Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Spanish giants to crush Croatia may not detect the leading rubber stamp in Table D

A brace from Karim Benzema and Jose Callejon, plus a further goal from Gonzalo Higuain and Mesut Ozil helped Real Madrid 6-2 win over emphasized Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League Group D at the Estadio Bernebeu, clinching top spot in this process.

The home team the best possible start and scored in the first minute of the match. Ozil found space on the byline and cut a pass into the box for Benzema to be a cool touch and slot the ball into the bottom right corner to score a historic victory for Real in the Champions League.

Jose Mourinho's side doubled the lead five minutes. Crossfield great pass from Ozil had found the head of Jose Callejon, who flicked the ball to jump to Benzema. The Frenchman then quickly turned around and returned to pass his teammate stress drives the ball into the left corner.

Things from bad to worse for Zagreb just three minutes later. Lassana Diarra has played a ball into space for Higuain down the right side of the box. The Argentine then drove forward before cleverly turned inside and fun flicking the ball over the oncoming goalkeeper Ivan Kelava with his weaker foot.

German international Ozil then made it 4-0 for the hosts in 20 minutes. Higuain showed impressive power against challenges from the right wing before lashing a shot on goal with his left foot. Kelava managed to make savings but Ozil take and pass the ball rebound into the open goal.

Real Madrid started the second half exactly the same way it started first and damaged the spirit of Zagreb with an early goal, and it may not have been in simpler fashion. Raphael Varane ball cut through the protection of Zagreb from his own half and Callejon ball before driving forward and passing the ball into the right corner.

The local people made it 6-0 in the 66th minute courtesy of a superb location of the link to play outside of the box Zagreb. Benzema close to the pins of Argentina Higuain and flicked the ball back into the path of his teammates went through the target and track the ball nicely into the corner.

However, Zagreb gathered in the last ten minutes and can take two consolation goals. Fatos Beqiraj appear 81 minutes with a great score with a near post header after latching on a well-placed cross by Luis Ibanez. The Croatia also scored in the dying minutes of the game after Milan Badelj took advantage of some miscommunication in the ranks of Madrid slipped a cross to send back to Ivan Tomacek smuggling across the street.

Real Madrid retain top spot in Group D after notching up 15 points from five matches and will progress as group winners. Dinamo Zagreb found themselves bottom of the team with five losses in five games.

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