Champions League: Malaga-Dortmund, Real-Galatasaray - as it happened

How the action unfolded as Real Madrid defeat Galatasaray and Malaga v Borussia Dortmund finishes goalless in the Champions League.

3 April 2013 Last updated at 23:16

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As it happened

  1. 2228: 

    Right then, it's time for me to sign off. I'll be back tomorrow evening for more European football - this time involving English clubs. Can Newcastle, Chelsea and Tottenham do the business? Join me then to find out. Goodnight.

  2. 2225: 
    MALAGA REACTION- Malaga 0-0 Borussia Dortmund

    Malaga's Jeremy Toulalan: "The aim was not only not to concede because they are a good side but to create chances at home. It will be tough for us to score away but I think it's 50-50. They had more chances but it was a good game."

  3. 2223: 
    DORTMUND REACTION- Malaga 0-0 Borussia Dortmund

    Borussia Dortmund's Ilkay Gundogan: "We produced a good performance for an away match and created several decent chances. Mario [Gotze] had three or four. He usually puts at least one of those away. It wasn't meant to be but it was important to keep a clean sheet."

  4. 2220: 
    DORTMUND REACTION- Malaga 0-0 Borussia Dortmund
    Roman Weidenfeller

    Borussia Dortmund's Roman Weidenfeller: "We can be satisfied with 0-0. Our goal was to keep a clean sheet. It's a shame we didn't score. I'm satisfied nonetheless. Nothing is decided yet but we can set things straight at our home ground."

  5. 2217: 
    DORTMUND REACTION- Malaga 0-0 Borussia Dortmund

    Borussia Dortmund's Mario Gotze after his side's 0-0 draw with Malaga: "I could've helped the team out a great deal by scoring at least one goal. It's a shame that I wasn't able to do that. We still have to be satisfied with the result and we still have a return leg."


    Robert Cleaver, Coventry, via text on 81111: "I find it funny everyone talking about who we would like to see in the Premier League like any of these players/managers would want to come to England. EPL is so over rated. So far behind La Liga and Bundesliga!"

  7. 2216: 
    REAL MADRID REACTION- Real Madrid 3-0 Galatasaray

    More from Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho: "If we score a goal in Istanbul then they have got to score five, so the result tonight is very good.

    "But I've seen a lot of things in football so nothing can surprise me. Istanbul is a very difficult place to go and they will fight hard.

    "I spoke to Didier Drogba, and also Wesley Sneijder, after the game because they are family - although not for 90 minutes."

  8. 2213: 
    REAL MADRID REACTION- Real Madrid 3-0 Galatasaray
    Jose Mourinho

    Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho: "We played seriously. The Spanish press were not quite so respectful towards Galatasaray but we were very respectful towards them. We knew they have a fantastic team and good strikers.

    "We were defensively better than we were attacking. We could have scored more goals but the team played well."

  9. 2212: 
    Real Madrid 3-0 Galatasaray

    Just to confirm that Xabi Alonso was booked tonight, meaning he will miss the second leg in Turkey. Standby for some Jose Mourinho reaction...


    Adil Aslam: "Said it before and I'll say it again, Mario Gotze would be ideal at Arsenal with the way he plays and same ideology"

  11. 2209: 

    Ebbsfleet's 634-mile round trip to Barrow, delayed by traffic, is paying off so far - they are ahead 1-0 at half-time through Phil Walsh's goal on 41 minutes. It's going to be a late, late show at Holker Street - due to finish at around 2300 GMT.

  12. 2208: 

    Apparently, Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has been getting tips from Celtic boss Neil Lennon on how to beat Benfica tomorrow evening.

    "I think it is important to get as much information as you can," said Pardew.

  13. 2205: 

    There's not been much for British football fans to get excited about in the last couple of days, but there's plenty to get our teeth into in the Europa League tomorrow evening.

    Newcastle visit Benfica, Chelsea host Rubin Kazan and Tottenham face FC Basel at White Hart Lane.


    Sam, Manchester, via text on 81111: "With the departure of Nasri in the summer Isco would the ideal if not perfect replacement!"

  15. 2202: 

    Elsewhere in European football, Joey Barton has been at it again. Paris St-Germain say they will take action against the Marseille midfielder over his use of social networking website Twitter to abuse their player Thiago Silva.

    The on-loan QPR midfielder compared the Brazilian defender Silva to an "overweight ladyboy" on his account. A statement on the PSG website claimed Barton made "unacceptable remarks".


    So, who from tonight's games would you like to see in the Premier League next season?

    Adan Frank Mir: "There is one man who we want back in the PL, as usual he was on the scoresheet tonight, bring Ronaldo home to Utd!"

    Richard Knight: "Isco has been in impressive form all season for Malaga, surely some Premier League clubs have to make a move for him!"

    Max Mclean: "Reus and Isco to Arsenal would be very welcome!"

  17. 2159: 
    MALAGA REACTION- Malaga 0-0 Borussia Dortmund

    Malaga goalkeeper Willy was pleased with tonight's result: "We weren't able to score but let's see what we can do in the return leg next week. It was my turn to participate tonight and let's hope it's all going to be worth something in a week's time. We have a week to keep studying them and hopefully we can get a result over there."

  18. 2155: 
    Real Madrid 3-0 Galatasaray
    Gonzalo Higuain celebrates scoring for Real Madrid

    The Special One will have been pleased to see Gonzalo Higuain get his first Champions League goal of the season tonight. I reckon there's one or two more left in him before the competition is finished too.


    Sean in Magherafelt, via text on 81111: "Real Madrid v Barcelona is the dream final after what I've watched over the last two nights."

  20. 2152: 

    It seems many people fancy a Real v Barca final this year. It's hard not to be excited about that, but there's also the possibility of an all-German final with Bayern potentially up against Dortmund. The draw for the semi-finals will be held on 12 April in Nyon.

  21. 2150: 

    Who has caught your eye tonight? Which players would you like to see playing in England next season? Let me know...


    Dapo Ndugu: "The Real vs Barca final agenda comes clearer into view with each game round..."

  23. 2146: 
    Malaga 0-0 Borussia Dortmund

    It's worth noting that Dortmund preserved their unbeaten record in the competition tonight. However, they were uncharacteristically wasteful in front of goal. Robert Lewandowski missed some decent chances but his movement and eye for goal is not really in doubt. A class act.

  24. 2143: 

    Southport have edged away from the danger zone with a 3-1 win at Braintree, while Grimsby's win by the same scoreline at Macclesfield puts them seven points clear of Forest Green for the fourth play-off spot.

    Barrow and Ebbsfleet's kick off was delayed because the Kent side got stuck in traffic on the way north. The game is due to finish at around 2300GMT, making for a long, long night for Ebbsfleet and their followers...

  25. 2142: 
    Real Madrid 3-0 Galatasaray

    It's a shame Galatasaray's adventure was not rewarded with a goal to make the second leg more interesting, but did they get their tactics wrong? Bringing off Wesley Sneijder at half-time seemed to be a concession from the coach.

  26. 2139: 
    Malaga 0-0 Borussia Dortmund

    Dortmund had 13 shots on goal - seven on target - in this match tonight. How are they not taking a lead to Germany? Fair play to Malaga though, they had their moments and Isco looks a real prospect.

  27. 2138: 
    SPL - Kilmarnock 1-1 St Mirren

    It ends all square at Rugby Park and Kilmarnock take a small step towards clinching a Scottish Premier League top-six place after Kris Boyd's second-half equaliser cancels out Esmael Goncalves' opener.

  28. 2136: 
    FULL-TIME- Malaga 0-0 Borussia Dortmund

    So these two teams couldn't be separated tonight and it's all to play for in Germany in the second leg.

  29. 2135: 
    FULL-TIME- Real Madrid 3-0 Galatasaray

    Real Madrid will fancy their chances of qualifying after this 3-0 victory. Jose Mourinho certainly looked pleased as he planted a kiss on to the cheek of Fatih Terim at the final whistle.


    Alex Eager: "That's the most tactical yellow card ever for Ramos!!"

  31. 2135: 
    YELLOW CARD- Malaga 0-0 Borussia Dortmund

    Almost full-time and Mario Gotze makes way for Dortmund, Oliver Kirch his replacement.

  32. 2133: 
    INJURY TIME- Real Madrid 3-0 Galatasaray

    We're into injury time in Madrid where Didier Drogba stands over a free-kick on the edge of the area. However, his effort hits the wall and is deflected for a corner. Luka Modric then becomes the latest home player to be booked.

  33. 2133: 
    SPL - Kilmarnock 1-1 St Mirren

    Approaching the closing stages at Rugby Park and it's still all square. Both sides have created chances without seriously threatening to add to the earlier goals by Esmael Goncalves and Kris Boyd.

  34. 2133: 
    YELLOW CARD- Real Madrid 3-0 Galatasaray

    Sergio Ramos into the book for Real, somewhat foolishly kicking the ball away after play had stopped. Mind you, he will be suspended for the next leg and thus available for the semi-final should his team reach it.


    David Brooke: "Maybe Fatih Terim ought to ask a 6 year old about defending against Real?"

  36. 2130: 
    Malaga 0-0 Borussia Dortmund

    Interesting scenes in Malaga, with the home supporters singing and waving their scarves around their heads. Are they happy with a draw? They get a free-kick to the right of the penalty area, the ball is played across the box to Antunes and a powerful shot goes just over the bar.

  37. 2130: 
    YELLOW CARD- Real Madrid 3-0 Galatasaray

    Didier Drogba goes into the book after charging into the back of Pepe. The big man was disappointed with the ref's decision there.

  38. 2128: 

    Just five minutes left in both matches. Are we going to get any late goals like last night?


    Jamie, via text on 81111: "Real Madrid aren't half getting the benefit of the doubt with the officials' decisions this year?! Might put a few pounds on them to win it tomorrow ..."

  40. 2128: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Real Madrid 3-0 Galatasaray

    Pepe on for Angel Di Maria.

  41. 2127: 
    YELLOW CARD- Real Madrid 3-0 Galatasaray

    Lots of bookings and changes in both games now. Real's Michael Essien picks up a yellow card after clattering into Nordin Amrabat.

  42. 2126: 
    CLOSE!- Malaga 0-0 Borussia Dortmund

    More wasteful finishing by Dortmund as substitute Julian Schieber cuts in from the right on to his left foot and blazes a shot high, wide and not very handsome.


    Adam Bowley: "The standard of refereeing in the CL poor again. Never a free kick for the 3rd, how was that Yilmaz yellow not a penalty?"

    Marc Ciardiello: " Ref and official behind the goal both missed Ramos stamp on Yilmaz's foot, remind me the purpose of the 5th official again UEFA"

    Scott Preston: "RM's free kick came from Ramos doing the exact same challenge as Nani, yet somehow Drogba was punished?"

  44. 2125: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Real Madrid 3-0 Galatasaray

    Another change at the Bernabeu, with Nordin Amrabat on for Albert Riera. The former Manchester City man has worked hard tonight with little joy.

  45. 2124: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Malaga 0-0 Borussia Dortmund

    Dortmund bring on Sven Bender for Sebastian Kehl. Is there a late goal in this one? Less than 10 minutes remaining.

  46. 2123: 
    Real Madrid 3-0 Galatasaray

    A chance for Galatasaray but Selcuk Inan's powerful low strike is saved by Diego Lopez.

  47. 2123: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Real Madrid 3-0 Galatasaray

    Mesut Ozil walks off to a standing ovation to be replaced by Luka Modric - not a bad replacement when you are 3-0 up. For Galatasaray, Umut Bult has replaced Hamit Altintop.

  48. 2121: 
    YELLOW CARD- Real Madrid 3-0 Galatasaray

    Galatasaray's Burak Yilmaz - who has scored eight goals in this season's Champions League - goes into the book for simulation and will miss the second leg. Not been much of an evening for the Turkish side.


    Alessio Dimaria: "Being a Spurs fan I know what it's like to be on the wrong end of a rout against Real Madrid. Not nice by any means"

    Steve Cohen: " Drogba is Beckhamesque. Neither the player they were previously and struggling from playing in inferior leagues"

    Dan Wilkinson: "Feel really sorry for #galatasaray! Played well in the first half and it was NEVER a free-kick for the 3rd goal"

  50. 2121: 
    YELLOW CARD- Malaga 0-0 Borussia Dortmund

    Malaga's Manuel Iturra won't be playing in the second leg in Germany after picking up a booking for a clumsy foul on a Dortmund player. No Gazza-like tears for him though. He's just dusted himself down and carried on.

  51. 2119: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Malaga 0-0 Borussia Dortmund

    On he comes, the man on loan from Manchester City, Roque Santa Cruz, to replace former Arsenal forward Julio Baptista. Will he work some magic for Malaga?

  52. 2118: 
    Real Madrid 3-0 Galatasaray

    Cristiano Ronaldo goes for the spectacular - his acrobatic volley from 12 yards out being blocked by Emmanuel Eboue. The visitors are on the ropes now.

  53. 2117: 

    They're finally under way at Holker Street as Barrow take on Ebbsfleet in a game delayed because the away team's coach was delayed in traffic on the long journey to Cumbria. A win for Barrow would see them move out of the bottom four.

  54. 2115: 
    GOAL- Real Madrid 3-0 Galatasaray - Gonzalo Higuain (73 mins)

    That's the match, and possibly the tie, over as Xabi Alonso's free-kick is steered home by the head of substitute Gonzalo Higuain. That's the Argentine's first goal in this season's competition.

  55. 2114: 

    A case of mistaken identity as Felipe Melo is booked for a foul on Mesut Ozil - despite his skipper Selcuk Inan being the culprit. Interestingly, Inan is already on a booking and would have missed the second leg. Twenty minutes to go in both matches now.


    Chibuzo C. Ejike: "That Malaga FC boy Isco is quality. The Spanish production line of world-class midfielders is still churning them out."

    Aduramimo Oludare: "Dortmund can be the most wasteful side there is but they get the job done. Cant wait for a versus Barca too"

    Sam Herring: "Galatasaray is a haven for overpaid footballers who are past it."

  57. 2111: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Malaga 0-0 Borussia Dortmund

    A change for Malaga, who bring on Michael, I mean Francisco, Portillo for Javier Saviola. For Dortmund, Marco Reus is off and has been replaced by Julian Schieber.

  58. 2110: 
    Malaga 0-0 Borussia Dortmund

    There has not been a lot to get Malaga's fans excited in the second half, but well-hit shots from Isco and Jeremy Toulalan both needed careful attention from Borussia goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller and have got La Rosaleda humming again.

  59. 2108: 

    Another good chance for the Germans, with Mario Gotze sent scampering through on goal but his angled shot goes just wide of Willy's goal. The chance came about after Malaga gave the ball away in midfield - not the first time they have been guilty of that tonight.

  60. 2108: 

    Southport's Simon Grand put the Lancashire side 2-0 up five minutes after the resumption, Braintree's Sean Marks pulled one back but Chris Almond hit back almost straight away to make it 3-1 to Southport.

    Grimsby still lead 2-1 at Macclesfield, while Barrow v Ebbsfleet is yet to kick off after the away side were delayed on the way north.

  61. 2107: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Real Madrid 2-0 Galatasaray
    Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho

    Real boss Jose Mourinho makes his first change of the evening, with Higuain replacing goalscorer Karim Benzema.

  62. 2104: 
    CLOSE!- Real Madrid 2-0 Galatasaray

    I could watch Xabi Alonso ping the ball about all day. This time the midfielder plays a perfect pass into the path of Angel Di Maria but the winger's shot is tame and easily dealt with. We're into the final 30 minutes in both matches now.

  63. 2101: 
    Real Madrid 2-0 Galatasaray

    Galatasaray look more solid off the ball since that half-time substitution but they are perhaps lacking a bit of flair. Winger Albert Riera tries to slide in Didier Drogba but the ex-Chelsea striker is beaten to the ball. At the other end, Ronaldo fires in a shot which is easily saved by Fernando Muslera.

  64. 2057: 
    Malaga 0-0 Borussia Dortmund

    Gavin (text below) must be reading my mind. I was just thinking how wasteful Dortmund had been tonight. I am especially surprised to see Robert Lewandowski miss a couple of decent opportunities.


    Gavin, Edinburgh, via text on 81111: "People keep saying how much they want to see Dortmund play Barca, but if Dortmund's finishing is like this against Barca they'll get eaten alive."

  66. 2055: 

    It's gone fairly quite in both games, so this is my unsubtle attempt to tempt the footballing gods into giving us a goal.


    Femi John Atoyebi: "Not looking great defensively for #Galatasaray. #Eboue is a disaster at the back."

    Susil Pallikadavath: "Dortmund, through all their struggles persisted with this young team. Like a certain red Merseyside club is doing now"

    Martin Jones: "To think #Varane had a trial at #NUFC and chose Madrid over the Toon"

  68. 2055: 
    Real Madrid 2-0 Galatasaray

    The Galatasaray fans are still making a tremendous din in the Bernabeu while the Madrid supporters sit back and watch the match unfold a little less vocally.

  69. 2053: 
    Malaga 0-0 Borussia Dortmund

    A spell of pressure for Malaga, who struggle to break down the organised Dortmund defence and Joaquin decides to take matters into his own hands but runs into trouble and the ball is cleared.

  70. 2051: 
    SPL - Kilmarnock 1-1 St Mirren

    Kilmarnock get the perfect start to the second half with Kris Boyd scoring for the first time since returning to the club. The Scottish Premier League's all-time top scorer fizzed a shot past Craig Samson after getting in behind the St Mirren defence.

  71. 2050: 
    CLOSE!- Malaga 0-0 Borussia Dortmund

    Dortmund should really be ahead now. Mario Gotze gets free down the left, pulls the ball back to Robert Lewandowski on the penalty spot but the striker's shot is deflected wide by Jeremy Toulalan. Poor finishing.

  72. 2050: 
    Real Madrid 2-0 Galatasaray

    Hmm, Gokhan Zan has not been on the pitch all that long but he has brought down Cristiano Ronaldo in a dangerous position. You don't want to be doing that too often. Thankfully for him the Portuguese smashes the subsequent free-kick into the wall.

  73. 2047: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Real Madrid 2-0 Galatasaray

    Another boost for Real Madrid, with Wesley Sneijder hauled off at half-time and replaced by defender Gokhan Zan. It looks like they have gone to five at the back. We're off in both games.

  74. 2045: 

    From the Furness peninsular to the Bernabeu, it's going to be an important 45 minutes. Are you ready for more drama?

  75. 2044: 

    Grimsby lead 2-1 at Macclesfield at half-time, while Southport lead 1-0 at Braintree - a scoreline that will move them away from the drop-zone.

    The Barrow-Ebbsfleet match is due to kick off at 2045GMT, an hour late because the Ebbsfleet team coach was delayed in traffic on the journey to the Furness peninsula.

  76. 2041: 
    Real Madrid 2-0 Galatasaray

    Just going back to the Galatasaray flares. Where do they get them from? Is there a bloke outside, selling scarves, badges and fireworks?

  77. 2040: 
    Malaga 0-0 Borussia Dortmund
    Malaga's Isco (left)

    That boy Isco can play. He's pulling the strings in the Malaga midfield alongside some very fine company. The Spanish production line of world-class midfielders is still churning them out I see.


    Sam Pearson: "Every time I see #Lewandowski he impresses me. If United actually needed another striker (we don't), I'd be excited."

    Shyamil Tanna: "Varane, a 19 year old, is actually dealing with Drogba really well, unlike a number of experienced CB's before him!"

    Ruaridh Williams: "A few years ago, Dortmund played all their young players for a season, and they suffered, but look how it's paid back now!"

  79. 2037: 
    Real Madrid 2-0 Galatasaray

    Just like their team, Galatasaray's supporters have shown plenty of spark tonight. Literally. The traditional Turkish flares have made their way to the Spanish capital. Imagine what they'll be like when there's 52,000 of them in the return leg.

    Galatasaray supporters
  80. 2037: 
    SPL - Kilmarnock 0-1 St Mirren

    St Mirren lead at the break courtesy of Esmael Goncalves' 36th-minute opener and the visitors have been the better side so far. Kilmarnock have a lot to do if they want to turn this match around.

  81. 2035: 
    Real Madrid 2-0 Galatasaray

    How good is that man Ronaldo? When put through on goal after just nine minutes, his finish was nonchalant. It was like he was having a kickabout in training. Superb.

    Cristiano Ronaldo (right) celebrates scoring against Galatasaray

    Tom, via text on 81111: "Looking all too easy for Real right now, Galatasaray need to stop taking pot shots and work their way through Madrid, they have that ability!"

  83. 2032: 
    HALF-TIME- Malaga 0-0 Borussia Dortmund

    BBC Sport's Mike Henson: "Both sides have come out of their corners swinging, but neither has been able to land a proper punch. Borussia Dortmund have created the clearer chances, with Mario Gotze wasting a pair of fine openings, but Malaga have ruffled the Germans with their physicality. Jeremy Toulanan almost turned a loose ball home just before the break in their best moment."

  84. 2031: 
    Malaga 0-0 Borussia Dortmund

    This time it's Dortmund's chance to go close as Sebastian Kehl's hammer-like - and swerving - shot is punched clear.

  85. 2031: 
    HALF-TIME- Real Madrid 2-0 Galatasaray

    BBC Sport's Jonathan Jurejko: "We might only be one quarter of the way through this last-eight tie, but it would already take a brave man to bet against nine-time European kings Real Madrid reaching a record 24th semi-final. However, there have been signs of hope for Galatasaray who have been far from outclassed.

    "The Turkish side have created some decent opportunities, but have been twice punished by some slack defending. You feel they will need at least one away goal here in the Bernabeu to take back to Istanbul."

    Galatasaray midfielder Wesley Sneijder (right) and Real Madrid's German midfielder Sami Khedira
  86. 2029: 
    CLOSE!- Malaga 0-0 Borussia Dortmund

    How is this game still 0-0? This time a Malaga corner comes in from the right and, after Weligton's header is saved, Jeremy Toulalan's follow-up header is cleared two yards out by Mario Gotze. It was going wide anyway, but was still good defensive work by the German playmaker.


    Will Denehan: ‏"Real-deal Madrid vs. Galatasa-write off. Counter-attacking football at its best."

    Prashant Bahirwani: ‏"For all those who thought Nani should have been sent off against RM what about Benzema's high foot before his second goal!"

    Bradley Smith: "The reason behind Dortmund's success? Majority shareholders being club members, not foreign owners with trigger fingers."

  88. 2030: 
    Real Madrid 2-0 Galatasaray

    You cannot fault the endeavour of Galatasaray - neat approach play involving Didier Drogba culminates in an 18-yard strike from former Arsenal man Emmanuel Eboue that is sharply saved by Diego Lopez.

  89. 2027: 
    YELLOW CARD- Real Madrid 2-0 Galatasaray

    Galatasaray defender Dany Nounkeu becomes the first player into referee Svein Oddvar Moen's notebook after clattering into Karim Benzema. Nounkeu now misses the return leg in Istanbul. Cristiano Ronaldo takes the free-kick on the edge of the area but puts it on to the top of the netting.

  90. 2025: 
    Malaga 0-0 Borussia Dortmund

    It's end to end at Malaga, with the Spanish side guilty of wasting Joaquin's free-kick in a dangerous position before, at the other end, Robert Lewandowski overruns the ball after surging at the Spanish defence. Five minutes until half-time in both of our Champions League matches.

  91. 2024: 
    SPL - Kilmarnock 0-1 St Mirren

    Esmael Goncalves outpaces the Kilmarnock defence to latch on to David van Zanten's lofted pass and beat Cammy Bell to give St Mirren the lead.


    Infostrada Sports: "Real Madrid have lost ONE #UCL match after leading by a 2 goal margin. In April 01 they were beaten 3-2 away at Galatasaray after 2-0 lead."

  93. 2022: 
    Real Madrid 2-0 Galatasaray

    While I applaud Galatasaray for having a go, have they been naive in committing so many men forward when even a six-year-old knows (1908) that Real are deadly on the counter?


    Shanmugaraja CK: "Klopp's team is 5 yrs effort, PL teams don't seem to have such long term vision!"

    Tyler Gilson: "Can't believe Eboue has made it further than Arsenal in this year's Champions League"

    Chris Parker: " I think this is the best Madrid side for a long time, better than Galacticos of 2002? I think so"

  95. 2020: 
    CLOSE!- Real Madrid 2-0 Galatasaray

    Galatasaray continue to take the game to Real and should do better when Didier Drogba pulls the ball across for Burak Yilmaz but the Turkish striker puts his 12-yard shot well wide. He should be making the keeper work from there.

  96. 2016: 
    Malaga 0-0 Borussia Dortmund

    Borussia Dortmund have been giving the Malaga defence the runaround in the opening half hour. Kevin Grosskreutz is the latest to go close - sidefooting into the hoardings after a bullet cross from Mario Gotze. The Germans are yet to get anything to show for their dominance however. Malaga have briefly threatened, with Javier Saviola shooting wide from Isco's superb slide-rule pass.


    Tokunbo: "As brilliant as Gotze is sometimes, he definitely lacks composure. In a CL QF away from home, you have to score those!"

    Benjamin Taylor: ‏"Ronaldo gets all the plaudits but I'm a huge Ozil fan. Always quietly runs the show and that's a great ball for the assist."

  98. 2014: 

    Chris Almond put Southport ahead at Braintree after nine minutes, while Andy Cook put Grimsby into the lead after 13 minutes at Macclesfield.

    The Barrow-Ebbsfleet game at Holker Street will kick off an hour late, at 2045 GMT, after the the Ebbsfleet team coach was stuck in traffic on the way north.

  99. 2013: 
    GOAL- Real Madrid 2-0 Galatasaray - Karim Benzema (29 mins)

    The sign of a top team. Unperturbed by Galatasaray's spell of possession, Real pour forward and Michael Essien puts in a cross from the right which picks out Karim Benzema at the far post. The striker kills the ball dead and then steers it past the despairing dive of Fernando Muslera.

  100. 2012: 
    CLOSE!- Real Madrid 1-0 Galatasaray

    Galatasaray continue to attack Real Madrid and Didier Drogba's swerving shot from outside the area is unconvincingly punched clear by Diego Lopez. They're getting closer.

  101. 2009: 
    DISALLOWED GOAL- Malaga 0-0 Borussia Dortmund

    Jurgen Klopp has built a fantastic side at Borussia Dortmund. While everyone talks about Mourinho, I wonder if he is interesting some Premier League clubs? His team have the ball in the net at Malaga but Kevin Grosskreutz's effort is ruled out because Robert Lewandowski was flagged off-side when the ball was played into the penalty area from the right.

    Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp
  102. 2007: 
    CLOSE!- Malaga 0-0 Borussia Dortmund

    Another clear chance for Borussia Dortmund, but the visitors cannot make it stick. Marco Reus picks the pocket of Antunes - and Ilkay Gundogan is on to the loose ball in a flash. He in turns picks out Mario Gotze, but the youngster is foiled for a second time when one-on-one with the goalkeeper as Willy blocks with his body.

  103. 2006: 
    Real Madrid 1-0 Galatasaray

    There's a couple of Galatasaray players down on the ground after receiving tasty tackles but Semih Kaya and Emmanuel Eboue are soon back up after being threatened with the old magic sponge.


    OptaJoe: "13 - Since his move to Real Madrid, Mesut Ozil has made more assists than any other player in the Champions League (13). Pinpoint."

  105. 2004: 
    Real Madrid 1-0 Galatasaray

    Galatasaray are looking confident, despite falling behind early on. They are getting stuck in and Hamit Altintop causes Diego Lopez brief alarm with a long-range effort which goes wide. Real go straight up the other end and Mesut Ozil forces a save with a low shot from the edge of the area.


    Hari Sri: "How CR7 wasnt mentioned at all pre match build up is beyond me..."

    Baidu Sheikh: "Didn't take him long did it....?"

  107. 2001: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Malaga 0-0 Borussia Dortmund

    A major let-off for Malaga. Robert Lewandowski flicks on a long ball forward and Mario Gotze is put clean through on goal. However, the young forward shoots straight at the advancing home goalkeeper Willy. The stopper then gets up and berates his defence - they must tighten up.

  108. 2001: 
    SPL - Kilmarnock 0-0 St Mirren

    Exciting opening to the match with Killie's James Fowler and visiting striker Esmael Goncalves both forcing saves from the respective goalkeepers.


    Lisa, London, via text on 81111: "Weird seeing the Drog playing for another team. Put a bet on at the beginning of the season for Madrid to win CL this year and the Special One to return in the summer! Not looking such a bad call!"

  110. 1958: 
    Real Madrid 1-0 Galatasaray

    A good chance for Galatasaray, who have responded strongly to falling behind. Didier Drogba picks up a pass on the edge of the area and slips Raphael Varane with a deft turn but, having done the hard work, he smashes his shot over from 18 yards. Wasteful.

  111. 1954: 
    GOAL- Real Madrid 1-0 Galatasaray - Cristiano Ronaldo (9 mins)

    Pure class. With Galatasaray starting to venture forward, they are cut to ribbons by the home side. Mesut Ozil plays a glorious ball through to Cristiano Ronaldo who takes his time and confidently clips the ball over Fernando Muslera.

  112. 1953: 

    There are three games in the Blue Square Bet Premier tonight, with implications at either end of the table.

    Ebbsfleet will be hoping that the long trip to Barrow will see them make up ground on their hosts, nine points and one place immediately above them in the relegation zone.

    A win for Southport at Braintree will see the Lancashire side edge away from the drop zone, while Grimsby will strengthen their place in the play-off slots if they win at Macclesfield.

  113. 1952: 
    Malaga 0-0 Borussia Dortmund

    The home side's supporters are off their feet when Jesus Gamez plays in Javier Saviola but, after cutting inside, the little Argentine striker finds the side-netting. Promising from the Spaniards.

  114. 1951: 
    Real Madrid 0-0 Galatasaray

    I'm fairly certain there's a Galatasaray supporter with a loud-speaker in hand, whipping up the visiting contingent in the Bernabeu. How has he got that through stadium security?

  115. 1951: 
    Malaga 0-0 Borussia Dortmund

    Dortmund have been popping the ball around in neat triangles during the early stages. Their pretty patterns almost managed to spring the masked Marcel Schmelzer down the left, but the full-back was flagged offside as he sent a low cross skimming through the six-yard box.

  116. 1949: 
    Real Madrid 0-0 Galatasaray

    A good early chance for Real. Xabi Alonso picks out Angel Di Maria with a majestic 50-yard pass, who helps it on to Karim Benzema. However, the French striker lifts his effort over the bar from 12 yards out.


    Asad Mohiuddin: "Being a CFC fan, torn between Drogba and Jose. But I'll cheer for Drogba today. Go Didier!"

  118. 1947: 
    Real Madrid 0-0 Galatasaray

    Real Madrid, as you would expect, are having a lot of early possession. I wonder if those six-year-olds [1908] mentioned to Fatih Terim that they can play a bit?

  119. 1945: 

    We're off in both games. Let's hope for as much excitement as last night.

  120. 1944: 
    Real Madrid v Galatasaray (1945 BST)

    There's a nice hug in the centre circle between ex-Chelsea players Didier Drogba and Michael Essien. They are enemies for the next 90 minutes though...

  121. 1942: 

    Right then, the team's are walking out on to the pitch in Spain. Those Turkish supporters are making a right racket in the Bernabeu. The Dortmund fans are also out in their numbers too. Great scenes.

    Borussia Dortmund fans in Malaga
  122. 1941: 
    Malaga v Borussia Dortmund (1945 BST)

    BBC Sport's Mike Henson: "Malaga have registered the lowest number of shots on target, off target and corners of any side still in the competition. Their 65% pass completion rate is also the lowest of all the quarter-finalists."


    Jim Caird: "Ronaldo, Yilmaz, Lewandowski and Isco all to score tonight...good night's football in prospect"

    Ari Bhugoo: "I'd love to anyone but Barcelona in the semis. I'm sick and tired of seeing their overrated, smug faces. Munich for the CL"

    Ammar: "No disrespect to Gala but this competition needs Real Madrid in semis to give BM and Barca a run for their money."

  124. 1939: 

    It will be an interesting clash of styles in Spain tonight, with Malaga conceding just two goals in five Champions League matches at home this season while Dortmund have netted 91 times in 40 games in all competitions.

    Malaga winger Joaquin says his side are aiming for greatness when they take to the field.

    "You can sense the club's dreams everywhere you go here," said. "This is when great teams express themselves. We haven't said the last word at [home ground] the Rosaleda."

    No pressure then.

  125. 1937: 

    There's some interesting names in the Malaga squad, a few who seemed to have had their best years until being rejuvenated in Spain. Players like Javier Saviola, Julio Baptista and Roque Santa Cruz spring to mind. A couple of those players were the business on a certain football management game about five years ago.

  126. 1935: 
    Malaga v Borussia Dortmund (1945 BST)

    BBC Sport's Mike Henson: "Borussia Dortmund's Bundesliga defence is all but over with Bayern Munich 20 points clear at the top. However Jurgen Klopp's young side, with the likes of Marco Reus and Mario Goetze to the fore, have been attracting Champions League love since qualifying ahead of Real Madrid from the group stages

    "Malaga are off the pace down in fifth in La Liga, but bring a formidable home record to tonight's party. They have never lost at home in European competition and have conceded just twice in five home Champions League matches this season."

  127. 1934: 
    Marcel Schmelzer

    Left-back Marcel Schmelzer was one of those Dortmund players to be "man-handled" against Stuttgart at the weekend and he is expected to wear a Zorro-like mask against Malaga this evening because of the injury he sustained.


    Gooner John: "Galatasary will be hoping there's no slip up Fateh, no slip up Fateh, Fateh Terim."

  129. 1931: 

    Dortmund delayed Bayern Munich's title party with a 2-1 victory over a physical Stuttgart side last weekend. And, according to the their manager Jurgen Klopp, it turned into a real tussle.

    "We got manhandled," said Klopp. "At times I was worried about the health of my players.

    "But it was a good preparation for the Champions League game in Malaga, because they fly into challenges with just as much intensity."

  130. 1928: 

    It's amazing that Dortmund, who remain unbeaten in the Champions League after qualifying from a group also containing Real, Manchester City and Ajax, are 20 points behind Bayern in the Bundesliga. Is that any indication of how strong the German league is compared to the Premier League?

    And what about that so-called Group of Death earlier in the competition. Three of the four teams - Real, Dortmund and City - are well off the pace in their respective domestic leagues. Does that tell us anything?


    OptaJose: "8 - Only Didier Drogba (8) has scored more headed goals than Cristiano Ronaldo in the #UCL in the last 10 seasons. Duel."

  132. 1926: 
    TEAM NEWS- Real Madrid v Galatasaray (1945 BST)

    BBC Sport's Jonathan Jurejko: "Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has brought several stars back into his starting XI after they were rested for Saturday's La Liga draw at Real Zaragoza. Xabi Alonso, Mesut Ozil, Angel Di Maria and Karim Benzema are among seven changes, while there is still no room - not even on the bench - for out-of-favour goalkeeper Iker Casillas. Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo unsurprisingly starts on the left."


    Lorcan Murray: "Was first taken to BVB in 2002 and fell in love with die Schwarzgelben. I know they'll produce the goods tonight"

    Tim Hagstrom: "Depressing to watch #ucl after the disaster in Manchester. I'm going with Madrid - Gala and Drogba to cause some problems"

    Nathaniel Jansen: "I know Malaga have a very good home record, but from what I've seen of Dortmund, they are as good as semi finalists"

  134. 1925: 

    The thing which impressed me most when watching Dortmund live was their pressing game. It's that which Paulo Sousa says is fundamental to their success.

    "I believe that Jurgen Klopp understands exactly what is needed for success," Sousa adds. "Their defensive and offensive transitions are much stronger and they are aggressive without the ball, playing with a high line and with real intensity."

  135. 1923: 

    Former Dortmund midfielder Paulo Sousa has been talking to BBC Sport this week, and he reckons his former club can go all the way and lift the trophy.

    "They have so many talented players, but their real strength is the team ethic they have developed over recent seasons, which comes from the coaches, the players and from the history of the club," he said.

  136. 1920: 

    Obviously, there's more to tonight's action than Real v Galatasaray. We're also being treated to the sight of the only unbeaten team left in the competition - Borussia Dortmund - and the tournament's surprise package, Malaga.

    I have seen Dortmund live this season, and it will take a very, very good team to turn them over.


    Ross Lawson: "Fatih Terim looks like a Terry Venables who's been in the tanning booth for too long."

    Tom Lyon: "Fatih Terim looks like a Turkish Terry Venables"

  138. 1917: 
    Real Madrid v Galatasaray (1945 BST)

    BBC Sport's Jonathan Jurejko: "Jose Mourinho said the 'world stopped' to watch Real Madrid's last Champions League tie as they disposed of fellow European heavyweights Manchester United in the last 16. While it is unlikely the whole planet will be focused on tonight's quarter-final clash against Galatasaray, there will be still plenty of eyes, particularly Chelsea ones, trained on the reunion between Blues' heroes Mourinho and Didier Drogba."

  139. 1916: 

    Galatasary have built a pretty formidable team in recent seasons, and have also signed Johan Elmander. Joking aside, any team with Drogba, Yilmaz and Dutch magician Wesley Sneijder has a chance of glory.

    "We've come to [the Bernabeu] win," said Sneijder. "There is respect, but not fear.

    "For us it is very important to arrive at the game in Istanbul with a realistic chance of going through. If we manage to arrive here with the tie still open it would be incredible."


    James Smith in Surrey, via text on 81111: "Drogba always scores in big games like tonight! 2-1 in both legs to force extra time! We miss you in England, from a United fan!"

  141. 1912: 

    So while Mr Terim got the local primary school to prepare a scouting dossier on Real, his star player Burak Yilmaz was trying to play down comparisons with Cristiano Ronaldo. The Turkish striker is pretty handy - averaging virtually a goal a game in the Turkish league and netting eight times in this season's CL.

    "I like it and it's an honour, but it makes no sense to compare me with Cristiano," he said. "He is one of the best players in the world, a footballer who I greatly respect and admire. I watch every one of his games and I try to pay attention to how he shoots the ball, but he's unique".

  142. 1908: 

    I like Galatasaray coach Fatih Terim - he's looks like an old-style mafia boss who tells it like it is. He certainly thinks he's got Mourinho's card marked.

    Galatasaray boss Fatih Terim

    "There's not much point talking about Real Madrid," he told Marca. "Everyone knows what they're about. Even a six-year-old knows how Real plays."


    At 1849 we asked you where Jose Mourinho will be working his magic next season?

    Andrew Reid: "He'll go back to Chelsea but after a month or two he'll be sacked and then he'll go to Man Utd when Fergie retires."

    Soccer Fan: "Mourinho will stay in Madrid unless he wins UCL or gets fired. He's never stayed at the same club after winning UCL."

  144. 1905: 
    Malaga v Borussia Dortmund (1945 BST)

    BBC Sport's Mike Henson: "Malaga make one change from the side that beat Rayo Vallecano 3-1 at the weekend with Javier Saviola replacing Pedro Andres. The Argentine starts up front alongside Julio Baptista in a more attacking line-up. Manchester City loanee Roque Santa Cruz is on the bench.

    "Marcel Schmelzer takes up his place at left-back despite breaking his nose in Dortmund's weekend win over Stuttgart, however midfielder Jakub Blaszczykowski had already announced his absence from tonight's starting line-up on his Facebook page. The Polish international has been suffering with a persistent groin strain. Blaszczykowski's compatriot Robert Lewandowski, who has scored 13 goals in his last 13 Dortmund games, is up front."

  145. 1904: 

    I'd have thought the chances of seeing Didier Drogba crying in public would be as likely as an Ant and Dec number one. Well guess what - Ant and Dec ARE number one and poor old Didier has been caught sobbing.

    Apparently the sight of The Special One leaving behind Chelsea was enough to reduce the Drog to a blubbing wreck.

    "Drogba was crying like a child, inconsolable, as though he had lost something," recalls Blues defender Paulo Ferreira. "It was unreal, something that touched everybody's heart."


    Kyle, via text on 81111: "Sneijder with a point to prove against Real tonight. However him and Drogba both hold soft spots for Mourinho. Their performance could justifiably be great or dreadful, if the former we'd say they were inspired by seeing Mourinho, if the latter then intimidated."

  147. 1901: 

    It seems the lure of Stamford Bridge remains strong for Drogba too. The former Chelsea striker, who lines up against Mourinho's Real Madrid for Galatasaray tonight, has hinted at a possible return to the capital himself.

    "Let me finish at Galatasaray first and then we will talk about that," he said. "I feel at home when I go to London. When I go to Chelsea's training ground, I can walk around with my eyes closed."

    I bet Chelsea's odd job man is not hankering for Drogba's return. Just imagine how much damage a blind-folded Drogba could cause.


    Akorede Kameel Adebayo: "I wish Didier Drogba a good game against Real Madrid. He is a big man who delivers when it matters most."

    Will Dinsdale: "I'd love to see a Madrid v Munich final. Two huge clubs who both deserve to be there. Would be a cracking game."

    Conor Ruben Rafferty: "Bayern are still the favorites for me, with the league wrapped up they can rest players prior to Champions League games."

  149. 1858: 
    Jose Mourinho

    The man himself was a bit more coy when asked about his future in the pre-match news conference.

    As modest as ever, he said: "I'm not important. The important thing is the results for Real Madrid, not me or my future. I only want to help the club fulfil their objectives."

  150. 1856: 
    Real Madrid v Galatasaray (1945 BST)

    BBC Sport's Jonathan Jurejko: "The number 15 is said to be considered as lucky in Spanish-speaking countries - but tonight is all about the number 24 for Real Madrid. The Spanish giants are aiming for a record 24th semi-final in Europe's top club competition, while the number is also pertinent for their opponents Galatasaray. The Turks are aiming to reach the last four for the first time in 24 years."

  151. 1855: 

    What better place to start tonight's live text commentary than with a discussion about Jose Mourinho. Didier Drogba put a spring in the step of some Chelsea supporters when he suggested the Real Madrid manager wants to return to Stamford Bridge one day.

    "I don't think he's got over Chelsea," the 35-year-old Drogba said of Mourinho. "They haven't got over him."

    So come on Chelsea fans, do you want him back? Is there anybody who wouldn't want to see 'The Special One' return? And who thinks he could actually end up elsewhere - like Manchester City/United or Arsenal?

  152. 1854: 
    SPL - Kilmarnock v St Mirren (1945 BST)

    At Rugby Park, Kilmarnock hope to take a significant step towards clinching a top-six spot in the Scottish Premier League by beating visitors St Mirren. Victory would all but seal Killie a place in the top half when the division splits after the weekend, due to their superior goal difference over Aberdeen and Dundee United.

    St Mirren, recent winners of the League Cup, cannot reach the top six and are well clear of the relegation zone but the Paisley side, like their hosts, always try to entertain.

  153. 1852: 
    Real Madrid v Galatasaray (1945 BST)

    BBC Sport's Jonathan Jurejko: "As expected Didier Drogba, the man who famously scored Chelsea's winning penalty in last season's Champions League final, starts up front for Galatasaray against a Real Madrid side led by his former Blues boss Jose Mourinho. The Ivorian powerhouse starts alongside Burak Yilmaz, who has already netted eight times in this season's competition. Dutch superstar Wesley Sneijder also starts for the Turks, alongside former Premier League players Emmanuel Eboue and Albert Riera."

  154. 1849: 

    Before we get stuck into tonight's continental offering, let me remind you that all the usual methods of communication are open. Who are your tips for this season's Champions League? What is going to happen tonight? And where will Jose Mourinho be working his magic next season? Tweet me, using #bbcfootball, or send a text to 81111. Remember to include your name on all texts so I can put your name in lights. Gracias.

  155. 1847: 

    Oh yes. There's plenty to get excited about tonight - Real Madrid v Galatasaray, Mourinho v Drogba, and Malaga v Borussia Dortmund. This isn't going to be low budget, this is going to be box office - just like last night, when David Beckham's PSG held Barcelona to a thrilling late draw while the Bayern Munich machine motored on against Juventus. Lionel Messi also showed he was human by picking up an injury.

  156. 1845: 

    Watching the Champions League without a British representative is like sitting down to watch a remake of your favourite movie. You think it won't be as good, but then you notice that Jose Mourinho, Cristiano Ronaldo, Didier Drogba and Wesley Sneijder are starring and all is well with the world again. It could be good, it's likely to be epic. Strap yourself in for more Champions League quarter-final thrills and spills.

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