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Kamel Chafni challenges Sanchez Pedro Leon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ezequiel Garay takes the free kick.
Karim Benzema finds the net with a goal from just outside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Real Madrid 4-0 Auxerre.
Close range effort by Sanchez Pedro Leon misses to the right of the goal.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Julien Quercia by Ezequiel Garay. Kamel Chafni takes the direct free kick.
Effort from deep inside the area by Karim Benzema misses to the left of the goal.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ezequiel Garay on Alain Traore. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Kamel Chafni from right channel.
Valter Birsa takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.
Dennis Oliech takes a shot. Save by Alvaro Arbeloa.
(Real Madrid) makes a substitution, with Ezequiel Garay coming on for Junior Marcelo.
The referee blows for offside against Frederic Sammaritano. Antonio Adan takes the free kick.
Karim Benzema finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Real Madrid 3-0 Auxerre.(Real Madrid) makes a substitution, with Garcia Pablo Sarabia coming on for Cristiano Ronaldo. Roy Contout leaves the field to be replaced by Julien Quercia. The assist for the goal came from Mahamadou Diarra.
Goal scored by Karim Benzema from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Real Madrid 3-0 Auxerre.(Real Madrid) makes a substitution, with Garcia Pablo Sarabia coming on for Cristiano Ronaldo. Roy Contout goes off and Julien Quercia comes on. Lassana Diarra provided the assist for the goal.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Frederic Sammaritano by Mahamadou Diarra. Alain Traore delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, save by Olivier Sorin.
Shot by Junior Marcelo from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
Foul by Cristiano Ronaldo on Alain Traore, free kick awarded. Olivier Sorin restarts play with the free kick.
Frederic Sammaritano comes on in place of Benoit Pedretti.
Jean-Pascal Mignot gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Raul Albiol. Free kick taken by Raul Albiol.
Shot from just outside the area by Dennis Oliech goes over the bar.
Kamel Chafni takes a shot. Antonio Adan makes a save.
Kamel Chafni produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alvaro Arbeloa by Kamel Chafni. Mahamadou Diarra takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Junior Marcelo by Dennis Oliech results in a free kick. Antonio Adan takes the free kick.
Effort from outside the penalty box by Roy Contout goes wide right of the goal.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Benoit Pedretti on Lassana Diarra. Lassana Diarra takes the free kick.
Effort from the edge of the box by Dennis Oliech goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Cristiano Ronaldo scores a goal from the edge of the penalty box high into the middle of the goal. Real Madrid 2-0 Auxerre.Assist on the goal came from Junior Marcelo.
Lassana Diarra concedes a free kick for a foul on Benoit Pedretti. Direct free kick taken by Benoit Pedretti.
(Real Madrid) makes a substitution, with Antonio Adan coming on for Jerzy Dudek.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Roy Contout. Free kick taken by Alvaro Arbeloa.
Adama Coulibaly has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.
Short corner taken by Benoit Pedretti from the left by-line.
Dennis Oliech takes a shot. Save made by Jerzy Dudek.
Corner taken by Benoit Pedretti from the right by-line played to the near post, Jean-Pascal Mignot has a header from deep inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.
Alain Traore takes a shot. Junior Marcelo gets a block in.
Mahamadou Diarra shown a yellow card. Foul by Mahamadou Diarra on Valter Birsa, free kick awarded. Benoit Pedretti delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Raul Albiol manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ricardo Carvalho on Roy Contout. Free kick taken by Dariusz Dudka.
Esteban Granero takes a shot. Save by Olivier Sorin.
Cristiano Ronaldo takes a shot. Save made by Olivier Sorin.
Jean-Pascal Mignot shown a yellow card. Jean-Pascal Mignot gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Raul Albiol. Jerzy Dudek takes the direct free kick.
Unfair challenge on Alvaro Arbeloa by Stephane Grichting results in a free kick. Sanchez Pedro Leon takes the direct free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Benoit Pedretti, Adama Coulibaly challenges Raul Albiol unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jerzy Dudek restarts play with the free kick.
Karim Benzema takes a shot. Blocked by Stephane Grichting.
Valter Birsa takes a shot. Alvaro Arbeloa gets a block in.
Benoit Pedretti challenges Cristiano Ronaldo unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Lassana Diarra.
Raul Albiol is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Roy Contout fouled by Raul Albiol, the ref awards a free kick. Benoit Pedretti takes the free kick, Jean-Pascal Mignot takes a shot. Jerzy Dudek makes a save.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lassana Diarra by Dennis Oliech. Junior Marcelo restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Esteban Granero to the near post, clearance made by Adama Coulibaly.
Roy Contout is caught offside. Jerzy Dudek takes the indirect free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Benoit Pedretti, clearance by Lassana Diarra.
Sanchez Pedro Leon sends in a cross, Cristiano Ronaldo has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide left of the target.
Dennis Oliech gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Junior Marcelo. Free kick taken by Junior Marcelo.
Esteban Granero takes a shot. Valter Birsa gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Esteban Granero, save by Olivier Sorin.
Sanchez Pedro Leon takes a shot. Blocked by Valter Birsa. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Esteban Granero, save by Olivier Sorin.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Roy Contout. Free kick taken by Junior Marcelo.
Karim Benzema finds the net with a headed goal from close range. Real Madrid 1-0 Auxerre.Cristiano Ronaldo provided the assist for the goal.
The ball is sent over by Cristiano Ronaldo, clearance by Adama Coulibaly.
Shot from outside the area by Mahamadou Diarra misses to the left of the goal.
Esteban Granero delivers the ball, clearance by Alain Traore.
Stephane Grichting challenges Alvaro Arbeloa unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Cristiano Ronaldo.
Corner taken right-footed by Esteban Granero from the right by-line, Close range headed effort by Mahamadou Diarra clears the crossbar.
Lassana Diarra gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dennis Oliech. Olivier Sorin takes the direct free kick.
Unfair challenge on Alvaro Arbeloa by Kamel Chafni results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mahamadou Diarra.
The game gets underway.
The referee blows for half time.
The game restarts for the second half.
The match has reached full-time.
Fernandez support for Mourinho
Auxerre coach Jean Fernandez feels Jose Mourinho can count himself unlucky to be banned for their Champions League clash at the Bernabeu, claiming all he has done is look out for the best interests of his team.
Mourinho will be missing from the dugout after being found guilty of improper conduct by UEFA over the dismissals of Xabi Alonso and Sergio Ramos in Madrid's last Champions League outing against Ajax.
Alonso and Ramos allegedly deliberately incurred second bookings for time-wasting late on in the 4-0 win over Ajax to give themselves a clean slate for the knockout stage
Fernandez said: "Mourinho is not the only coach who has acted like that.
"The sanction seems a little excessive to me. I would've done the same but as I'm not Mourinho I would not have had such an impact in the media.
"Everyone looks for the best for their team."
Alonso and Ramos are banned against Auxerre, while also missing for the Spanish giants are the injured Gonzalo Higuain, Angel Di Maria, Sami Khedira, Kaka, Fernando Gago and Sergio Canales, while Iker Casillas has been rested.
All that is good news for the French side, who will need to upset the odds if they are to continue in Europe after Christmas.
With Madrid guaranteed to finish in first place and AC Milan assured of second spot, the only remaining battle in Group G heading into the final round of fixtures is between and Ajax and Auxerre for third place and entry into the Europa League.
Ajax currently hold the upper hand, lying one point above the Ligue 1 side, and that means they will need to better the Dutch giants' result away to Milan if they are to claim third.
Getting anything out of their trip to the Spanish capital will not be easy, though, with Madrid having won their last 13 competitive matches in front of their own fans, scoring 44 goals in the process and conceding just seven.
Nevertheless, Auxerre captain Benoit Pedretti insists his side are giving nothing up for lost.
He said: "We've not come to the Bernabeu as tourists but to do the best we can.
"It's a fact of football that if you look at the two teams there is no point of comparison. We will give it everything we can, we will work hard, be united and try to score. We've come to get a good result.
"We have quality players who can keep the ball and we can cause Real Madrid danger. Our team isn't bad at all. The key will be to have a good base in defence and then try to attack."
Taking Mourinho's place on the bench will be assistant coach Aitor Karanka, who also took charge as the Portuguese served a two-match domestic touchline ban recently following his dismissal in the Copa del Rey game against Real Murcia.
In the two games that Mourinho was sitting in the stands, Madrid beat Sporting Gijon 1-0 away and Athletic Bilbao 5-1 at home.
Benzema hits hat-trick in romp
France international Karim Benzema struck a hat-trick as Real Madrid helped send Auxerre tumbling out of Europe with a 4-0 win - their fifth victory in six games in Champions League Group G.
Benzema, who has struggled for goals since joining Madrid in a big-money move from Lyon in the summer of 2009, netted in the 11th, 72nd and 88th minutes while in-form Cristiano Ronaldo was also on the scoresheet at the Bernabeu.
The result means Madrid finish the group stages with 16 points out of a possible 18, but for Auxerre it is the end of the road after they lost out to Ajax in the race for third place and a Europa League berth.
Having already assured themselves of top spot prior to the game Madrid, for whom coach Jose Mourinho was serving a one-match touchline ban, opted to give some of their fringe players a chance against the French outfit.
The rejigged Madrid started well nevertheless and Mahamadou Diarra, captain for the evening, headed a decent chance over before the hosts took the lead in the 11th minute.
Ronaldo did well down the left before sending over an inch-perfect cross that the stooping Benzema headed into the roof of the net from just a yard out.
That was Madrid's 300th Champions League goal, and just the fourth of the season in all competitions for Benzema.
In contrast to the struggling Frenchman, top scorer Ronaldo had netted 21 goals already this campaign coming into the game and he should have made it 22 when he flung himself at Pedro Leon's right-wing cross but saw his header shave the right-hand post.
Madrid did not have it all their own way in the opening period though, and they were indebted to stand-in goalkeeper Jerzy Dudek for keeping them in front.
The veteran Pole, making a rare appearance for the Spanish giants, did superbly to keep out Jean-Pascal Mignot's downward header with his foot in the 26th minute.
He then produced an equally brilliant save in the 43rd minute to tip behind Dennis Oliech's low drive.
Dudek's night would end soon after that, however, as he was forced to be substituted after receiving a blow to the face in a collision with an Auxerre forward, Antonio Adan the man to replace him.
Auxerre did not get the chance to test the newcomer before they found themselves 2-0 down, though, as Madrid netted just five minutes into the second half.
Marcelo played a good pass across the edge of the area to Ronaldo, who took one touch before slamming an unstoppable shot past Olivier Sorin and into the roof of the net.
Madrid added a third goal in the 72nd minute to ensure beyond any doubt that they would be celebrating a 14th successive home win in all competitions.
Mahamadou Diarra lofted a pass to Benzema, who drilled in a low shot that Sorin got a hand to but was just unable to keep out.
Sorin can consider himself unfortunate not to have saved that, but the 29-year-old must have wanted the ground to swallow him up in the 88th minute as he gifted Benzema the chance for his treble.
In looking to return possession to a team-mate, Sorin passed the ball straight to Benzema to the right of the area and the Madrid striker coolly lobbed the ball into an empty net to complete his hat-trick.
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