(Sporting Alert) — Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho makes three changes from the team that won the first leg for today’s Champions League quarter-final second clash at Galatasaray.
Defender Pepe, midfielder Luka Modric and striker Gonzalo Higuain all start tonight with Real Madrid leading the two leg tie 3-0, following the victory last week.
However, fit-again Iker Casillas remains on the bench with Diego Lopez, who has been in great form continuing in goal ahead of the captain.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Michael Essien, Mesut Ozil, Angel Di Maria and Raphael Varane also started.
Karim Benzema, Raul Albiol and Marcelo start on the bench.
Burak Yilmaz and Dany Nounkeu are both out for Galatasaray.
Galatasaray v Real Madrid
Galatasaray: Muslera, Eboue, Zan, Kaya, Riera, Altintop, Felipe Melo, Inan, Sneijder, Bulut, Drogba. Subs: Iscan, Aydin Yilmaz, Elmander, Balta, Kurtulus, Amrabat, Sarioglu.
Real Madrid: Diego Lopez, Essien, Pepe, Varane, Fabio Coentrao, Khedira, Modric, Di Maria, Ozil, Ronaldo, Higuain. Subs: Casillas, Benzema, Marcelo, Arbeloa, Albiol, Callejon, Morata.
Referee: Stephane Lannoy (France)