Match statistics

APOELReal Madrid

Goals scored0
3
Attempts on target0
8
Attempts off target0
12
Corners1
 
4
Offsides3
 
2
Fouls committed13
 
11
Yellow cards0
 
0
Red cards0
 
0
Possession (%)30
 
70

Standings

 

Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Real Madrid will take a 3-0 lead back to Spain for the second leg on 4 April after an inspired substitution from José Mourinho finally unlocked APOEL's superb defence. Kaká, introduced in the 64th minute, created the first goal for Karim Benzema and then scored one himself as Madrid took a positive step towards qualifying for the next round.
  • Goal
    90
    Benzema (Real Madrid) scores!
    With APOEL pushing forward to try and get a goal back, Madrid capitalise as Cristiano Ronaldo picks out Mesut Özil on the right. His measured pass with the outside of his left boot finds Karim Benzema, who taps in from close range.
  • 89
    Marcelo (Real Madrid) misses the target.
  • 87
    Granero (Real Madrid) takes the free-kick.
  • 86
    Tričkovski (APOEL) is penalised for a foul on Özil (Real Madrid).
  • 86
    Pepe (Real Madrid) takes the free-kick.
  • 85
    Aílton (APOEL) is penalised for a foul on Pepe (Real Madrid).
  • Substitution
    84
    Granero (in) - Nuri Şahin (out) (Real Madrid)
  • 84
    Benzema (Real Madrid) misses the target.
  • Goal
    82
    Kaká (Real Madrid) scores!
    Marcelo links well with Cristiano Ronaldo, getting to the byline but appearing to have lost his balance. He does well to pull a precise cross back to Kaká, who calmly shoots into the corner to make it 2-0.
  • 80
    Poursaitides (APOEL) takes the free-kick.
  • 80
    Ramos (Real Madrid) is penalised for a foul on Charalambides (APOEL).
  • 76
    Chiotis (APOEL) makes a save.
    Dionisios Chiotis looks nervy for the first time tonight as a shot from Mesut Özil slips out of his hands and is scrambled clear by the APOEL defence.
  • 76
    Özil (Real Madrid) has an effort on goal.
  • 76
    Özil (Real Madrid) takes the corner.
  • 76
    Chiotis (APOEL) makes a save.
    It's almost 2-0 just two minutes later. This Karim Benzema is the provider as his low cross is hit first-time by Cristiano Ronaldo. Dionisios Chiotis does well to save with his legs and keep his side in touch.
  • 76
    Ronaldo (Real Madrid) has an effort on goal.
  • Goal
    74
    Benzema (Real Madrid) scores!
    Substitute Kaká does what he was brought on for, a superb cross into a dangerous area finding the head of the diving Karim Benzema and nestling in the bottom corner. Finally, Madrid have broken APOEL's resistance.
  • 73
    Benzema (Real Madrid) is flagged for offside.
  • Substitution
    72
    Solari (in) - Hélio Pinto (out) (APOEL)
  • 70
    Aílton (APOEL) is penalised for a foul on Arbeloa (Real Madrid).
  • 70
    Benzema (Real Madrid) misses the target.
    Karim Benzema manages to create some space on the edge of the area for a shot at goal. The angle is tight and his effort goes wide of the near post. Again, the APOEL defence did well to make the chance difficult for the Madrid striker.
  • 67
    Ramos (Real Madrid) has a shot blocked.
    The rebound from the free-kick falls to Mesut Özil, but his shot is also blocked.
  • 67
    Özil (Real Madrid) has a shot blocked.
    Cristiano Ronaldo's low free-kick is blocked by the wall.
  • 67
    Ronaldo (Real Madrid) takes the free-kick.
  • 67
    Charalambides (APOEL) is penalised for a foul on Kaká (Real Madrid).
  • Substitution
    64
    Marcelo (in) - Fábio Coentrão (out) (Real Madrid)
  • Substitution
    64
    Kaká (in) - Higuaín (out) (Real Madrid)
  • 59
    Ramos (Real Madrid) is penalised for a foul on Aílton (APOEL).
    Aílton shows some superb individual skill, leaving 4 defenders trailing in his wake before he is fouled in a very promising position.
  • 59
    Kaká (APOEL) takes the free-kick.
  • 58
    Khedira (Real Madrid) is penalised for a foul on Tričkovski (APOEL).
  • 56
    Chiotis (APOEL) takes the free-kick.
  • 56
    Fábio Coentrão (Real Madrid) is flagged for offside.
  • 53
    Benzema (Real Madrid) has a shot blocked.
  • 49
    Ronaldo (Real Madrid) misses the target.
    Sami Khedira does well to win possession and find Cristiano Ronaldo on the left, he cuts inside and hits a fierce shot with his right foot, but once again it is too high and fails to trouble Dionisios Chiotis.
  • 49
    Özil (Real Madrid) takes the free-kick.
  • 49
    Charalambides (APOEL) is penalised for a foul on Ronaldo (Real Madrid).
  • 47
    Benzema (Real Madrid) misses the target.
    Karim Benzema pulls away to the right-hand side of the area to collect a pass. His early shot goes over the top.
  • Substitution
    46
    Hélder Sousa (in) - Alexandrou (out) (APOEL)
  • Start Time
    The second half begins.
    Not having scored before half-time will not concern APOEL: Of the 67 goals Ivan Jovanović's side have scored in all competitions this season, 48 have come after the break.
  • End Time
    The referee blows for half-time.
    APOEL get to half-time level despite Madrid having 70% possession so far. The home side have defended superbly with a display right out of the José Mourinho textbook. In truth the visitors will feel they should be ahead after Karim Benzema sent a wonderful chance over the crossbar from close range after excellent work from Cristiano Ronaldo and Nuri Şahin. Ivan Jovanović will be delighted with his side's efforts.
  • 45+1
    Nuri Şahin (Real Madrid) takes the corner.
    Dionisios Chiotis helps the deep cross on its way and out of the danger area.
  • 44
    Ronaldo (Real Madrid) misses the target.
    Cristiano Ronaldo pulls away towards the edge of the penalty area and is picked out by Mesut Özil, his first-time shot is aimed towards the far corner but it goes wide of the post. A good chance for the Real Madrid No7 to add to the six goals he has so far in the competition this season.
  • 39
    Ramos (Real Madrid) takes the free-kick.
  • 39
    Aílton (APOEL) fouls.
  • 37
    Ronaldo (Real Madrid) has a shot blocked.
  • 36
    Nuri Şahin (Real Madrid) misses the target.
    Nuri Şahin strides forward and tries his luck from long distance, his shot is too high and does not trouble Dionisios Chiotis.
  • 36
    Özil (Real Madrid) takes the corner.
  • 35
    Nuri Şahin (Real Madrid) takes the free-kick.
  • 35
    Tričkovski (APOEL) is flagged for offside.
  • 33
    Benzema (Real Madrid) misses the target.
    A superb piece of play from Cristiano Ronaldo as he slides the ball into space for Nuri Şahin on the left-hand side of the area. Şahin's low cross seems certain to set up a goal for Karim Benzema, but the French striker hits his shot into the ground and over the bar. A fantastic chance for Madrid there.
  • 33
    Özil (Real Madrid) takes the corner.
  • 32
    Tričkovski (APOEL) is flagged for offside.
  • 32
    William Boaventura (APOEL) takes the free-kick.
  • 31
    Özil (Real Madrid) is penalised for a foul on Aílton (APOEL).
    Aílton does well to hold the ball up on the halfway line, winning a free-kick to ease some of the pressure on his team. It looks like he will need to work hard to create chances tonight.
  • 31
    Nuno Morais (APOEL) takes the free-kick.
  • 30
    Nuri Şahin (Real Madrid) is penalised for a foul on Aílton (APOEL).
  • 30
    Arbeloa (Real Madrid) takes the free-kick.
  • 30
    Alexandrou (APOEL) is penalised for a foul on Nuri Şahin (Real Madrid).
    Nuri Şahin pass into the area is headed away with a lot of authority by Paulo Jorge. A good piece of defending.
  • 29
    Arbeloa (Real Madrid) takes the free-kick.
  • 29
    Tričkovski (APOEL) is penalised for a foul on Arbeloa (Real Madrid).
  • 29
    Alexandrou (APOEL) takes the free-kick.
  • 29
    Higuaín (Real Madrid) is penalised for a foul on William Boaventura (APOEL).
  • 28
    Chiotis (APOEL) makes a save.
    Cristiano Ronaldo seems to take Dionisios Chiotis by surprise as he latches on to a pass into the area and shoots from a tight angle. Chiotis pushes the ball up in the air and then gathers at the second attempt before Gonzalo Higuaín can get to the rebound.
  • 28
    Ronaldo (Real Madrid) has an effort on goal.
  • 27
    Kaká (APOEL) takes the free-kick.
  • 27
    Khedira (Real Madrid) is penalised for a foul on Charalambides (APOEL).
  • 26
    Ramos (Real Madrid) takes the free-kick.
  • 26
    Aílton (APOEL) is flagged for offside.
  • 26
    Charalambides (APOEL) takes the corner.
    The corner is taken short, but the attempted cross is blocked Karim Benzema.
  • 18
    Paulo Jorge (APOEL) is penalised for a foul on Higuaín (Real Madrid).
  • 16
    Higuaín (Real Madrid) misses the target.
    Fábio Coentrão, who is playing more like a winger in the early moments of this game sends over another cross. Gonzalo Higuaín can't direct the header on target and it goes over the top.
  • 15
    Poursaitides (APOEL) takes the free-kick.
  • 15
    Fábio Coentrão (Real Madrid) is penalised for a foul on Aílton (APOEL).
  • 14
    Fábio Coentrão (Real Madrid) misses the target.
    Fábio Coentrão bursts forward from defence and looks to be in on goal. Kaká, who has only just come on, shows good awareness to block the chance and ensure his side stay level.
  • 13
    Hélio Pinto (APOEL) takes the free-kick.
  • Substitution
    13
    Kaká (in) - Oliveira (out) (APOEL)
  • 13
    Pepe (Real Madrid) is penalised for a foul on Aílton (APOEL).
  • 12
    Chiotis (APOEL) makes a save.
    Dionisios Chiotis makes a superb save. Fábio Coentrão's cross towards Gonzalo Higuaín is not cleared, falling to Mesut Özil just inside the penalty area. His volley is well dealt with, as Chiotis dives to his right and pushes the ball to safety.
  • 12
    Özil (Real Madrid) has an effort on goal.
  • 11
    Pepe (Real Madrid) takes the free-kick.
  • 11
    Aílton (APOEL) is penalised for a foul on Ramos (Real Madrid).
  • 9
    Chiotis (APOEL) makes a save.
  • 9
    Benzema (Real Madrid) has an effort on goal.
  • 7
    Ronaldo (Real Madrid) misses the target.
    A good ball from Sergio Ramos finds Karim Benzema on the left-hand side. He cuts back inside and feeds Cristiano Ronaldo, he is a long way from goal but has a shot which goes wide of the near post without troubling Dionisios Chiotis.
  • 5
    Khedira (Real Madrid) takes the free-kick.
  • 5
    Alexandrou (APOEL) is penalised for a foul on Khedira (Real Madrid).
  • 4
    Ramos (Real Madrid) takes the free-kick.
  • 4
    Nuno Morais (APOEL) is penalised for a foul on Ronaldo (Real Madrid).
  • 3
    Khedira (Real Madrid) misses the target.
    Fábio Coentrão's deflected cross falls to Sami Khedira on the edge of the area. His right-foot volley is wide of the target however.
  • 3
    Casillas (Real Madrid) takes the free-kick.
  • 2
    Tričkovski (APOEL) is penalised for a foul on Casillas (Real Madrid).
  • 2
    Oliveira (APOEL) takes the free-kick.
  • 2
    Higuaín (Real Madrid) is penalised for a foul on Poursaitides (APOEL).
  • 1
    Poursaitides (APOEL) takes the free-kick.
  • 1
    Fábio Coentrão (Real Madrid) is penalised for a foul on Charalambides (APOEL).
  • Start Time
    The match is under way.
    Nuno Morais becomes APOEL's only player to play in every game of this season's campaign. He will hope to overcome his former coach, José Mourinho, who he played for at Chelsea FC.

Legend:

  • Goals
    Goals
  • Own goal
    Own goal
  • Converted penalty
    Converted penalty
  • Missed penalty
    Missed penalty
  • Red card
    Red card
  • Yellow card
    Yellow card
  • Second yellow card
    Second yellow card
  • Substitution
    Substitution
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