Rodrygo had the game of a lifetime against Galatasaray

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Rodrygo scored a sensational hat-trick and the fastest two goals in Champions League history on Wednesday as Real Madrid humiliated Galatasaray 6-0.

Ahead of the reverse fixture at the Bernabeu, Zidane said: "We're always excited to play at home in front of our fans".

The attacking trifecta is unlikely to be tinkered with, meaning the impressive Rodrygo gets another start.

It must be remembered that Zinedine Zidane doesn't know what it feels like to be knocked out of the Champions League as a coach, having won it every single time he has entered a team into it since taking charge of Los Merengues.

In doing so he became the youngest player to score a ideal hat-trick in the competition at 18 years 301 days, smashing the record set by Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe, who was 20 years and 306 days old when he hit his treble against Club Brugge in October.

After scoring the fastest ever league goal by a Real debutant in September - a sumptuous control and finish after 94 seconds - he now has his name etched into the European record books too. There is likely to be one change in defence, however, with Marcelo expected to replace Ferland Mendy on the left side of the Real Madrid defence.

He was supposed to be introduced gradually to the senior team by playing first for Castilla, the club's B team, and there was confusion earlier this season when one weekend he turned out for neither.

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If Chelsea lose this one, they could slip to third and would head to Valencia knowing they realistically need to win to progress. Chelsea are second in Group H of the Champions League , stage on six factors with Ajax after three video games.

"Rodrygo has the same individual qualities as Vinicius but the thing that marks the difference between them is when it comes to finishing; in that aspect Rodrygo is much stronger", he said recently. The Turkish team had one shot on goal and has now played 360 minutes in the competition without scoring.

There will be sturdier opponents than Galatasaray, who offered Madrid a way back into this group by losing 1-0 at home last month and put up precious little resistance here. Rodrygo, who recorded four interceptions in the first win over Galatasaray, picked off a poor back-pass and sent in an instinctive low cross to Benzema, who tapped home Real's fourth.

Real are second in Group A with seven points from four games.

Benzema then added a fifth late in the second half, leaving Rodrygo to complete his incredible treble in injury-time.

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