FT: Real Madrid 3 Galatasaray 0

Whistle goes and it is a comfortable and deserved win for Real Madrid.

Modric booked for kicking ball away too.

90
Chance for Drogba, free-kick on the edge of the box. It deflects off the wall and behind.

Ramos fouled for kicking ball away - he will miss next game.

Drogba booked for foul on Pepe.

85
Pepe on for Di Maria.

85
Game has become very scrappy now.

Essien booked for a body check on Yilmaz.

Nordin Amrabat replaces Riera.

81
Inan launches a decent effort at goal and Lopez does well to get behind it.

Ozil is replaced by Luca Modric.

Umut Bulut comes on for Altintop.

Yilmaz booked for diving, but Ramos stood on his foot - should have been a penalty.

76
Ball comes for Ronaldo, who tries a spectacular scissor kick - he doesn't quite connect and Eboue deflects it behind.

73
GOAL - GONZALO HIGUAIN - Alonso curls free-kick into the box and Higuain helps it into the corner.

73
Alonso puts free-kick into the box...

Melo is booked - but it was Inan who fouled Ozil on the edge of the box. Looks like dissent.

70
Gala break and Eboue feeds Drogba, but his attempted pull back is poor.

69
Di Maria puts free-kick into the box but Drogba does well to head clear.

66
Good play from Drogba and Eboue, the former Chelsea man breaks on the right edge of the box and gets good cross into the box, it comes for Riera - he drives it back in and Ramos has to clear from inside the six-yard box.

Gonzalo Higuain is on for Benzema.

63
Tremendous run from Melo as he breaks into the Real half but 25-yards from goal he fires well wide.

62
Nice play from Real, Alonso picks out run of Di Maria in the box - he just about gets his shot away but again straight at Muslera.

59
Good turn from Ronaldo about 25-yards out, he shifts it to his right foot but fires straight at Muslera.

58
Albert Riera puts good ball into the box for Drogba but Ramos does well to clear.

55
Alonso looks for run of Ronaldo but Nounkeu manages to get back and clear.

54
Melo gets decent effort away, but whistle had gone for foul on Yilmaz.

49
Great ball from Alonso looking for run of Di Maria, but it is just too heavy for the Argentine.

46
Zan fouls Ronaldo and gives him chance to line-up free-kick from 30-yards - but it is not his greatest effort and Melo clears.

KICK-OFF
Real re-start, they have not made any changes at the break.

Gokhan Zan has replaced Wesley Sneijder at half-time.

Everyone more than confident of a Real win now, like Chris Green :"This match has been very entertaining so far and hopefully, the second half will produce more of the same. Real Madrid have dominated this match from the first minute and I can't see this changing..I think Real Madrid will win 4-0."

Whistle goes and Galatasaray look dejected. 2-0 to Real and they are comfortable.

45
Good work from Varane to cover as Drogba shrugged off Ramos.

44
What a chance for Gala, Drogba plays in Eboue, he breaks into box but fires straight at Lopez.

42
Free-kick just a yard from corner of the box - Ronaldo tries one and is narrowly over.

40
Nounkeu is booked, and out of the second leg, for crude challenge on Benzema who broke past him.

40
Good ball from Inan looks for Yilmaz, but control is poor and Varance clears - Real counter but Ronaldo is flagged offside as he was almost sent clear.

39
More good work from Essien down the right, he gets cross in looking for Ronaldo but Semih challenges and gets it away but the Portuguese ace was not happy with the challenge.

37
Good ball from Altintop finds Inan in the box - he heads down looking for Yilmaz but Ramos does well to get in and clear.

35
Decent chance for Yilmaz as Drogba gets cross into the box, but volley is sent wide.

33
Benzema breaks down the left, and Gala concede a corner. Drogba clears.

32
Replays suggesting that Sami Khedira may have handled ball after Melo header, but would have been harsh.

29
GOAL - KARIM BENZEMA - Excellent ball into the box from Essien, it drops to Benzema's feet and he turns it home. Poor defending.

27
Decent chance for Gala, Eboue breaks into the box and looks to play in Drogba but Ramos is back to slide it behind. Inan takes, Melo gets to it, he appeals for penalty - which is quickly waved away and chance is gone.

26
Drogba picks up the ball 30-yards out, Real give him room and he unleashes effort which Lopez can only punch wide. Corner is poor and Real easily clear.

24
Benzema looks to play in Ozil, Nounkeu does well to get in and clear.

21
Sneijder, Inan and Altintop playing nice football on the edge of the Real box - but they can't penetrate the Real back-line - Varane clears.

19
Gala corner as Essien puts cross behind. Taken short to Altintop and he goes back to Dany Nounkeu - complete waste.

18
Poor pass by Drogba is intercepted by Real, and they break at full flow - Ronaldo feeds Ozil, he strikes it powerfully but it is straight at Muslera.

18
The visitors pushing forward again, Hamit Altintop plays one-two with Drogba before going for goal from 30-yards - long way wide but not a bad idea.

17
Gala skipper Selcuk Inan, who has looked busy in opening period, feeds Drogba - he looks to break down the line but Varane covers with an excellent challenge.

15
Sneijder gets past Alonso and goes goal goa, not a million miles away - decent attempt from the Dutchman.

14
Great counter attack from Real as Xabi Alonso finds Ozil, he finds Ronaldo, who is almost in - but Melo is back with a crucial challenge.

12
First action for Drogba and he wastes a great chance, he turns Varane with ease but fires over - should have tested Lopez.

9
GOAL - CRISTIANO RONALDO - Great ball through by Ozil finds Ronaldo and he dinks the ball over Muslera into the corner - he made it look easy.

8
Benzema intercepts on the edge of the box, he tries to pull it back for someone in white - but the visitors clear their ranks.

7
Semih Kaya is on his toes to intercept ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo after ball from Michael Essien looked for the Portuguese star.

6
Wesley Sneijder is fed by Albert Riera, he looks for run of Burak Yilmaz but Raphael Varane covers well.

4
Gala look happy to push forward whenever they can, and Felipe Melo fires well over after being fed by Emmanuel Eboue.

3
First chance of the game comes for Karim Benzema as he flicks the ball over from about eight yards after ball was worked into the box by Di Maria.

2
Nice work from Angel Di Maria dancing his way past three challenges, but his shot is deflected wide off Mesut Ozil.

KICK-OFF
Galatasaray get the match underway, kicking from right to left.

Teams are making their way out with the iconic Champions League anthem now ringing out around the Bernabeu...

We have some Turkish confidence, with Usman Abdulqadir saying: "Real will be complacent and have misplaced passes for most of the first half. Then Ronaldo and Benzema will score before half time. The match will drift in the second half until the last 15 minutes when Yilmaz or Drogba will pull one back. 2-1 to Madrid in a boring match."

So most of you seem to agree with the bookmakers and can only see a Real win - like James Aslam, who mailed in: "With a bench containing modric and kaka and the Ronaldo/benzema/ozil strikeforce its hard to see past a 3 goal margin! 4-0 Galacticos!"

The teams are in...

REAL TEAM
Lopez, Essien, Ramos, Varane, Coentrao, Alonso, Khedira, Di Maria, Ozil, Ronaldo, Benzema. Subs: Adan, Pepe, Kaka, Marcelo, Arbeloa, Modric, Higuain

GALA TEAM
Muslera, Eboue, Kaya, Nounkeu, Riera, Altintop, Felipe Melo, Sneijder, Inan, Burak Yilmaz, Drogba. Subs: Iscan, Zan, Bulut, Balta, Kurtulus, Amrabat, Sarioglu

Whilst we are waiting for the teams, why not visit our friends at SkyBet for a little flutter. Real Madrid are 1/6, the draw is 7/1 and Galatasaray are 12/1.Click Here to bet.

I look forward to hearing from you and I will endeavour to post as many of your thoughts, opinions and reaction as I can.

If you would like to get in contact at any point this evening then please don't hesitate. You can mail me via the Score Centre, email me direct on graeme.bailey@bskyb.com and you can also now Tweet me: @graemebailey.

Welcome to our live coverage of the first leg of UEFA Champions League quarter-final clash between Real Madrid and Galatasaray .

Champions League Fixtures

Tuesday, 22 April 2014
19:45
A Madrid v Chelsea  
Wednesday, 23 April 2014
R Madrid v Bay Munich  
Tuesday, 29 April 2014
Bay Munich v R Madrid  
Wednesday, 30 April 2014
Chelsea v A Madrid  

Footer 365

Probert to referee FA Cup final

Lee Probert will referee the FA Cup final between Arsenal and Hull next month, the Football Association has announced.

Premier League: Liverpool upbeat on Daniel Sturridge's injury ahead of Norwich game

Liverpool are optimistic that striker Daniel Sturridge will be fit for this weekend's game against Norwich.

Premier League: Aston Villa chairman Randy Lerner hails Paul Lambert in bullish statement

Aston Villa chairman Randy Lerner has issued a bullish statement in reaction to the suspension of two of his coaches.

Mail Box

Fatigue No Excuse For Giroud Being Cr*p

We have a long mail on why Giroud isn't very good at all, plus some more thoughts on neutrality. Plus, who do you want out of you club this summer and Liverpool moving buses...

Will Liverpool Cope With Parked Buses?

That's the real problem they're going to face next year, says one Man United fan who's already looking forward to the end of this campaign. Plus, thoughts on neutrality...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property