After a very unlucky match, Real
Madrid was eliminated by Monaco. The favourable scoring of the first leg (4-2)
gained at Bernabeu was not enough for Queiroz’s team, that will not play the
semifinal of the major Continental competition. Now Real can concentrate on the
Spanish League. Real Madrid CF is still on top of the Spanish League and has
good chances to reconquer the title; nevertheless they need to watch out from
Valencia, not to forget Barcelona FC and Deportivo de la Coruńa. Ronaldo is the
leading top scorer and wants his second title in a row.
Monaco and Chelsea semi-finalists
A great surprise was prepared at
the Louis II Stadium in Monaco. Real Madrid could not defend the favourable
result of the first leg (4-2). Real opened the scoring after 35 minutes thanks
to a goal by Raúl, but Giuly balanced the scoring just before half time. In the
47th minute Morientes scored the advantage with a header and again Giuly passed
Casillas in the 65th minute. Real Madrid could not do anything and the French
team qualified for the goals scored away. In the other quarter-finals Chelsea
defeated 1-2 Arsenal in the London derby and will face Monaco in the Champions
And now, back to the League
From the match played in Monaco one
should record the assist made by the Brazilian player to Raúl for the first goal.
In the 51st minute, Ronnie unleashed a right foot shot, but the ball ended just
wide. Ronaldo now will concentrate on the Spanish league to reach his personal
target of 35 hits in the season 2003-2004.