Last Updated: 09/04/13 9:41pm
Well, the last half an hour was fantastic after Galatasaray decided to have a go, but it was too little too late for the Turkish side. In the end they prevail 3-2 on the night, a Ronaldo brace for the visitors sending them through 5-3 on aggregate. Thanks for joining us.
Arbeloa receives a second yellow in as many minutes and Real Madrid are down to 10 men for injury time.
Diego Lopez blasts the ball forward for Real Madrid as Galatasaray fill their lungs for one last assault on the La Liga side's goal.
With Galatasaray energized by their comeback, Real Madrid just can't keep the ball as comfortably now and another small period of possession quickly breaks down.
Modric does well to keep a calm head in the middle, evading challenges before sending Ozil on his way down the right with a measured pass.
Eboue is down on the ground furiously rubbing his thigh after a collision with Benzema (just come on for Higuain).
Free-kick to Gala. Sneijder whips it in but Melo fouls a Real Madrid defender to give Mourinho's team some respite.
Oooh. Ronaldo almost pours water on the Gala fire with a rasping volley but it just goes over the bar.
Real Madrid look a tad shell-shocked here as they bid to stamp their authority back on the ie to a chorus of whistles.
GOAL! DROGBA! Wow. Incredible stuff. From nowhere, Gala have had a go and they are right back in it. A stunning back-heel from Drogba makes it 3-1 on the night and 3-4 on aggregate. And it's all Galatasaray...
GOAL! SNEIJDER! Great play from Sneijder whose first touch takes him clear of the RM defence and he tucks it away beautifully to put his side 2-1 up on the night.
Timely intervention from Di Maria as he flicks the ball out for a corner with his head between to Gala players.
Galatasaray are playing with a confidence we just didn't see in the first 57 minutes and they look most likely to get the third at present.
Drogba hits it into the wall. Seconds later it drops to him in the box, but he doesn't make a good contact and RM clear.
Buoyed by their goal, Galatasaray are piling on the pressure. They have a free-kick 35 yards from goal and Drogba surveys the scene, hands on hips...
Chance! It should be 2-1 Gala, but somehow, somehow, Sneijder drags his shot wide with the goal at his mercy. Huge let-off for Real Madrid.
A tiny glimmer of hope for Gala just as it looked like Real Madrid would pass them to death for the next 30 minutes.
GOAL! EBOUE! And seconds after it should be 2-0, it's 1-1. Eboue scores an absolute belter with the outside of his right boot, firing it into the top corner with power.
Real Madrid create a sitter for Ronaldo and he misses! Di Maria plays in the Portuguese and he scuffs it wide when looking certain to make it 2-0.
Another Real Madrid player is down rolling on the ground and time is being eaten up. Not much of a spectacle this one.
At the other end, Inan plays a loose pass and his goalkeeper is forced to sprint out of his box to clear the danger.
Daniel Diangangi is predicting a goal-fest in the second period. He says: 'Madrid will bag another two: Ronaldo and Modric to get them and Drogba to score for Galatasaray.'
The tie may be over, but there's still a game to be won tonight and Galatasaray are 10/1 to come from behind and win the second leg with Sky Bet. Meanwhile, that man Ronaldo is 3/1 to score the next goal.
The referee blows his whistle to signal the break and it's all too easy for Real Madrid who lead 4-0 on aggregate, thanks to Ronaldo's early goal.
Melo plays the ball to Altintop who chips an awful ball through to nobody as the game limps towards half-time.
Good play from Gala. Sneijder and Inan link-up before Bulut takes over, but the latter blasts his effort high over the bar.
Eboue almost finds Drogba with a sharp through ball but the Ivory Coast striker can't quite get to it.
Felipe Melo tries a long ball for Galatasaray but it fails to produce the goods. Gala get it back, though, and win a corner.
Galatasaray knock the ball about in their own half, much to the frustration of some sections of the home support.
Sneijder runs over the ball and Selcuk Inan takes the free-kick. It deflects off the wall for a corner.
Silky. Ronaldo, Modric, Essien pass the ball from the back with consumate ease. It's a bit of a training exercise for RM already.
Nice play from Gala. Bulut, Sneijder, Hamit Altintop. But the build-up isn't matched by the final ball as the latter's low cross is poor.
Umut Bulut tries to get something going in attack for Gala but he runs into three Real Madrid defenders who halt his intentions with ease.
Silky back-heel from Ronaldo sends Di Maria through and his toe-poked inspires a reaction fingertip save from Musiera.
Galatasaray swing in a free-kick from the right but are again frustrated by the referee who spots a foul from the home side. Again, plenty of Gala plays express their frustration.
Real Madrid look dangerous on the counter-attack as Galatasaray throw men forward in a bid to get back in the tie.
The ball fizzes across the Real Madrid box and Sneijder can't uite reach it with his outstretched leg.
Galatasaray press but Fabio Coentrao clears for Madrid. In the next attack, the away side do well to thwart Gala after a dangerous delivery intended for Drogba.
Gonzalo Higuain gives the ball away in midfield and Galatasaray break as they bid to score five without reply to progress from the tie.
GOAL - RONALDO! A close-range crisp volley from that man Ronaldo puts Real Madrid 1-0 up in no time.
Former Arsenal man Emmanuel Eboue has space on the Gala right but he slips when about to make his cross and that's a goal-kick.
Ronaldo skips through a couple of challenges and Madrid have numbers in attack. Gala GK Musiera comes out to clear the ball but it breaks to Angel Di Maria, whose effort from distance just dribbles wide.
Drogba does well to control a long ball on his chest as Gala attack. The move eventually breaks down, though, due to a poor cross from the left.
The teams are striding out onto the pitch, hand in hand with their mascots. We'll be under way shortly...
Best of luck, Chris. Rocket Ron is 6/1 to score a hat-trick at Sky Bet.
Chris Green says: 'Prediction: Galatasaray 0-4 Real Madrid. Ps. I think Ronaldo will score a hat-trick.'
Alex Bullions says: 'I reckon Real Madrid will be drawing at half time but they will win it 3-1 in the first half. They will continue their good form that they have had recently.'
Waseem Shah doesn't mess about with things like sentences. He shouts: 'GALATASARAY 2 REAL MADRID 4, DROGBA, EBOUE, RONALDO(2), BENZEMA, MODRIC.'
Rafee Ahmed is all over the La Liga side. He says: 'Real Madrid thrashed Galatasaray in the first leg and I'm expecting the same thing tonight with the likes of Ronaldo, Ozil and Higuain to bag couple of crackers, just hope Real Madrid get through this and win the famous cup but it will be a bit difficult with the crazy Istanbul crowd that will be behind the Gala players still...3-1 to RM-Ronaldo to get a couple'
Fancy a bet in tonight's match? Those nice fellows at Sky Bet have enhanced Didier Drogba's first goalscorer price to 7/1. Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo is 9/4 to net first.
Real Madrid: Diego Lopez, Essien, Pepe, Varane, Fabio Coentrao, Khedira, Modric, Di Maria, Ozil, Ronaldo, Higuain. Subs: Casillas, Benzema, Marcelo, Arbeloa, Albiol, Callejon, Morata.
Galatasaray: Muslera, Eboue, Zan, Kaya, Riera, Altintop, Felipe Melo, Inan, Sneijder, Bulut, Drogba. Subs: Iscan, Aydin Yilmaz, Elmander, Balta, Kurtulus, Amrabat, Sarioglu.
Welcome to our coverage of Galatasaray v Real Madrid who compete here for a place in the last four of the Champions League. The away side are 3-0 up from the first leg so the Turkish giants have a tough task of overcoming such a deficit against Jose Mourinho's team. Get your emails in to firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll publish the best throughout the night. Next, team news.