Nov 27, 2013 at 7.45pm UK at ​Estadio Santiago Bernabeu
Real Madrid
4-1
GalatasarayGalatasaray
Bale (37'), Arbeloa (51'), di Maria (63'), Isco (81')
Arbeloa (54')
Ramos (26')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Bulut (38')
Melo (36')

Result: Real Madrid thrash Galatasaray with 10 men

Real Madrid score four against Galatasaray to wrap up qualification from Group B.

Real Madrid have qualified for the knockout stages of the Champions League after thrashing Galatasaray with 10 men.

Real Madrid's Gareth Bale celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Galatasaray during their Champions League group match on November 27, 2013© Getty Images

The home side should have taken the lead with only four minutes on the clock. Gareth Bale was released through on goal, but after advancing into the penalty area, he curled his shot wide.

After that, Madrid continued to have the majority of the play, but they failed to fashion another clear opening.

With 20 minutes gone, Carlo Ancelotti's men had had a huge 65% of the possession, while Galatasaray's one attempt had flown high over the bar.

However, Madrid were reduced to 10 men when Sergio Ramos was given his marching orders for tugging back Umut Bulut after the striker had beaten the defender to a high ball.

Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos is sent off against Galatasaray during their Champions League group match on November 27, 2013© AFP

Ancelotti responded by bringing on defender Nacho for Jese, but it was Real Madrid who were soon celebrating the game's first goal.

Felipe Melo gave away a free kick 30 yards from goal, which Bale gratefully placed into the corner of the net.

However, the lead lasted for barely a minute. Didier Drogba pinged the ball to Bulut, who escaped the home defence before sliding his shot past Iker Casillas.

Los Blancos needed only five minutes of the second half to restore their advantage. Angel di Maria teased the away defence down the left before sliding the ball into the box for Alvaro Arbeloa to score from six yards.

Real Madrid's Alvaro Arbeloa celebrates after scoring his team's second goal against Galatasaray during their Champions League group match on November 27, 2013© AFP

Arbeloa missed a chance for his second, but the home fans didn't have long to wait for the next goal. Isco and Arbeloa linked up well and fed the ball to Di Maria, who found the back of the net from 12 yards.

Isco then wrapped up victory and qualification to the knockout stages with the fourth of the night. The Spaniard brought down a high ball, before advancing past a defender. His attempted shot was blocked, but he regained possession and rolled the ball in.

Real Madrid's Gareth Bale celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Galatasaray during their Champions League group match on November 27, 2013
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