Without Cristiano Ronaldo, unavailable, Real Madrid won 4-1 against the Turks from Galatasaray, on Wednesday evening, November 27, although they played in ten men after 26 minutes when Sergio Ramos was sent off.
Gareth Bale, Arbeloa (who scored a goal and delivered an assist in the same game for the first time in his career), Di Maria and Isco have resolved the fate of a match in which only Umit Bulut managed to score the only goal of the visitors.
After five rounds, Real Madrid has 18 goals, unique performance this season in the UEFA Champions League, which never happened in this competition since 1998, when Manchester United ended the group with 19 goals. But Los Blancos have a match in hand to overcome this number, match that will be played away to FC Copenhagen.
Mathematically qualified before the last round, Galacticos managed a unique performance in European football. They are the only team with more than three appearances in UCL who managed maximum percentage of qualifying from group stage: 100%. Los Blancos have started 22 times in the UEFA Champions League and 22 times reached the knock-out stages. No other European club can boast wih this performance.