Real Madrid defender Serigo Ramos started the scoring, with a firm header in the 8th minute. Raul scored his 54th Champions League goal, and made it 2-0 just after the half hour mark.
Brazilian star Robinho made it 3-0 with cracking goal. Steaua hit one back in the 65th minute, when Valentin Badea scored a goal from close range.
Dutch striker Ruud Van Nistelrooy finished the scoring and made it 4-1 to Real.
Both Ronaldo and David Beckham started the match on the bench, but came on for Van Nistelrooy and Guti, near the end of the match.
Fernandes – Saban, Goian, Ghionea, Marin – Nicolita, Paraschiv, Lovin, Bostina – Dica – Badea. Subs: Cernea, Oprita, Petre, Baciu, Thereau, Stancu, Coman.
Casillas – Ramos, Helguera, Cannavaro, Carlos – Robinho, Emerson, Diarra, Guti – van Nistelrooy, Raul. Subs: Lopez, Ronaldo, Bravo, Cassano, Pavon, Beckham, Mejia.