Real Madrid comprehensively beat Galatasaray in the UEFA Champions League quarter final first leg with goals from Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gonzalo Higuain.
Real Madrid defeated Galatasaray 3-0 in the UEFA Champions League to leave their quarter final tie in little doubt.
The home side were in tremendous form from the off, and a quick and incisive passing move came to Mesut Ozil, who put Cristiano Ronaldo through on goal.
The Portuguese superstar made no mistake, dummying then chipping the ball over Gala goalkeeper Fernando Muslera to give Los Blancos the lead.
After half an hour, the lead was doubled. Michael Essien sent over a brilliant cross from the right flank, and Karim Benzema got the better of Emmanuel Eboue to shoot in at the near post.
The second half was more conservative, and it could be concluded that Jose Mourinho had warned his side against the dangers of conceding an away goal.
Still, they were able to increase their advantage halfway through the second period when Gonzalo Higuain headed home Xabi Alonso’s free kick.
Watch video highlights of the match below.
Real Madrid 1-0 Galatasaray (Ronaldo)
Real Madrid 2-0 Galatasaray (Benzema)
Real Madrid 3-0 Galatasaray (Higuain)