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Xabi Alonso fouled by Alain Traore, the ref awards a free kick. Xabi Alonso takes the free kick.
Ireneusz Jelen takes a shot. Junior Marcelo gets a block in.
Foul by Delvin Ndinga on Sami Khedira, free kick awarded. Junior Marcelo restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Angel Di Maria on Benoit Pedretti. Direct free kick taken by Benoit Pedretti.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Angel Di Maria. Stephane Grichting restarts play with the free kick.
Alain Traore produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty area and misses left.
The ball is swung over by Cedric Hengbart, Garcia Sergio Ramos makes a clearance.
Dennis Oliech sends in a cross, clearance made by Kleper Pepe.
Angel Di Maria is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Cedric Hengbart restarts play with the free kick.
Kamel Chafni leaves the field to be replaced by Julien Quercia.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Mesut Ozil on Benoit Pedretti. Benoit Pedretti restarts play with the free kick.
Xabi Alonso concedes a free kick for a foul on Cedric Hengbart. Gonzalo Higuain goes off and Mahamadou Diarra comes on. Benoit Pedretti crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, comfortable save by Iker Casillas.
Alvaro Arbeloa challenges Kamel Chafni unfairly and gives away a free kick. Alain Traore delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing.
Junior Marcelo has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide left of the target.
Alain Traore concedes a free kick for a foul on Xabi Alonso. Alain Traore receives a yellow card. Kleper Pepe takes the direct free kick.
Angel Di Maria scores a goal from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Auxerre 0-1 Real Madrid.Assist on the goal came from Mesut Ozil.
Inswinging corner taken by Xabi Alonso, save by Olivier Sorin.
The ball is delivered by Angel Di Maria, Cedric Hengbart gets a block in.
Alain Traore sends in a cross.
Alain Traore comes on in place of Steven Langil.
A cross is delivered by Angel Di Maria.
The offside flag is raised against Ireneusz Jelen. Garcia Sergio Ramos restarts play with the free kick.
Ireneusz Jelen booked.
The referee blows for offside against Gonzalo Higuain. Free kick taken by Olivier Sorin.
Ireneusz Jelen is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Iker Casillas.
Angel Di Maria is brought on as a substitute for Lassana Diarra.
The ball is crossed by Steven Langil.
Unfair challenge on Kamel Chafni by Lassana Diarra results in a free kick. Benoit Pedretti takes the free kick.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Dennis Oliech. Free kick taken by Iker Casillas.
Inswinging corner taken by Xabi Alonso from the left by-line, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Cristiano Ronaldo goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Unfair challenge on Mesut Ozil by Steven Langil results in a free kick. Cristiano Ronaldo produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, save by Olivier Sorin.
Unfair challenge on Benoit Pedretti by Lassana Diarra results in a free kick. The referee shows Lassana Diarra a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Adama Coulibaly.
Shot by Cristiano Ronaldo. Save by Olivier Sorin.
Sami Khedira gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adama Coulibaly. Free kick taken by Olivier Sorin.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Dennis Oliech on Junior Marcelo. Iker Casillas restarts play with the free kick.
Ireneusz Jelen produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.
Garcia Sergio Ramos challenges Ireneusz Jelen unfairly and gives away a free kick. Garcia Sergio Ramos goes into the book. Free kick crossed right-footed by Benoit Pedretti from right channel.
A cross is delivered by Alvaro Arbeloa.
Mesut Ozil is brought on as a substitute for Karim Benzema.
Kamel Chafni crosses the ball, Dennis Oliech produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.
Sami Khedira produces a cross, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Alvaro Arbeloa goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Alvaro Arbeloa delivers the ball, Olivier Sorin makes a comfortable save.
Lassana Diarra gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kamel Chafni. Adama Coulibaly takes the free kick.
Cedric Hengbart sends in a cross, Iker Casillas makes a save.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Gonzalo Higuain. Free kick taken by Olivier Sorin.
Benoit Pedretti takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Cristiano Ronaldo makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Lassana Diarra on Steven Langil. Stephane Grichting takes the free kick.
Corner taken by Junior Marcelo played to the near post, Dariusz Dudka makes a clearance.
Ireneusz Jelen on for Roy Contout.
The ball is crossed by Steven Langil, save made by Iker Casillas.
Shot from 25 yards from Dariusz Dudka. Save by Iker Casillas.
Shot by Benoit Pedretti from 12 yards. Save by Iker Casillas.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kamel Chafni by Lassana Diarra. Dariusz Dudka produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.
Cristiano Ronaldo takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.
Foul by Dennis Oliech on Garcia Sergio Ramos, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Garcia Sergio Ramos.
Cristiano Ronaldo concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephane Grichting. Free kick taken by Olivier Sorin.
Benoit Pedretti gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lassana Diarra. Direct free kick taken by Xabi Alonso.
Handball decision goes against Cristiano Ronaldo. Cristiano Ronaldo is shown a yellow card. Stephane Grichting takes the free kick.
Xabi Alonso fouled by Benoit Pedretti, the ref awards a free kick. Xabi Alonso restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Lassana Diarra on Delvin Ndinga. Delvin Ndinga takes the direct free kick.
Volleyed left-footed shot by Junior Marcelo. Olivier Sorin makes a save.
Effort on goal by Lassana Diarra from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
Junior Marcelo challenges Cedric Hengbart unfairly and gives away a free kick. Benoit Pedretti crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.
The ball is sent over by Alvaro Arbeloa, clearance made by Roy Contout.
Effort on goal by Gonzalo Higuain from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Junior Marcelo by Roy Contout. Junior Marcelo restarts play with the free kick.
Xabi Alonso takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Cedric Hengbart.
Centre by Karim Benzema, blocked by Dariusz Dudka.
Unfair challenge on Benoit Pedretti by Lassana Diarra results in a free kick. Stephane Grichting takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Junior Marcelo on Dariusz Dudka. A cross is delivered by Benoit Pedretti, Delvin Ndinga has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
The official flags Gonzalo Higuain offside. Olivier Sorin takes the free kick.
Effort from the edge of the box by Cristiano Ronaldo goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Kleper Pepe is ruled offside. Direct free kick taken by Olivier Sorin.
Kamel Chafni gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sami Khedira. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Xabi Alonso from right wing.
Gonzalo Higuain takes a shot. Blocked by Stephane Grichting. Corner from the left by-line taken by Xabi Alonso, save by Olivier Sorin.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Xabi Alonso, Sami Khedira takes a shot.
Lassana Diarra takes a shot. Kamel Chafni gets a block in.
Junior Marcelo crosses the ball.
Delvin Ndinga fouled by Lassana Diarra, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Stephane Grichting.
Shot from outside the box by Lassana Diarra misses to the left of the goal.
Shot from 20 yards by Cristiano Ronaldo. Olivier Sorin makes a save.
The ball is delivered by Steven Langil.
The ball is sent over by Junior Marcelo.
The match begins.
The half-time whistle blows.
The game restarts for the second half.
The referee signals the end of the game.
Madrid back in Euro action
Real Madrid resume their Champions League campaign against Auxerre on Tuesday night determined to rediscover their goalscoring touch against the stuttering French side at the Stade de l'Abbe-Deschamps.
Although they are still unbeaten under new coach Jose Mourinho with four wins from six competitive games, Madrid are yet to really impress and are surprisingly finding goals hard to come.
Madrid netted over 100 times in La Liga alone last season but they have struck just eight times in the league and Champions League this season.
Creating chances and shooting opportunities has not been a problem for the Spanish giants, but finding the back of the net has and Mourinho, who has started with the attacking quartet of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gonzalo Higuain, Angel Di Maria and Mesut Ozil in the last four games, admits it is a concern.
Speaking after seeing his side held to a goalless draw by promoted Levante on Saturday, the former Inter Milan boss said: "We created so many chances, some very good, and obviously I'm worried because you need to score to win.
"There is no problem tactically, but we aren't scoring. It's not due to the quality of the players because we all know they are players with lots of goals in them, but at this moment we can't score. That's my only concern."
Full-back Marcelo is confident Madrid will soon be making the most of their opportunities, though.
The Brazilian told AS: "Our only problem is the ball isn't going in, but there's no need for us to worry because it is just a question of time until the goals come. There needs to be patience.
"Maybe it's not going in for us because we lack a little freshness and calmness. We are training and playing every day and we have almost no time to rest.
"This could be the main reason because up front we have players of undoubted quality and experienced goalscorers."
Madrid will be hoping for better against an out-of-sorts Auxerre as Mourinho's men look to build on their opening Group G win over Ajax - a match in which the Spanish side had countless efforts on goal but could only net twice in a 2-0 victory.
Auxerre are still searching for their first win after seven Ligue 1 matches, with five draws and two defeats - their worst start since the 1986/87 season - leaving them in 17th place in the standings.
At the weekend they were held 2-2 at home by Nancy despite leading 2-0 after 11 minutes thanks to a brace from Dennis Oliech.
"We have to quickly win a game so that we regain confidence," coach Jean Fernandez told www.rmc.fr after the weekend draw.
"I am a little worried about what we saw tonight and at the start of the season. If we play defensively against Real as we played tonight, it will be difficult for AJA."
Fernandez's side have shipped 10 league goals so far and are yet to keep a clean sheet, and that could be a good sign for goal-shy Madrid, who were knocked out of the competition by French opposition last season as Lyon consigned them to a sixth successive exit at the last-16 stage.
In their first Champions League match, Auxerre lost 2-0 to AC Milan at the San Siro following a second-half brace from Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Angel heaven sent for Real
Substitute Angel Di Maria made the overdue breakthrough to earn Real Madrid a deserved 1-0 Champions League win at Auxerre.
The winger volleyed in Mesut Ozil's cross nine minutes from time to settle what had looked set to be a frustrating match for the Spanish side.
And Marcelo's block from Ireneusz Jelen ensured there was no late twist and Real could celebrate a second straight victory - and clean sheet - in Group G.
The visitors started well, Auxerre keeper Olivier Sorin parrying Cristiano Ronaldo's early drive before Lassana Diarra lashed wide.
The France midfielder had another effort blocked by defender Kamel Chafni and Sami Khedira failed to get enough purchase on his header from the resulting Xabi Alonso corner.
Gonzalo Higuain had a close-range effort blocked by Stephane Grichting as Madrid's dominance continued, and Ronaldo was off target with a volley from the edge of the box.
Marcelo's foul on Dariusz Dudka handed Auxerre a rare opportunity, but Benoit Pedretti's free-kick was headed wide by Delvin Ndinga.
Madrid reasserted their dominance, though, and Higuain and Diarra flashed shots off target before Sorin was forced to repel Marcelo's volley.
Ronaldo was booked for handball and then shot over, before Auxerre launched a pre-interval salvo. Dudka smashed a free-kick into the wall before Pedretti's effort was fumbled by Iker Casillas, with the French side unable to latch onto the rebound.
Dudka drew another save from the Spain goalkeeper but the interval arrived with no score.
Auxerre introduced fit-again star striker Jelen for Roy Contout before the restart and, after Alvaro Arbeloa headed over for the visitors, the Pole dragged a shot wide from 20 yards.
Ronaldo then came to the fore as Madrid sought a breakthrough, threatening three times in five minutes.
Sorin held his fierce drive and then parried away an equally well-struck free-kick for a corner. The Portugal star also met Alonso's flag-kick, but his header was over the crossbar.
Real boss Jose Mourinho sent on summer signings Ozil and Di Maria in a bid to break the game open, and the two substitutes combined to crucial effect in the 81st minute.
Germany World Cup star Ozil delivered the ball from the right and Argentina star Di Maria met the cross with a volley which flashed past Sorin to break the deadlock.
Casillas held Pedretti's free-kick and Marcelo blocked Jelen's injury-time effort as Auxerre were unable to deny Madrid the points.
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