Champions League: Real Madrid reach quarters despite losing to Schalke
March 11 , 2015
Real Madrid scraped through 5-4 on aggregate score to qualify for the quarter-final of the Champions League, after losing the second leg match against Schalke.
Schalke, who came into the second leg trailing 2-0, took the lead in the 20th minute thanks to a goal by Christian Fuchs, but Cristiano Ronaldo equalized five minutes later.
The pattern was repeated, with Klaas-Jan Huntelaar giving Schalke the lead in 40th minute, and Ronaldo scoring the leveler in the 45th minute.
Karim Benzema put Real ahead in the second half, but a goal each from Leroy Sane and Huntelaar brought Real Madrid precariously close to what would have been the biggest upset of the tournament.
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