Real Madrid 3-0 Apoel Nicosia: Ronaldo back with a brace
Real Madrid starts their title defence in a brilliant way with a brace from Cristiano Ronaldo and A goal from Sergio Ramos sealed the victory for Los Blancos in the Champions League at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday.
Real Madrid go up through a Ronaldo goal after he brilliantly slots in a pass from Garth Bale in the 12th minute of the encounter.
Real Madrid midfielder Matteo Kovacic was substituded in the 25 minute and he was superseded by German midfielder Toni Kroos in the 25th minute.
The European Champions dominated the possession all through the first half but was not too hazardous in front of goal.
The Cypriot Champions conceded a penalty in the 51st minute and Ronaldo made no mistake in slotting it in from the spot and put Authentic Madrid on a 2-0 lead in Bernabeu.
Apoel Nicosia made their first substitution of the night, Ronald Sallai was superseded by Carlos Augustin Faris, in the 60th minute.
Real Madrid, despite the two-goal lead they kept pressing hard for a third goal of the night and heading from Gareth Bale was met Sergio Ramos who brilliantly slot it into the net with an acrobatic exhibit in the 61st minute of the encounter.
Ramos put Los Blancos in the driving seat, he has now scored 70 goals for Authentic Madrid in all competition and 11 Champions League goals.
Zinedine Zidane superseded Isco with Dani Ceballos in the 72nd minute, Authentic perpetuate to dominate the possession in the opponent’s a moiety. The match ended in 3-0 win for Authentic Madrid as the Los Blancos was able to tame Apoel Nicosia through out the game. Apoel opted for a vicissitude in the 73rd minute as Lorenzo Ebecilio made way for Ghyas Zahid.
Bale was superseded in the 82nd minute by Borja Mayoral which marks the final substitute for the home team and withal the visiting team as Igor made way for Mickael Pote in the 83rd minute.
Real Madrid will peregrinate to Germany for their next Champions League match to face Borussia Dortmund.
The former German Champions lost to Tottenham at the Wembley with a 3-1 score line, the result has placed the English Team on the second place base on goal difference.