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Real reach semis following Ronaldo rout

09 Apr 2013 22:17:42

Real reach semis following Ronaldo rout

Real Madrid progressed to the last four of the Champions League 5-3 on aggregate despite a 3-2 defeat on the night to a Galatasaray side, whose second-half comeback had Jose Mourinho's side in a panic.

Already three goals up from the first leg at the Bernabeu, the tie was seemingly put to bed by Cristiano Ronaldo's seventh-minute strike, but an Emmanuel Eboue thunderbolt after 57 minutes brought Gala back level on the night, before Wesley Sneijder put the home side ahead after 70 minutes.

Seconds later Didier Drogba reduced the aggregate deficit further and although Real substitute Alvaro Arbeloa saw red late on, Ronaldo notched his second in injury time, as Madrid's quest for a 10th European Cup continued.


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