Referee shows a red card to Real Madrid's defender Sergio Ramos (L) during the UEFA Champions League football match Real Madrid CF vs Galatasaray SK at the Santiago Bernabeu
Gareth Bale curls in Real Madrid’s first goal at the Bernabeu

Champions League round-up: Gareth Bale fills Cristiano Ronaldo's boots for 10-man Real Madrid

Gareth Bale struck a superb opening goal for Real Madrid as the Spanish side overcame being reduced to 10 men for more than an hour to beat Roberto Mancini’s Galatasaray 4-1 at the Bernabeu.

45,000 fans will wear Cristiano Ronaldo face masks when Real Madrid face Galatasaray tonight in a show of support for his Ballon d'Or campaign

Real Madrid v Galatasaray: 45,000 Real Madrid fans to wear Cristiano Ronaldo face masks in show of Fifa Ballon d'Or support

Two supporters groups have organised the stunt to support campaign for the forward to win this year's Ballon d'Or award

Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (R) celebrates with Real Madrid's Welsh striker Gareth Bale

Real Madrid v Galatasaray: Champions League match preview

A look ahead to this week’s Champions League match in Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo sporting some unusually shaped head-wear during a session

Champions League: Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo will miss game against Galatasaray

The Portugal international has been in incredible form this season

Chelsea captain John Terry

Chelsea in no rush to open John Terry contract talks despite interest from Galatasaray

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Real Madrid's Welsh striker Gareth Bale (R) celebrates after scoring a goal past Juventus' goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon

With Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid 'are practically assured of three points', claims Iker Casillas

The two most expensive players in the world were on target against Juventus but their side only left with a draw

Cristiano Ronaldo (right) celebrates with Gareth Bale, who created his second goal in the 3-2 win at Rayo Vallecano on Saturday

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Bayern Munich celebrate with the European Cup at Wembley in May

European super league involving Manchester United, PSG and Real Madrid 'will be a reality' in five years

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Roberto Mancini talks with Didier Drogba

Former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini rallies against Juventus on debut as Galatasaray manager

Turkish side leave Turin with 2-2 draw after late goal

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice as PSG beat Benfica
Roberto Mancini failed to build upon last season's success

Roberto Mancini 'very happy' after returning to management with Galatasaray

The former Manchester City manager has agreed a three-year deal with the Turkish outfit

Roberto Mancini

Former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini in talks with Galatasaray

The Italian looks set for a return to management with the Turkish giants

The Sport Matrix: Monday 30 September 2013

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Gareth Bale assesses his injury at the Bernabeu

Gareth Bale misses out on Real Madrid home debut after limping out of warm-up for Getafe match

Bale is yet to play at the Santiago Bernabeu

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