Goal Gareth Bale – FOR REAL MADRID! AN EARLY LEAD FOR LOS BLANCOS! Kroos stands over a corner kick deep down the right flank and then steps up to whip a wicked cross to the near post, where Bale rises high above Sergio to glance a header home! One-nil!
WHAT A START AT SANTIAGO BERNABEU! Benzema makes his way into the Sporting box and decides against going for the shot, instead opting to send a lovely pass into the feet of Ronaldo. The Ballon d’Or nominee then swivels sharply before sending a lashed strike into the top left corner! Two-nil! Sporting are sinking without a trace.
A QUITE STUNNING START IN THIS LIGA MATCH! Carvajal drives down the right channel with pace before threading a pass into space for Bale, who subsequently clips a teasing cross to the back post. Benzema is on hand to find the net with a terrific bicycyle kick, meaning Madrid’s front three have all scored, and we are only 12 minutes in! Three-nil!
THIS IS GETTING EMBARRASSING FOR SPORTING NOW! Carvajal has displayed tonnes of attacking ambition so far in the match and records an assist this time with a low cross into the edge of the six-yard box, where Ronaldo smashes home with a predatory finish! Four-nil!
THAT’S FIVE! Isco pops up in his favourite position between the opposition midfield and defence, and juggles the ball with a couple of lovely touches before lifting a delightful pass over for Benzema, who takes into stride before stabbing a strike past the oncoming Cuellar! FIVE-NIL!
HOW ABOUT THAT FROM THE VISITORS?! Fernandez’s men move forward in a sweeping counterattack and the ball eventually comes to Menendez, who displays composure to reverse a cross to the back post, where Isma fires into the bottom corner! Five-one!
Scores / Goal / Gol : G. Bale 7′, Cristiano Ronaldo 9′, 18′, K. Benzema 12′, 41′, Isma López 62′