Basel 0 – Real Madrid 1: Los Blancos earn 15th consecutive win

Basel 0 – Real Madrid 1: Los Blancos earn 15th consecutive win


Real Madrid earned their 15 consecutive win in all competitions and sealed the first spot of their group in the Champions League thanks to a goal from Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Portugal international moved level with Los Blancos legend RaulGonzalez in the tournament’s all-time leading scorers ranking.

Los Blancos dominated from the start, with almost all the regular starters in their line-up. Carlo Ancelotti was expected to rest many players, but in the end he only rotated the defenders and the goalkeeper.

The visitors took the lead ten minutes before half-time following a great play from Karim Benzema. The Frenchman dribbled past two defenders and linked up with Ronaldo, who bundled home from close range.

It was Ronaldo’s 71st goal in the Champions League. The Portuguese is now the second goalscorer in history, levelled with Raul and trailing Leo Messi by three goals.

Ronaldo was denied a second goal after half-time as Tomas Vaclik made a good save. The hosts had chances to equalise, but Keylor Navas put in a great performance to keep a clean sheet.

Gareth Bale could have made it 0-2 with 15 minutes remaining but he hit the bar with his shot.