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UEFA Champions League: Legia Warsaw 3-3 Real Madrid: 5 Talking Points

Sumedh Pande
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14.19K   //    03 Nov 2016, 09:44 IST
Real Madrid played out an entertaining 3-3 draw against Legia Warsaw

Real Madrid scored their fastest Champions League goal of all time courtesy of a stunner from Gareth Bale with just 58 seconds on the clock. The early lead did not help Madrid take a foothold in the game, as they squandered a two-goal lead against Legia Warsaw.

Karim Benzema doubled the visitors' lead in the first half as Real completely dominated the opening 45 minutes of the game.

Vadis Odidja-Ofoe pulled one back for Warsaw five minutes from the half-time whistle and Miroslav Radovic equalised for the hosts with a toe-poked finish. Warsaw did the unthinkable as Thibault Moulin put them in front with a neat finish. Warsaw's lead was short-lived as the defending champions equalised through Mateo Kovacic, five minutes before full-time to spare the blushes for Real.

Let's take a look at the five talking points from the entertaining game between Legia Warsaw and Real Madrid:

#1 Gareth Bale ran the show for the Los Blancos

Gareth Bale was imposing yet again for the visitors

After signing a massive new contract on Monday which will see the Welshman earning £346,000 per week, Bale celebrated it in fine fashion with a goal and was Real's best attacker on the night.

Playing on the right wing, Bale started the game superbly by scoring a brilliant half volley to give the lead to Real after just 58 seconds. He was a constant threat from the right as Madrid dominated in the first half.

Bale also provided an assist for Karim Benzema who doubled Real's lead after a smart link up play between the two. Bale troubled Warsaw's keeper Arkadiusz Malarz regularly and should have doubled his lead in the second half but a fine save from Malarz stopped the Welshman.

If Mesut Ozil's goal was exemplary on Tuesday night, Bale's opener was a close contender to the German's goal.

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Sumedh Pande
An avid Premier League watcher with specialization in transfer news and post match analysis. Follow European and Indian football with minute attention with one eye on the world of cricket.
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