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Ronaldo double sinks ten-man Juventus

Published: Wednesday 23 October 2013, 22.45CET
Real Madrid CF 2-1 Juventus
Cristiano Ronaldo took his tally to seven goals with two more at the Santiago Bernabéu as Madrid moved five points clear in Group B.
by Paul Bryan
from Santiago Bernabéu

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Match statistics

Real MadridJuventus

Goals scored2
 
1
Possession (%)52
 
48
Total attempts13
 
13
on target7
 
7
off target6
 
6
blocked3
 
2
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners4
 
5
Offsides1
 
1
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red Cards0
1
Fouls committed13
 
16
Fouls suffered15
 
12
Passes660
 
541
completed548
 
417

Standings

Last updated: 19/06/2014 19:30 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Wednesday 23 October 2013, 22.45CET

Ronaldo double sinks ten-man Juventus

Real Madrid CF 2-1 Juventus
Cristiano Ronaldo took his tally to seven goals with two more at the Santiago Bernabéu as Madrid moved five points clear in Group B.

Real Madrid CF opened up a commanding lead in UEFA Champions League Group B after ten-man Juventus became the latest side in the section to fall to the nine-time European champions.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored five goals as the Merengues convincingly disposed of Galatasaray AŞ and FC København in their previous games, and he got two more against the Italian champions who had Giorgio Chiellini dismissed early in the second half. Ronaldo expertly slid in a quick opener before converting the 29th-minute penalty that ultimately proved decisive after Fernando Llorente had equalised. The win took Carlo Ancelotti's men five points clear in the standings. 

Juventus had enjoyed a memorable 2-0 victory on their last visit to the Santiago Bernabéu in 2008 and started this encounter just as confidently with Claudio Marchisio's drive from distance – and Iker Casillas's flying save – setting the tone for a spectacular first half. Just four minutes in, Madrid took the lead, inevitably through Ronaldo; the Portuguese latched onto Ángel Di María's perfect through pass before rounding Gianluigi Buffon and finding the net from a narrow angle.

Ronaldo had warned of the threat posed by his former Manchester United FC team-mate Carlos Tévez and those fears proved well-founded with the Argentinian twice flashing efforts narrowly off target. Still the visitors came, and they were level on 22 minutes when Casillas could only claw Paul Pogba's far-post header out to Llorente; the ex-Athletic Club striker notched his sixth career goal against Madrid.

The celebrations proved short-lived, however, as Madrid were back in front shortly afterwards. Ronaldo fired a penalty high to Buffon's right after Chiellini had pulled down Sergio Ramos.

The Italy defender was then involved in another pivotal moment three minutes after half-time when a challenge on Ronaldo resulted in his dismissal. With Juve dropping further back, their deficit might have increased as Di María's lobbed pass found Álvaro Arbeloa advancing down the right, but his low cross was somehow turned over by Karim Benzema with the goal beckoning.

With two points from their first two fixtures, Antonio Conte's side needed to summon a greater attacking threat despite the numerical disadvantage. Sebastian Giovinco was brought on to provide it and stole forward to send in a shot that was tipped around the post by the sprawling Casillas. Yet while Sami Khedira's lifted effort failed to trouble Buffon at the other end, the hosts had done enough and may look to wrap up qualification when the teams meet again on matchday four.

Last updated: 03/12/13 20.14CET

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Lineups

real madrid

Real Madrid

juventus

Juventus

1
CasillasIker Casillas (GK) (C)
1
BuffonGianluigi Buffon (GK) (C)
3
PepePepe
3
ChielliniGiorgio Chiellini
Red Card48
4
RamosSergio Ramos
Yellow Card89
4
Martín CáceresMartín Cáceres
Yellow Card78
6
KhediraSami Khedira
5
OgbonnaAngelo Ogbonna
Substitution69
7
RonaldoCristiano Ronaldo
Goal4
Goal29
6
PogbaPaul Pogba
9
BenzemaKarim Benzema
Substitution67
8
MarchisioClaudio Marchisio
12
MarceloMarcelo
10
TévezCarlos Tévez
17
ArbeloaÁlvaro Arbeloa
14
LlorenteFernando Llorente
Goal22
Substitution50
19
ModrićLuka Modrić
Yellow Card78
15
BarzagliAndrea Barzagli
22
Di MaríaÁngel Di María
Substitution79
21
PirloAndrea Pirlo
Substitution59
24
IllarramendiAsier Illarramendi
Yellow Card19
Substitution72
23
VidalArturo Vidal
Yellow Card28

Substitutes

25
Diego LópezDiego López (GK)
30
StorariMarco Storari (GK)
2
VaraneRaphaël Varane
12
GiovincoSebastian Giovinco
Substitution69
5
Fábio CoentrãoFábio Coentrão
13
PelusoFederico Peluso
11
BaleGareth Bale
Substitution67
19
BonucciLeonardo Bonucci
Substitution50
15
CarvajalDaniel Carvajal
20
PadoinSimone Padoin
21
MorataÁlvaro Morata
Substitution79
22
AsamoahKwadwo Asamoah
Substitution59
23
IscoIsco
Substitution72
33
IslaMauricio Isla

Coach

Carlo Ancelotti (ITA) Antonio Conte (ITA)

Referee

Manuel Gräfe (GER)

Assistant referees

Thorsten Schiffner (GER), Guido Kleve (GER)

Fourth official

Christian Fischer (GER)

Additional assistant referees

Marco Fritz (GER), Tobias Stieler (GER)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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