Ronaldo, Bale lead Real Madrid to win and perfect group-stage record
MADRID (AP) — Goals by Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale helped Real Madrid to a 4-0 victory over 10-man Ludogorets Razgrad on Tuesday and a clean sweep of six wins in Group C of the Champions League.
Madrid, which had already won the group, stretched its winning streak to 19 matches and equaled its 100 percent European group-stage record achieved under Jose Mourinho in 2012.
Ludogorets forward Marcelinho was sent off for stopping Raphael Varane's goal-ward shot with an arm and Ronaldo converted the penalty in the 20th minute.
Bale headed in off the crossbar from Toni Kroos' corner in the 38th for his fifth goal in five matches. Alvaro Arbeloa added Madrid's third in the 80th, and Alvaro Medran scored in the 88th to complete the rout.