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Quarter-finals, Second leg

Galatasaray - Real Madrid
3-2
Aggregate: 3-5
 

Galatasaray - Real Madrid 3-2 - 09/04/2013 - Match page - UEFA Champions League 2013

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Madrid survive Galatasaray fightback

Published: Tuesday 9 April 2013, 22.00CET
Madrid survive Galatasaray fightback 
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There was no surprise in Istanbul as Real Madrid CF confirmed their progress to the UEFA Champions League semi-finals, but at least Galatasaray AŞ exited the competition with their heads held high.

Cristiano Ronaldo's early goal appeared to have doused any lingering chance of an improbable home comeback, extending Madrid's aggregate lead to 4-0, but Fatih Terim's team made a real fight of it in a thrilling second half when Emmanuel Eboué, Wesley Sneijder and Didier Drogba all found the net. Briefly Galatasaray had hope but Madrid regrouped and Ronaldo's late second goal ensured a 5-3 aggregate win – a direct repeat of the sides' 2001 quarter-final encounter.

Match in 5

  • Madrid survive scare to progress to record 24th semi-final
  • Ronaldo scores early, leaving home side needing five
  • Eboué, Sneijder and Drogba give hosts hope
  • Late second for Ronaldo secures visitors' passage
  • Mourinho maintains 100% quarter-final record

Reaction

We could not knock Real Madrid out of the competition but I think we deserve the respect of the whole world. We need to hold our heads high.

Fatih Terim, Galatasaray coach

Fatih Terim, Galatasaray coach

Now we have a semi-final to play against a great team. It will be hard but now is the time to enjoy ourselves and not to be nervous or afraid.

José Mourinho, Madrid coach

José Mourinho, Madrid coach

 

Player rater

Sneijder

Top Player

Galatasaray 

Standings

Matches

 
 

Match statistics

Galatasaray
Real Madrid

3

Goals scored

2

55

Possession (%)

45

12

Total attempts

8

7

Attempts on target

5

5

Attempts off target

3

2

Attempts blocked

1

0

Attempts against woodwork

0

4

Corners

3

2

Offsides

3

3

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

1

20

Fouls committed

15

14

Fouls suffered

19

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Galatasaray 3-2 Madrid (agg: 3-5) A brilliant game finishes, bookended by two neat Cristiano Ronaldo goals which really killed the Galatasaray chances. The hosts did outstandingly to make a game of it with three goals in quick succession after the break, but despite the scare, Madrid had done enough in the first leg to see them into the last four.
  • Yellow Card
    90+3
    Amrabat (Galatasaray) is shown a yellow card.
  • Goal
    90+2
    Ronaldo (Real Madrid) scores!
    The tie is well and truly over now. Karim Benzema pulls the ball back on the right and the Portuguese forward slams a low drive into the bottom corner.
  • Red Card
    90
    Arbeloa (Real Madrid) is shown a second yellow card and is dismissed.

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