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Merciless Madrid wrap up quarter-final berth

Published: Tuesday 18 March 2014, 22.48CET
Real Madrid CF 3-1 FC Schalke 04 (agg: 9-2)
Cristiano Ronaldo's double took him to 13 goals, within one of the European Cup record for a single campaign, as the home side advanced.
by Paul Bryan
from Santiago Bernabéu

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Match statistics

Real MadridSchalke

Goals scored3
 
1
Possession (%)55
 
45
Total attempts22
 
13
on target14
 
6
off target8
 
7
blocked4
 
3
against woodwork2
 
0
Corners9
 
2
Offsides3
 
1
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed7
 
8
Fouls suffered8
 
6
Passes704
 
563
completed573
 
442

Standings

 
Published: Tuesday 18 March 2014, 22.48CET

Merciless Madrid wrap up quarter-final berth

Real Madrid CF 3-1 FC Schalke 04 (agg: 9-2)
Cristiano Ronaldo's double took him to 13 goals, within one of the European Cup record for a single campaign, as the home side advanced.

Real Madrid CF are among Europe's best eight teams for a fourth consecutive campaign after the nine-time winners completed the job of emphatically eliminating FC Schalke 04 from the UEFA Champions League. 

A record 6-1 home defeat in the first leg meant Jens Keller's Schalke faced an all-but impossible task to reach this term's quarter-finals and their challenge got no easier in the return, Cristiano Ronaldo's 12th goal of this season's competition bringing the second leg to life in the 21st minute. Visiting full-back Tim Hoogland's deflected strike ten minutes later brought parity before second-half efforts from Ronaldo again – taking him within one goal of the record for a European Cup season – and Álvaro Morata wrapped up another Madrid victory.

Feeling the effects of their weekend toils against Málaga CF, Madrid rang the changes and there was immediate concern for one of those replacements, forward Jesé being carried off following a challenge with Sead Kolasinac. Gareth Bale was summoned from the bench and the substitute had a significant hand in the Merengues' opener, accepting Morata's pass and crossing for Ronaldo to sweep in his 40th club goal of 2013/14.

Bale was involved again soon afterwards as Carlo Ancelotti's men sought to maintain their 100% home record in the current campaign. With Joel Matip giving up possession, the Welsh international pounced to sprint past Matip and find Morata, but the finish was scuffed wide.  

A huge travelling contingent cheered the visitors on throughout the game and were rewarded when Schalke equalised in the 31st minute. Hoogland advanced and his speculative drive from distance clipped defender Sergio Ramos to wrongfoot Iker Casillas in Madrid's goal.

Entering the contest on a run of 30 matches without defeat – 25 of which had ended in wins – Madrid pressed again and were only denied early in the second half thanks to excellent work from Ralf Fährmann. The Schalke custodian was eventually beaten with 17 minutes left, Ronaldo's shot at the end of a probing forward run flashing inside the near post. 

Barely 120 seconds later Schalke substitute Kyriakos Papadopoulos ceded possession and, although Morata's initial attempt was blocked by Fährmann, the Spanish Under-21 international eventually stroked in after Ronaldo's ensuing effort crashed against the crossbar and back for Bale, who squared to the youngster. Ronaldo was denied his hat-trick by the base of a post but by then the men in white were contemplating Friday's quarter-final draw. 

Last updated: 19/06/14 12.40CET

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Lineups

real madrid

Real Madrid

schalke

Schalke

1
CasillasIker Casillas (GK) (C)
1
FährmannRalf Fährmann (GK)
2
VaraneRaphaël Varane
2
HooglandTim Hoogland
Goal31
4
RamosSergio Ramos
Substitution70
4
HöwedesBenedikt Höwedes (C)
Substitution58
5
Fábio CoentrãoFábio Coentrão
6
KolasinacSead Kolasinac
7
RonaldoCristiano Ronaldo
Goal21
Goal73
7
MeyerMax Meyer
14
Xabi AlonsoXabi Alonso
Substitution46
10
DraxlerJulian Draxler
18
NachoNacho
19
ObasiChinedu Obasi
20
JeséJesé
Substitution8
24
AyhanKaan Ayhan
Substitution81
21
MorataÁlvaro Morata
Goal75
25
HuntelaarKlaas-Jan Huntelaar
Substitution46
23
IscoIsco
32
MatipJoel Matip
24
IllarramendiAsier Illarramendi
Yellow Card58
33
NeustädterRoman Neustädter

Substitutes

13
FernándezJesús Fernández (GK)
34
HildebrandTimo Hildebrand (GK)
3
PepePepe
8
GoretzkaLeon Goretzka
11
BaleGareth Bale
Substitution8
9
BoatengKevin-Prince Boateng
12
MarceloMarcelo
14
K. PapadopoulosKyriakos Papadopoulos
Substitution58
Yellow Card79
15
CarvajalDaniel Carvajal
Substitution70
28
SzalaiÁdám Szalai
Substitution46
16
CasemiroCasemiro
Substitution46
31
MaxPhilipp Max
22
Di MaríaÁngel Di María
40
AnnanAnthony Annan
Substitution81

Coach

Carlo Ancelotti (ITA) Jens Keller (GER)

Referee

Sergei Karasev (RUS)

Assistant referees

Nikolai Golubev (RUS), Anton Averianov (RUS)

Fourth official

Dmitri Mosyakin (RUS)

Additional assistant referees

Maksim Layushkin (RUS), Vitali Meshkov (RUS)

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  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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