Real Madrid has beaten Schalke 04 at the aggregate score 5-4 to seal their berth in UEFA Champions League 2014-15 quarterfinals. This is the consecutive fifth occasion when Real Madrid will be playing quarter-final whose draw will be declared on 20 March, 2015.
In the second leg match against Schalke, Real Madrid struggled and they were beaten by 4-3 after the full time. But thanks to their first leg performance and win that helped them to make it through quarterfinals. In the first leg of round-16 in Champions League Real Madrid defeated Schalke by 2-0, hence after the aggregation of both goals, Madrid was ahead and they gone through to QFs.
|Real Madrid||Schalke 04|
|Ronaldo 25’, 45’ | Benzema 52’||Fuchs 20’ | Huntelaar 40’, 84’ | Sane 57’|
Real Madrid star footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has made new record on the field as he becomes the highest goal scorer of Champions League tournament. He breaks the record of Lionel Messi who had 75 goals in 93 games. Ronaldo now leads the list by 76 goals in 115 matches. In yesterday’s match, Cristiano hit two goals in the first half to take Real Madrid scores level after the first half against Schalke.
Carlo Ancelotti was sad after after the defeat in second leg and accepted that his team played badly. He said, “We all know that we played badly, the whistles were deserved and are there to wake us up.”
“We have to work harder and focus more. We all know that we played badly. We have no problem saying so. It’s the truth. We want to do better. Nobody likes moments and games like these. I’ve spoken to the players.”
Real Madrid are the defending champions in UEFA Champions League 2014-15.