Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Brazilian defender Marcelo scored the game-winning goal for Real Madrid in a Champions League clash against Viktoria Pizen on Tuesday in Madrid, Spain.
Real Madrid won the matchup 2-1.
Karim Benzema scored the first goal of the match, beating Pizen keeper Ales Hruska with a header in the 11th minute. The score stayed 1-0 through the halftime whistle before Marcelo scored his goal.
Fernando Valverde collected the ball on the play before firing a pass to Gareth Bale inside of the box. Bale heeled the ball back in front of a running Marcelo, who collected the offering and chipped Hrsuka into the far post netting in the 55th minute.
Patrik Hrosovsky added a score for Pizen in the 78th minute but his team could not equalize.
Madrid battles Barcelona at 11:15 a.m. on Sunday at Camp Nou in Barcelona. The reigning Champions League champions face Pizen again at 3 p.m. on Nov. 7 at Doosan Arena in Pilsen, Czech Republic.