The Champions League holders will be desperate to get back to winning ways after a poor run of form compounded by defeat to Atletico at the weekend.Real Madrid vs Basel highlights.
Real Madrid will attempt to put aside underwhelming La Liga form as they begin their Champions League defence versus Basel on Tuesday.
Claims that Carlo Ancelotti’s men lost their balance with the close-season departures of Angel Di Maria and Xabi Alonso have been strengthened by a spluttering start to 2014-15. Real Madrid vs Basel 5-1 all goals video.
Real Madrid vs Basel 5-1 Live Commentary
90′ It’s 5 – 1 as the referee blows for full-time.
90′ Taulant Xhaka (FC Basel) gets a yellow card.
90′ Illarramendi for Real Madrid gets in a strike but fails to hit the target.
90′ Real Madrid have been awarded a corner by Damir Skomina.
89′ In Madrid FC Basel attack through Derlis Gonzalez. The finish is off target, however.
86′ Derlis Gonzalez for the away team is judged to be offside.
85′ Pepe (Real Madrid) has received a first yellow card.
83′ Paulo Sousa (FC Basel) is making a third substitution, with Matias Delgado replacing Fabian Frei.
82′ Javier Hernandez is replacing Karim Benzema for the home team.
81′ FC Basel are pushing forward but Derlis Gonzalez’s finish is wide of the goal.
79′ That’s a fine assist from Cristiano Ronaldo.
79′ Goal! Real Madrid extend their lead to 5 – 1 through Karim Benzema.
78′ Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo is whistled for offside at Santiago Bernabeu.
77′ Nacho for Real Madrid drives towards goal at Santiago Bernabeu. But the finish is unsuccessful.
77′ FC Basel’s Derlis Gonzalez misses with an attempt on goal.
76′ Corner awarded to FC Basel.
73′ Carlo Ancelotti is making the team’s second substitution at Santiago Bernabeu with Illarramendi replacing Luka Modric.
73′ Paulo Sousa (FC Basel) is making a second substitution, with Breel Embolo replacing Marco Streller.
73′ Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo attacks the ball with his head but his effort fails to hit the target.
73′ Real Madrid have been awarded a corner by Damir Skomina.
72′ Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale gets in a shot on goal at Santiago Bernabeu. But the effort is unsuccessful.
71′ FC Basel are coming forward and Derlis Gonzalez gets in a strike, it misses the target, however.
67′ Derlis Gonzalez gets his shot on target but fails to score for FC Basel.
67′ FC Basel have been awarded a corner by Damir Skomina.
66′ Raphael Varane is replacing Sergio Ramos for Real Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu.
64′ Corner awarded to Real Madrid.
64′ The away team have replaced Walter Samuel with Yoichiro Kakitani. This is the first substitution made today by Paulo Sousa.
61′ Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos breaks free at Santiago Bernabeu. But the strike goes wide of the post.
60′ FC Basel’s Walter Samuel has been booked in Madrid.
57′ In Madrid Real Madrid drive forward through Karim Benzema. His shot is on target but it’s saved.
56′ Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) goes for goal but the shot is blocked by an alert defence.
55′ Mohamed Elneny is booked for the away team.
49′ Marco Streller for FC Basel is whistled offside.
47′ Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid gets in a strike, but is off target.
46′ The second-half has just kicked-off.
45′ Derlis Gonzalez for FC Basel gets in a strike but fails to hit the target.
45′ The first half has been concluded at Santiago Bernabeu.
45′ Marco Streller is back on the pitch.
45′ Play has been resumed.
44′ The match has been stopped briefly for attention to the injured Marco Streller.
42′ Corner awarded to Real Madrid.
39′ FC Basel push forward through Marco Streller, whose finish on goal is saved.
38′ Goal! The away team reduce the deficit to 1 – 4 through a strike by Derlis Gonzalez. .
37′ It’s now 4 – 0 in Madrid as James Rodriguez scores for Real Madrid.
35′ Gareth Bale of Real Madrid is pulled up for offside.
31′ Gareth Bale instrumental with a fine assist.
31′ Goal! Cristiano Ronaldo extends Real Madrid’s lead to 3 – 0.
30′ Luka Modric with an assist there.
30′ Real Madrid take a comfortable 2 – 0 lead thanks to Gareth Bale.
29′ Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo gets in a shot but it is blocked by a FC Basel defender.
28′ Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema has run offside.
27′ Pepe of Real Madrid smashes in a shot on target. The keeper saves, though.
27′ Real Madrid have been awarded a corner by Damir Skomina.
26′ Real Madrid’s Luka Modric is on target but unsuccessful.
26′ Real Madrid have been awarded a corner by Damir Skomina.
25′ Real Madrid are pushing forward but Marcelo’s finish is wide of the goal.
22′ FC Basel’s Behrang Safari misses with an attempt on goal.
21′ Damir Skomina blows against FC Basel’s Marco Streller for offside.
20′ Real Madrid push forward at Santiago Bernabeu and Cristiano Ronaldo gets in a strike. This is blocked, however, by a determined FC Basel defence.
14′ An unfortunate own goal by Marek Suchy makes the score 1 – 0.
11′ FC Basel drive forward but Marco Streller is judged offside.