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(Video) Real Madrid 5-1 Basel: Comfortable Win Eases Pressure On Carlo Ancelotti

All the goals and debate from Real Madrid vs Basel…

The pressure of consecutive La Liga defeats was eased tonight as Real Madrid brushed aside Basel in the opening match of their Champions League campaign.

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Real Madrid took the lead early on when Marek Suchy deflected Luka Modric’s shot into his own goal:

Former Tottenham duo Modric and Gareth Bale soon linked up to score Madrid’s second:

Within a minute, Cristiano Ronaldo made it three:

James Rodriguez got his first Champions League goal for Madrid, tapping in from close range:

Only for Basel to hit back moments later:

Karim Benzema complete the scoring by slamming home the fifth:

Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has been highly criticised in the last couple of weeks, despite last season’s success. What fate would have awaited the Italian had he failed to secure victory tonight?

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