Real Madrid was not showing good results. The team could not win three consecutive matches during this season. Match against Galatasaray was very important.

Pre-match preparation

Before Champions League clash against Galatasaray, Los Blancos players had a match against Real Betis. The team could not score goals on Saturday and lost the chance to top the La Liga table. 

Zidane was very disappointed after the Real Betis match. French coach said that something was missing from the Los Blancos attack. 

1st half of the match

As it seems, Zidane found optimal starting line-up. After Gareth Bale’s injury, Rodrygo took his place. Zidane started the match Rodrygo, Hazard, and Benzema in the attack line. Midfield is very interesting – Valverde in the center with Casemiro and Toni Kroos behind the attacking line.

That’s Zidane’s optimal option for starting line-up because chosen players could win crucial matches this season.

Real Madrid started with sharp attacks from the first minute. Rodrygo could score his debut goal in the Champions League and double in two minutes. Rodrygo was incredible in the first 10 minutes as he got two assists from Marcelo. In the 7th minute, Real Madrid was leading with two goals.

On the 13th minute, the Referee pointed to the penalty spot. Sergio Ramos went and scored his “panenka.”  Fans wanted to see Rodrygo’s hat-trick earlier without penalty, but Ramos is captain, and he decided to shoot the penalty kick.

On 44th minute, Rordrygo dribble through defenders and could give assist to Benzema. The French striker scored another tap-in goal this season, and Rodrygo got first assist in the Champions League.

2nd half of the match

Real Madrid was attacking in the second half as players wanted to score more. Eden Hazard had two genuine moments in the second half but could not convert those shots.

On 81st minute, Real Madrid scored the fifth goal. Dani Carvajal went into the penalty area of Galatasaray and assisted to Benzema. Karim scored two goals and did his job correctly.

Everyone thought five goals were enough, but Rodrygo had another plan in mind. Rodrygo scored his third goal at the last minute of the match. Benzema gave the youngster a beautiful pass, and Rodrygo scored with the left foot. Overall, Rodrygo scored a “perfect hat-trick.” The youngster could score goals with right and left foot and beautiful header.