4 Apr 2013

Real Madrid too strong for Galatasaray

10:12 am on 4 April 2013

Spanish football giants Real Madrid proved far too strong for Galatasaray when they beat the Turkish side 3-nil in their first leg Champions League quarter-final at the Bernabeu.

Madrid, seeking to lift the European Cup for an unprecedented 10th time, scored goals through Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gonzalo Higuain.

Real's victory virtually guarantees them a semi-final place because Galatasaray would have to achieve the most unlikely of turnarounds to rescue the tie in Istanbul next week.

In the other match in Spain, debutants Malaga drew nil-all with Bundesliga champions Borussia Dortmund.