Champions League

Angel nets it for Real Madrid

2010-09-29 01:42
Angel Di Maria (File)

Auxerre - Real Madrid were made to wait as a late Angel Di Maria goal earned them a 1-0 win at Auxerre in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Second-half substitute Di Maria volleyed home from inside the area nine minutes from time to send Real top of the Group G standings on six points.

Auxerre were on the back foot throughout the match but proved dangerous on the break and under-pressure Real defender Pepe even headed the ball against his own post from a cross shortly before Di Maria broke the deadlock.

Real Madrid next face AC Milan at home on Oct. 19, while Auxerre travel to Ajax Amsterdam. Ajax held Milan to a 1-1 draw in the other match in the group on Tuesday.

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