Real Madrid Thrash Legia Warsaw To Continue Impressive Champions League Run


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.

Morata’s chipped cross picked out Vazquez who volleyed in and it was Cristiano Ronaldo who provided a classy assist for Morata to score Real’s 11th goal in two matches.

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.

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Legia – who sit fourth from bottom in the Polish top division having won the title last season – showed flashes of quality on the break but Real, who managed 31 shots, have now not lost in 24 competitive outings.

The win moves them second in Group F, level on seven points with leaders Borussia Dortmund, who won 2-1 at Sporting Lisbon.

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