After sealing a 2-0 victory in Gelsenkirchen in the first leg, the current Champions league winner, Real Madrid at Santiago Bernabéu almost suffer an elimination by the German side who even four times took the lead, and in the last few dramatic minutes had a two good opportunities to score the fifth and to book the quarter-final place.
Real Madrid recently doesn’t play good, and it looks like that all went down after injury of Croatian midfielder Luka Modric, who finally returned for the Blancos and played the last 20-minutes. La Liga first place was given to Barca after losing against Bilbao in the last round. Ancelotti’s side a bad form carried to Champions league, where Real Madrid survived a fraught last five minutes. Luckily for the Spanish giants, Cristiano Ronaldo was particularly in the mood in the first half, bringing twice his side back from behind, and with those two goals, Ronaldo has become the all-time leading goalscorer in European club competitions. Still, Roberto Di Matteo’s impressive Schalke side two more times in the second half took the lead, and put the home fans into big drama for the last few minutes. Germans needed one more goal to knock the Champions, but Iker Casillas has saved both efforts.
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Real Madrid (4-3-3): Casillas; Arbeloa, Varane, Pepe, Coentrao; Khedira, Kroos, Isco; Bale, Ronaldo, Benzema.
Schalke (4-4-2): Wellenreuther; Howedes, Matip, Nastasic, Fuchs; Barnetta, Neustadter, Hoger, Meyer; Choupo-Moting, Huntelaar.