Champions League: Kroos' Gives Madrid Win Over Galatasaray
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Real Madrid managed to get their first Champions League win of the season as Toni Kroos’ deflected first-half strike earned them a 1-0 win at Galatasaray.

Despite being without Gareth Bale and Luka Modric, Madrid produced a professional display against a Galatasaray team that put up a fight but were ultimately made to rue a lack of quality in the final third.

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The European giants were greeted by a banner that read ‘your nightmare is back again’ and the home side certainly caused them some problems, but Lady Luck smiled on Zinedine Zidane’s men as Kroos opened the scoring with a deflected strike on his 100th Champions League appearance.

Former Chelsea star Eden Hazard should have made it two in the second half but he hit the crossbar, though luckily for him Gala were unable to make the most of the let-off, as Madrid moved up to second in Group A.