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LIVE: Real Madrid v Apoel Nicosia

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Official lineups for the Champions League fixture between Real Madrid and Apoel. BeSoccer

LIVE: Real Madrid v Apoel Nicosia

Patrick Power by Patrick Power @rfutbol - 0 +10k

Join us for live updates of this Champions League clash between Real Madrid and Apoel Nicosia at the Bernabeu.

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93'
Real Madrid get a comfortable win at the Bernabeu. Goals from Ronaldo (2) and Ramos secured a good start to the Champions League campaign.
90'
Ronaldo squared the ball for Mayoral to finish but it was ruled offside.
89'
Farias goes in the book after a tackle on Marcelo.
84'
The striker once again taps in at the back post, but the flag was up for offside.
82'
De Camargo is replaced by Pote.
81'
Whistles from the stands for the Welshman as he is subbed off for Mayoral.
74'
De Camargo shoots wide after Aloneftis managed to break into the box from the left.
71'
Ceballos comes on for Isco. Apoel also make a change, Zahid coming on for Ebecilio.
68'
Hard to see Apoel coming back from this one but they are not backing down. They are leaving spaces for Real though and Isco almost found the bottom corner from 20 yards.
62'
Ebecilio is booked for a tackle from behind on Kroos.
60'
Real Madrid enjoying themselves now. Sergio Ramos raced upfield and his rather feeble attempt at a bicycle kick from two yards wrong-foots Waterman. Three for Real.
59'
The Spaniard also wants to get on the scoresheet. He goes for a curler from outside the box but it whistles over the bar.
53'
Ronaldo went down inside the area and, with everyone appealing for a penalty, Isco's effort is saved by the keeper. Ronaldo is determined to get a hat-trick.
52'
One minute after the first yellow of the game, Sallai also gets booked after bringing down Kroos.
51'
Dani Carvajal goes in the book for a bad foul.
50'
Ronaldo give Waterman no chance. Straight into the bottom left corner and Madrid have their two-goal lead.
49'
The referee points to the spot after the ball appeared to come off Lago's arm in the box.
46'
Carvajal with a cross into the six-yard box and Ronaldo side-foots his finish against the underside of the bar. The striker claimes the ball bounced in off the bar, but the referee waves play on.
45'
Apoel get us underway!
45'
Real Madrid go into the break with a one-goal lead thanks to Ronaldo's strike. Apoeal will be happy with their defensive display. All to play for in the second half.
45'
Ronaldo breaks into the box from the left and as he hits the ball the defender catches his left leg. No penalty given.
45'
Despite Madrid's efforts, Apoel could still cause an upset here. Three minutes of stoppage time are added on and the visitors will want to hang on for the break.
42'
Apoel not giving up here. The midfielder goes for goal but his effort flies wide.
37'
Real Madrid turning up the pressure now. The ball fell to Ronaldo at the edge of the box and he blazed his effort well wide.
33'
Bale with another pinpoint early cross for Ronaldo at the back post. The striker, who was offside, can't connect well and the ball is fired inches wide.
29'
Real Madrid are in possession, but credit to the visitors who have not only come here to defend. Zidane's team want to avoid surprises and are looking for the goal to put the game out of reach.
27'
Ramos with a tough challenge in midfield on De Camargo. Just a warning from the referee.
24'
The Croatian midfielder looks to have a hamstring injury. Best not to take any chances and Toni Kroos comes on.
20'
Kovacic is unable to continue and he limps off.
19'
Having broken the deadlock, Zidane's side can now relax as they knock the ball around at ease. All the pressure on Apoel now.
14'
Once again it was Bale with the cross, and Ronaldo unmarked at the back post. The striker gets his head to the ball but can only direct it at the side-netting.
11'
Apoel created some danger at one end through Ebecilio, but Real were straight up the other end. Isco found Bale out wide and the winger placed an inch-perfect low cross for Ronaldo to finish across goal at the back post.
8'
Marcelo provided the cross from the left, but the Welshman's header was nowhere near Waterman's goal as it sailed over the bar.
5'
The champions of Cyprus in the last five years are struggling to see the ball here. They enjoy a brief spell of possession before giving the ball away cheaply.
3'
Casemiro and Camargo go down after clashing in the air.
2'
Real Madrid on the ball in the early minutes. Apoel will sit back patiently and await their chance.
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Roberto Lago with a thumping strike from 30 yards which almost took Navas by surprise. The Costa Rican keeper parried the ball over the bar for a corner.
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Isco gets the ball rolling here.
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The Champions League theme resounds around the stadium before both sides shake hands. Kick-off moments away...
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Both teams are ready in the tunnel. The Champions League is about to return to this legendary stadium.
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This is how Real Madrid players arrived.
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Tough night for Apoel.
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He's back!
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Real Madrid: Navas, Carvajal, Nacho, Ramos, Marcelo, Casemiro, Kovacic, Modric, Isco, Bale, Ronaldo. Apoel: Waterman, Vouros, Rueda, Carlao, Lago, Sallai, Nuno Morais, Ebecilio, Vinicius, Aloneftis, De Camargo.
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