Madrid advance despite 3-2 defeat to Galatasaray

2013-04-09 22:56

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Istanbul – Real Madrid reached the Champions League semi-finals despite a 3-2 loss at Galatasaray tonight after goals from Cristiano Ronaldo at the start and end of a pulsating match earned the Spaniards a 5-3 aggregate win.

Madrid appeared comfortably on course for a shot at winning a 10th European Cup when Ronaldo scored in the seventh minute – his 10th goal in this season's competition - with a close-range strike after Sami Khedira knocked in a low cross from the right.

Emmanuel Eboue put Galatasaray level on the night in the 57th, rifling home from the edge of the area after a pull back from Wesley Sneijder who put them ahead in the 70th when he sent the ball between Raphael Varane's legs before a neat finish.

Two minutes later, Drogba extended Galatasaray's lead to 3-1 with a delightful back heel inside the area from Nordin Amrabat's cross before Ronaldo added his second in the third minute of injury time after being set up by Karim Benzema.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.