Mar 18, 2014 at 7.45pm UK at ​Estadio Santiago Bernabeu
Real Madrid
SchalkeSchalke 04
Ronaldo (21', 74'), Morata (75')
Illarramendi (58')
FT(HT: 1-1)

Result: Real Madrid ease into quarter-finals

Real Madrid are through to the quarter-finals of the Champions League after beating Schalke 04 9-2 on aggregate.

Real Madrid have cruised into the quarter-finals of the Champions League following a 3-1 win over Schalke 04 at the Bernabeu this evening, giving them a 9-2 victory on aggregate.

Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates with teammate Gareth Bale after scoring the opening goal during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg match against Schalke on March 18, 2014© Getty Images

The home side had the majority of the possession in the opening 15 minutes, but created few chances during that time.

Xavi Alonso set up the opening chance of the meeting by delivering a free kick to the head of Alvaro Morata, but the striker could only put his finish over the crossbar.

However, Real were able to edge ahead just a couple of minutes later when Gareth Bale picked out Cristiano Ronaldo with a low cross, giving the Portuguese an easy finish.

However, the visitors got back on level terms just after the half-hour mark, when a long-range Tim Hoogland strike deflected off Sergio Ramos and into the bottom corner.

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar had a chance to give the German side the lead just before the break, but his effort finished high and wide.

Ronaldo had the opportunity to score his 13th goal of the competition this season early in the second half when he picked up a header forward from Ramos, but Ralf Fahrmann was able to keep the effort out.

The striker remained a threat throughout the second half, and managed to add his second goal of the night, and fourth of the tie, with a powerful strike into the bottom corner.

Carlo Ancelotti's men extended their lead further just a minute later as Morata tapped in after Ronaldo had rattled the crossbar looking for his hat-trick.

Julian Draxler came close to adding a late consolation for the visitors, but was denied by an Iker Casillas save.

Ronaldo continued to push for his hat-trick in the final minutes of the clash, hitting the post with a low effort five minutes from full time, but he could not find a third before the end of the match.

Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring their first goal during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF vs Levante UD at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on March 9, 2014
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