Real Madrid and Galatasaray went head to head in the Champions League last night and despite losing Sergio Ramos to a red card in the first half an hour, Madrid still comfortably stormed to victory.
Gareth Bale stood up to the plate with Madrid missing Cristiano Ronaldo and put the Spaniards 1-0 up with a superb free kick. The Turkish side didn't wait around to put themselves back into contention and when Didier Drogba set up Umut Bulut to put the Turkish side level, it was game on.
However, once the second half kicked off there was only one side in it, and it wasn't the side with 11 men on the pitch.
Real Madrid stormed home to victory in the second half with goals from Arbeloa, Di Maria and Isco, leaving Didier Drogba left red faced infront of his old boss.
Carlo Ancelotti has been in the media recently talking about his time at Chelsea, and in particular 'one he tried to kill' and the treatment of Didier Drogba, where he admitted:
''One time Drogba arrived 30 minutes late for a game, so he didn't play but the key is mutual respect''
and the Ivorian international fell short of shoving the words of his former boss down his throat, and instead had to endure a stinging assessment of him and his side.
Ancelotti admitted after the game he was surprised:
''After being left with 10 players on the pitch, I didn't expect a game of that easiness.
''We made some changes in our system. My team reacted well in the second half and that's how we won it.''
The former Chelsea front man now faces a huge game against Juventus if he is to take Galatasaray into the last 16 of the Champions League, while Carlo Ancelotti can relax knowing his side are definitely through.
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