 48mins
  • 23IscoSubstituted forNachoat 90+3'minutes
  • 8Kroos
  • 10RodríguezSubstituted forMarceloat 89'minutes
  • 11Bale
  • 9BenzemaSubstituted forIllarramendiat 71'minutes
  • 7Ronaldo

Substitutes

  • 1Casillas
  • 12Marcelo
  • 14Hernández
  • 18Nacho
  • 24Illarramendi
  • 26Medrán
  • 35Torró
Referee:
Milorad Mazic
Attendance:
36,000

Match Stats

Home TeamFC BaselAway TeamReal Madrid
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home18
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, FC Basel 0, Real Madrid 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, FC Basel 0, Real Madrid 1.

Foul by Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid).

Marek Suchy (FC Basel) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Ahmed Hamoudi (FC Basel) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Breel Embolo.

Corner, FC Basel. Conceded by Fábio Coentrão.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Nacho replaces Isco.

Attempt missed. Yoichiro Kakitani (FC Basel) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a corner.

Corner, FC Basel. Conceded by Fábio Coentrão.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match (FC Basel).

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Marcelo replaces James Rodríguez.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Basel. Yoichiro Kakitani replaces Luca Zuffi.

Álvaro Arbeloa (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marcelo Díaz (FC Basel).

Attempt missed. Ahmed Hamoudi (FC Basel) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Shkelzen Gashi with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Basel. Marcelo Díaz replaces Fabian Frei.

Attempt missed. Ahmed Hamoudi (FC Basel) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Asier Illarramendi (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Behrang Safari.

Asier Illarramendi (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mohamed Elneny (FC Basel).

Booking

Fabian Schär (FC Basel) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Fabian Schär (FC Basel).

Isco (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ahmed Hamoudi (FC Basel).

Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Gareth Bale with a through ball following a fast break.

Offside, FC Basel. Fabian Schär tries a through ball, but Shkelzen Gashi is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Basel. Ahmed Hamoudi replaces Philipp Degen.

Foul by Toni Kroos (Real Madrid).

Breel Embolo (FC Basel) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Luca Zuffi.

Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) hits the bar with a left footed shot from the left side of the box. Assisted by Isco.

Isco (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Derlis González (FC Basel).

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Fabian Schär.

Offside, FC Basel. Fabian Schär tries a through ball, but Shkelzen Gashi is caught offside.

Offside, Real Madrid. James Rodríguez tries a through ball, but Gareth Bale is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Asier Illarramendi replaces Karim Benzema.

goal

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Atl Madrid54011431112
2Juventus53027439
3Olympiakos5203611-56
4Malmö FF5104211-93

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Real Madrid55001221015
2FC Basel520367-16
3Liverpool511348-44
4Ludogorets5113510-54

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1B Leverkusen53027439
2Monaco52212118
3Zenit St Petersburg52124407
4Benfica511326-44

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1B Dortmund54011331012
2Arsenal5311117410
3Anderlecht512279-25
4Galatasaray5014315-121

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bayern Munich5401134912
2Roma5122812-45
3CSKA Moscow5122610-45
4Man City512278-15

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1PSG541094513
2Barcelona5401124812
3Ajax5023410-62
4Apoel Nicosia501418-71

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chelsea53201421211
2Sporting521211927
3Schalke5122814-65
4NK Maribor5032412-83

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1FC Porto54101531213
2Shakhtar Donetsk5221143118
3Ath Bilbao511336-34
4BATE Borisov5104222-203
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