International Soccer

Chelsea cruises past Galatasaray

London, England (SportsNetwork.com) - Chelsea cruised to a 2-0 defeat of Galatasaray at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday to book a spot in the Champions League quarterfinals by a 3-1 aggregate score.

A 1-1 draw in the opening leg in Turkey a fortnight ago set up a potentially tricky return match for the Blues, but Samuel Eto'o calmed Chelsea's nerves by opening the scoring in just the fourth minute of play.

The Cameroon international took a through ball from Oscar and lashed a shot toward goal on the turn. Fernando Muslera got a hand to the attempt but was unable to keep it from trickling across the goal line.

Chelsea continued to dictate play and eventually doubled its advantage on the night when Gary Cahill got on the scoresheet four minutes before halftime.

Muslera did well to stop John Terry's powerful header from Frank Lampard's corner kick delivery, but he parried the ball directly in front of goal for Cahill to convert from close range and put the tie to bed.

Galatasaray, led by former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba, failed to record a shot on target in Tuesday's match, helping Chelsea close out the match with ease.

Real Madrid also advanced to the Champions League quarterfinals without much difficulty as the club's 3-1 defeat of Schalke at the Bernabeu on Tuesday saw the Spanish side progress with an emphatic 9-2 aggregate score.

The Galacticos earned a 6-1 win at Schalke in the opening leg and shockingly started Cristiano Ronaldo in Tuesday's return match. The Portuguese star poured it on by opening the scoring for Madrid in 20th minute.

Tim Hoogland pulled one back for Schalke 10 minutes later, but Ronaldo and Alvaro Morata scored in quick succession in the second half to put Madrid through to the next round in convincing fashion.

03/18 17:58:36 ET

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