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København bow to Madrid and two-goal Ronaldo

Published: Wednesday 2 October 2013, 22.51CET
Real Madrid CF 4-0 FC København
Cristiano Ronaldo took his Group B tally to five goals, Ángel Di María getting the other two, as the nine-time winners continued their serene progress.
by Paul Bryan
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Published: Wednesday 2 October 2013, 22.51CET

København bow to Madrid and two-goal Ronaldo

Real Madrid CF 4-0 FC København
Cristiano Ronaldo took his Group B tally to five goals, Ángel Di María getting the other two, as the nine-time winners continued their serene progress.

Two more goals for Cristiano Ronaldo helped Real Madrid CF take control of Group B, with Ángel Di María adding another two to see off the challenge of FC København.

Following a sprightly start from Ståle Solbakken's visitors, the hosts hit their stride and never looked back after Ronaldo broke the deadlock with his 25th goal in 21 UEFA Champions League appearances. His 26th followed after the interval to subdue a København team who conceded twice more to Di María in the last 20 minutes.

Although enduring a run of two wins in 11 games, the matchday one draw against Juventus had led Solbakken to predict his side could "cause Madrid a fright". With Carlo Ancelotti's men losing here to Club Atlético de Madrid at the weekend, København strove to take advantage of any home uncertainty from the off.

Despite their 6-1 stroll at Galatasaray AŞ two weeks ago, Madrid took time to find their fluency, although the alert Luka Modrić created a clear chance. As would become a common sight during the first half, Marcelo – making his first UEFA Champions League outing in a year – latched onto a looping pass from the Croatian down the left before crossing for Benzema to head wide. 

The Modrić-Marcelo combination helped provide Madrid's opener in the 21st minute, the Brazilian's centre being missed by goalkeeper Johan Wiland, leaving Ronaldo to nod in his fourth UEFA Champions League goal in two matches. The nine-time European Cup winners kept up the pressure but, with Daniel Braaten drawing a save from Iker Casillas, the Danish champions remained in the contest. Indeed, Rúrik Gíslason's header from a Nicolai Jørgensen corner hit the underside of Madrid's crossbar, dropping for Modrić to clear off the line.

Madrid regrouped at half-time and Di María and Daniel Carvajal each sent efforts wide after the restart before a huge roar from the home supporters heralded a spectacular second moments later. Racing into the area, Di María found Benzema who flicked back into the path of the Argentinian. As he reached the goal line, Di María threw his right leg behind his left to lift a cross back for Ronaldo, who headed in.

Now in the mood to entertain, Madrid poured forward and quickly added a third, Di María charging onto Benzema's pass and unleashing a powerful effort that flew inside Wiland's left-hand post. Di María took advantage of a defensive lapse to make it four while Casillas saved from Christián Bolaños and Fanendo Adi to ensure København would leave Spain without the consolation of a goal.

Last updated: 04/12/13 3.00CET

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Lineups

real madrid

Real Madrid

københavn

København

1
CasillasIker Casillas (GK) (C)
21
WilandJohan Wiland (GK)
2
VaraneRaphaël Varane
2
JacobsenLars Jacobsen (C)
3
PepePepe
3
BengtssonPierre Bengtsson
6
KhediraSami Khedira
Substitution74
5
MellbergOlof Mellberg
7
RonaldoCristiano Ronaldo
Goal21
Goal65
6
ClaudemirClaudemir
9
BenzemaKarim Benzema
Substitution81
8
DelaneyThomas Delaney
Yellow Card88
12
MarceloMarcelo
17
R. SigurdssonRagnar Sigurdsson
15
CarvajalDaniel Carvajal
18
N. JørgensenNicolai Jørgensen
Substitution72
19
ModrićLuka Modrić
Yellow Card44
Substitution67
19
GíslasonRúrik Gíslason
22
Di MaríaÁngel Di María
Goal71
Goal90+1
22
BraatenDaniel Braaten
Yellow Card63
Substitution66
24
IllarramendiAsier Illarramendi
24
ToutouhYoussef Toutouh
Substitution63

Substitutes

25
Diego LópezDiego López (GK)
31
J. JensenJakob Jensen (GK)
4
RamosSergio Ramos
9
VetokeleIgor Vetokele
5
Fábio CoentrãoFábio Coentrão
12
AdiFanendo Adi
Substitution66
17
ArbeloaÁlvaro Arbeloa
15
MargreitterGeorg Margreitter
20
JeséJesé
Substitution81
16
KristensenThomas Kristensen
Substitution72
21
MorataÁlvaro Morata
Substitution74
25
RemmerChristoffer Remmer
23
IscoIsco
Substitution67
30
BolañosChristián Bolaños
Substitution63

Coach

Carlo Ancelotti (ITA) Ståle Solbakken (NOR)

Referee

Matej Jug (SVN)

Assistant referees

Matej Žunič (SVN), Roland Brandner (AUT)

Fourth official

Primož Arhar (SVN)

Additional assistant referees

Slavko Vinčić (SVN), Dragoslav Perič (SVN)

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