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Rodrygo 3', 6', 91',Sergio Ramos 13' (p),Benzema 44', 80'

Rodrygo stars as Real Madrid thrash Galatasaray

Real Madrid's French forward Karim Benzema (R) celebrates with Real Madrid's Brazilian forward Rodrygo after scoring during the UEFA Champions League Group A football match between Real Madrid and Galatasaray at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in

Real Madrid vs Galatasaray: as it happened!


Fitting way to end that one.


Rodrygo with his hat-trick. And it's a perfect one. His left, right and his head! He cuts in from the left this time and pokes home.


Carvajal with the pass across to Benzema and he finishes.


Benzema sends Mendy free and his shots is blocked as he comes in from the left. 


Benzema straight up the other end as he is released by Isco. He shots and it's blocked.


Babel with a chance for the visitors. He heads down and Courtois saves. 


Benzema again! He dribbles by a player, or two, and drives wide from a tight angle.


Yet another cross from the left and it's all Real Madrid here. If Galatasaray were offered the chance to end this now, they probably would.


Rodrygo floats one into the penalty area and Isco nearly gets his head onto it.


Babel battles for a long ball down the field. Headed back to Courtois. This has been painful to watch from Galatasaray at times. They have been completely outplayed and have absolutely no response to Madrid.


Isco is just on field and he heads a corner towards goal. Saved by Muslera and out for another corner.


Hazard makes way for Isco.


Kroos with a well-hit shot that is saved by Muslera and Benzema follows it up with an awkward looking effort that's cleared.


Isco is coming on for Real Madrid.


Modric pulled down after he wins the ball back from a counter-attack.


Modric on for Casemiro.


Benzema is fine. He continues on as usual and Real Madrid are back on the attack. Pretty relentless from them so far and it's continuing in the second half. Galatasaray have no respone. 


Benzema goes down now as he chases down a ball in the box. 


Hazard with a sumptuous touch into the path of Mendy. Real Madrid getting all of their confidence back.


Free for Real Madrid. Kroos stands over it after Hazard is fouled.


Ball in over the top to Benzema and he blazes it over. There was an offside flag but he very clearly wasn't.


Rodrygo with a poor cross. He overhits it completely.


We are back underway and immediately Real Madrid are on the attack again.

Two changes for Galatasaray at the break. Bayram and Donk on for Andone and Nzonzi.




Hazard with a strike that Muslera saves with his legs. Tight angle and it's corner.


We are into the last minutes of injury time here as Real Madrid, you guessed it, are pushing for another.


Galatasaray screaming for mercy.


Rodrygo to Benzema. That is as simple as that. He crosses it low and onto a plate for Benzema.


Marcelo is replaced by Ferland Mendy.


Marcelo can't continue. Unclear as to what happened to him.


Lemina down now grabbing his head. And then he goes down again under a challenge from Valverde. Yellow card for the Uruguayan.


GOAL! Another Brazilian. Casemiro scores but he was offside.


Courtois comes out and chests a ball into his possession as he has stepped out of his box. He does that with confidence as Real Madrid start another attack. Marcelo shoots and Muslera saves.


Andone in chase of Carvajal and he fouls him.


Marcelo catches Seri and Galatasaray have a rare attack. Free is cleared quite easily. 


Real Madrid really enjoying themselves as Valverde backheels it into Rodrygo's path. 


Hazard cuts inside and tries to get a shot off but Luyindama prevents it with what looked like a studs-up challenge.


Carvajal clattered in the back by Ryan Babel.


Hazard with a stepover and then he can't round Mariano as the ball rolls over the endline. Another meh performance from the Belgian.


Benzema with a cross now looking for Rodrygo inside. Too many Galatasaray defenders in there and it's out for a corner.


Andone with the strike and he balloons it high into the crowd. 


Galatasaray have a really good attack. Seri hesitates before feeding it to the man to his right but he had stopped his run and the ball is out for a goal kick. A summary of their night so far.


Marcelo with another cross into the box and it's in Rodrygo's direction. Headed out by Galatasaray.


Hazard with the cross and Muslera smothers it. 


Galatasaray have gone down here without even putting up a fight. Still a long way to go but they're in serious trouble here. They do win a corner though.


Ramos with the panenka penalty.


Nzonzi gets himself booked too for stamping on his foot.


The referee goes to VAR and it is indeed a penalty.


Kroos was caught and it looked like we might have VAR. It was slightly outside the penalty area. We do in fact have VAR and it looks like it will be given as a foul.


Kroos hits the deck in the penalty area. No free but it rolls to Benzema and he strikes it over. 


Mariano goes through the back of Hazard and concedes a free.


Corner for Galatasaray. Courtois catches it. He sends it up the field and it's into Rodrygo's path. Galatasaray get it away.


Rodrygo again. Marcelo with another assist. Rodrygo with the header home. That's clinical. 2-0.


Real Madrid pushing for a second.


RODRYGO! He chests it down and slides home. That's a beautiful finish. Marcelo ball into the back post, he fakes and then slots home. 1-0.


Ball into Andone and Carvajal slides in to get it away from Babel and to concede the corner.


Lemina with a push in the back for Casemiro as the visitors concede the free. 


Real Madrid holding the ball to start the game and Ramos eventually sends one forward for Marcelo. Cut out and Galatasaray get their first touch of the ball. 


We are underway! Real Madrid get us started.

The teams are out and they line up for the Champions League anthem.

Real Madrid drew their last game against Betis and the Bernabéu and also their last Champions League game against Brugges. 

Real Madrid have played Turkish teams 10 times. They played Galatasaray eight times and win five with three losses. They played Besiktas twice, drew once and won the other one.

Five of Galatasaray's players have experience in LaLiga - Mariano, Babel, Feghouli, Andone and Nzonzi. They have played Real Madrid 20 times in the league between them and won six of those games.

Fatih Terim has made a number of changes from the team that beat Rizespor at the weekend. Nzonzi is in to help Seri in the middle, Mariano is in at left-back, Fehouli is in too. 

Mendy drops out for Marcelo and Modric drops out for Valverde after the Real Betis draw. 

Real Madrid XI: Courtois, Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo, Casemiro, Kroos, Valverde, Hazard, Benzema, Rodrygo.

Galatasaray XI: Muslera, Seri, Babel, Mariano, Andone, Luyindama, Marcao, Nagatomo, Feghouli, Nzonzi, Lemina.

In case you're not good with permutations or couldn't be bothered, we have an article that tells you about where they stand.

Here is a look at the matchday squad too: Vinicius misses out as Rodrygo looks like he is set to continue in the starting XI. He made his full debut last time out against Galtasaray and has continued to impress since then.

LaLiga table

Here is Group A as it stands before the games tonight. PSG play at home to Brugges at the same time that the game is going on in Madrid.

Hello and welcome to our live online coverage of Real Madrid vs Galatasaray! It's early but we are already talking about Real Madrid playing in 'finals'. Kick-off is at 21:00 CET in this game at the Santiago Bernabéu.


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