Real Madrid entered the Champions League’s quarter-final for the fifth consecutive time. The team, which won the Champions League the most number of times, played one of the most exciting matches in the history of the tournament.
Real was leading 2-0 before the start of the game before the next half saw them scraping through.
For the team, the ship was steadied by Christiano Ronaldo.
His goals took him to the top spot as the leading goal scorer in European football with 76, one ahead of Leo Messi, BBC reported.
Had it not been for Ronaldo’s presence in the team, Real would have had a very realistic chance of crashing out of the Champions League.
The player had scored 60 goals from his last 59 Champions League appearance. This season, he scored 41 goals in all competitions.
This was a gallant effort by opponent Schalke. Even though they are out of the Champion’s league, they still had a moral victory. The frantic host crowd had a dismal evening, having to see one of the most exciting football matches in history going down for underdogs Schalke.