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Galatasaray looming large, says Lopez

7 April 2013 20:39

Diego Lopez is wary of a resurgent Galatasaray when his Real Madrid continue their Champions League quarter-final tie.

The goalkeeper acknowledged his side's first-leg win was impressive but added that his team will need at least another goal to guarantee progression when they meet in the second leg in Turkey on Tuesday.

"Clearly 3-0 is a very good result for us, but I think the key to the next game is getting another goal," he said.

Lopez, signed in January following an injury to Iker Casillas, also said he expected a different Galatasaray to the one that played in Madrid.

"It's a difficult place to go against a good team. They did not show their best side, they are better than they were in the first leg.

"They are a very good team who can hit us on the counter-attack. We have to keep our composure defensively.

"I am expecting a tough match in a tough environment."

With the league almost certainly heading back to Barcelona, the Champions League and Copa del Rey represent the only opportunities Real Madrid have for silverware this season.

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Competition
UEFA Champions League
Date
9 April 2013
Kick-off
20:45
Half-time
0 - 1
Full-time
3 - 2
On aggregate
3 - 5
Venue
Türk Telekom Arena (Istanbul)
Attendance
49975

Goals

0 - 1
7' Cristiano Ronaldo
 (assist by S. Khedira)
E. Eboué 58'
(assist by W. Sneijder) 
1 - 1
W. Sneijder 70'
(assist by S. Sarıoğlu) 
2 - 1
D. Drogba 72'
(assist by N. Amrabat) 
3 - 1
3 - 2
90'+3 Cristiano Ronaldo
 (assist by K. Benzema)

Lineups

# Player Bookings
25
27 45' 58'
5
26
14 20' 70'
4
10
11
8
12 72'
19
Coach: F. Terim

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
53 90+4'
55
9
7
22
35
67
# Player Bookings
17 89' 90'
9
18
1
12
21
29

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