07 Diciembre, 2017
Borja Mayoral opened the scoring for Real and Cristiano Ronaldo doubled the lead five minutes later.
Dortmund equalized with two goals by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, one in each half, but Lucas Vazquez got the winner in the 81st minute at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. Real takes on Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League at 2:30 PM ET so don't miss it. As for Der BVB, they're on course to end the group stage without a win.
It was the 32-year-old's 114th Champions League goal, extending his record as the competition's all-time highest scoring player. And, regardless of his exceptional form, letting him go after just a single season would no doubt cause unrest among the supporters. All questions will be answered after this match, so fans better tune in to watch.
Ironically, it is not Ronaldo's most prolific performance in the group stage, with his record still standing at 11 goals, set in the 2015/16 season.
Headed to the Europa League are third-place finishers Atletico Madrid, CSKA Moscow, Celtic, Sporting, Napoli, Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig and Spartak Moscow. "Now we will put everything we have into the Europa League". Tottenham's 3-1 win on Nov. 1, which followed a 1-1 draw on Oct. 17, gives the Spurs the advantage in case of a tie.
Aubameyang equalized early in the second half with a shot over Keylor Navas after his initial attempt was stopped by the Madrid goalkeeper.
"Portugal always had talented players in the past, but they didn't believe they had a chance when they faced the big national sides like Brazil or Germany", said Portuguese sports commentator Luis Freitas Lobo. "I think that's good for our confidence".
Although something of a dead rubber for Real - they are already guaranteed to finish as runners-up in Group H - Wednesday's game presented Ronaldo with an opportunity to get one over on rival Lionel Messi.
MF Dani Ceballos, 6 - Came on for the rapidly fading Kovacic and provided an injection of impetus.