Champs Lge: Galatasaray v Chelsea & Schalke v Real Madrid

Live text commentary as Chelsea draw at Galatasaray and Real Madrid thrash Schalke in the Champions League.

26 February 2014 Last updated at 17:58

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As it happened

  1. 22:31: 

    That's all for another night in the Champions League then. Goals, goals, goals - and a potentially crucial away goal for Chelsea in the middle of them.

    Europa League tomorrow then. See you there...

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    Tunde Akere: MCFC, AFC and United losing doesn't mean this draw is not good for Chelsea. I am confident they will finish the job at the Bridge.

    Guv: The whole "PL is best" sarcasm is more than a little tedious. Nobody claims best individual team, it's the best entertainment.

    Connor: I am not sure whether watching Dortmund or Madrid is more exciting, they both play brilliant attacking football!

  3. 22:28: 

    Before we sign off, don't forget to check out the photo gallery of tonight's action on the BBC Sport Facebook page, including shots of Real's "vivid" orange away kit that seemed to divide opinion on 5 live earlier!

  4. 22:23: 
    Player reaction- Schalke 1-6 Real Madrid

    Schalke captain Benedikt Howedes: "Cristiano Ronaldo was everywhere. We saw exactly why he's the World Footballer of the Year."

    Schalke goalkeeper Ralf Fahrmann: "One save against Cristiano Ronaldo isn't enough. Real were a class apart."

    Come on now Ralf, head up son...

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    Chris, Brighton: Real have achieved what is known in German as a Kantersieg.

    Baz, Haydock: What's German for hammered? Try Glockenspieled.

    Steve Huish, Surbiton: Good result for Chelsea considering the rest of the English teams. The difference between Moyes and Mourinho - experience!

  6. 22:21: 
    Manager reaction- Schalke 1-6 Real Madrid
    Scoreboard

    Schalke boss Jens Keller: "We knew that Real would use the space we would give them after they scored the opener and they simply punished us for every mistake we made. We are a young team that still has lots to learn at this level.

    "We made too many simple mistakes. We had a good start, played bravely until we conceded the opener. A mistake allowed Real to score the opener but we immediately had the chance for the equaliser.

    "These types of chances don't come along that often against a side like Real. When you make that many mistakes against Real they will punish you without a second thought."

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    Mahesh: Technically Chelsea are already winning the tie on away goals. The criticism is uncalled for.

    Cameron Leask: A bit of Coldplay seems apt for the PL teams in the CL: 'Nobody said it was easy/No one ever said it would be this hard'.

    Formby Fan: ‏Formby 7-3 Leek in the North West Counties League tonight. The Schalke - Madrid game sounded dull.

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  8. 22:12: 
    Clinical Cristiano- Schalke 1-6 Real Madrid
    Cristiano ROnaldo

    You don't score as many goals as Cristiano Ronaldo without seeing plenty of the ball in the final third. He had 10 shots tonight - the same as Schalke's team combined.

  9. 22:08: 
    Manager reaction- Galatasaray 1-1 Chelsea

    Galatasaray boss Roberto Mancini on Sky:

    "In the end it could be a good result, we should play like we did in the second half. We were too deep in the first half.

    "In every attack we lost four players during the first 20 minutes, they were counter-attacking us every time, and that's impossible against Chelsea. I brought off Izet Hajrovic, he didn't have a bad game, but we needed another midfielder. 1-1 is a good result and we have a chance."

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    Paul: The "best league in the world" has just produced the only 2 teams who couldn't win away from home. The rest of the away sides won.

    Mitchell, Leicester: Ronaldo, Bale and Benzema frightening frontline, how can any defence stop them!

    Matty, Lowestoft: That would be Schönheit!! Re 21:33. Class Jan Huntelaar!!

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  11. 22:05: 
    Schalke 1-6 Real Madrid
    Full-time analysis of Schalke v Real

    Cristiano Ronaldo is a machine. A goalscoring machine.

  12. 22:03: 

    Just the one reference to 'killing the game' then [see 21:04].

    Jose Mourinho loves it.

  13. 22:01: 
    Manager reaction- Galatasaray 1-1 Chelsea
    Jose Mourinho

    Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho on Sky Sports:

    "This is Turkish football, it's very emotional, Galatasaray are a big club with big players and it was not easy. The first half we had chances to kill game, I am not criticising our strikers but they had chances to do the second goal, and that would have changed the game.

    "In the second half they put pressure on us, they had attacking full-backs and powerful strikers, and they put pressure on us. Fernando Torres and Andre Schurrle were in trouble in the second half, they were a bit exhausted. But we were comfortable, until we conceded at the corner.

    "I can't complain, we had problems with Mikel and Oscar, and the players we could not pick for the Champions League, but the performance of the players in a difficult place to play was amazing. I just ask for 10% of what this stadium gave Galatasaray when we play in three weeks.

    "It's better to be 1-1 than 0-0, this result is better than the 0-0 we had in the first minute, it's not a bad result but they are an experienced team with good strikers and we will have work to do."

  14. 22:01: 

    I love that line. Yes Julian, to be honest that was noticeable....

  15. 22:01: 
    Player reaction- Schalke 1-6 Real Madrid

    Schalke playmaker Julian Draxler: "The difference in quality was clearly noticeable.

    "We have to thank our fans for the great support they gave us throughout. We made several mistakes and Real punished them clinically. Obviously I should've scored from my opportunity."

  16. 21:56: 
    Galatasaray 1-1 Chelsea

    Jose Mourinho calls for Chelsea fans to give his side 10% of the energy which the Galatasaray fans provided tonight in the second leg.

    He was reasonably pleased with his side's display.

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    Adam Bailey: Why don't more Premier League sides play quick throw-ins as it caused Chelsea problems & perhaps should have led to a goal?

    Samuel Langtree: United and Chelsea with arguably two easiest ties, only teams not to win. #premsdabest

    Hugh in France: Sad indictment of English football: 2 English CL group winners; the other 6 all won away ... and emphatically.

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  18. 21:52: 
    Player reaction- Galatasaray 1-1 Chelsea

    Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard speaking to Sky Sports:

    "Its half time, but I would not say it a great result, they are a strong team so we are a bit disappointed. When it's 1-0 with the atmosphere you know they will be in the game. It's one of the atmospheres you play football for, so credit to their fans. We sat back a little bit bit and did a few things that were disappointing, so we know we have work to do at home."

    On Didier Drogba:

    "He is a great lad, it was an honour to play against him, and to play with him for years. We'll have to watch him back at the Bridge."

  19. 21:48: 
    FULL-TIME- Galatasaray 1-1 Chelsea
    Full-time analysis

    A game of two halves for Chelsea then. They looked slick in the first period but after the break they were pretty sluggish and a draw was about right.

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    Jon: Dead pleased to see Real smash six past Schalke but disappointed for Casillas that he's ended his 15+ hr run without conceding. Not much he could do though!

    Andy in Wiltshire: Schalke are not out of it - it's only half time.

    Alex in London: That would be müllered re 21.31.

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  21. 21:47: 
    Rocket Ronaldo- Schalke 1-6 Real Madrid
    Cristiano Ronaldo

    Cristiano Ronaldo bagged two more goals tonight, and his form over the past few years is well worth flagging up.

    He now has 61 goals in the Champions League, the third player to score 60+ goals in the Champions League behind Raul (71) and Lionel Messi (66).

    Since the start of 2012-13, Ronaldo (15) has scored more Champions League away goals than Barcelona (13).

    And Ronaldo has scored 31 goals in his last 25 Champions League games. To summarise - he's decent.

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    John Hartson, ex-Celtic striker in Istanbul, BBC Radio 5 liveGalatasaray 1-1 Chelsea

    "Galatasaray will be slightly disappointed, but 1-1 is about fair. Chelsea probably edged the game but overall it's a fair result. I can see Chelsea going through when they get back to Stamford Bridge."

    Listen to post-match reaction now on BBC Radio 5 live.

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    Gareth Bale

    Dave Cassells: Just as well Schalke got that goal ... they'll have something to build on at the Bernabeu.

    Hashim Albahbahani: Klaasy goal from Huntelaar there! Great volley!

    Some Body: #Huntelaar should have come to the PL 2-3 years ago. Too late now. There's likely further embarrassment to come.

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  24. 21:38: 

    We called for goals, we got them. Nine goals in the two games tonight and arguably Chelsea's game the only last-16 tie still in the balance.

    I'm sure fans of Manchester United, City or Arsenal would disagree. And we hope so of course. Let's keep the Premier League flag flying...

  25. 21:37: 
    FULL-TIME- Galatasaray 1-1 Chelsea
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    Dan, Wembley: I would take the 1-1 but the last 10 minutes have been absolutely infuriating. KEEP THE BALL!

  27. 21:36: 
    FULL-TIME- Schalke 1-6 Real Madrid

    So Schalke need to score six in Madrid then. Unlikely...

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    John Hartson, ex-Celtic striker in Istanbul, BBC Radio 5 liveGalatasaray 1-1 Chelsea

    "I would back Chelsea to take the tie in three weeks. It was a second-half surge that Chelsea had to withstand from Galatasaray, and they have certainly come through that."

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    Daniel, Yorkshire: Bayern were the best team last year by a country mile and they're even better this year. Real's Spanish train will abruptly halt when the German engine comes to town.

  30. 21:33: 
    GOAL- Schalke 1-6 Real Madrid - Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (90 mins)

    What's German for absolute screamer?

    What a goal! It means precisely zero in the context of the tie but former Real man Klaas-Jan Huntelaar can at least tell his grandkids about this one. meeting a cross from the left with a 20-yard volley which thrashes in off the underside of the crossbar.

    Score a goal like that and you'd normally have dancing in the streets. Pity it came at 6-0 down.

  31. 21:31: 
    GOAL- Schalke 0-6 Real Madrid - Cristiano Ronaldo (89 mins)

    What's German for hammered?

    An almost unnecessarily cruel sixth for Real Madrid as Schalke midfielder Leon Goretzka is robbed of the ball by Isco, Karim Benzema sends Cristiano Ronaldo in on goal and he rounds the keeper to score.

  32. 21:31: 
    FINAL FIVE

    Into the last few minutes in both games. Chelsea look happy with a 1-1 draw and an away goal.

  33. 21:28: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Schalke 0-5 Real Madrid

    Let's not be too critical of Real Madrid as they close out a 5-0 away win - but it could have been more. Karim Benzema should make it six from Marcelo's pass but he hits it at Ralf Fahrmann when clean in on goal.

    Ah, he was offside as it goes. As you were.

  34. 21:25: 
    Galatasaray 1-1 Chelsea

    The Turk Telecom arena goes eerily quiet as we tick into the last 10 minutes. Pressure?

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    John Hartson, ex-Celtic striker in Istanbul, BBC Radio 5 liveGalatasaray 1-1 Chelsea

    "I think Chelsea had enough opportunities, and enough of the ball to get a second goal, but with Galatasaray pressing in the last 10 minutes like they have you would say Chelsea would be happy to go home with a 1-1."

    Listen now on BBC Radio 5 live.

  36. 21:23: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Galatasaray 1-1 Chelsea

    There will be no Didier Drogba goal either. He's replaced by Umut Bulut for the final 10. Jose Mourinho leads the applause.

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    Conor Minchin: Do you think Bale, Benzema & Ronaldo are running into each others "zones"?

    James: Credit to Bale for flourishing at Madrid, finding his place and form in a team where Ronaldo is king. Clearly mentally tough.

    Alex Capp: I will be happy with a Chelsea draw, was never expecting a win away at Gala. Their supporters are a team to get past themselves.

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  38. 21:21: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Schalke 0-5 Real Madrid

    There'll be no hat-trick for Gareth Bale tonight. He's been replaced by Jese for the last 10 minutes after putting on quite a show.

    Real play Barcelona five days after the second leg of this tie. Makes tonight's battering all the more important.

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    Chelsea players show their disappointment after conceding

    Fred, Guildford: Typical Mourinho Chelsea, didn't kill the game.

    Paul: Come on now, they may as well abandon the 2nd leg and give Real Madrid the win by a first leg knockout.

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  40. 21:18: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Galatasaray 1-1 Chelsea

    But Chelsea may not get out of town with a draw yet! Emmanuel Eboue's cross is very dangerous, John Terry just about heads it out but Alex Telles is on hand to fire in from 20 yards, forcing Petr Cech into action. A good save from Cech that - we have 15 minutes left...

  41. 21:15: 
    Galatasaray 1-1 Chelsea

    Chelsea have only had 35% of possession in this second half but they now keep the ball for an extended period, and the jeers raining down are deafening. A wall of sound Phil Spector would be proud of.

    Difficult to guess what Chelsea will make of a 1-1 draw here. They could have buried the game before half-time but have barely seen the ball since the break.

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    Simon Murphy: Where was the defending on that corner? Shocker!

    Tokunbo: Perfect corner from Sneijder. Right where it should be.

    Dobzilla: Chelsea handed Chedjou a gift, he took it with his right leg. The dude couldn't believe it.

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    John Hartson, ex-Celtic striker in Istanbul, BBC Radio 5 liveGalatasaray 1-1 Chelsea

    "You wonder whether Jose will be quite happy with a 1-1 going back to Stamford Bridge in three weeks? Galatasaray look a different side in the second half."

    Listen now on BBC Radio 5 live.

  44. 21:11: 
    GOAL- Schalke 0-5 Real Madrid - Gareth Bale (69 mins)

    Make it stop, someone make it stop! Real Madrid dial up the pain on an already hurting Schalke side as Sergio Ramos carries the ball out of defence before bisecting the wearied back line to free Gareth Bale. He has one touch, and he only needs one, drifting a left-footed clip into the far corner.

    Surgical. You'd have to make Real favourites to progress now.

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    Cristiano Ronaldo

    Chris, Durham: The fact that Man Utd were drawing with this Real Madrid team away from home this time last year shows just how far they have collapsed this year.

  46. 21:10: 
    Schalke 0-4 Real Madrid

    BBC World Service Sport's Steve Crossman: "Not to kick them while they're down but as it stands Schalke will break a record for the second time this season tonight.

    "This is set to become their heaviest home defeat ever in the Champions League, Chelsea's 3-0 win in Gelsenkirchen during the group stage set a new bar but they're managing to outdo themselves once again."

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    John Hartson, ex-Celtic striker in Istanbul, BBC Radio 5 liveGalatasaray 1-1 Chelsea

    "Poor defending, it was an inswinger that beat everybody. Selcuk Inan was right in the middle of the six-yard box, and totally unmarked. You would say that he was John Terry's man and it was Terry's fault, and he's been outstanding all night up until now."

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  48. 21:09: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Galatasaray 1-1 Chelsea

    Fernando Torres gets in the area right away but pulls a shot wide when he could have squared it to Andre Schurrle.

    Schurrle is then hooked for John Mikel Obi.

  49. 21:07: 
    GOAL- Galatasaray 1-1 Chelsea - Aurelien Chedjou (64 mins)

    There we go! It's been coming, as Galatasaray get the equaliser. And it's a goal Jose Mourinho will hate, Wesley Sneijder's corner is missed by John Terry to leave Aurelien Chedjou with a tap-in.

  50. 21:06: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Galatasaray 0-1 Chelsea

    Oh what a miss! Galatasaray should be level, Didier Drogba heads a free-kick down to the far post and captain Selcuk Inan has an open goal three yards out, but he hits the outside of the post!

    A sitter. That's the first time Drogba had touched the ball in the Chelsea area.

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    Nick in Telford: The Nolans! Take a bow son. (see 20:58)

  52. 21:04: 
    YELLOW CARD- Galatasaray 0-1 Chelsea

    Petr Cech is now booked for timewasting. It's all petered out in Istanbul, Chelsea may live to rue settling for a 1-0 lead. If that's what they are foing.

    I guarantee Jose Mourinho will make several references to 'killing' teh game off in his post-match quotes. He's obsessed.

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    Robert Spencer: Real Madrid are now my favourites to win CL, Ronaldo, Bale, Benzema far too strong - I see them winning the treble.

    Rizwan Ahmed: Cris assisted Benz, Benz assisted Bale, Bale assisted Cristiano. What goes around comes around!

    mason: Real Madrid are the greatest team on earth. Bale, Benzema and Ronaldo would tear the Bayern back four to pieces.

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  54. 21:02: 
    YELLOW CARD- Galatasaray 0-1 Chelsea

    Galatasaray continue to keep the ball neatly but they aren't forcing Petr Cech into much action. In fact, most of the action has been in the referee's notebook as Ramires joins Andre Schurrle and Selcuk Inan in the cautioned club.

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    Jack, Leamington Spa: Anyone else remember when criticism of Ronaldo was that he was all step-overs and no end product ? Incredible talent ! Would love to see another Ibra vs Ronnie this season.

  56. 20:59: 
    GOAL- Schalke 0-4 Real Madrid - Karim Benzema (57 mins)

    Another brilliant goal. You just have to feel sorry for the Schalke defence, this is a total mismatch.

    Karim Benzema plays a one-two with Cristiano Ronaldo, Ronaldo teeing the Frenchman up with a backheel into his path and even though Benzema's first touch is not great, he steers home from an angle.

    There's half an hour left yet.

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    John Hartson, ex-Celtic striker in Istanbul, BBC Radio 5 liveGalatasaray 0-1 Chelsea

    "Torres was one on one with the Galatasaray keeper, but he opted to take an extra touch and it was a good save from Muslera. Torres will rue that chance to make it 2-0, when they get the chances they need to take them for sure."

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  58. 20:58: 
    CLOSE!- Schalke 0-3 Real Madrid

    Schalke could be facing a very heavy defeat indeed tonight. Like the Nolans, or Glenn Miller, Real Madrid are in the mood.

    Angel Di Maria is the latest to serve up a chance to the far post and Karim Benzema blasts narrowly over. A tight angle, but nearly a fourth goal.

  59. 20:57: 
    CLOSE!- Galatasaray 0-1 Chelsea

    Big, big chance for Fernando Torres to double his tally for the night and take Chelsea a huge stride closer to the last eight.

    The striker collects a low precise pass from Eden Hazard that gives him a clear run at goal. Two Gala defenders chase him down and put him under pressure but he still gets his shot off from 14 yards. Fernando Muslera makes a decent save but Torres really ought to have scored.

  60. 20:54: 
    GOAL- Schalke 0-3 Real Madrid - Cristiano Ronaldo (52 mins)

    Ridiculous. Poor Joel Matip has been turned into a pretzel by the genius of Cristiano Ronaldo, who continues to score at Wayne Gretzky levels.

    Gareth Bale sweeps an early pass out to Ronaldo on the left-hand corner of the penalty area, Ronaldo throws three quick stepovers to leave Matip inside out before the Real Madrid number seven crashes in with his left foot.

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    John Hartson, ex-Celtic striker in Istanbul, BBC Radio 5 liveGalatasaray 0-1 Chelsea

    "I think Didier Drogba has not had the support, Wesley Sneijder has been too far away from him, but Cahill and Terry have done a fantastic job. If one has challenged Drogba, the other picks up the pieces behind."

    Listen now on BBC Radio 5 live.

  62. 20:52: 
    Galatasaray 0-1 Chelsea

    Decent start to the second period from Galatasaray as they force two corners, but Chelsea defend manfully. For all of Chelsea's good play, it would be dangerous to sit back too much while it's only 1-0.

  63. 20:50: 
    Schalke 0-2 Real Madrid

    Cristiano Ronaldo may not have scored - yet - but he is just an amazing footballer. He picks the ball up near the dugouts and has the audacity to consider that a chance, turning and beating three defenders with a mix of outright pace and strength and quick feet, leaving two of them on the deck before clipping a cross into the six-yard box.

    Is there anywhere he doesn't think he can score from?

  64. 20:49: 
    KICK-OFF- Galatasaray 0-1 Chelsea

    Semih Kaya is a half-time change for Galatasaray, he's replaced Hakan Balta at the back. Door shut after a little horse has bolted?

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    Kelvin, London: Eboue still a liability.

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  66. 20:47: 
    KICK-OFF- Schalke 0-2 Real Madrid

    Game on in Gelsenkirchen.

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    Lewis Spence: Half Time in Istanbul. Galatasaray upped the tempo towards the end of the first half. Time to park the bus Jose?

    Sam Borni: At least there'll be one English team in the quarters. Nice to see 'the best league in the world' doing well in Europe.

    Chris Connelly: ‏Watching tonight, you get the feeling we're seeing the start of something very special with this #realmadrid front 4.

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  68. 20:43: 
    Last Eight?

    Real Madrid, Chelsea, Olympiakos, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Paris St-Germain, Borussia Dortmund, Atletico Madrid.

    That's the last eight if everyone who's winning holds on. Strong line-up that, though I expect the other eight sides will all have plenty to say in the return legs.

  69. 20:42: 

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  70. 20:41: 
    HALF-TIME- Schalke 0-2 Real Madrid
    Half-time analysis

    Real Madrid setting all manner of goalscoring records - they've also now taken the lead in their last 17 games.

  71. 20:36: 
    HALF-TIME- Galatasaray 0-1 Chelsea
    Half-time analysis

    Speaking of goal threats, Fernando Torres has been in clinical touch in Europe for Chelsea and he took his goal very nicely indeed.

  72. 20:35: 
    Who's marking 11? Who's got him?!- Schalke 0-2 Real Madrid
    Gareth Bale

    Does anyone else feel a strange, entirely unjustified, sense of pride seeing Gareth Bale doing the business for Real Madrid?

    He's been everywhere tonight so far, linking up with Cristiano Ronaldo superbly. A massive goal threat.

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    John Hartson, ex-Celtic striker in Istanbul, BBC Radio 5 liveGalatasaray 0-1 Chelsea

    "Chelsea have broken away so many times, but they've been disappointing when they have been three versus two a few times. It should be a good second half, with Galatasaray being the home side they will have to come out and take a risk.

    "Galatasaray have been a bit disappointing, they have not pushed on as much as I would have expected, but they will have to come out and attack in the second half."

    Listen now on BBC Radio 5 live.

  74. 20:32: 
    HALF-TIME- Schalke 0-2 Real Madrid

    Cristiano Ronaldo's toys are out of his pram after he has another shot well saved by Ralf Fahrmann. Real piling on the pressure as the half-time whistle toots.

  75. 20:32: 
    HALF-TIME- Galatasaray 0-1 Chelsea
  76. 20:30: 
    CLOSE!- Schalke 0-2 Real Madrid

    Real Madrid should be already through to the last eight. It's another great chance as Karim Benzema is served up a platter of a cross at the back post, but he skies the ball over the top on the half-volley. Hold your head in shame Karim. Hold your head.

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    Richard Powell: If things remain the same, 7 out of 8 of the first legs will have been won by the away team. Surely, a record in the ECL era?

    Somu: All away teams won or winning so far except Man Utd. How the mighty have fallen.

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  78. 20:26: 
    DISALLOWED GOAL- Galatasaray 0-1 Chelsea

    What's gone on here then? Galatasaray have the ball in the net as Burak Yilmaz thumps home off the post but the whistle had already gone.

    John Terry conceded a throw-in, but kept hold of the ball as he retreated back to the penalty area which meant that we had two balls on the pitch when the home side took the throw quickly.

    Terry is booked for the cheek, but Galatasaray are furious, Bizarre.

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    John Hartson, ex-Celtic striker in Istanbul, BBC Radio 5 liveGalatasaray 0-1 Chelsea

    "Roberto Mancini's in the technical zone, waving his hands around as if to say, 'come on, let's lift the tempo'. If they get a goal, the atmosphere in this ground will change completely."

    Listen now on BBC Radio 5 live.

  80. 20:24: 
    SAVE!- Galatasaray 0-1 Chelsea

    A better spell for the hosts as we tick toward half-time, Alex Telles drives in a dipping shot from 25 yards and Petr Cech has to get down to his left to turn it clear of the far corner.

    From the corner, Chelsea have a three-on-two counter but Eden Hazard takes the wrong decision and runs into trouble.

  81. 20:22: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Schalke 0-2 Real Madrid

    Nearly, nearly. Angel Di Maria frees Cristiano Ronaldo into teh penalty area, left-footed, but Ralf Fahrmann just about turns it over the top with his ankle.

    Schalke are just unable to cope with Madrid's galactic front four.

  82. 20:20: 
    Galatasaray 0-1 Chelsea

    Interestingly - or not - Galatasaray have had 59.6% of the ball, but Chelsea have looked extremely dangerous when they get it. Possession is not everything.

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    John Hartson, ex-Celtic striker in Istanbul, BBC Radio 5 liveGalatasaray 0-1 Chelsea

    "Mancini's put the sub on to stock up the midfield, maybe he thought Chelsea were getting too much of the play and maybe Galatasaray are going man-for-man now. They felt they were getting slightly overrun."

  84. 20:19: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Galatasaray 0-1 Chelsea

    Galatasaray have been left woefully exposed at the back in the opening half-hour, prompting Roberto Mancini to make an early change. Winger Izet Hajrovic is the man to be hooked as Mancini sends on Yekta Kurtulus to shore up his central midfield. The Turkish champions have switched to a 4-5-1 formation now.

  85. 20:18: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Schalke 0-2 Real Madrid

    Real have scored twice and Cristiano Ronaldo hasn't bagged either of them. It's an unusual scenario and one the Portuguese flier comes close to rectifying, beating a defender with a surge of pace and a stepover or two before thumping a shot against the post.

    So nearly a third. This could get ugly for Schalke.

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    Simon Reynolds: As a former Premier League manager, Mancini's tactics are astonishing, clueless in fact. Mourinho gets it right again though.

    Jake Carling: Torres probably won't score a goal in the Premier League until Christmas now.

    Ian in Sutton: Willian is really blossoming in the 2nd half of the season. Wasn't sure at first but definitely worth the money.

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  87. 20:15: 
    NEW RECORD- Schalke 0-2 Real Madrid

    Real have now scored in 32 Champions League games in a row. That's a record people.

    It may not have pride of place in the Real Madrid records book, but it's a decent effort in anyone's, er, book.

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    Gareth Bale

    Ben Atkinson: What a goal by Bale! Absolutely remarkable. Not one of the best players in the world for nothing. Never say die attitude there .

    Bhavesh Patel: Wow Gareth Bale just just scored a beauty. Worth every penny.

    Gideon Commey Marcel: There is this guy called Gareth Bale and he is a beast!

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  89. 20:13: 
    Galatasaray 0-1 Chelsea

    Chelsea are the only English team to have beaten Galatasaray on their own soil in the Champions League, back in October 1999. It was a 5-0 tanking though, which remains the Blues' biggest away win the competition.

  90. 20:11: 
    Galatasaray 0-1 Chelsea

    Ramires was able to carry on after some treatment, sporting a bandage across the nose, but now Fernando Torres is nursing a sore head after being caught in a Galatasaray sandwich.

    Andre Schurrle then beats the offside trap to find Ramires on the edge of the box but the Brazilian skies his shot over the top. Chelsea look in the mood for a second to put this one to bed.

  91. 20:09: 

    I might book some annual leave for these second legs. Every tie will be dead and buried at this rate.

  92.   
    John Hartson, ex-Celtic striker in Istanbul, BBC Radio 5 liveGalatasaray 0-1 Chelsea

    "Galatasaray are defending a lot so we are not seeing best of Wesley Sneijder. He's best when they are going forward and he can play in those holes just off the front. The referee is blowing for everything, he is whistle-happy, and the players need to learn he will not be shy in blowing up tonight."

    Listen now on BBC Radio 5 live.

  93. 20:08: 

    Big Dave feeling the love...

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    Richard Powell: Take a bow Azpilicueta! Great assist and it becomes clearer, game by game, why Ashley Cole has been cast aside.

    Tunde Akere: Azpilicueta is showing both his defensive and attacking qualities tonight, exactly why he has to be playing regularly.

    Tyler Powell: ‏You really can't say enough good things about @CesarAzpi, the boy is top class and proving it tonight on the big stage.

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  95. 20:06: 
    GOAL- Schalke 0-2 Real Madrid - Gareth Bale (21 mins)
    Real Madrid celebrate scoring

    This boy may go far. What a superb goal from Gareth Bale, who beats Felipe Santana with a body swerve, drives through a gap between two more defenders to burst into the area and then slams a left-footed shot home off the inside of the post.

    Wales have a truly world-class operator.

  96. 20:05: 
    Galatasaray 0-1 Chelsea

    Frank Lampard lines up a free-kick 35 yards out, it's highly ambitious but he goes for goal, slicing across the ball but only finding the stand behind the goal.

    Ramires then gets a crack in the cheek from the re-start and may need some treatment.

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    Fernando Torres celebrates scoring

    William in Kent: Cesar 'Dave' Azpilicueta is easily the best full-back in England at the moment. And he's not even playing in his best position!!

    Andrew: Willian has really developed into a go-to player for Mourinho and Chelsea over the course of the season. He's stepped up to the plate when Oscar has looked tired and disinterested of late. Effective squad management from Jose Mourinho yet again.

  98. 20:03: 
    Galatasaray 0-1 Chelsea

    Both games tonight are open as we tick past the quarter-hour mark. A quick free-kick down the left gives Galatasaray a slight opening, but Izet Hajrovic gets his technique wrong and fires way over the bar.

    We wanted goals, and we could be in for a few.

  99. 20:00: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Schalke 0-1 Real Madrid

    Schalke had started pretty well before that sucker punch from Real, and the Germans almost level instantly. Max Meyer crosses from the right and Julian Draxler should bury it, but Iker Casillas springs cat-like to his right to turn his shot away. What a superb save - but the forward should be smashing those home.

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    Ben Aitkenhead: Cutting edge. Clinical. Perfect start. Atmosphere silenced.

    Navneet Gautam: What a goal Torres! Honestly thought Drogba would get the first goal but Torres scores when he wants!

    donnygee123: Torres, mouse in England, monster in Europe.

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  101. 19:58: 
    GOAL- Schalke 0-1 Real Madrid - Karim Benzema (13 mins)

    After a tame start from Real, their big three attackers combine to devastating effect. Gareth Bale starts it, beating two men on the right before finding Cristiano Ronaldo on the edge of the box.

    Ronaldo's backheel is intended for Bale, but Felipe Santana gets a touch on it and it runs into the path of Karim Benzema, who buries it.

  102.   
    John Hartson, ex-Celtic striker in Istanbul, BBC Radio 5 liveGalatasaray 0-1 Chelsea

    "Cesar Azpilicueta did so well, he won the ball outside his own box, ran 60-70 yards, then used his vision to pick Fernando Torres out. It's the perfect start when coming to a place like this, it's quietened the place down."

    Listen now on BBC Radio 5 live.

  103. 19:56: 
    Galatasaray 0-1 Chelsea

    The crowd aren't quiet for long, as Wesley Sneijder clips a neat pass through to Didier Drogba - but the flag is raised as the big man takes it into the area.

    Chelsea are well set up to defend a lead and counter at will now. This could be very tough for Roberto Mancini's men.

  104. 19:53: 
    GOAL- Galatasaray 0-1 Chelsea - Fernando Torres (9 mins)

    Ah, so that's how you silence this raucous crowd! Chelsea lead after a mistake from Emmanuel Eboue. Andre Schurrle frees the overlapping Cezar Azpilicueta down the left, Fernando Muslera comes out and when the full-back cuts it back, Fernando Torres slams into the vacant net.

    What a start for Jose Mourinho's men. The first goal the Premier League have managed in six European ties...

  105. 19:52: 
    Galatasaray 0-0 Chelsea

    The hosts look vulnerable in defence. Very vulnerable. Frank Lampard whips in a free-kick, the Gala defence step out to try and play offside but get it wrong and John Terry almost turns the ball in as it's hooked back over.

  106.   
    John Hartson, ex-Celtic striker in Istanbul, BBC Radio 5 liveGalatasaray 0-0 Chelsea

    "We thought Andre Schurrle would push on towards Fernando Torres, but Willian has a responsibility to do that as well, they all have to try to support Torres. Ramires also has a responsibility to help Torres as much as he can."

    Listen now on BBC Radio 5 live.

  107. 19:49: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Galatasaray 0-0 Chelsea

    Almost a total howler from Galatasaray goalkeeper Fernando Muslera! He comes racing out of his goal to sweep up in a Bruce Grobbelaar style, but he only hacks the ball to Willian 30 yards out.

    Willian tries the chip but Muslera, out of his area, reacts well to head the ball over the top. Unorthodox as you like, but he kept it out!

  108. 19:48: 
    CLOSE!- Schalke 0-0 Real Madrid

    Decent chance for the hosts, and you wonder how many of those they will get over the two legs. It comes from a corner as centre-half Benedikt Howedes wins a free header but skims it wide from eight yards. It's a decent chance - and he knows it.

  109. 19:47: 
    Galatasaray 0-0 Chelsea

    The Galatasaray fans giving Olympiakos a run for their money in the jeering stakes as Chelsea enjoy a spell of possession. Willian is playing in the hole behind Fernando Torres so far but expect he, Andre Schurrle and Eden Hazard to be fluid.

  110. 19:46: 
    KICK-OFF- Schalke 0-0 Real Madrid

    Real Madrid - in Tango orange - get us going in Germany.

  111.   
    John Hartson, ex-Celtic striker in Istanbul, BBC Radio 5 liveGalatasaray 0-0 Chelsea

    "Roberto Mancini did well at Manchester City, he left a little bit of a legacy and the crowd still quite like him. I'm not surprised Jose Mourinho has had a spat with another manager, it's in his make-up. He's fantastic, he's a genius and I think the press love it."

    Listen now on BBC Radio 5 live.

  112. 19:45: 
    KICK-OFF- Galatasaray 0-0 Chelsea

    Flares. Smoke. Incredibly loud fans. We are away...

  113. 19:43: 
    Galatasaray v Chelsea (19:45 GMT)

    Even more love from Didier after the Champions League anthem. John Terry is embraced to within an inch of his life.

  114. 19:42: 
    Schalke v Real Madrid (19:45 GMT)
    Gareth bale

    Gareth Bale produced a swerving 30-yard howitzer as Real Madrid beat Elche 3-0 in Cristiano Ronaldo's absence last time out.

    It could be the start of an upturn in form for the Welshman reckons manager Carlo Ancelotti.

    "He had no confidence before that incredible goal and after it, he played an entirely different game,'' said the Italian.

    "He played well enough before the goal but fantastic afterward."

  115. 19:40: 
    Galatasaray v Chelsea (19:45 GMT)

    The Gala fans are whipping up a storm, swinging scarves around their ears. This could be very tasty indeed. All set?

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    More of your memories of former players returning to their old clubs.

    Neil, Hertfordshire: 1991, last day of the season and Luton need to beat Derby at home to stay in the top division. Up front for Derby, who have nothing to play for, is Luton legend Mick Harford. Luton corner, Mick Harford own goal. We win 2-0 and several years later Harford admits it was deliberate. Legend.

    Jim, Bristol: Shaun Goater playing against Bristol City in his last ever professional game, for Southend at Roots Hall. 3,000 Manchester City fans also made the trip and sat in the other of 2 away ends. 3 sets of fans in Bermuda shorts.

    Nicky, Edinburgh: Chris Hughton's first game back at Newcastle was met with chants of Chris Hughton's black and white army around St. James, a true gentleman loved by all fans.

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  117. 19:39: 
    Worries at West Brom
    West Brom boss Pepe Mel

    You may have noticed reports today that the position of West Brom boss Pepe Mel is already under threat despite only being appointed on 9 January.

    West Brom have now released a statement. Not what I would describe as a ringing endorsement of Mel's position.

    In it sporting & technical director Richard Garlick said: "At present, we are going through a period of transition, which is natural following the appointment of a new Head Coach.

    "There is also a lot of frustration at our league position and run of form. I would be more concerned if there wasn't.

    "Various meetings have been held within the football department over the past few days to discuss our current situation and what needs to be done to improve results in our final 11 games.

    "The discussions have proved constructive. There has been a lot of soul searching and it is clear everyone has a real hunger and desire to keep the club in the Premier League.

    "Pepe, the coaching staff and players will now do everything in their power to achieve this common goal."

  118. 19:36: 
    Schalke v Real Madrid (19:45 GMT)

    There could be a 'muscle-off' in Germany - I've just noticed that Rotherham's hardest man, Howard Webb is refereeing Cristiano Ronaldo tonight.

  119. 19:34:  
    John Hartson, ex-Celtic striker in Istanbul, BBC Radio 5 liveUnhappy Van Persie

    Manchester United striker Robin van Persie gave an interview to Dutch TV following his side's defeat to Olympiakos, where he said that "Our fellow players are sometimes occupying the spaces I want to play in. When I see that it makes it difficult for me to come to those spaces as well." John Hartson is not impressed with what Van Persie had to say:

    "I've been in football for over 20 years, and I have never heard such a player say 'you're moving into my space or my zones'. I think it's nonsense, Sir Alex would have pulled him aside and said, 'this is a joke', going to a Dutch reporter and slaughtering your team mates like that. For me, that shows there are cracks in the team. It's poor from Van Persie, you would expect better from a striker that was pivotal to United's title campaign last season."

  120. 19:31: 
    Galatasaray v Chelsea (19:45 GMT)
    Didier Drogba (second right)

    Didier Drogba is on it tonight, no doubt, geeing up his team-mates.

  121. 19:25: 
    Galatasaray v Chelsea (19:45 GMT)

    Twenty minutes from kick-off then. Didier Drogba is warmed up, Jose is in fine form, Chelsea have named a bold looking side. Surely there's goals in this?

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    Nick: Bobby Zamora for QPR at Craven Cottage, clattered by Hangeland, great joy all round!

    Steve Appleby: Kerry Dixon playing for Luton against Chelsea in 1994. The lad was crying as the Chelsea fans cheered him off.

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  123.   
    John Hartson, ex-Celtic striker in Istanbul, BBC Radio 5 liveGalatasaray v Chelsea (19:45 GMT)

    "Jose Mourinho is a winner but sometimes it spills over into controversy, but Sir Alex Ferguson was no angel. These guys are winners, and when you talk about winners, they come with a little bit of baggage. I'm sure Chelsea would not want anyone else in charge at this moment in time."

    Listen now on BBC Radio 5 live.

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    You're still giving us your memories of players returning to play against their old clubs, ahead of Drogba starting for Galatasaray against Chelsea.

    Faseeh Warind: Aaron Ramsey against Cardiff City this season. The fans cheered for him throughout! He did the Ayatollah afterwards. Great sight!

    Tom Lilley: David Beckham's return to Old Trafford whilst playing for AC Milan and then wearing the old yellow and green scarf! #legend.

    Stevie B: Eduardo. When Arsenal played Shakhtar Donetsk and he scored a consolation goal. Every fan in the stadium clapped.

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  125. 19:19: 
    Schalke v Real Madrid (19:45 GMT)

    BBC World Service Sport's Steve Crossman: "Germany is not a happy hunting ground for Real Madrid. They've made 25 trips to the country in Uefa competitions and won just once.

    "That was a 3-2 win over Bayer Leverkusen in 2000 when Roberto Carlos scored twice in a European game for the first, and last, time in his career."

  126. 19:15: 
    Galatasaray v Chelsea (19:45 GMT)

    To say that the cameras were centred on Didier Drogba would be an understatement. His warm-up is ace, some dad dancing moves followed up by some Pete Townshend windmilling.

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho: "I have only two midfield players, it's a very attacking team. We have no defensive midfielder in the team so let's see what happens.

    "We have nothing special on our mind, we just want to try and win the game. It is strange to face Didier Drogba but I have done it four times before so it is not new.

    "I know the man, I know his character on the pitch."

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    Geoff Blow, Lancashire: Welsh centre forward Ron Davies spent 8 years with Saints scoring a hatful of goals. He moved on to Portsmouth and got a standing ovation on his return. He may have been "past his best" but still outplayed his replacement, Ted McDougall!

    James, Halstead: I was at the Bridge when Gianfranco Zola returned as West Ham manager in 2008. Welcomed home like the genius and the gentleman we all knew him to be.

    Diggleby F in Harrow school: It's funny, no-one has mentioned Ashley Cole returning to Arsenal or William Gallas returning to Chelsea.

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  128.   
    Former Celtic striker John Hartson in Istanbul for Radio 5 liveGalatasaray v Chelsea (19:45 GMT)

    "The last time I saw Chelsea was against Stoke in the FA Cup, when Oscar scored an unbelievably good free kick. He really is a top class player but Jose Mourinho has lots of options.

    "I think we may well see Oscar come on."

  129. 19:11: 
    LINE-UPS- Galatasaray v Chelsea (19:45 GMT)

    Galatasaray: Muslera, Alex, Balta, Chedjou, Eboue, Sneijder, Inan, Felipe Melo, Hajrovic, Drogba, Burak Yilmaz. Subs: Ceylan, Gulselam, Bulut, Kaya, Kurtulus, Colak, Sarioglu.

    Chelsea: Cech, Azpilicueta, Cahill, Terry, Ivanovic, Hazard, Lampard, Ramires, Willian, Schurrle, Torres. Subs: Schwarzer, Cole, Oscar, Mikel, Ba, Eto'o, Kalas.

    Referee: Carlos Velasco Carballo (Spain)

  130. 19:08: 
    Galatasaray v Chelsea (19:45 GMT)

    Galatasaray manager Roberto Mancini believes Chelsea have "an 80% chance" of beating his side to advance into the quarter-finals.

    Ex-Manchester City boss Mancini admits Chelsea, who have won the Champions League and Europa League in the past two seasons, are strong favourites.

    "They have fantastic players used to playing games like this," he said. "I think they have an 80% chance of going through."

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    More memories of players returning to play against their old clubs, although some have gone better than others.

    Chris Painter: Jamie Cureton returning to Reading FC, huge cheers from everyone. Then pushes Sidwell off the ball. Red card. Even louder cheers.

    Mazin Mohammed: Who can forget Van Persie's first return to the Emirates? "boooooooooooooooooooooo".

    Brian Sweeney: El Hadji Diouf at Bolton when playing for Leeds. Now I bet you weren't expecting that name!

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  132. 19:05: 
    Team News- Galatasaray v Chelsea (19:45 GMT)

    Spain striker Fernando Torres is tasked with spearheading Chelsea's attacking threat in Istanbul. Samuel Eto'o - the centre of some cheeky comments by Blues boss Jose Mourinho earlier this week - is ditched to the bench. That is one of three changes for the Blues as midfield pair Oscar and Nemanja Matic, who along with fellow January signing Mohamed Salah is cup-tied, also drop out. Ramires and Andre Schurrle are the other two men recalled.

    As expected, ex-Blues striker Didier Drogba leads the Galatasaray line. Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder and ex-Arsenal right-back Emmanuel Eboue are also named in Roberto Mancini's starting XI.

  133. 19:01: 
    Galatasaray v Chelsea (19:45 GMT)

    As Gary alludes to there, Manchester City, Arsenal and Manchester United have all lost their first legs 2-0 so far in the Champions League.

    Chuck in Tottenham and Swansea failing to score in the Europa League and it's been a bleak week or so for the Premier League abroad. Idiots abroad you could say.

    Surely Chelsea can muster a goal tonight. Can they?

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    "Chelsea will not lose 2-0."

  135. 18:57:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveGalatasaray v Chelsea (19:45 GMT)

    Mark Pougatch is on air with BBC Radio 5 live's coverage from 19:00 GMT, with former Wales striker John Hartson alongside commentator John Murray in Istanbul for full live commentary from kick-off at 19:45.

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    Eduardo

    Willie Durning, Glasgow: Henrik Larsson scoring for Barcelona v Celtic at Celtic Park and getting the biggest cheer of the night. Legend!

    Toby in Kent: One of the great returns and Champions League moments was when Eduardo returned to the Emirates, scored a cracking goal cheered more by the Arsenal fans than Shakhtar's (think that may have had something to do with the fact Arsenal were 5-0 up at the time) - similar to how Shelvey's goal was received on Sunday. Great moment though.

    Andrew, Richhill: There seem to be very few Stoke City games these days where the phrase, "Peter Crouch is facing his former club" isn't used in the commentary.

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  137. 18:55: 

    Speaking of footballers getting warm receptions, in the very loosest sense of the word, thousands of fans are expected to watch One Direction 'singer' Louis Tomlinson make his debut for Doncaster Rovers' reserve side later.

    The club said more than 4,000 tickets had been sold for the match against Rotherham United in aid of Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice.

    Fans of the boy band are believed to be travelling from as far afield as Denmark, France and Italy to attend.

    That's a lot of driving for a lot of dads. The world's well and truly lost it.

  138. 18:53: 
    Team News- Galatasaray v Chelsea (19:45 GMT)

    Fernando Torres starts for Chelsea, who leave Oscar and Samuel Eto'o on the bench.

    Didier Drogba - of course - starts for Galatasaray.

    Galatasaray XI: Muslera, Eboue, Chedjou, Hakan Balta, Alex Telles, Selçuk, Melo, Burak, Sneijder, Hajrovic, Didier Drogba.

    Chelsea XI: Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Ramires, Lampard; Willian, Hazard, Schurrle; Torres

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    As Drogba starts for Galatasaray against his former club Chelsea, we're asking which player you have seen get a warm welcome against a former team.

    Andrew McLean-Reid: Carlos Tevez got a warm welcome at Upton Park. Given all the trouble he caused us it shows much we respect him. Decent fella.

    Jaspreet Singh: Ronaldinho's reception at Barca when he returned there with Milan was amazing.

    David Taylor: Thierry Henry's return to the Emirates in 2010. I've never seen a bigger ovation for an opposing player.

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  140. 18:49: 
    Schalke v Real Madrid (19:45 GMT)
    Klaas-Jan Huntelaar

    BBC World Service Sport's Steve Crossman: "We're all very excited for the big reunion tonight; yes it's Klass-Jan Huntelaar's chance to shine against his former employers Real Madrid.

    "It's no coincidence that the German side have won four of their five games since the Dutch striker returned from injury, he was out for five months and had to have knee surgery.

    "Schalke boss Jens Keller has described him as being 'worth his weight in gold', although there is no way to be sure that's accurate."

  141. 18:46: 
    Galatasaray v Chelsea (19:45 GMT)

    While most of the focus is on Didier Drogba, Wesley Sneijder is another Galatasaray player who has thrived under the tutelage of Jose Mourinho. The Dutch midfielder won the 2010 Champions League under the Portuguese boss at Inter Milan.

    "Drogba and Sneijder have a good relationship with Mourinho, but for 90 minutes I think they will be enemies," says Galatasaray manager Roberto Mancini.

    "After 90 minutes, they can go and have a dinner together. But for 90 minutes they should play at more than 100%. We need Didier and Wesley to play very, very well."

    I wonder if the losers will be picking up the dinner tab?

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    With Didier Drogba all set to face the club he served with such success for so long, we've asked for your memories of when former favourites have turned up against your club.

    Josh, Durham: As a Liverpool supporter, it was brilliant to see Jonjo Shelvey return to Anfield, score an amazing goal, apologise and be cheered by the home fans. It's what the game should be about: fans recognising beauty in the beautiful game.

    Joe: I remember Eduardo coming back to the emirates whilst playing for Shakhtar Donetsk. He was welcomed like he was still playing for us, and to be honest, I wish he still was!

    Terry in Marylebone: Drogba will NEVER be booed at Chelsea. Even if he scores at hat-trick and knocks us out of the CL. True hero and legend at The Bridge.

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  143. 18:43: 
    Team News- Schalke v Real Madrid (19:45 GMT)

    Gareth Bale joins Cristiano Ronaldo in a Galactico-heavy Real Madrid XI, as reported Arsenal target Julian Draxler starts for the hosts.

    Schalke: Fahrmann, Howedes, Matip, Santana, Kolasinac, Boateng, Neustadter, Farfan, Meyer, Draxler, Huntelaar

    Real Madrid: Casillas, Pepe, Sergio Ramos, Ronaldo, Benzema, Bale, Marcelo, Xabi Alonso, Carvajal, Modric, Di Maria

  144. 18:38: 
    Mancini v Mourinho- Galatasaray v Chelsea (19:45 GMT)

    To continue the earlier television analogy (see 1800), there are more sub-plots to this tie than an episode of Eastenders. And here's another one - the ongoing rivalry between Roberto Mancini and Jose Mourinho. There has been an uneasy relationship between the pair ever since the Portuguese boss replaced Mancini at Inter Milan in 2008.

    And it has continued this week. Mancini claimed some of the credit for Inter's 2010 Champions League win under Mourinho - quickly dismissed by the Chelsea boss.

    "From 11 players, he didn't work with six of them. So he made a five-a-side team because I played with only five players from his team," said Mourinho.

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    With Dider Drogba set to play against his old club Chelsea for Galatasaray tonight, we're asking which former players you have welcome back with open arms.

    Chris Hayward: Hasselbaink scored at Stamford Bridge for Charlton and we all stood and clapped the goal.

    Gregory P: Derby County welcomed goalie Mart Poom when he turned up with Sunderland. He repaid that welcome by scoring the equalising goal.

    Narns Morse: Ronaldo's return to Old Trafford last year was phenomenal. So much love from the United fans even after he scored in both legs.

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  146. 18:35: 
    Galatasaray v Chelsea (19:45 GMT)

    Didier Drogba is all smiles as he meets and greets the Chelsea team arriving at the Turk Telecom Arena, David Luiz getting a particularly warm welcome. Back slaps, hugs and smiles all round. Some Chelsea players even remove the obligatory headphones for a few seconds...

  147. 18:32: 
    Back at the bridge?- Galatasaray v Chelsea (19:45 GMT)

    Could Didier Drogba ever return to Stamford Bridge?

    There has been no contact from Chelsea, as yet, but could he ever rule out the possibility of going back, of a reunion with Mourinho? "They say in French 'avec des si. Rome ne s'est pas construite en un jour' [there are lots of ifs. Rome wasn't built in a day]. It is only if and if and if. We are not there yet."

    Got that? Crystal...

  148. 18:27: 
    Schalke v Real Madrid (19:45 GMT)

    Real Madrid remain the most successful club in European Cup history but the hunt for 'La Decima' - their 10th big trophy - has been an arduous one.

    Under Jose Mourinho Real made it to those three semi-finals in a row but it's now 12 years since they graced the final.

    Twelve years! Cristiano Ronaldo was a 17-year-old whippet the last time they made it to the showpiece finale...

  149. 18:22: 
    Galatasaray v Chelsea (19:45 GMT)

    Former Liverpool manager Bob Paisley is the only manager to lift the European Cup on three occasions, guiding the Reds to wins in 1977, 1978 and 1981.

    Jose Mourinho is one of 18 managers to win it twice so far, alongside such luminaries as Sir Alex Ferguson, Brian Clough and Carlo Ancelotti.

    But nobody has lifted it for three teams. Mourinho is also the only man to reach the semi-finals with four sides, reaching the last four with Porto (2004), Chelsea (2005 and 2007), Internazionale (2010) and Real Madrid (2011, 2012 and 2013).

    Will it be five in a row for Jose? He's basically the Roger Federer of European football.

  150. 18:17: 
    The third way?- Galatasaray v Chelsea (19:45 GMT)
    Jose Mourinho

    Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho boasts a formidable Champions League record and he is aiming to become the first manager to win the European Cup with three different teams.

    He lifted the trophy with Porto in 2004 and Internazionale in 2010.

    Will Chelsea complete the set and further cement Jose's place in the history books?

  151. 18:16: 
    Galatasaray v Chelsea (19:45 GMT)

    If winning the Champions League in Didier Drogba's final appearance was the undoubted high point of Chelsea's European history, then failing to get out of the groups as holders last season was probably a low.

    However, they did rally to win the Europa League I suppose. Can they win it again this season?

    Of course they can. They have a man at the helm who knows the way to glory...

  152.  
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    Robbie Fowler

    It is another fortnight until Didier Drogba makes his return to Stamford Bridge, and I'm sure there won't be a dry eye in the house.

    In the modern world of the mercenary pro and the increasingly tribal fan, it's common now for players to get slated on their return to former clubs.

    But who have you welcomed back with open arms? Which players have you been glad to see return to your club? Did Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink get a clap at Elland Road?

    Did Eidur Gudjohnsen cause a ripple at the Reebok? Anyone not booed Robbie Savage? Let me know.

    You can text in to 81111 (UK Only) or tweet us at #bbcfootball.

  153. 18:10: 
    Schalke v Real Madrid (19:45 GMT)

    In tonight's other game, Schalke manager Jens Keller has said that his side need "a little miracle" to progress at Real Madrid's expense. Mind games? Perhaps, but it could be just plain realism. Real Madrid, top of La Liga, are unbeaten in their last 26 matches and have Cristiano Ronaldo available after a three-match league ban following his red card in the draw with Athletic Bilbao at the start of the month.

    Schalke meanwhile endured a disappointing goalless draw with Mainz at the weekend. Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, who spent a short and not very sweet seven months at Real Madrid in 2009, is likely to start up front for the Germans and will have more motivation than most to cause an upset.

  154. 18:08: 
    Living by numbers- Galatasaray v Chelsea (19:45 GMT)
    Jose Mourinho and Didier Drogba

    While Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho appears to have little confidence in his current Blues strikers, one frontman who he always had full faith in was Didier Drogba. And how he would love to be sticking the name of an in-his-prime Drogba on his teamsheet tonight. Here is the Ivorian's career at Stamford Bridge in numbers:

    8 seasons

    £24 million paid by Mourinho for the Marseille striker in 2004.

    157 goals

    342 appearances

    3 Premier League titles

    4 FA Cups

    2 League Cups

    1 Champions League

  155. 18:05: 
    Galatasaray v Chelsea (19:45 GMT)

    To stretch my TV analogy even further, the great man himself told the BBC last week that winning the Champions League with his last touch in a Chelsea shirt "felt like a movie."

    Drogba had levelled the final at 1-1 with an 88th-minute header, don't forget. He really was some player for the Blues...

  156. 18:00: 
    Sweet dreams are made of this...- Galatasaray v Chelsea (19:45 GMT)
    Didier Drogba

    Didier Drogba. Chelsea. The Champions League.

    As exits go, Drogba's winning penalty for Chelsea in the 2012 Champions League final in Munich was up there with Dirty Den, Tony Soprano, Richard Hillman or Hawkeye Pierce.

    Drama, tension, mass excitement - it had the lot.

    Tonight, the cast-iron, bona fide, genuine Chelsea legend comes up against his old boys for the first time since leaving Stamford Bridge.

    Will he sour relations with his legions of fans?

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