Goal of the day: Emmanuel Eboué (Galatasaray) vs Real Madrid | inside World Soccer

Emmanuel Eboué scored an absolute thunderbolt strike as Galatasaray succumbed to a 3-2 defeat to Real Madrid at the Ali Sami Yen Stadium.

Emmanuel Eboué celebrates with teammate Didier Drogba after scoring against Real Madrid
Emmanuel Eboué celebrates with teammate Didier Drogba after scoring against Real Madrid

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The hosts, trailing 3-0 after the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final, fell further behind when Cristiano Ronaldo scored after just eight minutes.

Galatasaray continued to fight in the second half, and they finally got on the scoresheet on 57 minutes - and it was one worth waiting for.

A speculative ball across the Madrid area was not picked up by anyone, which allowed Eboué to meet it just on the edge of the area.

And the ex-Arsenal full-back let fly a first-time shot with the outside of his boot which arrowed beyond a static Diego López and ripped into the top corner of the net.

Wesley Sneijder then scored in the 71st minute before Didier Drogba added a third a minute later with a cute backheel to give the Turksh giants faint hope of going through.

But a late goal from Ronaldo killed Fatih Terim's side off, shortly after Álvaro Arbeloa was sent off, to put the Spanish giants through to the semi-final stage.


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