Champions League: Karim Benzema's Late Goal Gives Real Madrid Win at Ludogorets

Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty but his eventual strike and a goal from substitute Karim Benzema helped Real Madrid to a 2-1 win.

updated: October 02, 2014 08:19 IST
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Real Madrid's French forward Karim Benzema celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League Group B football match between Ludogorets Razgrad and Real Madrid.


Sofia: Real Madrid needed a 77th-minute goal from substitute Karim Benzema for a 2-1 comeback win at Champions League newcomer Ludogorets on Wednesday, after Cristiano Ronaldo missed one penalty before making amends with a second spot kick.

Ludogorets, unfazed by the star-studded visitors in its first home game in Europe's top-tier competition, surprised the defending champions by taking the lead in the sixth minute.

Ronaldo squandered his first chance to level when his penalty kick was saved by goalkeeper Vladislav Stoyanov in the 10th. But he didn't miss a second time from the spot in the 24th.

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