APOEL: Chiotis; Poursaitides, Paulo Jorge,
Oliveira (Kaká 12'), Boaventura; Helio Pinto (Esteban Solari 71'), Nuno
Morais; Charalambide, Trickovski, Alexandrou (Helder Sousa 46'); Ailton
Madrid: Casillas; Arbeloa, Sergio Ramos, Pepe, Coentrao (Marcelo 63'); Khedira, Sahin (Granero 83'); Benzema, Özil, Cristiano Ronaldo; Higuaín (Kaká 62'). 4-2-3-1.
0-1. 73. Benzema. Flung himself forward to head Kaká's cross wide of Chiotis.
0-2. 82. Kaká. Steered shot wide of Chiotis after Marcelo laid ball back across.
0-3. 90. Benzema. Turned shot in on far post after Özil passed over from right.
Real Madrid are virtually sure of a place in the semi-finals after a 0-3 victory against APOEL Nicosia on Tuesday evening. Mourinho's side dominated the first half, with Chiotis saving well from Özil and Cristiano Ronaldo, and Benzema putting an easy chance over the top. It was not until twenty minutes from the end though that they took the lead, Benzema lunging forward to head Kaká's cross past the keeper. A few minutes later Kaká connected with Marcelo's cross to make it two, and with the game coming to an end Benzema scored the third after Özil set him up. Next week's second leg looks like being a mere formality.