Real Madrid all but booked its place in the Champions League quarterfinals with an impressive 6-1 thrashing of Schalke with goals from Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Premier League table-toppers Chelsea faced former star Didier Drogba and were held to a 1-1 draw in Istanbul against a resilient Galatasaray.
Goal selects the best imagery from Wednesday's Champions League last 16 first leg action...A white hot atmosphere inside Turk Telekom Arena awaited ChelseaNervous times as the Turkish side required a strong home performance to winOminous signs as Cesar Azpilicueta sets up Fernando Torres for a tap inIt took Karim Benzema just 13 minutes to score for Real Madrid against SchalkeEx-Chelsea star Didier Drogba urges his Galatasaray side on as hosts start slowlyGareth Bale adds the second for Real Madrid after some nifty footwork inside the 18-yard boxReal Madrid appeared to be firing on all cylinders even at this early stage in the gameRelentless Ronaldo proved too hot to handle for Schalke all eveningCristiano Ronaldo adds to Schalke's misery early in the second half to make it three Karim Benzema bagged his second goal on 57 minutes, rounding the keeper to scoreOn 64 minutes Aurelien Chedjou slotted home the equalizer for GalatasarayThe Cameroonian center back celebrates after bagging the vital goal for GalatasarayBale latches onto a through ball from Sergio Ramos to curl into the far corner to make it fiveReal Madrid's sixth came again from Ronaldo who rounded the goalkeeper and fired inChristian Fuchs look on in dismay after humbling defeat for shell-shocked Schalke
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- Gareth Bale
- Cristiano Ronaldo
- Karim Benzema
- Didier Drogba