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Thursday, 11 April 2013

European game of the week: Galatasaray 3 vs 2 Real Madrid Agg: 3-5

Real Madrid were condemned to their first defeat in 13 games by a defiant Galatasaray in Istanbul. Galatasaray's plan was to score first and start brightly, but that failed after just 8 minutes when Ronaldo met Sami Khedira's low cross. That then meant that Gala had to score 5 goals, an impossible task...

But Gala livened things up a little bit with a bullet shot into the top corner which Diego Lopez could do nothing about from ex-Arsenal man Emmanuel Eboue. Galatasaray had a huge chance to make it 2-1 when Wesley Sneijder was beautifully set up but dragged his shot wide. He then made up for that mistake when he scored into the bottom corner with 50 minutes gone. Didier Drogba then gave their fans some hope he backheeled in a Amrabat cross. And upto that moment Real Madrid were defending like Galatasaray in the first half, but suddenly clicked and played superbly in the last ten minutes where they were rewarded with another goal from the prolific Christiano Ronaldo.

The other results were: Juventus 0-2 Bayern Munich Agg:0-4, Barcelona 1-1 PSG Agg:3-3 (Barcelona win on away goals rule), Dortmund 3 vs 2 Malaga Agg:3-2