Last Updated: 14/03/12 9:39pm
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.
Madrid free kick 40 yards from the CSKA goal. Ronaldo tries to burst through the defence, but is crowded out although the ball nearly goes back to him before the keeper gathers.
The hosts are really on the backfoot but will know that time is almost up and the job is almost done.
Still CSKA look to get forward, but it has come too late to be fair. Had they been more positive at the start, then who knows?
Some of the home fans are drifting away now so they must be confident there will not be a late twist.
Ramos fouls Necid who has injected plenty of life into the Russian side, but Werrnbloom's free kick is easy for Casillas.
First touch for Tosic sees him nutmeg Ramos and get in a shot from 25 yards that Casillas fists away when it looked as though he should have caught it.
The stadium has gone a little quiet except for the travelling support, but the hosts are still on control.
GOAL! Great counter by former Manchester United midfielder Zoran Tosic who cuts inside before rifling the ball into the top corner from 25 yards.
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.
Signs that CSKA haven't given up which is good ... if they can pull one back then we do have a game on our hands.
Doumbia then gets clear and takes the ball round Casiilas, but can't put the ball in from an acute angle.
CSKA have the ball in the net but sub Oliseh is caught offside - replays show it was about a yard off but that could have made things interesting.
Roanldo heads a corner from Kaka over the top from 10 yards out - poor effort really as he was unchallenged.
Madrid have a free-kick 25 yards out that Ronaldo takes. He gets it through the wall but hits Kaka and goes out for a goalkick.
You have to blame the keeper for that one as it was not the best shot Ronaldo has ever struck, but it looks as though it has settled this tie.
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.
Higuain is caught offside once again ... wish I had a fiver for everyiime I'd written that tonight!!!
Alonso picks out another great pass, this time to Ronaldo who wins a corner. Kaka takes it but CSKA scramble it clear.
Massive blow for Alonso and you can tell by his reaction that he knew exactly what the implications were.
Ronaldo runs at the Moscow defence and is tackled well by sub Mamaev and the ball breaks for Kaka who shoots wide from 20 yards.
No added time as the whistle is blown and it's Real Madrid who are in pole position to reach Friday's draw.
Madrid have been very impressive down the flanks and no surprise that is how they scored their goal.
Marcelo plays a dangerous cross into the box that almost falls to Higuain but his control lets him down and CSKA clear.
Kaka is penalised for a foul and CSKA have a free kick on the halfway line, but opt to play it short and then give away possession.
More patient build up by the hosts with Ronaldo popping up down the right, but again Higuain is caught offside ... you would think he's going to time it right at some point during the game.
Great run by Ozil sees him go past three defenders and somehow keep the ball in before he overhits the cross after doing all the hard work.
Alonso plays a great diagonal ball to Marcelo in the box and with CSKA wanting offside, he stumbles and the ball goes out for a goalkick with Higuain unmarked in the middle.
Doumbia spins well on the box and the ball drops to Musa whose first-time shot is parried by Iker Casillas.
The hosts are now well on top and CSKa must get to half-time without conceding another, otherwise you fear the tie is over.
Former Liverpool defender Alvaro Arbeloa brings down Tosic 30 yards out but the free kick is hit into the wall.
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.
Good spell of pressure by the hosts sees Kaka try to pull the ball back when he might have been better shooting.
Ronaldo sets Ozil free down the Real left, but his cross is cut out as Kaka was about to latch onto it inside the box.
Kaka and Higuain try to play a one-two 30 yards out, but Ignashevic makes a solid tackle to break it up.
Chepchugov races off his line to save at the feet of Higuain who had got on the end of Alonso's pass.
CSKA are dogged in their defensive duties and Ozil trips Musa as he tries to busrt forward which relieves some of the pressure that had been building.
So far a very even contest and even though we've had few clear-cut chances it's a good game to watch.
Ronaldo makes a jinking run and pulls the ball back across the six yard box. Zoran Tosic clears but only as far as Kaka who drives wide from 15 yards.
Mercelo's low cross is half cleared and drops to Alonso on the edge of the box and his shot is deflected and loops up over the bar for a corner which is cleared.
Ozil goes down in the box under the challenge of Sergei Ignashevich, but the referee waves aside strong penalty appeals.
There are surprisingly plenty of empty seats in the stadium, but a great atmosphere with plenty of CSKA fans present.
CSKA counter through Musa who goes down the right and puts over a low cross than skids across the face of goal with no one able to apply a touch.
Sergio Ramos gets a stern lecture from the referee after a tackle from the back on Dzagoev - no card though.
The hosts respond as Ronaldo works a shooting chance but his low effort is saved at the near post by keeper Sergei Chepchugov.
CSKA should have taken the lead as Seydou Doumbia - who has scored 21 goals in his last 20 games - meets a pass from Ahmed Musa first time, but fires over from 12 yards.
More patient build up from the hosts but Alonso's pass for Ozil is too strong and it goes out for a throw.
Mesut Ozil is closed down and he is perfectly happy to send the ball back to Pepe and Madrid start again from the back.
CSKA get us under way and it's only seconds before the hosts win possession - it's likely they will have the majority of that tonight.
'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.
The teams are here and are as follows - Real Madrid: Casillas, Arbeloa, Pepe, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo, Khedira, Alonso, Ozil, Kaka, Ronaldo, Higuain. Subs: Adan, Sahin, Benzema, Granero, Albiol, Varane, Diarra. CSKA Moscow: Chepchugov, Alexei Berezutsky, Vasili Berezutsky, Ignashevich, Shchennikov, Musa, Wernbloom, Aldonin, Tosic, Dzagoev, Doumbia. Subs: Revyakin, Semberas, Nababkin, Mamaev, Cauna, Oliseh, Necid. Referee: Stephane Lannoy (France)
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.
Good evening and welcome to one of the most famous football stadiums in the world, the Santiago Bernabeu, for coverage of the Champions League clash between Real Madrid and CSKA Moscow. The tie is delicately poised following a 1-1 draw in the Russian capital, Pontus Wernbloom's stoppage-time goal cancelling out Cristiano Ronaldo's first-half effort. However, it appears to be a daunting task for CSKA with the La Liga leaders having won 17 of 19 home games this season. Line-ups to follow and, as always, we welcome your comments so send them to email@example.com and I'll publish the best ones.