Just barely, Huntelaar
Madrid – Schalke striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar almost become a hero who took his team to qualify for the Champions League quarterfinals. But that did not happen. He was thwarted by the crossbar.
Schalke’s visit to the headquarters of Real Madrid in the second leg of the Champions League round of 16 in the state of aggregate 0-2. Therefore, Schalke had no other choice but to win in the second leg.
In the match at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday (11/03/2015) pm dawn, Schalke able to score four goals. But they remain ultimately eliminated because Madrid is able to make three goals. Schalke lost 4-5 on aggregate.
Huntelaar was the star with two goals. Throughout the game, the 31-year-old attacker was recorded just fired three shots. Two of them into goals. While one another on the crossbar.
Huntelaar volley shot on the crossbar occurred in the first half, just before he scored his first goal. If the shot was fruitful goal, perhaps the story of The Royal Blues will end differently.
Win but eliminated, Huntelaar was mixed feelings. Moreover Schalke just need one more goal to get rid of the champions and qualify for the quarterfinals.
“Looks great from the team. We are pleased with the game and a good result this. A little disappointed because we could achieve better results,” said Huntelaar to the official site of UEFA.
“We focus suppress them, try to score the first goal and it happened. Then we knew we only needed one more goal to qualify. Of course we know Madrid have quality players so they also scored, so we had to score three goals.”
“We have a number of opportunities at the end of the game. You see them a little feel unsafe. We tried to take advantage of it. But we were a little disappointed because in the end it did not happen,” he regrets.