Wednesday, March 14th, 2012
Real Madrid 4 – CSKA Moscow 1 (Agg. 5-2) (Champions League last-16 2nd leg, March 14, 2012) (Longer highlights.) CSKA came close to scoring when star striker Seydou Doumbia flashed a shot narrowly over the Real bar. Gonzalo Higuain gave Madrid a 2-1 aggregate lead in the 25th when he beat the offside trap and flicked the hosts ahead. Ten minutes after the restart Cristiano Ronaldo lets fly from distance, Chepchugov made a right pigs ear of the shot, and the Portueguse netted his seventh goal in his last seven home games. Fifty seconds after coming off the bench Karim Benzema killed the tie with a third in the 70th, chalking up his 13th goal in 13 CL games. The Russians got on the scoreboard in the 77th when Zoran Tosic leathered a sweet left-footed strike past Casillas. Cristiano Ronaldo added a fourth for Real with a simple tap-in on the final whistle.
Individual highlights: Cristiano Ronaldo.
Post-match interview: Jose Mourinho.