Chelsea and Real ease through

Updated: March 19, 2014


Chelsea and Real Madrid advanced through to the quarterfinals of the Champions League, after both clubs eased to victories over Galatasaray and Schalke in their respective second leg last 16 ties.

At Stamford Bridge, a solid defensive performance by Jose Mourinho’s team ensured that former Chelsea legend Didier Drogba didn’t enjoy a happy return to London as the Blues shut out the Turkish champions on their way to a 2-0 win on the night, 3-1 on aggregate.

Goals by Samuel Eto and Gary Cahill made sure Chelsea didn’t end up on the UCL scrapheap alongside Arsenal and Manchester City, however much credit must go to a solid defensive effort by Terry and Cahill as they shut out the Galatasaray attack who failed to provide a shot on target.

England manager Roy Hodgson was in the stands making notes and was probably attempting to devise a plan on how to lure Terry out of international retirement ahead of Brazil.

Hazard, Oscar, Ramirez and Willian were simply superb in midfield with Frank Lampard showing that he certainly has one last World Cup in him.

Mourinho is blessed with the amount of attacking quality he has at his disposal in midfield and if they can perform like that on a regular basis, Chelsea could very well end up with plenty of silverware over the coming years.

At the Santiago Bernabeu, Real Madrid romped to a 9-2 aggregate win over Schalke, 3-1 on the night.

Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring as he tapped in a cross from Gareth Bale, he then added a second with a piece of individual brilliance while Bale providing another assist for Morata to finish off Schalke.

Ronald has now scored 41 goals in all competitions and last nights efforts secured him a new UCL record by scoring in 7 consecutive matches.

Tonight the last 16 action concludes as Manchester United host Olympiacos with a 2 goal deficit to overcome while Zenit St. Petersburg travel to Dortmund 4-2 down from the first leg.