Last Updated at 9:39 pm, March 14th 2012
Real Madrid were not at their best but still won 4-1 so that tells you how strong they are this season. It may have been a slightly flattering scoreline, but Jose Mourinho's side looked as though they could have gone up a couple of gears had they needed to. Hopefully Friday's draw will keep Real and Barca apart as I for one hope that is going to be the final!
GOAL! CSKA are caught out pushing forward and Granero picks out Benzema who squares the ball to an unmarked Ronaldo who rolls the ball into an empty net.
Ozil is replaced by Lassan Diarra.
Oliseh is booked for a wild lunge on Alonso.
CSKA change sees Tosic replaced by Czech striker Tomas Necid.
GOAL! Great counter by former Manchester United midfielder Zoran Tosic who cuts inside before rifling the ball into the top corner from 25 yards.
Madrid change with Kaka replaced by Esteban Granero.
GOAL! Benzema has only been on the field 30 seconds when he is picked out in the box by Ozil and although his first effort is blocked by the keeper the ball breaks kindly to him and he powers it in from 10 yards.
Karim Benzema replaces Higuain as the hosts make their first change of the night.
GOAL! Ronaldo tries an ambitious shot from all of 35 yards and the keeper looks to have it covered, but the ball moves in the air and ends up in the corner.
Alosno is booked for a foul on and Wernbloom and will now miss the next match if his side progress.
CSKA make a change with Pavel Mamaev on for Evgeni Aldonin.
The referee ponders for a few seconds before deciding to book Musa.
Yellow is the outcome for Berezutski after the referee consults his assistant.
GOAL! Ozil finds Kaka who gets his delivery right this time and, after some superb control, plays a low ball to Higuain to taps in from close range.
CSKA keeper Chepchugov is booked for apparently time wasting.
"It is going to be a hell of a cracking match and one of the most interesting CL matches this season. Couple of goals both ends plus red cards as both teams are looking forward to progressing to the semis, so it is ought to be a bit rough. I would go for CSKA Moscow to qualify and good luck to Real Madrid," says Farah.
Ross Taylor says: "With the form Real Madrid are inthen tonight should be an easy game, Ronaldo is destined to score, especially in front of the Santiago crowd. Good luck to CSKA though, I hope to witness another spectacle this evening. And as always, Hala Madrid!"
"We have got acclimatised to hitting the 7 goals mark in the champion's league. I would go for a bizarre 7-1 win to Madrid, with Ronald netting four," says Samson from Oslo.
Our colleagues at Sky Bet make Real Madrid 1/10 to win the match in 90 minutes, with the draw 9/1 and CSKA 20/1. Ronaldo is 6/4 to score the first goal, with Gonzalo Higuain and Karim Benzema both on offer at 11/4.
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