UEFA Champions League: Real Madrid Move Towards Last-Eight, Porto FC Draw
Real Madrid moved one step closer to defending their title winning their first leg in the Round of 16.
Real Madrid moved one step closer to defending their title winning their first leg in the Round of 16.(AFP Photos)
Ronaldo's goal, his first in four matches, was his 73rd in the Champions League. The Ballon d'Or winner now sits only two behind Barcelona's Lionel Messi in the all-time topscorers list and Real manager Carlo Ancelotti was delighted to see his star forward back on the scoresheet.
Marcelo rifled home a superb second goal with 11 minutes left as the Spanish league leaders stretched their winning streak in the competition to 10 games equalling Bayern Munich's record winning run which ended in December 2013.
Basel drew first blood in the 11th minute as Paraguayan Derlis Gonzalez shrugged off a challenge from Alex Sandro running on to a long defence-splitting ball through the middle from Fabian Frei and squeezed it past the onrushing Fabiano in the Porto goal.
In the end, it took a penalty from Danilo 11 minutes from the end after Walter Samuel had handled his cross in the area to bring Porto a deserved share of the spoils.