Champions League: Real Madrid cruise past Galatasaray 3-0

Goals from Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gonzalo Higuain gave Madrid a 3-0 advantage which they will take to Turkey for the second leg of the quarterfinal clash.

updated: April 04, 2013 08:23 IST
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Madrid: Real Madrid took a huge step towards reaching the Champions League semi-finals for the third consecutive year as they beat Galatasaray 3-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Cristiano Ronaldo got the hosts off to the perfect start as he calmly chipped home from Mesut Ozil's wonderful through ball after just nine minutes.

Karim Benzema then doubled Madrid's lead on 29 minutes with a simple finish at the back post from Michael Essien's cross and Gonzalo Higuain headed home the third 17 minutes from time to seal a highly satisfactory evening for the hosts.

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