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Match facts: Real Madrid v Galatasaray

Published: Saturday 30 March 2013, 2.45CET
Match facts: Real Madrid v Galatasaray
Real Madrid have been in impressive form over the past couple of months ©AFP/Getty Images
 
 
 
Published: Saturday 30 March 2013, 2.45CET

Match facts: Real Madrid v Galatasaray

Real Madrid

UEFA Champions League statistics
• Cristiano Ronaldo is the joint top scorer after eight matches with eight goals, level with Burak Yılmaz. The Portuguese international has found the net 17 times in his last 15 UEFA Champions League appearances.

• Ronaldo, who has played every minute of Madrid's campaign, has had 41 attempts on target and 16 wide, both more than any other player. Madrid have had more shots on goal (104) than any other team.

• Madrid have scored 18 goals, the joint highest total of the quarter-finalists along with FC Bayern München. Their 11 goals conceded is the highest among the last eight and they are yet to keep a clean sheet in the competition.

• Ángel Di María has provided five assists, the joint highest total along with Zlatan Ibrahimović.

• At 17 years and 353 days, José Rodríguez surpassed Raúl González as Madrid's youngest ever European Cup player on matchday six.

• Sergio Ramos's own goal at Manchester United FC was the 6,000th goal in the UEFA Champions League.

• Xabi Alonso and Ramos are within a booking of a ban.

Miscellaneous
• Before being held at Real Zaragoza on Saturday, Madrid had won their previous seven matches, having managed just six victories in their previous 14 games.

• Ronaldo has scored 105 goals in 93 appearances for Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu.

• Madrid are 37 games unbeaten at the Bernabéu, since a 2-1 cup defeat by Barcelona on 18 January 2012.

• Iker Casillas has been out since breaking his left thumb on 23 January; Diego López was signed as cover.

• Madrid have scored 113 goals in 47 games this season, including the Spanish Super Cup. They managed 174 in 58 outings last term.

• Madrid will meet Club Atlético de Madrid in the Copa del Rey final at the Santiago Bernabéu on 17 May. It will be the fifth Madrid derby final and first since Atlético prevailed 2-0 in 1992.

• Ramos has been sent off 16 times in Madrid colours; more than any other player in the club's history.

• José Mourinho attended the opening of an exhibition marking his 50th birthday at the Galería Municipal do Onze in his native Setubal on 23 March. It runs until 26 May, the day after the UEFA Champions League final.

International duty
• Madrid had 16 players on senior duty during the international break: Ramos, Álvaro Arbeloa, Raúl Albiol, Alonso (Spain), Karim Benzema, Raphaël Varane (France), Sami Khedira, Mesut Özil (Germany), Fábio Coentrão, Ronaldo, Pepe (Portugal), Gonzalo Higuaín, Di María (Argentina), Luka Modrić (Croatia), Kaká and Marcelo (Brazil).

• Varane made his international debut in France's 3-1 FIFA World Cup qualifying win at home to Georgia on 22 March. He and Benzema came up against club-mates Arbeloa, Ramos and Alonso four days later, Spain winning 1-0.

• Captain Ramos marked his 100th cap with a goal as Spain were held 1-1 at home by Finland on 22 March.

• Coentrão scored an injury-time equaliser to earn Portugal a 3-3 draw away to Israel on 22 March; Ronaldo was suspended for Portugal's 2-0 win in Azerbaijan four days later.

• Higuaín scored twice in Argentina's 3-0 home win against Venezuela on 22 March but was suspended for the 1-1 draw with Bolivia that followed.

Galatasaray

UEFA Champions League statistics
• Galatasaray have conceded 199 European Cup goals. They have scored 345 goals in UEFA competition overall, conceding 346.

• Galatasaray have won their last three UEFA Champions League away games. They were nine matches without a victory on their travels in the competition proper, losing eight, before beating CFR 1907 Cluj 3-1 on matchday four.

• Burak Yılmaz became the second Turkish player to score a UEFA Champions League hat-trick on matchday four, following Tuncay Şanlı in Fenerbahçe SK's 3-0 victory at home to Manchester United FC on 8 December 2004.

• Top scorer alongside Cristiano Ronaldo, Burak's eight goals this season is the best ever return in this competition for a player representing a Turkish club; Mário Jardel scored six for Galatasaray in 2001/02.

• Burak has this season become the first Turkish player to represent four different clubs in the UEFA Champions League. He had previously featured for Beşiktaş JK, Fenerbahçe and Trabzonspor AŞ.

• Galatasaray have scored 11 goals this season, the lowest total among the quarter-finalists.

• Fernando Muslera, Dany Nounkeu and Selçuk İnan have played all 720 minutes of Galatasaray's campaign.

• Nordin Amrabat, Selçuk, Nounkeu, Burak and Albert Riera will incur suspensions with their next bookings.

Miscellaneous
• Gökhan Zan sat out Saturday's 2-0 home win against İstanbul BB SK, the first game he had not started since making his first league appearance of the season on 25 February.

• All four of Galatasaray's league defeats this season have come on a Friday, out of eight games.

• Fatih Terim returned to the dugout on Saturday after serving a three-game domestic touchline ban having been sent to the stands against Orduspor on 25 February.

• Johan Elmander is back in full training after a foot injury that has kept him out since the start of February.

• Umut Bulut (15) and Burak (26) have scored 41 of Galatasaray's 70 goals in all competitions this season.

• Didier Drogba scored five minutes into his Galatasaray debut on 15 February as Terim's side won 2-1 at Akhisar Belediyespor. Wesley Sneijder opened his account in the 4-2 victory over Orduspor on 25 February.

• Midfielder Felipe Melo saved a penalty in the win at Elazığspor on 24 November after Muslera was sent off with all Galatasaray's substitutes already made.

• Engin Baytar served an 11-game domestic ban after his red card in August's 3-2 Super Cup victory over Fenerbahçe.

• Tomáš Ujfaluši is not in the UEFA Champions League squad because of a knee injury, but has resumed training.

International duty
• Ten Galatasaray players were on senior duty during last week's international break: Muslera (Uruguay), Burak, Gökhan, Hamit Altıntop, Selçuk, Semih Kaya, Umut (Turkey), Nounkeu (Cameroon), Amrabat (Morocco) and Sneijder (Netherlands).

• Burak scored goals for Turkey in Andorra (2-0 win) and at home to Hungary (1-1) in FIFA World Cup qualifying. Selçuk İnan was also on target against Andorra, scoring direct from a free-kick.

• Sneijder went off with a groin strain 36 minutes into the Netherlands' 3-0 victory over Estonia on 22 March and sat out the Romania win four days later.

Last updated: 30/03/13 23.09CET

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