Full time: FC Basel 1-1 FC Porto

Full time: Schalke 0-2 Real Madrid

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Full time in both of our Champions League knock-out matches tonight. Real Madrid will take a two-goal lead to the Bernabeu after dispatching a spirited Schalke with their 10th straight European win. Meanwhile, Porto have the upper hand in their tie after they drew 1-1 with Basel, with Danilo's penalty enough or the Portuguese giants.

Well that is all we've got time for on our Champions League coverage for this week but we're back tomorrow will all the news from the Europa League. Until then, goodbye.


Full time: FC Basel 1-1 FC Porto


Full time: Schalke 0-2 Real Madrid


Into the final five minutes in both matches and how about a late goal? Real look able to score at will while in Switzerland, it is all Porto still as they chase a second away goal. That would put one foot in the quarter-finals.


Goal: FC Basel 1-1 FC Porto (Danilo)

Controversy in Switzerland as Porto are awarded a penalty after Samuel is adjudged to have intentionally handled a cross while sliding on the pitch. It looks very harsh from Mark Clattenburg but Porto are unperturbed and Danilo steps up and slots into the corner. A deserved equaliser it must be said.


Goal: Schalke 0-2 Real Madrid (Marcelo)

Real get there second but from an unlikely source as Marcelo collects Ronaldo's pass in the box and smashes the ball into the top corner with a breath-taking strike. Fine goal.


Penalty for FC Porto


Javier Hernandez on and Karim Benzema off for Real Madrid for the final 12 minutes. You fancy the Spanish giants will want at least a two-goal lead to take to the Bernabeu.


What a chance for Schalke? The Real bar shaken as Platte rifles in a shot from 20 yards which clatters the woodwork and from the rebound Uchida can't convert as Casillas comes to the rescue.


Real should really have doubled their lead. Isco blazes over from 17 yards and the presure continues to mount. Now a free-kick for the holders around 25 yards out but the wall keeps out Ronaldo's effort.


I know I said at the top football really needs football tonight, well it's not exactly been a vintage display from our sport in our two games tonight. Both sides who lead look comfortable with their lead and though Porto are threatening occasionally, Jackson Martinez putting the latest chance onto the roof of the net, our four teams aren't showing too much ambition. Typically low key first legs so far.


Drama in Switzerland. Porto think they have grabbed a critical away goal through Casemiro after some horrible positioning and handling from the goalkeeper Vaclik, but Mark Clattenburg and his assistants have chalked the goal off for offside. The corner from the right is headed goalwards, and such was Vaclik' awkward position he was actually being impeded ans the goal does not stand. That decision coming via those odd officials behind the goal.


Porto get us back under way against Basel around two minutes behind the other game in Germany. Nothing of note to report in the early minutes.


Under way in Germany for the second half. We await the beginning of the second period at St-Jakob Park.


Not a classic night of Champions league football but at least we have goals. One each in Switzerland and Germany where Derlis Gonzalez has Basel ahead against Porto and Cristiano Ronaldo's first goal in three games has broken the deadlock for Real Madrid at Schalke. Little else to report it might be said.


Half time: FC Basel 1-0 FC Porto

Half time: Schalke 0-1 Real Madrid


Porto in control even if they are behind in Switzerland, but genuine chances are few and far between. Vaclik gets down to save from Brahimi's sliced effort on goal in a rare opening for the Portuguese champions.


Fine run from Gareth Bale, slicing through three players before crossing towards the near post for Ronaldo but the ball goes behind for a goal kick. Schalke not been able to recapture their form from the opening minutes, since the goal.


Kevin-Prince Boateng out of the second leg at the Bernabeu after a foul on Ronaldo earns him a yellow card. From the set-piece, Weddenruether makes a fine diving save.


Problems for Schalke. They go a goal down and seven minutes afterwards they lose their main striker Klass Jan Huntelaar to injury. Problems for the hosts.


Goal: Schalke 04 0-1 Real Madrid (Cristiano Ronaldo)

Schalke's impressive opening 25 minutes work undone in a moment and Ronaldo ends his three game drought with an easy header. Carvajal crosses left footed and Ronaldo strolles in unmarked and heads into an almost unguarded net.


Goalscorer Gonzalez, who collided with Fabiano after scoring the opening goal and suffered a head injury, has had to go off in Switzerland is replaced by Davide Calla after just 25 minutes. In Germany, we see the first save of the night as Casillas denies Huntelaar from range with a fine diving stop.


First real effort on goal in Germany and it comes the way of Schalke. After some nifty footwork from Choupo-Moting and the ball finds its way to Aogo, but he blazes over with a left-foot drive. Better chance than he made it look.


Schalke will definitely be the happier of the two sides after the first quarter of an hour at the Veltins-Arena, holding off the European champions and possessing a threat of their own. A good night to have poacher-extraordinaire Klass Jan Huntelaar in your team. Game made for an instinctive finish from the Dutchman but as yet a chance is yet to fall his way.