Leading 3-0 from the first leg at the Bernabeu, the tie
was seemingly put to bed by Cristiano Ronaldo's seventh-minute strike.
But an Emmanuel Eboue thunderbolt after 57 minutes brought Gala
level in the second leg in Istanbul before Wesley Sneijder put the home side ahead after
Just two minutes later Didier Drogba reduced the aggregate deficit further and
although Real substitute Alvaro Arbeloa saw red late on, Ronaldo notched
his second in injury time, as Madrid's quest for a 10th European Cup
The visitor started quickly and just three minutes were on the clock
when Fernando Muslera rashly came out to clear, his effort falling to
Angel Di Maria, who shot wide.
Four minutes later they were on the scoresheet. Sami Khedira was
allowed to cross from the right and in came Ronaldo, who got to the ball
before the home defender to shoot past a helpless Muslera from three
The tie looked finished as a contest and Ronaldo could have doubled
his night's tally moments later when the home side backed off, but from
25 yards the Portuguese shot straight at Muslera.
Drogba went close to converting a Sneijder shot after 20 minutes in
Gala's first meaningful attack, before Madrid almost went two-up.
A delicious back-heel pass from Ronaldo played in Di Maria, but his angled effort was well tipped over by the Gala stopper.
Mourinho was forced into his first change after 31 minutes when
Michael Essien had to be replaced by Arbeloa due to a leg injury.
Sneijder forced Diego Lopez into his first save after 38 minutes in what was a lacklustre first-half display from the home team.
Madrid missed another chance to go two up 11 minutes after the
restart when Ronaldo somehow missed from eight yards out - scuffing his
effort with the ball trapped under his feet.
Moments later and the home
side was level thanks to a tremendous goal, albeit from an unlikely
source. Sneijder's hopeful cutback found a sprinting Eboue who from the
edge of the box powered an unstoppable shot into the top corner.
And just three minutes later Gala should have gone ahead. Drogba's
strength caused all sorts of problems for the Real defence with the ball
falling to Sneijder.
However with just Lopez to beat and from 12 yards out he screwed his shot wide of the far post.
Eboue's goal had, however, galvanised the home side and with the
Ataturk Stadium firmly behind its side Gala took a deserved lead.
Sneijder showed a turn of pace more associated with his best days at
Inter, nutmegged Rafael Varane before side-footing into the corner.
And moments later it was 3-1 when Drogba got in front of his defender to back-heel flick a cross into the net.
Raul Albiol replaced Mesut Ozil as Mourinho looked to arrest his
team's slide, but they had to play out the final moments with 10 men
after Arbeloa saw red after receiving a second yellow card for dissent.
There was still time for a fifth goal on the night when Ronaldo scored in time added on.