RELIVE: Schalke vs Real Madrid (UEFA Champions league)

Ahram Online , Wednesday 18 Feb 2015

Ahram Online provided a live coverage for Wednesday's clash between Shalke and Real Madrid in the first leg of the UEFA Champions league round 16

Shalke and Real Madrid
Shalke and Real Madrid

Full time: Schalke 0-2 Real Madrid
: Ronaldo 26', Marcelo 79'

90+3 The referee blows the final whistle, Real Madrid goes into the return leg with a two-goal lead from Germany.

89' The referee gives a three-minute stoppage time 

85' Illaramendi replaces Isco..

82' Arbeloa replaces Carvajal, a like-for-like change by Ancelotti 

79' Marcelo unleashes a stunning right-footed shot from the edge of the box into the top corner following Ronaldo's layoff to double Real's lead.

79' GOOOAAALLLL!!! Marcelo scores!!!!

79' Real's first change of the game sees Chicharito comes in for Benzema.

74' WHAT A CHANCE!!!!! Platte hits the woodwork with a magnificent shot from inside the area as Casillas denies Uchida on the rebound after the ball hit Marcelo.

72' Isca sees his strike miss his target from less than 18 yards...

63' Boateng blasts a strike wide! Kirchhoff is booked by the ref after a foul on Carvajal.

60' 15 minutes into the second half, and both teams seem satisfied with the result!

57' Isco flagged for offside, while Schalke make their second substitution of the game as Kirchhoff comes in instead of Neustädter.

55' The game is so quite so far...

49' Real Madrid in control during those minutes..

The second half begins.

45+2 Schalke's Neustädter is cautioned by the ref...seconds before the referee blows the half-time whistle.

41' Bale makes some great work after cutting inside from the right to make his way through three challengers before seeing his effort go out for goal kick.

35' WHAT A CHANCE!!! Ronaldo dispatches one of his trademark dipping free kicks, as keeper Wellenreuther makes an excellent stop to deny him. A great save by the keeper!!

34' Boteng goes into the referee's book as the Ghanaian misses next match.

33' The first substitution of the game; Platte comes in to replace the seemingly injured Huntelaar.

31' That was close!!! Benzema breaks the offside trap but keeper Wellenreuther denies his shot.

26' Ballon d'Or winner Ronaldo heads in past the keeper from Carvajal's diagonal left-footed cross from the right! The Portuguese is specialized in the goals!!

26' GOOOAAALLLL!!!! Ronaldo!!!

25' Huntelaar strikes from outside the area before Casillas makes a diving save to deny him!! That's probably the major highlight up untill now!

23' Isco skillfully evades the challenge of two opponents down the flank before being fouled by Uchida.

20' Schalke doing well to take advantage of spaces in Real's midfield, with Aogo eventually seeing a strike from outside the area go wide. 

18' Silva tries an ambitous shot from distance, missing the target.

15' Real Madrid the better side during those minutes but yet to prove any threat on goal, as the hosts' counter attacks may prove dangerous.

14' Aogo takes the free kick but it is blocked by Pepe.

13' Silva is penalised for a foul on Hoger, a free kick from a good position for the hosts.

9' Kroos receives the first booking of the game after commiting a foul on Howedes during an attack for the Germans.

7' Benzema concedes a foul against Germany defender Howedes inside Schalke's half.

6' Real in control now but yet to pose real threat on goal.

4' Benzema is adjudged to have been in an offside position.

The match gets underway

21: 40 The two teams step onto the pitch now.

21:35 Both teams are currently warming up as they are now heading to the dressing rooms, minutes before kick off.

21:30 New-signing Lucas Silva will make his Real Madrid Champions League debut after making his first appearance for the club as a second-half substitute in the win over Deportivo.

Starting lineups:

Schalke: Timon Wellenreuther, Bendikt Howedes, Kevin-Prince Boateng, Marco Hoger, Eric Choupo-Moting, Dennis Aogo, Atsuto Uchida, Joel Matip, Matija Nastasic, Roman Neustadter, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar

Real Madrid: Iker Casillas, Raphael Varane, Pepe, Marcelo, Daniel Carvajal, Cristiano Ronaldo, Toni Kroos, Gareth Bale, Lucas Silva, Isco, Karim Benzema 

20:15 "But in the knockout phase anything can happen. In two games, you have double the chance of an outsider playing above themselves. You must always be cautious – especially against a German team." Zidane continued.

19:45 "I would like to say that Schalke has no chance and Real will safely reach the quarterfinals," Real Madrid and France great Zinedine Zidane told German daily Die Welt on Sunday.

19:15 "He is an ice cold striker and I am happy if we have him as an option against Real," Schalke's Tranquillo Barnetta said of teammate striker Huntelaar.

18:45 "We are top of La Liga and the reigning champions in Europe," Ancelloti said on Saturday. "It's true that we have not been brilliant in 2015, but I hope the return of the Champions League will bring out the best in us again."

18:15 "What was important was picking up confidence, and now we have to focus on Schalke. This win (Deportivo) is really good for our morale," Real fullback Alvaro Arbeloa said.

17:45 Last Saturday's La Liga victory over Deportivo saw Isco and Benzema bag the goals for Real, a victory that ensured they remain on top of the league table.

17:15 Pepe should be available for Real but Ramos is not due to return for about a month and their replacements, Raphael Varane and Nacho, have looked far from convincing.

16:15 Check the Champions League record of Schalke ahead of tonight's clash


16:00 Improving Schalke, fourth in the Bundesliga, are desperate to make amends for last season's drubbing and hope Dutch striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, who missed training last week with a virus, will be fit

15:30 In that time, Real have been knocked out of the King's Cup by Atletico Madrid while a 4-0 drubbing at their city rivals in La Liga this month cut their lead over second-placed Barcelona to a point

15:00 Ronaldo again failed to score in Saturday's unconvincing 2-0 win at home to promoted Deportivo La Coruna in La Liga and has managed only four goals this year

14:00 The trio Ronaldo, Bale and Benzema each scored twice in the 6-1 victory at Schalke in last term's Round of 16 first leg but Ronaldo, in particular, has been off colour since winning a third FIFA Ballon d'Or award last month

13:30 Check the Champions League record of Real Madrid ahead of tonight's clash

Real Madrid

13:00 Coach Carlo Ancelotti will be hoping his normally formidable attacking trident of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema, known collectively in Spain as 'BBC', return to top form in time for the trip to Germany

12:00 Holders Real Madrid do not expect another goal bonanza at Schalke 04 in Wednesday's Champions League Round of 16 first leg after their big win last season, with midfielder Toni Kroos warning not to underestimate the Germans


Stay tuned as match is due to start at 21:45 Cairo time (19:45 GMT)


Venue: Südstadion (Gelsenkirchen)

Referee: Martin Atkinson (England)

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