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Real Madrid Win To Ease Pressure On Zidane

Real Madrid collected their first Champions League victory of the season at Galatasaray to ease the pressure on manager Zinedine Zidane.

The La Liga side suffered a shock league defeat against Mallorca at the weekend and had failed to win their opening two group games, with reports in Spain suggesting Frenchman Zidane could be sacked if they lost in Istanbul.

But Toni Kroos' deflected first-half strike following Eden Hazard's cutback was enough to seal the three points.

Real's win moves them up to second in Group A, five points behind leaders Paris St-Germain who eased past club Bruges.

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