Real Madrid reached the Champions League semifinals for the third straight season after Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice on Tuesday in a 3-2 loss to Galatasaray following a second-half resurgence by the Turkish team.
Madrid advanced 5-3 on aggregate but only after conceding three
goals in a 16-minute span to raise Galatasaray's hope of pulling off what would have been an epic comeback.
Ronaldo appeared to have eased Madrid into the next round with his eighth-minute opener. And the Portugal forward scored again in stoppage time, but not before Galatasaray came alive with Emmanuel Eboue's 57th-minute leveler.
Galatasaray forward Wesley Sneijder scored in the 71st before Didier Drogba adding another goal a minute later.