Real Madrid vs. Galatasaray: Champions League Live Score, Highlights, Recap

Samuel MarsdenFeatured ColumnistNovember 27, 2013

ALMERIA, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 23: Gareth Bale of Real Madrid CF scores their third goal during the La Liga match between UD Almeria and Real Madrid CF at Estadio de Los Juegos Mediterraneos on November 23, 2013 in Almeria, Spain.  (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
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Real Madrid recovered from the sending off of Sergio Ramos to beat Galatasaray 4-1 and confirm their place as group winners.

Ramos was sent off midway through the first half, but it didn't prevent Madrid taking the lead through a free kick from Gareth Bale.

Umut Bulut did level things up before the break, but Los Blancos took control in the second half.

Alvaro Arbeloa, Angel di Maria and Isco all scored as Carlo Ancelotti's side wrapped up what proved a comfortable victory.

Galatasaray will now have to beat Juventus in the final group match if they want to progress to the knockout stages.


Champions League match day five: Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid

Real Madrid 4-1 Galatasaray

Scorers: Bale, Arbeloa, Di Maria, Isco - Umut

Sergio Ramos sent off


Real Madrid: Casillas; Arbeloa, Pepe, Ramos, Marcelo (Carvajal); Casemiro (Alonso), Illarramendi; Bale, Isco, Di María; Jese Rodriguez (Nacho)

Galatasaray: Eray; Eboue, Gokhan, Chedjou, Dany; Bruma (Sneijder), Selçuk, Melo (Gulselam), Amrabat (Riera); Umut, Drogba