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Real Madrid beat Basel 5-1

  • In an impressive start to their Champions League campaign, title holders Real Madrid beat Basel 5-1 with a flurry of goals in the first half, reports say.

    Gareth Bale was in striking form, and scored a goal in the 30th minute after an own goal by Marek Suchy opened Real’s account. The very next minute, Bale led Cristiano Ronaldo to a third goal. James Rodriguez and Karim Benzema scored the fourth and fifth goals for Real in the 36th an 79th minutes, respectively.

    The loan goal from the Swiss side came in the 38th minute from Derlis Gonzalez.

     


    Tagged as: Champions League, Real Madrid, Basel, goals, Gareth Bale, Marek Suchy, Cristiano Ronaldo, James Rodriguez, Karim Benzema, Derlis Gonzalez, sports news