Champions League: Schalke 0-2 Real Madrid

Champions League: Schalke 0-2 Real Madrid

Real Madrid equalled the longest winning run in Champions League history as they beat Schalke 2-0 in Wednesday’s last-16, first-leg clash in Gelsenkirchen.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s 73rd goal in the competition set the defending champions on their way in the first half, before Marcelo sealed victory with a stunning 79th-minute strike into the top corner.

It was the 10th consecutive win in the tournament for the visitors, equalling a record set by Bayern Munich just two years ago.

Ronaldo’s perfectly placed header lit up a first half that was otherwise lacking in clear-cut chances, the Portugal international losing Joel Matip to score his 58th Champions League goal in as many games for Madrid.

Having scored six on the road against Schalke at the same stage last season, Real pushed for further goals in the second half, but their attacking play was largely devoid of the quality normally on show from the 10-time winners of Europe’s premier competition.

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