Having dropped points against Club Brugge at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu in their only home Champions League fixture to date, a victory was required for Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid against Galatasaray. They did just that and in emphatic style.

It took only five minutes for youngster Rodrygo Goes to open the scoring, adding a second literally a couple of minutes later with a smart header. Sergio Ramos then took a penalty, won by Toni Kroos after Steven N’Zonzi tripped him on the edge of the box, with Karim Benzema adding a fourth on the stroke of half-time. In the second half, Benzema struck again with a neat tap-in, whilst Rodrygo would secure his hat-trick with the last kick of the game in similar fashion.

This tactical analysis will consider the tactics of both sides, Real Madrid and Galatasaray, as Zidane’s men overcame Fatih Terim’s team in a 6-0 win. The analysis of this UEFA Champions League fixture will use statistics to see how the game was won.

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