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terça-feira, 18 de outubro de 2016
Real Madrid 5-1- Legia Warsaw: Bale on target in Champions League romp - 5 things we learned
The Welshman opened the scoring for the hosts with Marco Asensio, Lucas Vasquez, Alvaro Morata and an own-goal securing the win
Gareth Bale spearheaded another comfortable Champions League evening for Real Madrid in a 5-1 win over Legia Warsaw.
Bale settled an unsure Real start by curling home the opener on his trusty left foot before Marcelo's effort deflected in off Tomasz Jodlowiec to quickly add a second.
Real's leaky defence was again breached when Miroslav Radovic converted a penalty before Marco Asensio restored the two-goal cushion before half-time.
Lucas Vazquez added a spectacular fourth 22 minutes from time before Alvaro Morata got his name on the scoresheet.
1. Legia fans won't be missed
The return game between the sides in a fortnight will be played behind closed doors due to the racist abuse and violence that marred Legia's return to the big time for the first time in 21 years against Borussia Dortmund last month.
Just short of 4,000 Poles were still allowed to make their way to Madrid, though, and despite heightened security running battles ensued between the hooligans and riot police outside the ground.
Five supporters and two police officers were taken to hospital, but it is fair to say if it takes Legia another 21 years to return to the Champions League few will miss their presence.
2. Bale breaks his duck
Given so much of his success at Madrid has been based around Champions League glory, the Welshman had surprisingly gone nearly two years without a Champions League goal.
Despite playing a crucial role in Real's run to an 11th European Cup, scoring a penalty in the Milan final against Atletico Madrid, he hadn't netted since Ludogorets visited the Bernabeu in December 2014.
3. Marcelo magic for Real
Madrid's recent run of four consecutive draws coincided with the absence of Marcelo through injury
Whilst far from the best defender, Marcelo can't be rivalled as an attacking left-back in world football.
He scored on his return from injury at Betis at the weekend and was unlucky to see his strike go down as an own goal from one of his constant rampages forward.
4. Danilo a disaster
Even against the whipping boys of the group, Madrid couldn't manage a clean sheet as the bungling Danilo dived in to commit the penalty converted by Radovic.
The Bernabeu boos were reserved for the Brazilian, but he was far from the only one to blame as Legia cut through the Real defence at will in the first-half.
The European champions have now kept just two clean sheets in 12 games this season.
5. Vasquez demands more game time
Vazquez became Zinedine Zidane's go to man off the bench towards the end of last season and the opening weeks of this campaign, but has seen his game time dwindle since star names like Ronaldo and Karim Benzema have returned from injury.
Yet, the Spanish international continues to make the most of any opportunity handed to him and smashed home the fourth in style on the volley.