Ajax 1 – Real Madrid 4 (Champions League, October 3, 2012) (Alternative highlights.) Cristiano Ronaldo fired Real ahead with a close range finish moments before the halftime whistle. Having finished the first half on a high, Karim Benzema doubled Real’s advantage seconds into the second half with a brilliant scissors-kicked finish. Ajax got a foothold in the match when Niklas Moisander buried a header in a 56th minute corner. Cristiano Ronaldo put the match to bed when he curled a tidy shot into the far corner inside the final 15 minutes, and in the 81st minute Cristiano Ronaldo completed a hat-trick with a lovely dinked over Vermeer.