Melo surprised by Madrid rout
Galatasaray midfielder Felipe Melo has admitted he didn’t expect Real Madrid to defeat the Turkish side so emphatically in their Champions League opener.
Los Merengues ran out 6-1 winners at the Türk Telekom Arena, with Cristiano Ronaldo netting a hat-trick.
“I feel upset and sad, because this was a result nobody expected,” Melo commented after the game.
“And half an hour into the game, who would have predicted 6-1?”
Galatasaray were knocked out of the Champions League at the quarter-final stage by Real Madrid last season and sit bottom of Group B after the first round of fixtures.