Five-goal Real Madrid turn on the style against Legia
There was concern in Madrid before the game about the threat that would be posed by visiting fans after violence marred Legia’s game against Dortmund
Holders Real Madrid moved into a commanding position in Champions League Group F after cruising to a 5-1 victory over Legia Warsaw on Tuesday.
Gareth Bale scored his first European goal since December 2014 to give the hosts the lead in the 16th minute with a curled left-foot drive and an own goal by Legia’s Tomasz Jodlowiec, deflecting in Marcelo’s shot, doubled their advantage.
Miroslav Radovic pulled one back for the Poles from the penalty spot but Marco Asensio made it 3-1 in the 37th minute with a low shot on his Champions League debut.
Substitute Lucas Vazquez volleyed home a cross in the 68th minute and former Juventus striker Alvaro Morata rounded off the win by converting a pass from Cristiano Ronaldo, who is still waiting for his 100th goal in UEFA competitions, in the 84th.
Real are second in Group F, level on seven points with Borussia Dortmund, and both teams will seal their place in the last 16 if Zinedine Zidane’s side win at Legia and the Germans beat Sporting Lisbon at home on Nov. 2
There was concern in Madrid before the game about the threat that would be posed by visiting fans after violence marred Legia’s game against Dortmund in September.