Real Madrid put the finishing touches to a fine Champions League group stage with a 2-0 victory, and Cristiano Ronaldo setting up another record in champions league this season.
This loss puts Copenhagen bottom of the group even before Galatasaray and Juventus play their match which was abandoned due to sudden inclement weather, while Real Madrid have gained 16 points from a possible 18.
25 minutes in, Modric turned his man on the edge of the 18-yard box and bended a fine effort past the goalkeeper with ease, putting the side from the Spanish capital well on their way.
Johan Wiland was excellent in the Copenhagen goal, saving twice from Karim Benzema and then again from Cristiano Ronaldo. But he was finally beaten again by Cristiano Ronaldo just after the half-time break, Marcelo’s powerful cross was headed across goal by Pepe and Ronaldo was there to thump home.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 9th Champions League this season. With this Goal against copenhagen, Ronaldo broke the record for most goals in a Champions League Group stage in a season. Previous record was of 8 goals in champions league group stages.
Ronaldo‘s Goal also brought Real Madrid‘s 800 Goals in European Championship, Real Madrid became the first club to score 800 goals in European competition. It was really a special match for Cristiano Ronaldo despite he missed out on a penalty in the match.
Here are the Match Match Pictures: [fbphotos id=187156231477427]
The siege on Copenhagen’s goal continued but there was to be no 801st goal in European football for Real Madrid just yet, as Wiland took the plaudits for keeping the scoreline respectable. Copenhagen certainly haven’t destroyed their reputation this campaign, and maybe next time in a more fortunate group they could see it through into the knockouts.
Copenhagen: Wiland; Jacobsen (Bolanos) (Remmer), Mellberg, Sigurdsson, Bengtsson; Gislason, Delaney, Claudemir, Toutouh (Pourie); Jorgensen, Vetokele
Real Madrid: Casillas; Arbeloa, Nacho, Pepe, Marcelo; Bale, Xabi Alonso (Illarrimendi), Isco (Di Maria), Modric (Casemiro), Ronaldo; Benzema
Final Score: Copenhagen 0-2 Real Madrid