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UEFA Champions League

Wednesday, 18 February 2015,

Schalke 04
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Real Madrid
  • Kickoff: 20:45 BST
  • Stadium: Veltins-Arena
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  • Stadium: Veltins-Arena
  • Attendance: 54,442
    • 26' Cristiano Ronaldo
    • 79' Marcelo

    Schalke 04

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    Ronaldo backed to end goal drought

    Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti believes Wednesday's Champions League last-16 first leg against Schalke offers Cristiano Ronaldo a great chance to end his mini goal drought.

    Ronaldo has scored 36 goals in 33 competitive games this season but has not found the back of the net since notching twice against Getafe almost exactly a month ago.

    The world footballer of the year has had to serve a two-match suspension during that time, but since returning he has drawn blanks in the 4-0 derby defeat to Atletico and Saturday's 2-0 win over Deportivo La Coruna.

    Madrid failed to find top form in either of those matches, but Ancelotti expects them to do better against Schalke and is also backing Ronaldo to rediscover his goalscoring touch against a side Real thrashed 9-2 on aggregate at the same stage last season en route to lifting the trophy.

    Ancelotti said at his pre-match press conference: "Cristiano had a good game physically against Depor. I think he's improving. He's not got goals but tomorrow I think he has a good opportunity to do it."

    The Italian added: "We have to enjoy this game and this moment. We have to get back to playing well, with intensity and motivation.

    "I have confidence because I think we had a good game against Deportivo, with sine difficulties, and I think it's going to be better tomorrow.

    "We are the champions of Europe and we're going to do everything to win it again."

    Ancelotti confirmed defender Pepe will play after injury but James Rodriguez, Luka Modric, Sergio Ramos, Sami Khedira and Fabio Coentrao are missing again.

    Schalke will be desperate to avenge last season's drubbing at the hands of Madrid, especially the first leg mauling the Spanish giants handed out at the Arena AufSchalke as Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale all grabbed braces in a 6-1 win.

    Working on those defensive deficiencies was the priority Roberto Di Matteo set himself when he replaced Jens Keller as coach of the Royal Blues last October, and whether he has succeeded or not will be seen this Wednesday.

    "It's going to be a test to see how far we've come over the last weeks and months," Di Matteo told a press conference.

    More than that, though, Di Matteo wants to see his strikers start scoring more too, insisting he is not considering just parking the bus and attempting to stifle Madrid's attacking force - a tactic which he employed to perfection against Barcelona and Bayern Munich to lead Chelsea to the European title in 2012.

    "We're playing the holders, but our goal is still to come away with a win," he said. "We want to exploit the few weaknesses in Real's game."

    For that undertaking, Di Matteo can welcome back into his side striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.

    The Holland international has missed the last three Bundesliga games through suspension, but he is ready to face his former club.

    "I don't think being on the sidelines is a disadvantage," said Huntelaar. "I'm looking forward to the game.

    "We threw the game away at home last year and we have to do things better this time. I can't wait to play - I'm finally allowed to play again."

    91'+3

    End Regular Time

    91'+2

    Atsuto Uchida (Schalke 04) Blocked Pass at 93'

    91'+1

    Álvaro Arbeloa (Real Madrid) Throw In at 92'

    91'

    Dennis Aogo (Schalke 04) Throw In at 91'

    90'

    Marcelo (Real Madrid) Throw In at 90'

    90'

    Marcelo (Real Madrid) Throw In at 90'

    89'

    Álvaro Arbeloa (Real Madrid) Free Kick at 89'

    89'

    Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.

    88'

    Álvaro Arbeloa (Real Madrid) Throw In at 88'

    87'

    Raphaël Varane (Real Madrid) Blocked Pass at 86'

    86'

    Dennis Aogo (Schalke 04) Throw In at 86'

    85'

    Álvaro Arbeloa (Real Madrid) Throw In at 85'

    85'

    Álvaro Arbeloa (Real Madrid) Throw In at 85'

    85'

    Felix Platte (Schalke 04) Blocked Pass at 85'

    85'

    Substitution, Real Madrid. Asier Illarramendi replaces Isco.

    83'

    Dennis Aogo (Schalke 04) Throw In at 83'

    82'

    Marcelo (Real Madrid) Throw In at 82'

    82'

    Substitution, Real Madrid. Álvaro Arbeloa replaces Daniel Carvajal.

    81'

    Iker Casillas (Real Madrid) Free Kick at 81'

    81'

    Offside, FC Schalke 04. Eric Choupo-Moting tries a through ball, but Max Meyer is caught offside.

    80'

    Substitution, FC Schalke 04. Max Meyer replaces Marco Höger.

    79'

    0 - 2

    Goal! FC Schalke 04 0, Real Madrid 2. Marcelo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Cristiano Ronaldo.

    79'

    Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) Assists Shot at 79'

    79'

    Kevin-Prince Boateng (Schalke 04) Blocked Pass at 79'

    79'

    Timon Wellenreuther (Schalke 04) Free Kick at 79'

    78'

    Substitution, Real Madrid. Javier Hernández replaces Karim Benzema.

    78'

    Offside, Real Madrid. Gareth Bale tries a through ball, but Karim Benzema is caught offside.

    76'

    Raphaël Varane (Real Madrid) Free Kick at 76'

    76'

    Marcelo (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

    75'

    Iker Casillas (Real Madrid) Corner Kick at 75'

    74'

    Attempt saved. Atsuto Uchida (FC Schalke 04) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

    74'

    Felix Platte (FC Schalke 04) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Atsuto Uchida.

    74'

    Atsuto Uchida (Schalke 04) Assists Shot at 74'

    74'

    Attempt blocked. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

    72'

    Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

    72'

    Attempt missed. Isco (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Gareth Bale.

    72'

    Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) Assists Shot at 72'

    71'

    Marcelo (Real Madrid) Throw In at 71'

    71'

    Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid) Blocked Pass at 71'

    69'

    Attempt saved. Kevin-Prince Boateng (FC Schalke 04) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Atsuto Uchida.

    69'

    Atsuto Uchida (Schalke 04) Assists Shot at 69'

    69'

    Atsuto Uchida (Schalke 04) Throw In at 69'

    69'

    Atsuto Uchida (Schalke 04) Throw In at 69'

    67'

    Atsuto Uchida (Schalke 04) Throw In at 67'

    65'

    Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) Free Kick at 65'

    63'

    Jan Kirchhoff

    63'

    Foul by Jan Kirchhoff (FC Schalke 04).

    62'

    Attempt missed. Kevin-Prince Boateng (FC Schalke 04) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Marco Höger.

    62'

    Marco Höger (Schalke 04) Assists Shot at 62'

    62'

    Atsuto Uchida (Schalke 04) Throw In at 62'

    60'

    Isco (Real Madrid) Free Kick at 60'

    60'

    Isco (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.

    60'

    Marcelo (Real Madrid) Blocked Pass at 60'

    60'

    Atsuto Uchida (Schalke 04) Throw In at 60'

    59'

    Felix Platte (Schalke 04) Throw In at 59'

    58'

    Felix Platte (Schalke 04) Blocked Pass at 58'

    58'

    Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid) Throw In at 58'

    58'

    Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) Blocked Pass at 58'

    57'

    Timon Wellenreuther (Schalke 04) Free Kick at 57'

    57'

    Substitution, FC Schalke 04. Jan Kirchhoff replaces Roman Neustädter.

    56'

    Offside, Real Madrid. Gareth Bale tries a through ball, but Isco is caught offside.

    55'

    Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid) Throw In at 55'

    53'

    Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Matija Nastasic.

    53'

    Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) Corner Kick at 53'

    52'

    Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid) Throw In at 52'

    52'

    Felix Platte (Schalke 04) Blocked Pass at 52'

    48'

    Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) Free Kick at 48'

    47'

    Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.

    47'

    Marcelo (Real Madrid) Free Kick at 47'

    46'

    Marcelo (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

    46'

    Benedikt Höwedes (Schalke 04) Free Kick at 46'

    46'

    Marco Höger (FC Schalke 04) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

    46'

    Second Half begins FC Schalke 04 0, Real Madrid 1.

    46'+2

    First Half ends, FC Schalke 04 0, Real Madrid 1.

    46'+2

    Halftime

    46'+2

    Attempt missed. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left from a direct free kick.

    46'+1

    Roman Neustädter

    46'+1

    Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

    46'+1

    Attempt blocked. Eric Choupo-Moting (FC Schalke 04) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Felix Platte with a headed pass.

    46'+1

    Felix Platte (Schalke 04) Assists Shot at 46'

    46'

    Attempt missed. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is too high following a corner.

    45'

    Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Joel Matip.

    45'

    Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) Corner Kick at 45'

    43'

    Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) Blocked Pass at 43'

    42'

    Isco (Real Madrid) Blocked Pass at 42'

    42'

    Dennis Aogo (Schalke 04) Throw In at 42'

    41'

    Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Benedikt Höwedes.

    41'

    Attempt missed. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Gareth Bale.

    41'

    Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) Assists Shot at 41'

    39'

    Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) Free Kick at 38'

    38'

    Foul by Kevin-Prince Boateng (FC Schalke 04).

    38'

    Dennis Aogo (Schalke 04) Free Kick at 38'

    38'

    Foul by Gareth Bale (Real Madrid).

    38'

    Benedikt Höwedes (Schalke 04) Free Kick at 38'

    38'

    Foul by Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid).

    37'

    Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid) Throw In at 37'

    36'

    Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid) Throw In at 36'

    36'

    Kevin-Prince Boateng (Schalke 04) Blocked Pass at 36'

    36'

    Isco (Real Madrid) Free Kick at 36'

    35'

    Isco (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.

    35'

    Marcelo (Real Madrid) Throw In at 35'

    35'

    Attempt saved. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

    34'

    Kevin-Prince Boateng

    33'

    Foul by Kevin-Prince Boateng (FC Schalke 04).

    33'

    Substitution, FC Schalke 04. Felix Platte replaces Klaas-Jan Huntelaar because of an injury.

    31'

    Attempt saved. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Toni Kroos with a through ball.

    31'

    Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) Assists Shot at 31'

    31'

    Marcelo (Real Madrid) Throw In at 31'

    30'

    Marco Höger (Schalke 04) Blocked Pass at 30'

    30'

    Isco (Real Madrid) Throw In at 30'

    29'

    Dennis Aogo (Schalke 04) Throw In at 29'

    28'

    Dennis Aogo (Schalke 04) Blocked Pass at 28'

    28'

    Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid) Throw In at 28'

    26'

    0 - 1

    Goal! FC Schalke 04 0, Real Madrid 1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Daniel Carvajal with a cross.

    26'

    Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid) Assists Shot at 26'

    26'

    Atsuto Uchida (Schalke 04) Throw In at 26'

    25'

    Isco (Real Madrid) Blocked Pass at 25'

    25'

    Attempt saved. Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (FC Schalke 04) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Roman Neustädter.

    25'

    Roman Neustädter (Schalke 04) Assists Shot at 25'

    24'

    Attempt missed. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Toni Kroos.

    24'

    Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) Assists Shot at 24'

    23'

    Marcelo (Real Madrid) Free Kick at 23'

    23'

    Isco (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.

    23'

    Isco (Real Madrid) Blocked Pass at 23'

    23'

    Joël Matip (Schalke 04) Free Kick at 23'

    22'

    Kevin-Prince Boateng (FC Schalke 04) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

    22'

    Marcelo (Real Madrid) Throw In at 22'

    22'

    Marcelo (Real Madrid) Blocked Pass at 22'

    20'

    Attempt missed. Dennis Aogo (FC Schalke 04) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Marco Höger.

    20'

    Marco Höger (Schalke 04) Assists Shot at 20'

    20'

    Isco (Real Madrid) Blocked Pass at 20'

    18'

    Attempt missed. Lucas Silva (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Isco.

    18'

    Isco (Real Madrid) Assists Shot at 18'

    18'

    Marcelo (Real Madrid) Throw In at 18'

    18'

    Roman Neustädter (Schalke 04) Blocked Pass at 18'

    17'

    Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) Throw In at 17'

    17'

    Maxim Choupo-Moting (Schalke 04) Free Kick at 17'

    16'

    Kevin-Prince Boateng (FC Schalke 04) wins a free kick on the left wing.

    16'

    Corner, FC Schalke 04. Conceded by Marcelo.

    16'

    Marco Höger (Schalke 04) Corner Kick at 16'

    15'

    Pepe (Real Madrid) Free Kick at 15'

    14'

    Pepe (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

    14'

    Attempt blocked. Dennis Aogo (FC Schalke 04) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

    13'

    Marco Höger (FC Schalke 04) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

    12'

    Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid) Throw In at 12'

    10'

    Atsuto Uchida (Schalke 04) Throw In at 10'

    10'

    Atsuto Uchida (Schalke 04) Throw In at 10'

    10'

    Marco Höger (Schalke 04) Throw In at 10'

    10'

    Benedikt Höwedes (Schalke 04) Free Kick at 10'

    9'

    Toni Kroos

    9'

    Foul by Toni Kroos (Real Madrid).

    9'

    Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid) Free Kick at 9'

    9'

    Foul by Kevin-Prince Boateng (FC Schalke 04).

    7'

    Benedikt Höwedes (Schalke 04) Free Kick at 7'

    7'

    Foul by Karim Benzema (Real Madrid).

    6'

    Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid) Throw In at 6'

    6'

    Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) Throw In at 6'

    5'

    Marcelo (Real Madrid) Free Kick at 5'

    4'

    Marcelo (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

    4'

    Dennis Aogo (Schalke 04) Throw In at 4'

    4'

    Timon Wellenreuther (Schalke 04) Free Kick at 4'

    4'

    Offside, Real Madrid. Marcelo tries a through ball, but Karim Benzema is caught offside.

    3'

    Marcelo (Real Madrid) Throw In at 3'

    2'

    Joël Matip (Schalke 04) Free Kick at 2'

    2'

    Joel Matip (FC Schalke 04) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

    2'

    Foul by Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid).

    2'

    Marcelo (Real Madrid) Throw In at 2'

    1'

    Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid) Throw In at 1'

    1'

    Klaas Jan Huntelaar (Schalke 04) Blocked Pass at 1'

    1'

    First Half begins.

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    Possession

    39%
    61%
    • Schalke 04
    • Real Madrid

    Shots

    8
    11

    Shots on target

    3
    4

    Fouls

    15
    9

    Corners

    2
    2

    Yellow Cards

    3
    1

    Red Cards

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    Head to Head

    Schalke 040 - 2Real Madrid
    Real Madrid3 - 1Schalke 04
    Schalke 041 - 6Real Madrid

    Schalke 04

    • 40Timon Wellenreuther
    • 4Benedikt Höwedes
    • 22Atsuto Uchida
    • 31Matija Nastasic
    • 15Dennis Aogo
    • 25Klaas Jan Huntelaar
    • -> Felix Platte
    • 9Kevin-Prince Boateng
    • 33Roman Neustädter
    • -> Jan Kirchhoff
    • 12Marco Höger
    • -> Maximilian Meyer
    • 32Joël Matip
    • 13Maxim Choupo-Moting
    • Subs
    • 27Tranquillo Barnetta
    • 28Christian Wetklo
    • 24Kaan Ayhan
    • 23Christian Fuchs

    Real Madrid

    • 1Iker Casillas
    • 2Raphaël Varane
    • 3Pepe
    • 12Marcelo
    • 15Daniel Carvajal
    • -> Álvaro Arbeloa
    • 23Isco
    • -> Asier Illarramendi
    • 16Lucas Silva
    • 9Karim Benzema
    • -> Javier Hernández
    • 8Toni Kroos
    • 7Cristiano Ronaldo
    • 11Gareth Bale
    • Subs
    • 20Jese
    • 13Keylor Navas
    • 18Nacho
    • 26Álvaro Medrán

    Cristiano Ronaldo, Marcelo help Real Madrid to victory over Schalke

    Real Madrid are on course to make the Champions League quarterfinals after a 2-0 victory at Schalke in the first leg of their last-16 tie.

    Schalke went into the game as huge underdogs, having lost 6-1 at home and 3-1 away when they met Madrid at the same stage in last year's competition, but they had looked the more likely to make the breakthrough at the start of the match.

    However, the home side found themselves trailing on 26 minutes when Cristiano Ronaldo was allowed the space to head home for his 58th goal in 58 Champions League appearances, the Portuguese ending a goal drought that had approached five hours.

    Schalke's prospects then receded further when former Madrid forward Klaas-Jan Huntelaar had to be substituted before the break with a leg injury.

    However, Huntelaar's replacement, Felix Platte, came close to an equaliser on his Champions League debut as he smashed a shot against the crossbar on 74 minutes, with Atsuto Uchida unable to beat Iker Casillas from the follow-up.

    Soon afterwards, Madrid had extended their advantage, with Marcelo unleashing a stunning right-footed strike into the top corner.

    Full report to follow...




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