Hello and welcome to cfrealmadrid.com. Today we are here with the Match Review of Real Madrid vs Galatasaray. To sum the full match in one line, I would say “Real Madrid just trashed Galatasaray with Rodrygo as an Undisputed Star”. It was a goal feast and we won with a 6-0 scoreline. The teenager Brazilian scored his hattrick in the Champions League. It was his second match of the competition and he managed to score 3 goals. Rodrygo emerged as a new sensation for the Real Madrid fraternity all over the World.
This victory will pave ways for Real Madrid’s hopes in the European competition. After Real Madrid vs Galatasaray fixture, we are now on the second spot with 7 points in the group table. PSG is currently on top of the group with 10 points. Our form in front of goal is surely getting better with the passage of time. We scored five goals against Leganés and now won against the Galatasaray with 6 goals. It’s an absolute delight to watch such an attacking football game.
My only concern is that we have not been consistent this season. We would have been on top of the League table if we would have shown similar performances in every game. However, we are here to celebrate our victory. So, let’s ignore the negative just for this article. Currently, we have equal points in the domestic league with Barcelona and secured second spot in UEFA Champions League group A. We are on the path of a purple patch and it’s up to the players and the coach if they can maintain it. For now, let’s start our Match Review of Real Madrid vs Galatasaray.
Real Madrid vs Galatasaray – Match Review:
Real Madrid started the match on a higher note. The 18 years old teenager Rodrygo opened the score in the 4th minute with neat finishing from Marcelo’s cross. The same duo worked together for the second goal as Rodrygo put the ball into the nets with a prolific header. Galatasaray lost all hopes in these minutes and never came back in the game.
Thanks to VAR, Real Madrid got a penalty for the foul of Steven N’Zonzi on Kroos and Sergio Ramos finished it off with a panenka. Karim Benzema made it 4-0 just before the half time with a simple yet brilliant assist from Rodrygo. Benzema struck another goal in the 81st minute to make it 5-0. It was Benzema’s 50th goal in the Champions League. The Brazilian star managed to score his first-ever hattrick in the last minutes of the game and created history. Galatasaray got panicked and did not play with full hearts. They came into the pressure initiated by Rodrygo in the start.
Zidane picked Courtois for the Champions League clash. Courtois did not only managed to pick a clean sheet but also played brilliantly and made good adjustments with the backline and managed to clear the ball on the set pieces. His form is getting better day by day which is a positive omen for Madaristas.
Carvajal and Marcelo started as our fullbacks and both of them impressed in the match. Marcelo came with useful crosses that provide two goals for his fellow Brazilian kid. Carvajal also assisted a goal which means he has already made 5 assists this season. Marcelo was substituted early in the match and the Frenchman Ferland Mendy equally played this role on the Left Back. Sergio Ramos and Varane also looked confident. I think it’s time to realize that this defensive duo has won 3 consecutive Champions League titles. Fans have high hopes from them and they have to improve their work rates in the back.
Kroos, Casemiro, and Valverde were in the line-up in the midfield. Kroos was simply sensational. Casemiro, the only CDM for Real Madrid in the squad, has already played over 1000 minutes this season and he looked a little sluggish in the game. So, Zidane substituted him with Modric to give him a much-deserved rest. Valverde was also very brilliant. He is improving day by day. He is seen as an heir to Modric this season and I am sure he would be able to handle the pressure. His work rate was very good having and he ended the game with a passing accuracy of 93%. Isco came in the match in the later stages but impressed the fans and the coach with a few good moves. He has certainly gained some confidence from the minutes he played.
Hazard, Benzema, and Rodrygo started as our attacking trident. Rodrygo on the right flank was simply electrifying and completed the match with his first hattrick in Champions League. Benzema looked impressive and sharp on controlling the ball. He created a couple of chances and managed to score a brace with an assist. His passing accuracy was also good. Hazard looked connected to the team in creating chances and with Marcelo on the left side, chipped in some nice build-ups that lead to goals. He is gradually improving which is very beneficial for the team. The opponents would have to watch this attacking trio as they can cause some serious damage.
Rodrygo has become the latest star at Santiago Bernabeu. The Brazilian is just 18 years old (18 years and 301 days to be precise) and the second youngest player in Champions League history after Raul. He scored a magical hattrick and also provided an assist. Rodrygo is possibly the next big thing for Real Madrid as he has the hunger and desire to succeed at Real Madrid.
Karim Benzema score 2 goals and also provided 1 assist in the game. Benzema was very good on the night and lead the frontline like a true leader. Maybe, he missed a couple of chances, however, he made up for his mistakes. We need to see more such performances from Benzema.
That’s all from today’s Match Review of Real Madrid vs Galatasaray. We hope that the same kind of results will come in the upcoming matches for Real Madrid. Kindly give your feedback by leaving a comment. Until the next match, Goodbye and Hala Madrid!