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Record-breaker Ronaldo helps Madrid end on high

Published: Tuesday 10 December 2013, 23.00CET
FC København 0-2 Real Madrid CF
After Luka Modrić's fine opener, Cristiano Ronaldo got his ninth goal of the group stage to set a new competition best as Madrid posted another win.
by Nicklas Vinde
from Parken Stadium

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Match statistics

KøbenhavnReal Madrid

Goals scored0
2
Possession (%)41
 
59
Total attempts11
 
15
on target6
 
11
off target5
 
4
blocked5
 
1
against woodwork0
1
Corners4
 
8
Offsides0
4
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed21
 
11
Fouls suffered10
 
20
Passes484
 
723
completed338
 
595

Standings

Last updated: 19/06/2014 19:35 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Tuesday 10 December 2013, 23.00CET

Record-breaker Ronaldo helps Madrid end on high

FC København 0-2 Real Madrid CF
After Luka Modrić's fine opener, Cristiano Ronaldo got his ninth goal of the group stage to set a new competition best as Madrid posted another win.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his record ninth goal in this season's UEFA Champions League group stage as Real Madrid CF finished unbeaten at the top of Group B, ending FC København's slim hopes of prolonging their European campaign.

Luka Modrić's curling shot gave the visitors a 25th-minute lead before Ronaldo completed Madrid's fifth win in six matches three minutes into the second period. That set a new mark for a group stage and the Portuguese international had the chance to take his personal haul ten with a late penalty, but Johan Wiland saved the chipped effort.

Needing to avoid defeat to have any possibility of claiming third place, København – who had never lost a UEFA Champions League game at Parken Stadium – were forced into an early reshuffle as Nicolai Jørgensen, a doubt with a thigh injury, lasted only nine minutes. The home side made light of the disruption in front of another capacity crowd but the vibrant atmosphere was punctured midway through the opening period.

Having collected possession on the edge of the area, Modrić feinted to shoot with his left foot and then checked back on to his right to curl a sumptuous effort beyond Wiland and into the top corner. Madrid sought to press home their dominance before the break and Ronaldo tested the goalkeeper on several occasions; although he came up short then, the Madrid No7 did not have long to wait.

Pepe was the unlikely architect of Ronaldo's record-breaking strike, heading Marcelo's deep centre back across the face of goal. Having escaped the attentions of the FCK defence, Ronaldo made no mistake from close range.

København refused to concede defeat and went close to reducing the arrears more than once, although Ronaldo regularly reminded them of his considerable threat at the other end. Fifteen minutes from time, he tricked his way into the box but his left-foot drive came back off the post.

The Madrid forward had an even better opportunity a minute from time having been felled by Thomas Delaney, getting up to take the spot kick himself. Wiland dived to his right, yet still managed to reach up and block Ronaldo's attempted chip – a rare moment of frustration in a memorable group stage for the No7 and his team.

Last updated: 05/05/14 17.55CET

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Lineups

københavn

København

real madrid

Real Madrid

21
WilandJohan Wiland (GK)
1
CasillasIker Casillas (GK) (C)
2
JacobsenLars Jacobsen (C)
3
PepePepe
3
BengtssonPierre Bengtsson
7
RonaldoCristiano Ronaldo
Goal48
Penalty89
5
MellbergOlof Mellberg
9
BenzemaKarim Benzema
6
ClaudemirClaudemir
11
BaleGareth Bale
8
DelaneyThomas Delaney
Yellow Card89
12
MarceloMarcelo
Yellow Card18
9
VetokeleIgor Vetokele
14
Xabi AlonsoXabi Alonso
Yellow Card64
Substitution77
17
R. SigurdssonRagnar Sigurdsson
17
ArbeloaÁlvaro Arbeloa
18
N. JørgensenNicolai Jørgensen
Substitution9
18
NachoNacho
19
GíslasonRúrik Gíslason
19
ModrićLuka Modrić
Goal25
Substitution82
24
ToutouhYoussef Toutouh
Substitution77
23
IscoIsco
Substitution67

Substitutes

31
J. JensenJakob Jensen (GK)
25
Diego LópezDiego López (GK)
4
StadsgaardKris Stadsgaard
15
CarvajalDani Carvajal
11
SantinCésar Santin
16
CasemiroCasemiro
Substitution82
16
KristensenThomas Kristensen
20
JeséJesé
23
PourieMarvin Pourie
Substitution77
21
MorataÁlvaro Morata
25
RemmerChristoffer Remmer
Substitution77
22
Di MaríaÁngel Di María
Substitution67
30
BolañosChristián Bolaños
Substitution9
Substitution77
24
IllarramendiAsier Illarramendi
Substitution77

Coach

Ståle Solbakken (NOR) Carlo Ancelotti (ITA)

Referee

Felix Brych (GER)

Assistant referees

Mark Borsch (GER), Stefan Lupp (GER)

Fourth official

Tobias Christ (GER)

Additional assistant referees

Marco Fritz (GER), Robert Hartmann (GER)

Legend:

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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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