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Terim lauds Real Madrid

29 March 2013 11:02

Galatasaray coach Fatih Terim is full of respect for Real Madrid ahead of the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie.

Terim believes the reigning Spanish champions are among the best teams in the world, and realises Galatasaray face a tough task to reach the semi-finals at the expense of Madrid when they clash at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday.

"We all know how strong Real Madrid are, especially in home games. They are one of the best teams in the world," Terim said.

"However, that does not mean we will change out style of play. Every game starts 0-0 and this is a result that would be in our favour.

"They will be superior to us in both games and we realise that. Losing against Madrid is not a disgrace, but the important thing is that we can be satisfied with our performance.

"We prefer the tough matches and are relishing the challenge. My main goal is to get a respectable result."

Galatasaray last met Real Madrid in August 2011, when they were beaten 2-1 in a friendly.

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Competition
UEFA Champions League
Date
3 April 2013
Kick-off
20:45
Half-time
2 - 0
Full-time
3 - 0
On aggregate
5 - 3
Venue
Estadio Santiago Bernabéu (Madrid)
Attendance
76462

Goals

Cristiano Ronaldo 9'
(assist by M. Özil) 
1 - 0
K. Benzema 29'
(assist by M. Essien) 
2 - 0
G. Higuaín 73'
(assist by Xabi Alonso) 
3 - 0

Lineups

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
20 73'
19 90+2'
3
8
12
13
17
# Player Bookings
5
19
53
22
35
55
67

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