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.
We could have played better, but the result is what's important to us. The team is confident and starting to show the highest quality.
Carlo Ancelotti, Madrid coach
We proved that we can play at this level. We played well overall but it was not easy with ten men. I don't think we are in crisis as many said on the eve of the game, I think the opposite, actually.
Antonio Conte, Juventus coach
|1||Casillas (GK) (C)||1||Buffon (GK) (C)|
|25||Diego López (GK)||30||Storari (GK)|
|Carlo Ancelotti (ITA)||Antonio Conte (ITA)|
|Manuel Gräfe (GER)|