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Pepe delighted at semi berth

10 April 2013 15:36

Pepe says that progressing to the Champions League semi-finals was all that mattered during Real Madrid's 5-3 aggregate win over Galatasaray.

Jose Mourinho's men were beaten 3-2 by Galatasaray at the Turk Telekom Arena on Tuesday, but still comfortably progressed to the last four after winning the first leg 3-0 last week.

"The most important thing is that we have got through to the next round," the Portugal defender told the club's official website.

"The team fought hard and made a big effort. We are very happy to get through the tie.

"In the first half we started very well. It is true that we dropped the intensity a little in the second half and we weren't as good, but we improved at the end."

The defender praised Cristiano Ronaldo following his double against the Turkish Super Lig side.

"He's amazing. He's doing a great job, he helps us a lot and we hope he keeps doing so," Pepe said.

Ronaldo has netted 11 goals in 10 Champions League appearances so far this term.

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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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