Last Updated at 9:37 pm, April 4th 2012
Full-time. The referee blows the final whistle and it's all over. A big win for Real Madrid - 5-2 on the night makes it 8-2 on aggregrate - but APOEL can leave the competition well proud of their efforts and have two goals to show for it this evening.
Goal! Sensational finish from Di Maria! Spots the keeper off his line when running through, the Argentinian attempts an audacious lob and pulls it off perfectly. Gorgeous finish and Di Maria is back in style.
Goal! Solari converts the penalty, nonchalantly knocking it to Casillas' left. Two for APOEL!
Goal! Callejon scores and it's 4-1. Cutting in from the left, the youngster beats Pardo at the near post.
Helio Pinto is replaced by Satsias.
Goal! Guess who, it's Ronaldo. Just as APOEL were pushing hard, Kaka is hauled down by Poursaitides and the brilliant Portuguese forward curls home the free-kick from a tight angle on the left. His second of the night and his 49th goal of the season. Is No.50 on the way?
Poursaitides is booked for a foul on Kaka.
That's the end of Ailton's Champions League campaign too. Solari is on in his place.
And Manduca is substituted immediately. He has his moment and it's deserved as he's a talented player. Adorno is on to replace him.
Goal! To APOEL Nicosia! Ailton's reverse pass puts Manduca through and he slots the ball home for his fourth Champions League goal of the season.
Final substitution for Real Madrid. Raul Albiol coming on for Granero. Looks like Albiol may operate in midfield rather than his usual defensive role.
Some scoreline predictions coming in - Niall Keller going for 4-0 while Scott Farrant and Chris Pruce fancy 5-0. Nobody tipping an APOEL goal yet...
Di Maria is on for his compatriot Higuain and the forward will not get his goal. But this is an ideal time for Di Maria to ease his way back from injury.
Callejon enters the fray in replace of Marcelo.
Half-time. Routine stuff for Jose Mourinho's men. Ronaldo gets his goal and Kaka scores a cracker. APOEL were playing for pride from the outset but you sense they have a tough 45 minutes ahead even if Mourinho does choose to make changes.
Goal! Kaka with a fantastic strike! He had already had a sighter and this time he gets a moment's more time and executes the curled effort perfectly. Beautiful goal from the Brazilian.
Goal! Ronaldo scores! It didn't take long for him to make up for that miss. Marcelo has looked dangerous since the kick-off and his cross was missed by Higuain only for Ronaldo to tap it home at the far post.
Mbajah Obogeh says: "Thumbs up for The Special One. Prediction: 4 -1 (Benzema, Ronaldo, Higuain and Kaka)."
Hasan Moosa says: "I'm predicting a 7-0 thrashing to Real with Ronaldo getting seven to beat Messi's record! Then they will cruise past Bayern in the semi final before Ronaldo makes Messi cry by scoring a hat-trick in the final! You could say I'm quite an optimistic Madrid fan!"
Our friends at SkyBet have the latest odds on this one. Real Madrid are 1/14 favourites with APOEL out at 25/1. The draw is available at 11/1.
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