Relive: Galatasaray 3-2 Real Madrid (UEFA Champions League)

Ahram Online, Tuesday 9 Apr 2013

Real Madrid survive a stirring Galatasaray comeback to reach the Champions League semis with a 5-3 aggregate victory over Galatasaray, who win the second leg 3-2

Cristiano Ronaldo
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo (L) celebrates after scoring a goal against Galatasaray during their Champions League quarter-final second leg soccer match in Istanbul April 9, 2013. (Photo: Reuters)

The referee blows his final whistle, Galatasaray 3-2 Real Madrid

90+3 Ronaldo has the last word with a powerful low shot from inside the area as Real make it to the semis.



90+1The referee adds two minutes of stoppage time.

90 Arbeloa receives a red card after collecting his second booking immediately after receiving the first yellow.

89 Real Madrid defender Arbeloa is booked for a challenge on an opponent.

87 With three minutes remaining, a remarkable Galatasaray comeback is highly unlikely.

84 Galatasaray are struggling to trouble Real in the last few minutes. They look jaded.

82 Real Madrid defender Raul Albiob replaces Ozil as coach Jose Mourinho seeks to strengthen his defence in the latter stages.

81 Drogba finds the net but his effort is correctly ruled out for offside.

80 Galatasaray full-back Eboue is replaced by Johan Elmander.

77 We can expect frenetic 13 minutes now. Galatasaray need to score two more goals to go through.

74 Ronaldo wastes the chance to kill off the hopes of Galatasaray. His volley following a superb long ball from Luka Modric goes over the crossbar from an acute angle.

72 Ivorian marksman Didier Drogba scores with a superb back-heel after holding off Raphael Varane. Two goals in the space of two minutes. Can Galatasaray achieve the impossible task? What a game!


Wesley Sneijder atones for an earlier miss in superb fashion! He nutmegs Varane on the edge of the area to break clear and notch home with aplomb. Three to go for Galatasaray!


A superb headed clearance from Di Maria at the far post deny Galatasaray, who are laying siege to Real's area.

66 Galatasaray launch a barrage of attacks. A far-post by Drogba is saved by Diego Lopez. 

64 Galatasaray's Umut Bulut is replaced by Sabri Sarioglu.

62 Galatasaray spurn a clear-cut chance to score the second!! A miscued clearance from Coentrao finds the unmarked Sneijder at the far post, but he drags his shot wide.

60 Galatasaray still need to score four more goals. An impossible task, definitely.

58 Ronaldo immediately pays for his miss!! Emmanuel Eboue scores a brilliant goal, sending a first-time thunderbolt past Diego Lopez from the edge of the area after a pull-back from Sneijder. What a strike!


57 An astonishing miss for Real Madrid's Ronaldo! His mis-hit shot with the goal at his mercy goes wide of the post after a pass from Angel Di Maria.

56 Too many wayward passes in a scrappy second half.

53 Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira is getting treatment on the pitch after being fouled by an opponent.

49 Galatasaray skipper Selcuk Inan tries his luck from distance but his shot goes high over.

48 Both sides continue from where they left off in the first half. Galatasaray attack, Real launch counter attacks.

47 Drogba tries to head home a cross but fouls Real Madrid keeper Diego Lopez in the process.

The second half is underway

The referee blows his half-time whistle, Galatasaray 0-1 Real Madrid

Galatasaray full-back Emmanuel Eboue receives a yellow card.

44 Di Maria tries to pick out Ronaldo with a through pass but it's too long.

41 A shot by Galatasaray's Umut Bulut goes high over.

40 Five minutes remaining before the half-time whistle. Everything seems settled, Real will be in the semis come the end of the game.

38 A Sneijder low shot from inside the area is handled by goalkeeper Diego Lopez.

36 Galatasaray gradually improve but they are yet to create any goal-scoring opportunities.

34 A free kick by Galatasaray midfielder Altintop strikes the wall and goes out.

31 Real Mardid are forced to make an unscripted substitution. Michael Essien is replaced with Alvaro Arbeloa after sustaining an injury.

30 Real Madrid maintain their domination in the second quarter of an hour. They are likely to add to their tally.

29 Some scrappy moments now. Too many mis-placed passes from both sides.

28 Real Madrid are relentlessly piling on pressure. They did not ease off after taking an early lead.

26 Angel Di Maria wastes a golden opportunity to double Real's lead! He runs onto a superb back-heel pass from Ronaldo but his shot from an acute angle is blocked by keeper Fernando Muslera.

22 Galatasaray appear toothless despite the presence of Drogba and Sneijder. Real are in firm control.

20 Galatasaray full-back Emmanuel Eboue appeals for penalty after being challenged by Fabio Coentra. The referee waves away his penalty claim and hands a yellow card to Wesley Sneijder for protesting his decision.

19 Real Madrid remain dangerous on the break, thanks in part to Ozil's moves on the right.

15 Real Madrid ended the game as a contest in the first quarter of an hour after scoring an early goal. It's now a walk in the park for Les Merengues.

15 French youngster Raphael Varane clears a Galatasaray cross in a timely manner.

14 Galatasaray's poor build-up play is hindering them. Real's defence is holding firm.

12 Michael Essien, who impressed in the first leg, keeps floating in crosses from the right.

10 Galatasaray need to score five goals to overturn the deficit. An impossible task, isn't it?

8 Cristiano Ronaldo converts a low cross from Sami Khedira from close range as Real make their early domination count.



Real Madrid are persistently trying to expose the gaps left by the attacking-minded Galatasaray.

3 Real Madrid waste their first chance!! A breakaway ends with Galatasaray keeper rushing out to clear the ball into the path of Angel Di Maria, whose low shot goes just wide with the goal gaping!

2 Didier Drogba and Wesley Sneijder will be looking to improve on a disappointing first-half display in Madrid, where they rarely troubled a tight Real Madrid backline.

19:00 Real Madrid, on the other hand, will have to do without Centre back Sergio Ramos and midfielder Xabi Alonso, who are suspended.

18:30 Galatasaray will miss striker central defender Dany Nounkeu and striker Burak Yilmaz, who are both suspended.

18:00 Real Madrid will rely on youngster Raphael Varane to stop Ivorian marksman Didier Drogba. The 19-year-old has been in an inspirational form recently.

19:55 Galatasaray's starting line-up: 25-Fernando Muslera; 27-Emmanuel Eboue, 26-Semih Kaya, 11-Albert Riera, 5-Gokhan Zan; 14-Wesley Sneijder, 10-Felipe Melo, 8-Selcuk Inan, 4-Hamit Altintop; 19-Umut Bulut, 12-Didier Drogba.


19:45 Real Madrid's starting line-up: 41-Diego Lopez; 15-Michael Essien, 2-Raphael Varane, 3-Pepe, 5-Fabio Coentrao; 6-Sami Khedira, 19-Luka Modric; 22-Angel Di Maria, 10-Mesut Ozil, 7-Cristiano Ronaldo; 20-Gonzalo Higuain.

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