Madrid wins 2-0 at Schalke Cage
Gelsenkirchen – Real Madrid took home a 2-0 victory of Schalke 04 in the first leg of the Champions League last 16. Goals win Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcelo created.
In the action at the Veltins Arena, Thursday (19/02/2015) pm dawn, Ronaldo make his goal in the first half, precisely in the 26th minute. Marcelo made the second goal in the final 10 minutes of this match.
With these results the opportunity to qualify for the quarter-finals Madrid fairly large considering the second leg will be held at the Santiago Bernabeu next March 10th.
Since the early minutes of the match Madrid is dominated possession, but they are often difficult to penetrate the defense in depth Schalke.
None chances on goal were able to created Madrid in the first 25 minutes. Precisely Schalke able to threaten the first time through hard shot Klaas Jan Huntelaar but still able to be pushed over by Iker Casillas.
Madrid have scored on their first shot on target in this fight. Who else if not a goal scorer Ronaldo, who is both an end goal of fasting in the last three games.
In the 26th minute, Dani Carvajal who holds the ball on the right side and then lifting it into the penalty box. Ronaldo, who escaped the offside trap with the ball already past the reach of Timon Wellenreuther.
Once these goals Madrid started making Wellenreuther busy. One of them in the 31st minute when a shot Karim Benzema almost break his goal, lucky Wellenreuther able to secure the ball that had passed through his legs.
In the 34th minute free kick gained Madrid in front of the penalty box and was taken by Ronaldo Schalke. The ball got past the fence life but Wellenreuther able brushed properly.
Five minutes later Ronaldo gets another chance to make goals. Got feed side to the right side, Ronaldo was trying to catch the ball and almost within reach him before Wellenreuther quickly closing the space for the Portuguese player.
Until halftime, the score remained 1-0 decorate scoreboard for excellence Madrid.
In the second half Madrid still dominated the match but again they are difficult to make opportunities to Schalke goalkeeper.
New opportunities in this round is present in the 71st minute when cooperation between Gareth Bale and Isco near the penalty box broke the Schalke defense. Unfortunately Isco shot drifted slightly over the bar.
Schalke also make the heart of the players Madrid berdegub tight when in the 73rd minute shot Felix Platte Atsuto Uchida’s cross, hit the bar. The ball rebounds to grasp Uchida but the ball still secured Casillas.
Madrid to increase the advantage in the 79th minute when Marcelo right footed shot from outside the box into the net Wellenreuther. Madrid now lead 2-0.
The score lasted until the fight completely.
Schalke 04: Wellenreuther; Matip, Nastasic, Howedes; Uchida, Boateng, Neustadter (Kirchoff 57 ‘), Hoger (Meyer 80’), Aogo; Huntelaar (Platte 33 ‘), Choupo-Moting.
Real Madrid: Casillas; Carvajal (Arbeloa 82 ‘), Varane, Pepe, Marcelo; Lucas Silva, Kroos, Isco (Illarramendi 84 ‘); Bale, Benzema (Chicharito 78 ‘), Cristiano.