Real Madrid played some wonderful football in their Champions' League Group F encounter against Legia Warsaw to win their second match in the round robin stage. They were in cruising control, defeating their opponents 5-1 in emphatic fashion.
The Spanish giants went into this match as favourites, and they did not disappoint their fans with some entertaining football. Gareth Bale opened the scoring for Real Madrid in the 16th minute, and then there was no looking back for the home team, who were 3-1 up in the first 45 minutes.
They looked a solid team in all quarters. Lucas Vazquez scored the team's fourth goal, which was followed by Alvaro Morata's goal in the 84th minute. Real Madrid, in the past, might have been dependent on goals from Cristiano Ronaldo, but the star man did not score any against Warsaw, but they still emerged victorious, which is a good sign for the team.
However, Ronaldo did contribute to the team's win with two assists. The Real Madrid man could have his name in the scoresheet, but he missed some decent chances to find the back of the net. Coach Zinedine Zidane was happy with Ronaldo's performance.
"He didn't score today but we have a game in four days' time and I'm sure he'll have chances to score then. I look at Cristiano tonight and he has given two passes for the goals," Sky Sports quoted Zidane as saying.
"That's part of his game. He didn't score tonight, but he scored three days ago and he is contributing. I am happy with him."
Despite the win, Real Madrid are not on top of their group as Borussia Dortmund also won their match against Sporting Lisbon. Real and Dortmund are tied on points (7), but the German side has a superior goal difference, which puts them ahead of the Spanish giants.
The top two teams of the group will automatically feature in the next round of the competition.