Tuesday April 9, 2013 Quarter-final Finished Türk Telekom Arena

Galatasaray 3 - 2 Real Madrid

  • Eboué 57’
  • Sneijder 70’
  • Drogba 72’
  • Cristiano Ronaldo 8’, 90’

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    • Galatasaray
    • Real Madrid
    • 90+4' FULL TIME. Madrid are beaten 3-2 on the night but two goals from Ronaldo prevented a sensational comeback from Galatasaray.
    • 90+4' Amrabat goes into the book late on for a rough challenge on Ronaldo.
    • 90+3' GOAL! Galatasaray 3-2 Madrid (3-5)! Ronaldo hammers home to end Gala's resistance as he converts at the near post following a Benzema cut-back. That's that, finally.
    • 90+2' Amrabat hammers a shot wide of the post from range as Gala run out of ideas.
    • 90+1' We will have three added minutes in Istanbul as Gala head wide from a free-kick.
    • 90' Arbeloa sees red for Madrid! Two bookings for the defender and Madrid will have to see out the game with 10 men.
    • 87' Drogba leaps to meet a deep cross at the back post but even he can't leap high enough to get anything on it. The striker has had a fantastic night.
    • 86' The game is slipping away from Gala now, and two goals look to be beyond them, but what a memory they will have courtesy of their tremendous performance in the second half here.
    • 84' Madrid are looking to keep possession now and neutralise Gala, who have found chances harder to come by.
    • 82' Madrid look to tighten things up as Raul Albiol comes on for Mesut Ozil.
    • 81' GOAL DISALLOWED! Drogba has the ball in the back of the net for Gala but the striker was well offside when the pass was made.
    • 80' More attacking reinforcements arrive as Johan Elmander replaces Eboue.
    • 79' Momentum is draining out of this game a bit now - Gala need to keep up the pressure.
    • 77' Eboue is down rubbing his leg after taking contact but the right-back is okay to continue.
    • 75' Modric dinks a lovely ball over the top for Ronaldo and he brings the ball down before lashing his shot narrowly over. Madrid need some respite as they look horribly shaky here. There's still a long way to go, but...
    • 74' Madrid make a change as Karim Benzema replaces Higuain.
    • 73' Galatasaray just need two more now and Madrid are rocking.
    • 72' GOAL! Galatasaray 3-1 (3-4) Real Madrid! DROGBA WITH A STUNNING BACKHEEL! The cross comes in from the right and Drogba spins and flicks the ball into the far corner and past Lopez with the back of his boot.
    • 71' GOAL! Galatasaray 2-1 (2-4) Real Madrid! Sneijder with a lovely touch and finish. The Dutchman nutmegs Varane with a gorgeous first touch 20 yards from goal and then runs around the defender to finish into the bottom corner.
    • 69' Crucial defending from Di Maria as he heads away from a Sarioglu cross that for a second looks to be finding the man at the back post.
    • 68' Gala pressing forward incessantly. Can't help but feel that Madrid will pick them off soon on the break.
    • 66' Drogba can't beat the wall with his free-kick but when the ball comes back into the box his side-footed effort is too weak. Pepe clatters him after the ball has gone but it's not a penalty.
    • 65' Higuain gives away a free-kick 25 yards out and Drogba likes it...
    • 64' Eboue now sends in a cross from the right as Gala continue to pile on the pressure, but Varane does enough to put off Drogba in the centre of the goal.
    • 63' That would really have made things interesting. Now Gala make a change as Sabri Sarioglu comes on for Bulut.
    • 62' HUGE CHANCE FOR GALA! The ball finds Sneijder completely unmarked in the centre of the box but with Lopez at his mercy he criminally side-foots the ball well wide of the post.
    • 60' Well, who expected Eboue to produce something like that tonight? Not many I suspect. It was reminiscent of a goal he once scored against Sunderland in the League Cup - though much better.
    • 59' That was an outrageous effort from Eboue, who had otherwise had a stinker across the two legs. Gala need another four though.
    • 58' GOAL! Galatasaray 1-1 Real Madrid (1-4)! SENSATIONAL GOAL FROM EBOUE! The former Arsenal man latches onto a loose ball 20 yards from goal and sends a piledriver into the top corner! Wow!
    • 57' Now Di Maria takes the ball forward in the same move and plays a fine pass to Ronaldo. He tries to dig out a shot but gets his legs in a mess and kicks the ball against his own foot.
    • 56' Brilliant from Di Maria as he spots Sneijder hesitating on the ball and leaps in to steal it away.
    • 55' Now Riera is guilty of a poor challenge on Di Maria as he chops the winger's legs from behind. Strangely no yellow card but Di Maria is left wincing.
    • 54' Khedira is moving gingerly but it doesn't look as though he will have to join Essien in the treatment room.
    • 53' Khedira looks to have hurt his back in that contact with the Gala defender as he landed awkwardly. This is a concern.
    • 52' Khedira pops up in an unlikely position on the left wing but the defensive midfielder can't carve out across under pressure from his marker.
    • 51' Stat from Opta: "Galatasaray have not scored more than one goal in any of their four Champions League home games this season (one win, two draws, one defeat)."
    • 50' Muslera off his line quickly to boot the ball away after Madrid threaten to get in behind. The Uruguayan keeper has been pretty decent so far tonight.
    • 49' Inan lines one up from long range but his thumping effort flies well over the bar.
    • 47' Lopez comes for a high ball and drops it under pressure from Drogba but the Madrid keeper is rather fortunate to earn a free-kick.
    • 47' Gala have made a change at the break with Altintop replaced by Nordin Amrabat.
    • 46' KICK OFF!
    • - What did you make of the first half? Are Madrid looking like possible European Cup winners? Let me know on Twitter now. Follow Tom Adams (@tomEurosport) on Twitter
    • 45+2' HALF TIME. Ronaldo's early goal killed off any hopes of a sensational comeback by Galatasaray and Madrid are cruising towards the semi-finals for the 24th time.
    • 45+1' Gala have grown into this game and have enjoyed a couple of half-chances towards the end of the half, but it's been Madrid's 45 minutes.
    • 45' We will have two added minutes.
    • 44' Eboue goes into the book as we approach the end of the first half in Istanbul.
    • 43' Di Maria tries to find Ronaldo with a diagonal pass from the right but his ball has too much on it for the forward and Muslera claims it.
    • 41' Another chance for Gala as this time Bulut hammers a shot over the bar from the edge of the box on the turn. That's better from the home side.
    • 40' Drogba on the stretch but the striker can't quite get a clean shot away as he tries to latch onto a ball through the middle of the box.
    • 39' Ooh, now this is interesting. Dortmund have just equalised through Robert Lewandowski. Borussia Dortmund v Malaga LIVE
    • 38' CHANCE FOR GALA! Sneijder finds a pocket of space on the edge of the box and fires in a low effort that bounces into the arms of Lopez with little fuss.
    • 37' Sneijder is looking lively enough but Gala's final ball just hasn't been good enough. Drogba also hasn't seen enough of the ball. Not that it really matters, but, well, you know...
    • 36' Stat from Opta: "Galatasaray have conceded exactly two goals in each of their last four European home games against Spanish opposition."
    • 35' In tonight's other quarter-final, Malaga have taken a shock lead at Dortmund, who now must score twice. You can follow that game with us too. Borussia Dortmund v Malaga LIVE
    • 33' After a long, long delay, Sneijder makes a fake run over the ball and Selcuk Inan drives his attempt into the wall and behind for a corner.
    • 32' Sneijder wins a free-kick 25 yards from goal and this is in a decent position...
    • 31' Here comes the change and Arbeloa will now be up against a former Liverpool team-mate in Riera.
    • 29' Oh dear, Michael Essien appears to have done his hamstring and Alvaro Arbeloa is going to be coming on for Madrid.
    • 28' Drogba and Sneijder involved in an encouraging move for the hosts but Altintop's cross from the right is headed away after he receives the ball from Sneijder.
    • 27' Ozil takes the ball into the left channel but runs out of space. Madrid regain possession and Khedira finds Higuain in the box before a Gala defender sticks a boot in to clear.
    • 26' This has been pretty one-sided so far. I can't think of a genuine chance for Gala.
    • 25' That really was a tremendous stop by Muslera.
    • 24' MADRID GO CLOSE! Ronaldo releases Di Maria with a superb back-heel but the winger sees his goal-bound effort tipped over by a fine reaction save from Muslera.
    • 23' Stat from Opta: "Galatasaray have struck the woodwork seven times, more than any other side in the Champions League this season. The ex-Real Madrid midfielder Hamit Altintop has been the most unfortunate (three shots against the woodwork)."
    • 21' Melo - always a liability - gives away a free-kick when charging into Coentrao but Madrid can't make anything significant of the set-piece.
    • 20' Sneijder goes into the book for showing dissent after Eboue is penalised for a foul on Coentrao.
    • 18' Essien is knocked to ground by a sliding challenge from Melo and gets a slap on his bum from the Brazilian for good measure.
    • 17' The ball bounces to Mesut Ozil in space in the box but the Germany star is caught offside.
    • 16' Riera now tries to feed in a cross from the left but his delivery can't match Sneijder's and Essien blocks with his head. Now Melo only just fails to find the run of Sneijder into the box.
    • 15' Great defending from Varane! The young France international makes an important intervention to clear from a wicked Sneijder cross from the right.
    • 14' I don't imagine this is going to be much of a spectacle as Madrid will be quite happy chugging along. To their credit, Gala still look dangerous.
    • 13' Hamit Altintop begins to dictate play in front of the Madrid box and pings a pass in for Bulut before sliding one wide to Drogba after getting it back. Drogba's cross is poor though.
    • 12' Raphael Varane prods Ronaldo into action with a neat pass right through the heart of the Gala midfield. The lay-off finds Modric and he brings Di Maria into the game with a gorgeous pass off the outside of his boot. Essien ruins a fine move with a terrible cross though.
    • 11' Stat from Opta: "Real Madrid have scored the most goals in the Champions League this season (22) and Cristiano Ronaldo is the top-scorer of the competition so far (10 goals)."
    • 10' Just to underline, as Madrid now have an away goal that leaves Galatasaray needing five to progress. No chance. This is conclusively a done deal.
    • 9' Ronaldo goes in search of a second and drills one in from long range. Muslera is equal to this one though.
    • 8' GOAL! Galatasaray 0-1 Real Madrid (0-4)! That could well be that. Ronaldo bags his 10th in the competition this season as he sidefoots home on the volley from close range following a neat cut-back from Sami Khedira. The German midfielder had far too much space in the box.
    • 7' Loud whistles from the home side greet spells of Madrid possession. A cross comes in and the visitors win a corner when Higuain challenges in the air. Muslera punches the corner away.
    • 6' Here comes Emmanuel Eboue but the former Arsenal man slips just as he approaches the box. That's a waste.
    • 5' Luka Modric has looked lively early on and he wins a free-kick in the centre of the park for Madrid.
    • 4' Nothing comes of the corner but that showed just what Madrid are capable of. The best counter-attackers in the European game.
    • 3' CHANCE FOR MADRID! Such a quick counter, as per usual, as Ronaldo feeds Di Maria to the right. His quick pass comes in for Gonzalo Higuain but Fernando Muslera comes off his line to block. The ball is loose and Di Maria digs out a shot but it deflects wide.
    • 2' Albert Riera checks back to find Wesley Sneijder and the Dutchman delivers a dangerous cross that Fabio Coentrao just about sees out at the back post. Goal-kick.
    • 1' Gala look to have carved out a chance after only 20 seconds but Didier Drogba is penalised for a foul as Umut Bulut prepares to pull the trigger from outside the box.
    • 1' KICK OFF! Real Madrid decked out in their traditional white, attacking right to left.
    • 19:45 The two teams emerge from the tunnel at the Turk Telekom Arena as Gala and Madrid have their date with destiny. It will take something huge to stop this tie being decided in favour of the men from Spain though.
    • 19:40 Have Galatasaray got a hope in hell of getting through? Let me know on Twitter now. Follow Tom Adams (@tomEurosport) on Twitter
    • 19:35 If Galatasaray get the first goal then, roared on by their fans, it could get interesting. Otherwise there will be very little suspense. Tonight's other game is evenly poised at 0-0 though, so keep an eye on that one too. Borussia Dortmund v Malaga LIVE
    • 19:30 Time for some Opta stats: "Real Madrid have never won in Turkey in European competition (one draw, one defeat). Galatasaray have not scored more than one goal in any of their four Champions League home games this season (one win, two draws, one defeat). Real Madrid have only failed to score once in their last 34 Champions League games and have managed to score in their last 16 away CL games."
    • 19:25 Jose Mourinho: "We expect a sold out stadium with a very intense environment tomorrow. Although the fans could be intimidating, me and my players thrive in that kind of atmosphere. Before the first leg matches at this quarter-final stage, I thought all eight teams were equal. However, my view has been changed. Barcelona, Real Madrid, Juventus and Bayern Munich are one step ahead of others - I give each of these teams a 25 per cent chance of winning the Champions League."
    • 19:20 Selcuk Inan says Galatasaray will give everything to beat Real Madrid, even if doing so by the required 4-0 scoreline looks unlikely, to say the least. If they progress it could well be the biggest upset in the history of the competition. FULL STORY.
    • 19:15 Mourinho opts for Diego Lopez in goal over Iker Casillas - continuing the Spain captain's unexpected first-team exile this season. Michael Essien also gets a start at right-back as Pepe comes into defence for the suspended Sergio Ramos and Luka Modric replaces Xabi Alonso, who is also banned. Gala field star signings Wesley Sneijder and Didier Drogba - both of whom have plenty of affection for Mourinho.
    • 19:10 TEAMS: Galatasaray: Muslera, Eboue, Gokhan Zan, Semih Kaya, Riera, Inan, Felipe Melo, Altintop, Sneijder, Drogba, Umut Bulut. Subs: Iscan, Balta, Sarioglu, Yilmaz, Kurtulus, Amrabat, Elmander. /// Real Madrid: Lopez, Essien, Pepe, Varane, Coentrao, Khedira, Modric, Di Maria, Ozil, Ronaldo, Higuain. Subs: Casillas, Marcelo, Arbeloa, Albiol, Callejon, Benzema, Morata.
    • 19:05 Jose Mourinho has never lost a quarter-final and is aiming to make the last four for the seventh time in his career. Real Madrid have also reached the semis on 23 occasions in the past. It's all a bit much for Gala, especially at home, and they are missing top scorer Burak Yilmaz - who has eight in this season's competition - to suspension.
    • 19:00 Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the second leg of the Champions League quarter-final between Galatasaray and Real Madrid, who lead 3-0 from the first leg. Yep, it's a big, big ask for the home side.
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    Manager: Fatih Terim

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    Manager: José Mourinho

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