Real Madrid could well play in flip flops, which was given a blessed night in front of the Galatasaray pachanguero. A rival with as little lining as he showed in the duel in Istanbul. Then, Madrid scored 27 shots for a goal. Football winks: in Chamartín, the Madrid players had barely taken off their tracksuit when they were already flying 3-0 before the quarter hour. In front, Cadet Rodrygo. A jackal before the goal. The reverse of Vinicius. The youngster does not flinch where others who double their age are chattering their feet. It has repertoire. The first, as if nothing. He sent Lumina to the canvas, armed the left-hander with a silencer and the ball rested in a corner of the goal of the Uruguayan Muslera. Both calm to mark and as much containment to celebrate his first European bingo. And not just any bingo. The boy became the youngest Brazilian to score in the Champions League (18 years and 301 days). Nothing new for its extraordinary precocity. Last season he was already the busiest to target the Copa Libertadores. All in all, feet on the ground. The boy is resounding and cerebral. For now, without a feature of vedetism. And the Brazilian is persistent. Without delaying with confetti or other jeremiadas, a header header from Marcelo. His air of buttons is only a mask, at 18 he looks like a football player already licensed. Not only does the goal illuminate him, he already knows that he comes and goes. Rodrygo knows how to play the game, which requires its course at all times.
Stunned was the spectacular Galatasaray when N’Zonzi stepped on Kroos over the front line of the area. The judge received a breath, consulted the monitor and Sergio Ramos did not make the concession asking for the fans. People wanted Rodrygo's third, but the captain is a lot of captain and has taken a unique attachment to Panenka.
Courtois, Carvajal, Marcelo (Ferland Mendy, min. 41), Sergio Ramos, Varane, Casemiro (Modric, min. 59), Federico Valverde, Kroos, Benzema, Rodrygo and Hazard (Isco, min. 67).
Muslera, Yuto Nagatomo (Adem Büyük, min. 87), Christian Luyindama Nekadio, Mariano, Marcao, N'Zonzi (Omer Bayram, min. 45), Mario Lemina, Jean Seri, Florin Andone (Donk, min. 45), Babel and Feghouli.
1-0 min. 3: Rodrygo. 2-0 min. 6: Rodrygo. 3-0 min. 13: Sergio Ramos (p). 4-0 min. 44: Benzema. 5-0 min. 80: Benzema. 6-0 min. 91: Rodrygo.
Federico Valverde (min. 41),
N'Zonzi (min. 12) and
Babel (min. 56).
It was no accident that the penalty was committed on Kroos. This course, the German wanders like never before by the perimeter of the rival area. His team does not always have goals, so everyone must row, including the flyers. And Kroos has lead and precision with the right boot.
With 3-0 and the Turkish team in search of a cat to go out in stampede of the Bernabéu, Madrid did not consider the task liquidated. He was able to lean for a day of bathing and massage, but chose a recreational night. Before the abdication of Terim's – without a goal after four European games – Zidane's colonized the ball, circulated it with a spark, a few touches and in all directions. Nobody wanted to miss a match for the show, without anxieties. Finally, Madrid sealed a round match from start to finish, with no discounts in between. If anything, he lacked a larger Hazard scale, which still tiptoes in search of the authentic Hazard. Benzema plugs him, just like Marcelo – up until he had discomfort shortly before intermission. The Belgian drips class, but he is not yet the decisive footballer who enthroned in Chelsea and the selection of Roberto Martinez. Waiting for a less walking Hazard, there are Benzema and Rodrygo. A step away from the break, the fashionable boy took advantage of a trigger of the Japanese Nagatomo to attend the French, who thanked him as a tutor should do.
There was no Real Madrid who deserved a strikeout, no matter how much the Turkish adversary was a calamity. Valverde had a tug, just like Mendy, Marcelo's relay. None declined. Not even when Zidane moved the basket in the second act, with the appearance of Modric and Isco. The Croatian had her crumb, to give the witness Casemiro, who for one day his technician granted a respite. The Malaga, so in the shade lately, also had its impact with a damaging header and some meritorious assistance.
But on the night Rodrygo opened, Benzema could not be missed. With his first goal he had already matched Di Stéfano as the third top scorers in the legendary Madrid history in Europe. With the second, the fifth of the night, there are only two totemic players ahead: CR and Raúl. A goal that Benzema thanked Carvajal, become one of the best messengers of the goal of Madrid. From a Madrid that already has its classification shot after such a stormy start with the PSG and the Bruges. A lot of guilt is Rodrygo, who set up such a party for his own that he won the finishing touch (6-0). With him, everyone had a great time.