Cristiano Ronaldo closes in on Messi record
[UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the few stars not rested ahead of Sunday's Clasico against Barcelona,
scored twice and hit the woodwork two other times in the 3-1 win over Schalke 04 on Tuesday to move into the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League with a 9-2 aggregate win. The goals gave him 13
in this season's Champions league, one short of the record of 14 set by Barcelona's Lionel Messi in 2011-12.
Real Madrid, unbeaten in 31 straight
games, joins Barca and Atletico Madrid in the quarterfinals, giving La Liga three clubs in the final eight.
"It's good for Spanish soccer to have three teams in the quarterfinals and
shows it is in good health," Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti said. "We are coming into the 'Clasico' in good form and are very excited about the game.
Generally speaking, we are full of confidence and motivation."
First-half goals by Samuel Eto'o and Gary Cahill gave Chelsea a 2-0 win over
Galatasaray and break a 1-1 tie from the first leg to become the first English club to book its place in final eight, an achievement Chelsea manager Jose
Mourinho did not want to underestimate.
"We are a Champions League club," he said. "We are amongst the last eight, the best teams in the world, with all the big clubs. The players
deserve to be there."
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