Los Blancos Limp Into Quarter-finals Despite Huntelaar Heroics

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When you go into the second leg of a round of 16 Champions league match with two away goals, it’s almost certain you’ll qualify for the quarter-finals.

Real Madrid though didn’t play like they deserved it though, as Schalke brought the fight to the Bernabeu.

As early as the 20th minute, Schalke showed they meant business with a Christian Fuchs goal. Short-lived was the lead though, as Ronaldo rose highest to head in an equaliser five minutes later.

Former Madrid forward, Klaas Jan Huntelaar, put his side in front again at the 40th minute. And Ronaldo who has been experiencing a dip in form lately leveled matters at the stroke of halftime. The brace making him the highest goalscorer in European competition.

After a poor first half display from Los Blancos, Karim Benzema put them in front for the first time with a beautiful display. Unfortunately for Madrid; teenager Leroy Sane was on hand to equalize for Schalke after curling home an exquisite shot.

In the 85th minute, Huntelaar completed his brace and compounded Real Madrid’s problem when he latched on to a Meyer shot that was parried by Casillas and scored the rebound.

With Madrid trailing 3-4 and Schalke needing just one more goal to advance, Roberto Di Matteo’s side launched attack after attack, but Casillas kept Madrid alive in the competition.

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