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#UCL: Madrid cruise to victory, Chelsea hold Galatasaray

Cristiano Ronaldo returned to inspire Real Madrid to another record-breaking Champions League display against FC Schalke.




Real had only won once in 25 previous trips to Germany but the Spanish aces buried their German hoodoo with a magnificently marauding 6-1 victory.

Ronaldo, back to pull the strings in midfield after a three-match domestic ban, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale all scored twice in a dazzling display.

The result meant Real set a new record -- scoring in 32 Champions League consecutive matches.

It was a different story in the Turkish capital of Istanbul where Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho pitted his wits against Roberto Mancini's Galatasaray.

Just two days after Blues boss Jose Mourinho criticized his attackers in a leaked private conversation, he watched his team settle for a 1-1 draw against the Turkish champions.

Fernando Torres, chosen to spearhead Chelsea's strike force ahead of Samuel Eto'o, put the English Premier league leaders ahead after just eight minutes when he strolled in Cesar Azpilicueta's clever pass.

After a rocky first half, Mancini made a tactical switch and Galatasaray recovered their poise, pressing forward to urgent whistles from their vociferous fans.

Former Chelsea player Didier Drogba, facing his old teammates for the first time since his 2012 exit, helped drive the equalizer with his muscular presence.

But it was defender Aurelien Chedjou who tapped in Wesley Sneijder's corner to level the match for the Turkish champions after 64 minutes.

Galatasaray had a goal disallowed in bizarre circumstances in the first half when two balls were in play at the same time.

The Turkish side scored from a hastily taken throw-in but Chelsea captain John Terry was still holding the original match ball.

Mourinho may have more puzzling conundrums to ponder after the first leg of the last 16 tie.

With Galatasaray's defense worryingly exposed in the first half, Chelsea missed a golden chance to go home with an away victory in the bag.

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