Real Madrid survived a fraught last five minutes to limp into the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals despite a 4-3 home defeat to Schalke on Tuesday.
Former Real forward Klaas-Jan Huntelaar threatened a famous upset with a stunning 85th-minute strike that meant Schalke needed to score just once more to progress on away goals.
The holders’ 2-0 victory in Gelsenkirchen in the first leg ultimately proved enough to see them through 5-4 on aggregate – but the Bernaneu faithful were less than impressed, as they greeted the final whistle with a deafening chorus of jeers as Real’s relative slump in form continued.
Cristiano Ronaldo had twice saved Real in a poor first-half showing as his headers cancelled out goals from Christian Fuchs and Huntelaar – the Portuguese’s double making him the highest goalscorer in European competition.
Karim Benzema put Real ahead on the night shortly after half-time, only for Leroy Sane to curl home an exquisite equaliser for Schalke, before Huntelaar’s superb finish set up a grandstand ending to the game.
Real just about held on to deny Roberto Di Matteo’s impressive Schalke side, but the pressure continues to mount on Carlo Ancelotti after another below-par display.4years ago My wife left me,because i was too WEAK in bed,but today she calls me Bed Champion.Now i finally discovered a Natural Solution that forces women to ask for more. " - CLICK HERE To See My Breakthrough. PROFITABLE FOREX TRADING; We GUARANTEE 37% weekly profit trading your forex account for you! WhatsApp +2348030797998 - CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS. How I Permanently Cured My Premature Ejaculation And Low Sperm Count Problem Without Any Side Effects Within 72hrs.And Confidently Last Over 35 Minutes Per Round In Bed.