(Sporting Alert) — Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice to help Real Madrid moved into the Champions League semi-finals, despite going down 3-2 at Galatasaray on Tuesday night.
Video Highlights: Real Madrid v Galatasaray
Real Madrid won the tie 5-3 on aggregate, after winning the first leg in Spain 3-0.
The action at the Turk Telekom Arena saw an early goal and it was Ronaldo who found the back of the net in the seventh minute.
However, Galatasaray netted three unanswered goals through Emmanuel Eboue, Wesley Sneijder and Didier Drogba between the 57th and 72nd minutes of play.
Drogba also had a goal disallowed as the home side pushed for more goals.
But just when they needed him Ronaldo found the net to ease the pressure and sealed their place into the semis.
“I wasn’t getting nervous because I have no time for it,” Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho said.
“I am on the bench so I have no time to think or to feel it, they are strong, strong mentally. They don’t play against 11, they play 50,000 against 11 and it was hard for us.
“We are there, in the semi-finals and that is what that matters.
Video Highlights: Borussia Dortmund v Malaga
In the day’s other quarter-final, Borussia Dortmund came from 2-1 down to 3-2 and book their place in the last four as well.
Down 2-1 in injury time, Felipe Santana and Marco Reus found the back of the net to guide Dortmund to a 3-2 win over Malaga.
“I did wish today that I would see this. It was our worst half in the Champions League in the first half, we showed nerves and it was not good at all,” said Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp.
“In the second half we tried better but they were very clever. Over the two games we are deserved winners. I cannot describe what I was feeling inside, I think I need to see a doctor.”
He added: “If we play with the passion of tonight we are difficult to play against. We are in the semi-final, it’s one of the best nights ever.
“Me and my assistant were talking and saying to each other ‘who would have thought a couple of years ago we would have been in the semi-finals of a Champions League’?”
Borussia Dortmund defender added: Neven Subotic: “I still can’t really believe it. It was the craziest moment in my football history and for everyone in the stadium.
“It was a special match and the way we ended it is like a great book or a Hollywood movie.
“We didn’t give up hope, we thought we could get one and then try and get lucky and the luck was with us. I didn’t feel anything but happiness, [the winner] seems offside but this is football.
“I am for a goal camera to decide this sort of stuff, but their second goal was offside as well so it cancels it out. I don’t care it was deserved or not.”