Real Madrid 3-4 Schalke

Real Madrid qualified for their fifth successive Champions League quarter-final on Tuesday, but only just.

Twice Schalke led through Christian Fuchs and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, but Cristiano Ronaldo levelled each time with a header. Then Benzema put Real ahead for the first time before Sane and Huntelaar both scored to make it 3-4 on the night.

However, a 2-0 lead from the first leg meant that Real qualified 5-4 on aggregate. The defending champions were booed off at the Bernabeu, despite reaching the quarter-finals, and coach Carlo Ancelotti later apologised for his team’s performance.

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