Champions League - Group F
Real Madrid5Legia Warsaw1

Real Madrid 5-1 Legia Warsaw

Gareth Bale
Gareth Bale cut in from the right flank to fire low into the bottom corner and open the scoring

Gareth Bale scored his first Champions League goal since 2014 as holders Real Madrid comfortably beat Legia Warsaw.

Moments after Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe had struck the post for the visitors, Bale cut inside and found the bottom corner.

A Marcelo shot saw Tomasz Jodlowiec deflect in for an own goal but Miroslav Radovic pulled one back from the spot.

Marco Asensio smartly side-footed in from 18 yards, and after the break substitutes Lucas Vazquez and Alvaro Morata completed the scoring.

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.

Ahead of kick-off in Madrid, three Polish fans were arrested for incidents in the city. The reverse fixture on 2 November will be played behind closed doors after Legia were punished for crowd trouble in their 6-0 loss to Borussia Dortmund.

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.

Akinfeev's wait as Traore strikes

Igor Akinfeev
On 1 November, Igor Akinfeev will have gone 10 years without a clean sheet in the Champions League

CSKA Moscow goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev has now gone 40 Champions League matches without a clean sheet.

Akinfeev, who has 92 caps for Russia, thumped the ground in frustration when Monaco's Bernardo Silva made it 1-1 with just three minutes remaining in their Group E match in Russia.

Lacina Traore, a Monaco player on loan at CSKA, had opened the scoring but the Russian side are now bottom of Group E and winless in seven Champions League matches.

Monaco lead the group on five points, one clear of Tottenham who drew 0-0 at Bayer Leverkusen.

Loan boys net winners

Samir Nasri
Samir Nasri now has three goals for Sevilla this season having managed just two for Manchester City last season

Like Bale, Samir Nasri had not scored in the Champions League since 2014 but his calm near-post finish earned Sevilla a 1-0 win at Dinamo Zagreb.

The Frenchman is on loan from Manchester City and now has three goals this season, one more than he managed for his parent club in 2015-16.

Sevilla are on seven points, trailing Juventus on goal difference at the top of Group H after the Italian side secured a late 1-0 win in Lyon through Chelsea loanee Juan Cuadrado's superb strike.

There was also late drama in Group G where Andre Silva's injury-time penalty completed a comeback as Porto beat Club Brugge 2-1 to move third, five points behind leaders Leicester.

Line-ups

Real Madrid

  • 1Navas
  • 23Danilo
  • 3Pepe
  • 5Varane
  • 12Marcelo
  • 20AsensioSubstituted forKovacicat 79'minutes
  • 8Kroos
  • 10RodríguezSubstituted forVázquezat 63'minutes
  • 11BaleSubstituted forMorataat 64'minutes
  • 9Benzema
  • 7RonaldoBooked at 63mins

Substitutes

  • 2Carvajal
  • 6Nacho
  • 13Casilla
  • 16Kovacic
  • 17Vázquez
  • 21Morata
  • 22Isco

Legia Warsaw

  • 1Malarz
  • 19Bereszynski
  • 4Czerwinski
  • 25Rzezniczak
  • 14Hlousek
  • 3Jodlowiec
  • 75MoulinBooked at 51minsSubstituted forKopczynskiat 81'minutes
  • 6Costa MarquesSubstituted forKazaishviliat 74'minutes
  • 8Odjidja-Ofoe
  • 18Kucharczyk
  • 32RadovicBooked at 62minsSubstituted forNikolicat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Dabrowski
  • 9Kazaishvili
  • 11Nikolic
  • 15Kopczynski
  • 22Hamalainen
  • 28Broz
  • 33Cierzniak
Referee:
Ruddy Buquet
Attendance:
70,251

Match Stats

Home TeamReal MadridAway TeamLegia Warsaw
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home32
Away13
Shots on Target
Home11
Away5
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Real Madrid 5, Legia Warsaw 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Real Madrid 5, Legia Warsaw 1.

Attempt saved. Nemanja Nikolic (Legia Warsaw) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe.

Attempt saved. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Marcelo with a cross.

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Bartosz Bereszynski.

Attempt missed. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) header from very close range is just a bit too high. Assisted by Mateo Kovacic following a corner.

Attempt blocked. Mateo Kovacic (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Adam Hlousek.

Attempt missed. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Lucas Vázquez.

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Arkadiusz Malarz.

Attempt saved. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Mateo Kovacic.

Attempt missed. Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe (Legia Warsaw) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Michal Kucharczyk.

Corner, Legia Warsaw. Conceded by Keylor Navas.

Attempt saved. Nemanja Nikolic (Legia Warsaw) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Real Madrid 5, Legia Warsaw 1. Álvaro Morata (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Cristiano Ronaldo.

Foul by Pepe (Real Madrid).

Michal Kopczynski (Legia Warsaw) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Karim Benzema.

Substitution

Substitution, Legia Warsaw. Michal Kopczynski replaces Thibault Moulin.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Mateo Kovacic replaces Marco Asensio.

Attempt missed. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Karim Benzema.

Offside, Legia Warsaw. Thibault Moulin tries a through ball, but Adam Hlousek is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Nemanja Nikolic (Legia Warsaw) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Adam Hlousek with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Legia Warsaw. Nemanja Nikolic replaces Miroslav Radovic.

Substitution

Substitution, Legia Warsaw. Valeri Kazaishvili replaces Guilherme.

Attempt saved. Marco Asensio (Real Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Karim Benzema.

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Jakub Czerwinski.

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Bartosz Bereszynski.

Attempt missed. Adam Hlousek (Legia Warsaw) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Miroslav Radovic.

Goal!

Goal! Real Madrid 4, Legia Warsaw 1. Lucas Vázquez (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Álvaro Morata with a cross.

Foul by Álvaro Morata (Real Madrid).

Miroslav Radovic (Legia Warsaw) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Álvaro Morata (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Legia Warsaw. Conceded by Raphael Varane.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Álvaro Morata replaces Gareth Bale.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Lucas Vázquez replaces James Rodríguez.

Booking

Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid).

Bartosz Bereszynski (Legia Warsaw) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Miroslav Radovic (Legia Warsaw) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

A

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2PSG21104224
3FC Basel201113-21
4Ludogorets201124-21

B

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1Napoli22006336
2Besiktas20202202
3Benfica201135-21
4Dynamo Kiev201123-11

C

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1Barcelona22009186
2Man City21107344
3Celtic2011310-71
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D

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1Atl Madrid22002026
2Bayern Munich21015143
3FC Rostov201127-51
4PSV Eindhoven201123-11

E

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1Monaco31204315
2Tottenham31112204
3B Leverkusen30303303
4CSKA Moscow302134-12

F

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1B Dortmund321010377
2Real Madrid32109457
3Sporting31024403
4Legia Warsaw3003113-120

G

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1Leicester33005059
2FC Copenhagen31115234
3FC Porto31113304
4Club Brugge300319-80

H

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1Juventus32105057
2Sevilla32102027
3Lyon31023213
4Dinamo Zagreb300308-80
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