RELIVE: Real Madrid vs. Schalke 04 (UEFA Champions League)

Ahram Online , Tuesday 10 Mar 2015

Ahram Online provide a live coverage for Tuesday's clash between Real Madrid vs. Schalke 04 in the second leg of UEFA Champions League round of 16

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Real Madrid's Marcelo, Cristiano Ronaldo and Iker Casillas (L-R) celebrate after their Champions League Round of 16 first leg soccer match against Schalke 04 in Gelsenkirchen, February 18, 2015 (Photo: Reuters)

Full time: Real Madrid 3-4 Schalke

90+3 The referee blows the final whistle!! Real narrowly through following an exciting game at the Bernabeu.

90+3 Schalke's Fuchs goes into the referee's book in that latest challenge.

90+3 Foul for Madrid in midfield, as the hosts look to have marched through to the last-eight following a thrilling night.

90+3 A corner for Schalke in the dying minutes saved by Casillas!! 

90' Casillas dives to deny Howedes from close range!!! The Germans certainly could have done it!!

89' Schalke will be looking to make the most of those remaining few minutes now as Real's defense looks totally unsettled tonight.

86' Schalke are just one goal away from qualification!!!

85' Huntelaar runs onto a miscued clearance by Modric to go through on goal before seeing his thunderous finish bounce off the bar and into the net!!!

85' GOOOOOOAAAALLLL!!!! Huntelaaar makes it four!!!

83' Isco attempts a curling effort but misses the target.

83' Nacho replaces Arbeloa.

81' Barnetta makes way for Uchida.

79' Fuchs strikes from inside the box, but Casillas denies him without spilling the ball.

78' Benzema flagged for offside.

77' Casillas easily gathers the ball following Neustädter's effort from outside the area. 

72' Bale exploits the space behind Schalke's left wingback but his left-footed cross wasn't accurate.

70' Toni Kroos dispatches a powerful strike from outside the box but keepr Wellenreuther keeps the ball out for corner.

67' Isco does well to control the ball inside the box but his ensuing cross wasn't as equally as impressive.

65' Arbeloa wastes a good chance with Schalke's keeper rushing out of goal in time to deny him.

62' What a ball!!! Modric could have netted a cross-cum-shot into his own net, but the Croatian was lucky to see the ball go out for corner.

58' A double substitution by Ancelotti, like-for-like changes see Modric replace the out-of-sorts Khedira, and Marcelo come in for the Coentrao.

57' GOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAALLLLL!!!! Substitute Sane levels the scoring with a stunning curler for Schalke!!! What a night!!

54' Ceontrao cautioned by the referee.

53' Real take the lead for the first time after Benzema evaded a couple of defenders as he moved laterally inside the box before coolly slotting home their third of the night.

53' GOOOOAALLLL!!!!! Bale makes it three!!!

52' Nastasic is penalised for a foul on Bale.

49' Real awarded a corner after Isco's shot hit a defender.

The second half gets underway.

45+2 the referee blows the half time whistle.

45+2 Ronaldo brings his side level in superb fashion after ghosting behind a Schalke defender before heading past the keeper!!!

45+2 GOOOOOOAAAAALLLL!!!!! Ronaldo makes it 2-2!!!

40' Moments after smashing a long-range strike into the woodwork, Huntelaar slams the ball into the top corner of the net from inside the six yard box after Casillas parried Meyer's shot in to the ex-Real Madrid forward's path.

40' GOOOOOOOOOAAAALLLLL!!!! Schalke doubles their lead through Huntelaar!!!

39' That's totally unbeleivable!!! A blunder from Casillas and Varane sees the ball roll almost into the net before the latter finally clears the danger!!  

36' Ronaldo misses the target from inside the area.

35' Bale strikes from outside the box on the half-turn, but the ball is saved by the keeper.

31' Ronaldo receives the yellow card of the game following a harsh footed challenge on an opponent.

29' The first substitution of the match, with Sane coming in for Choupo-Moting.

25' Ronaldo heads a Kroos corner into the net for Real's equalizer of the night.

25' GOOOOOAAALLLLLLLL!!!!! Ronaldo equalizes!!!! 

24' Real are now on the attack, it's worth noting that the 10-time European champions have yet to pose real threat on goal.

20' Fuchs give the Germans the lead from inside the box following some scrappy defending and an awful piece of goalkeeping from the veteran Casillas. 

20' GOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAALLLLL!!!! Schalke take the lead!!

18' Meyer again runs in huge amounts of space before seeing a low innocuous shot go wide...the visitors look on the verge of reducing Real's advantage from the first leg. 

15' The hosts have endured some difficult moments during those 15 minutes, they are deadly in attack, however vulnerable at the back.

12' Real Madrid's midfield looks completely out of sorts tonight, with Schalke afforded too much space inside the opening 12 minutes. 

10' And indeed, with barely 10 minutes into the first half, Schalke look threatening on the counter with an unmarked Choupo-Moting hitting wide when he could have made much better than that!!

9' Benzema superbly sets up Isco who bursts into the area from the left, but the ball goes out for corner.

7' With Real Madrid attacking, the visitors will be looking to make the most of the spaces at the back which they are likely to exploit.

5' Coentrao surges down the right as he crosses to Bale, who fails to connect with the ball.

3' Real were expectedly in control from the outset, but their opponents don't look to have thrown in the towel following the first leg result.

The first half gets underway.

20:40 Both teams are now in the tunnel with onlyy five minutes left till kick off.

20:15 However important an 11th European title might be to Madrid, it also faces a challenging prospect in La Liga, where it must travel to Barcelona for a potentially decisive clash in 10 days.

Lineups:

Real Madrid: Iker Casillas, Raphael Varane, Pepe, Alvaro Arbeloa, Fabio Coentrao, Sami Khedira, Gareth Bale, Toni Kroos, Isco, Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema  

Schalke: Timon Wellenreuther, Christian Fuchs, Benedikt Howedes, Joel Matip, Matija Nastasic, Tranquillo Barnetta, Roman Neustadter, Marco Hoger, Max Meyer, Klaas Jan-Huntelaar, Eric Choupo-Moting  

20:30 Defender Christian Fuchs believes a comeback in Spain is not impossible.

"We travel now to Madrid in a positive frame of mind, no one will bet on us, so maybe there is a chance for us," Fuchs said.

20:00 Last year Schalke met Madrid at the same stage in the competition and came away bruised by a 9-2 aggregate trouncing.

19:30 He came on in the 55th minute for his team's 3-1 win against Hoffenheim on Saturday and now hopes to play at the Bernabeu.

"It is a special game for all of us," he said, calling Madrid "a particular opponent."

19:00 Leon Goretzka was a standout player for Schalke in the second half of last season, playing a vital role in the team's qualification for Europe.

18:30 Shalke coach Roberto Di Matteo has also been able to welcome back a key player in Leon Goretzka after a long period out recovering from muscle injury.

18:00 Toni Kroos acknowledged that playing in Madrid's midfield is complex.

"Midfield is difficult nowadays," said the German international. "You have to be versatile, be good on and off the ball. You have to defend well, build up the attack and be good at winning individual battles. These positions are hard to master."

17:30 Key defender Sergio Ramos is now fit and could be incorporated into the squad to feed passes through to midfielders Sami Khedira and Luka Modric, who have both also returned to fitness. Modric had been sidelined for four months with a torn thigh muscle.

17:00 One aspect that Ancelotti might try to improve is how balls won in defense are fed up to the attacking trio.

16:15 However important an 11th European title might be to Madrid, it also faces a challenging prospect in La Liga, where it must travel to Barcelona for a potentially decisive clash in 10 days.

15:30 Key defender Sergio Ramos is now fit and could be incorporated into the squad to feed passes through to midfielders Sami Khedira and Luka Modric, who have both also returned to fitness. Modric had been sidelined for four months with a torn thigh muscle.

14:30 Having been knocked out of the Copa del Rey and surrendered its domestic league lead to Barcelona, the 10-times European Champion is out to be the first team in 25 years to win back-to-back Champions League titles.

13:30 Madrid's most attacking lineup of Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale has gone from scoring an average of 2.6 goals per match in a trophy-laden 2014 that saw the team notch up a 22-game winning streak, to just 1.3 so far this year

12:30 Coach Carlo Ancelotti has acknowledged that Madrid's slump in form this year is confusing, but believes he knows how to fix it.

11:30 No competition is more important for Real Madrid than the Champions League, and the squad will hope to ease recent doubts about its winning mindset when it hosts Schalke at the Santiago Bernabeu holding a 2-0 first-leg advantage

 

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

 

First leg result: Schalke 04 0-2 Real Madrid

 

Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabéu (Madrid)

Referee: Damir Skomina

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