Saturday May 21, 2011 Day 38 Finished Bernabéu

Real Madrid 8 - 1 UD Almería

  • Cristiano Ronaldo 4’, 77’
  • Adebayor 31’, 52’, 73’
  • Benzema 48’, 63’
  • Joselu 87’
  • Uche 33’

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  1. Ronaldo sets new record in Real romp

    Ronaldo sets new record in Real romp

    Cristiano Ronaldo set a new La Liga record of 40 goals in a season as Real Madrid flogged Almeria 8-1 in their final match of the season. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Real Madrid
    • UD Almería
    • 90' Nothing added. There goes the final whistle. 8-1 to Real. They finish their season in second spot. Almeria are relegated. All over. Thanks for joining us this evening.
    • 89' Surely no time to be added.
    • 87' Mourniho smilng when Joselu netted that final goal of the match.
    • 86' Referee can blow any time now. This is a joke of a football match.
    • 85' A lovely cross from Ronaldo to set up the young man. An 8-1 lead now for Real. What a going over this has been.
    • 84' GOAL FOR REAL! Joselu joins the party as he slams a shot past Esteban. What a finish by the youngser.
    • 83' Off goes Benzema to be replaced by Joselu.
    • 82' Well if Man City do pay £150 million for Ronaldo this summer, they will be getting some player. A record-breaking player after this season.
    • 80' A real mismatch this one. Serious mismatch in La Liga. Not the type of contest that gives too much credibility to the Spanish League.
    • 79' Not much life in this Almeria side. Real content on piling on the pressure. Benzema almost on the end of a Sergio Ramos cross. As the ball flies across goal.
    • 78' Adebayor hits the bar with a thumping shot. Ronaldo tries to follow up, but he is offside from the rebound.
    • 77' Don't think there will be much time added to this one, if any. On we go here. Almeria just want out of there.
    • 76' Jesús Fernández replaces Dudek, who has played his final game for the Spanish club. Nice way to go out. He is given a guard of honour by the Real players.
    • 75' Almeria backed off and backed off, and Ronaldo made them pay. A 7-1 lead now for the home side, who have now netted 100 goals in La Liga this season.
    • 74' Make that two from Ronaldo! GOAL FOR THE PORTUGUESE STRIKER! Stunning effort. His 40th goal in La Liga this term.
    • 73' Just to recap for you. Three goals from Adebayor, two from Benzema and one from Ronaldo.
    • 72' Ozil almost beyond Silva, but the ball just fails to break kindly for him. Real not relaxed yet on a 6-1 lead.
    • 71' Real one short of the ton for the league season. Wouldn't bet against them getting it in the last 20 minutes.
    • 70' GOAL FOR REAL! 6-1 now as Granero's corner is nodded on by Pepe for Adebayor to convert. Awful defending it must be said.
    • 69' Some decent play involving Granero and Alonso as Real earn a 13th corner of the game.
    • 68' Mourinho's facial expressions have changed very litte in this second period. All going according to plan and then some.
    • 67' Real now with an astonishing 21 shots on goal. It is a minor miracle how this is only 5-1.
    • 66' Ronaldo dances down a flank. Fine run and shot, but he knocks over the bar when a cross would have been the better option.
    • 65' Free header from Sergio Ramos, but that is a great stop from Esteban to tip over the bar. Fine save!
    • 64' Real on the attack there, but an offside flag goes up against Benzema.
    • 63' A booking for Ortiz for a late challenge on Arebeloa. Can have few complaints about that one. Was late.
    • 62' Another excellent move from Real as Benzema crossed for Adebayor to head over the bar. Just too good from the home team.
    • 61' Ramos played the ball to Ronaldo. Ronaldo to Adebayor. Adebayor to Ronaldo and his cross was played in to the path of Benzema to side foot home. Wonderful move.
    • 60' GOAL FOR REAL! Stunning goal for Real! Wonderful finish from Bezema to make it 5-1 for Real.
    • 59' Real looking for two more goals to finish the season with 100 from their La Liga campaign - two more goals than champions Barcelona.
    • 58' Granero replaces Kaka for Real with Crusat departing to be replaced by Fabian Vargas.
    • 57' Think there is a change or two coming for the home side. Ronaldo fouls Silva in the air from Benzema's cross. Just wide with a header there.
    • 56' Alonso with the corner from some distance out, but that is food and drink for Estaban who collects with ease. On we go with Real on the attack.
    • 55' Real boss Mourinho out on the touchline making his point about something or other. Not really sure what to be honest.
    • 54' Real back on the attack. Ozil's corner is nodded wide by Adebayor. Free header. Should have been a 5-1 lead for Real there, but wide of the target.
    • 53' A 4-1 lead for the home team. There are more goals in this game. Almeria look like a broken lot. They have shipped 66 goals in La Liga this term.
    • 52' GOAL FOR REAL! Number four of the night for the home side. Lovely play by Ronaldo to skip past Esteban. His shot was flicked on to a post by Garcia, but Adebayor follows up to smack home the volley.
    • 51' Ronaldo just wide of goal with a shot. That had some pace on it, but was always wide of the target.
    • 50' Alonso brings down Bernardello with a late tackle and is booked for that one.
    • 49' Pepe comes across to put the ball out of play as Uche tried to advance down a flank. Ronaldo limping out there at the moment.
    • 48' GOAL FOR REAL! Benzema cuts his way through the Almeria defence to prod the ball beyond Esteban for the third goal. Really weak defending by Almeria.
    • 47' Amost an equaliser at the start of the second half as Corona hits the outside of a post with a header. Nice move by the visiting side.
    • 46' Real Madrid get the second half off and running. Last 45 minutes of a long and unforgiving season for both of these clubs.
    • 45+1' Not even a minute added. Real head to the dressing room with a 2-1 lead. Well on top. Should be a few more goals to come.
    • 44' A minute or so to be added to the half.
    • 43' Quick feet by Ronaldo to chip the ball up for Benzema. Good control by the French striker, but he lifts his effort over the bar.
    • 42' Bit of jostling in the area between Sergio Ramos and Carlos Garcia. Don't want to see that sort of stuff in a meaningless match.
    • 41' Benzema sees a shot hammer off a visiting shirt and fly up over the bar. Ball hit Silva before flying over.
    • 40' More noise in a snooker hall, but so far so good for Real. A 2-1 lead, but they are not exactly needing to be at their brilliant best out there.
    • 39' Benzema seemed to push Crusat in the face there. Good job the referee did not spot that. Real back up the other end.
    • 38' Corona tries to lift the ball up and over the home wall, but failed to get the required lift on the shot as it flies straight into a posse of white shirts.
    • 37' Sergio Ramos is guilty of taking Corona out of the play with a late challenge. Free-kick for Almeria on the edge of the area.
    • 36' Superb cross from Ozil on the run. Really asked questions of the visiting defenders, but Silva is alert to knock the ball out of play.
    • 35' Almeria getting a lot of joy down their left flank. Every time they go down the Real right, there are chances to put in crosses.
    • 34' Superb play by Ronaldo to set up Benzema. His shot cracks the bar! Good save from Esteban! He got a vital touch on that shot.
    • 33' Think Alonso was looking for Adebayor there with that free-kick, but he seems to have overcooked that delivery by some way. Ball out of play.
    • 32' Not going to make a huge difference to this match surely as Uche takes out Ozil with a cynical late challenge.
    • 31' GOAL FOR ALMERIA! Would you believe it. A goal for the visiting side. Crusat's cross deflects off the head off Sergio Ramos and drops kindly for Uche to prod beyond Dudek.
    • 30' Just a case of how many Almeria are going to ship in this one. They look fragile every time the home team mount an attack.
    • 29' Great little ball by Ozil to play in the big striker and he had an easy task to net there.
    • 28' GOAL FOR REAL MADRID! All too easy as Adebayor as he slips the ball under the exposed Esteban for the second of the night.
    • 27' Adebayor gives his markers the slip to race in on goal. Tries to place the ball in the net, but Estaban dives to make a decent stop.
    • 26' Ozil goes for goal from distance, but manages to hit Ronaldo on the back. Still Real push out there.
    • 25' Benzema turned Sivla inside out there, but Almeria hack the cross clear.
    • 24' Dudek appearing in his final match for Real before he leaves the club, but he could be sitting up in the stands. Benzema showing off his considerable skills.
    • 23' Lovely piece of thinking from Ronaldo. Just fails to pick out the run of Adebayor and Benzema who were lining up at the back post.
    • 22' Good piece of defending by Silva to deal with the corner from Alonso. Almeria can't get out here.
    • 21' Lovely sweeping move from the home side sees Benzema slip in Ronaldo on the run. Narrow angle and Esteban does enough to turn the shot behind.
    • 20' Crusat comes up with a late challenge on Pepe and Real have a free-kick.
    • 19' Real earn themselves a second corner of the match. Thrown deep by Ozil, but Sergio Ramos has nodded that wide of goal. Free header again for Real.
    • 18' Real dominant as you would expect in a home match. Lovely ball by Alonso as he picked out Ronaldo from 40 yards away. Real continue to push and probe.
    • 17' Benzema on the charge there for Real. Great run and shot from the French striker, but he has knocked that shot over the bar.
    • 16' Strong goalkeeping skills from Estaban to come out and make the punch with Ronaldo lurking. Ball continues to make its way back to the visiting goal.
    • 15' Almeria with only six wins from the season. Whatever happens tonight, they will finish a forgettable season at the bottom of La Liga.
    • 14' Good block there by Silva to divert the shot from Ozil before he wins a header seconds later, but Almeria camped in their own half.
    • 13' Real break to the other end as Ozil sees a shot deflected behind off an opposing player. Real content to keep the ball and go backwards.
    • 12' Crunching late tackle by Benzema to bring down Luna, but Corona's free-kick comes to a big fat nothing.
    • 11' Not exactly overflowing with fans for this one. A dead rubber, but the home team would like to collect three points.
    • 10' Corona goes for goal from 25 yards, but he screws his shot wide of goal. Worth a bash, it must be said.
    • 9' Alonso goes in late on Crusat and the visiting side have a free-kick, but a poor delivery from Corona is easliy clasped by Dudek.
    • 8' Real on course to finish the season only four points adrift of Barcelona after the Spanish champions completed their campaign with a 3-1 win over Malaga earlier this evening.
    • 7' Ronaldo trying to latch on to another ball over the top, but it spins off the surface and drops behind for a goalkick to the visiting side.
    • 6' Great free-kick in their from Xabi Alonso. Real quality delivery. This is already looking like a long night for Almeria. Ronaldo now holds the record for the Spanish league with 39. He had already equaled the all-time record jointly held by Real Madrid's Hugo Sanchez, from the 1989/90 season and Athletic Bilbao striker Telmo Zarra in 1959/60.
    • 5' GOAL FOR REAL! Ronaldo taps the ball home from close range. Ramos wins a header at the back post and he heads the ball down for his team-mate to convert.
    • 4' Ronaldo showing some fine close control as he rampages down a wing. Plenty of Almeria bodies already behind the ball. 11 in their own half
    • 3' Crusat catches Sergio Ramos with a late challenge as Real try to get quickly into their stride out there.
    • 2' Early chance for Crusat to stun the home fans in the opening seconds of the match, but he pulls his shot wide of the target. That was a chance for the visitors from the edge of the area, but no goal.
    • 1' Almeria get us off and running in this one as Mourinho disappears into the home technical area.
    • 18.57 Teams on their way out for this one. Real in white, Almeria in red and white stripes. Ronaldo looking to break the record for the most goals in a season in Spain's top division.
    • 18.55 Claims this morning in the newspapers that Real Madrid are considering selling Cristiano Ronaldo for a whopping £150 million to Manchester City in the summer. Could this be his final match in a Madrid jersey? Time will tell. Read about it below. Paper Round: Ronaldo to be sold for £150m
    • 18.50 Good evening and welcome to live coverage of Real Madrid's final match of the season at home to Almeria.
  • Summary

    • 84' GOAL FOR REAL! Joselu joins the party as he slams a shot past Esteban. What a finish by the youngser.
    • 74' Make that two from Ronaldo! GOAL FOR THE PORTUGUESE STRIKER! Stunning effort. His 40th goal in La Liga this term.
    • 70' GOAL FOR REAL! 6-1 now as Granero's corner is nodded on by Pepe for Adebayor to convert. Awful defending it must be said.
    • 65' Free header from Sergio Ramos, but that is a great stop from Esteban to tip over the bar. Fine save!
    • 61' Ramos played the ball to Ronaldo. Ronaldo to Adebayor. Adebayor to Ronaldo and his cross was played in to the path of Benzema to side foot home. Wonderful move.
    • 60' GOAL FOR REAL! Stunning goal for Real! Wonderful finish from Bezema to make it 5-1 for Real.
    • 54' Real back on the attack. Ozil's corner is nodded wide by Adebayor. Free header. Should have been a 5-1 lead for Real there, but wide of the target.
    • 52' GOAL FOR REAL! Number four of the night for the home side. Lovely play by Ronaldo to skip past Esteban. His shot was flicked on to a post by Garcia, but Adebayor follows up to smack home the volley.
    • 51' Ronaldo just wide of goal with a shot. That had some pace on it, but was always wide of the target.
    • 48' GOAL FOR REAL! Benzema cuts his way through the Almeria defence to prod the ball beyond Esteban for the third goal. Really weak defending by Almeria.
    • 47' Amost an equaliser at the start of the second half as Corona hits the outside of a post with a header. Nice move by the visiting side.
    • 36' Superb cross from Ozil on the run. Really asked questions of the visiting defenders, but Silva is alert to knock the ball out of play.
    • 34' Superb play by Ronaldo to set up Benzema. His shot cracks the bar! Good save from Esteban! He got a vital touch on that shot.
    • 31' GOAL FOR ALMERIA! Would you believe it. A goal for the visiting side. Crusat's cross deflects off the head off Sergio Ramos and drops kindly for Uche to prod beyond Dudek.
    • 28' GOAL FOR REAL MADRID! All too easy as Adebayor as he slips the ball under the exposed Esteban for the second of the night.
    • 27' Adebayor gives his markers the slip to race in on goal. Tries to place the ball in the net, but Estaban dives to make a decent stop.
    • 26' Ozil goes for goal from distance, but manages to hit Ronaldo on the back. Still Real push out there.
    • 21' Lovely sweeping move from the home side sees Benzema slip in Ronaldo on the run. Narrow angle and Esteban does enough to turn the shot behind.
    • 19' Real earn themselves a second corner of the match. Thrown deep by Ozil, but Sergio Ramos has nodded that wide of goal. Free header again for Real.
    • 17' Benzema on the charge there for Real. Great run and shot from the French striker, but he has knocked that shot over the bar.
    • 5' GOAL FOR REAL! Ronaldo taps the ball home from close range. Ramos wins a header at the back post and he heads the ball down for his team-mate to convert.
    • 2' Early chance for Crusat to stun the home fans in the opening seconds of the match, but he pulls his shot wide of the target. That was a chance for the visitors from the edge of the area, but no goal.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Real Madrid

    Manager: José Mourinho

  • UD Almería

    Manager: Roberto Olabe

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • J. Dudek Substitution Out (78′)
      • S. Ramos
      • Pepe
      • R. Albiol
      • Á. Arbeloa
      • X. Alonso Yellow Card
      • Kaká Substitution Out (61′)
      • M. Özil
      • Cristiano Ronaldo Goals×2
      • E. Adebayor Goals×3
      • K. Benzema Goals×2 Substitution Out (85′)

      Subs

      • R. Carvalho
      • J. Collado Substitution In78′
      • E. Granero Substitution In61′
      • Pedro León
      • S. Canales
      • Joselu Substitution In85′ Goal
      • Mandi
    • Starting line-up

      • Esteban
      • J. Ortiz Yellow Card
      • Carlos García
      • M. Silva
      • A. Luna
      • H. Bernardello
      • H. Pellerano Substitution Out (82′)
      • P. Piatti
      • Corona
      • A. Crusat Substitution Out (61′)
      • K. Uche Goal Substitution Out (82′)

      Subs

      • S. Acasiete
      • H. Goitom Substitution In82′
      • F. Vargas Substitution In61′
      • Juanito
      • M. Jakobsen
      • J. Ortiz Substitution In82′
      • Diego Alves
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