Cristiano Ronaldo ended a three-game goal drought as Real Madrid took control of their Champions League last-16 tie with Schalke in Gelsenkirchen.
The forward’s form was questioned before kick-off but he headed in Dani Carvajal’s cross to open the scoring.
He also created the second goal which arrived moments after Schalke’s Felix Platte had smashed against the bar.
Marcelo capitalised, driving into the top corner and the holders will take a healthy lead to Madrid on March 10.
And in the second game of the night, Portuguese champions, FC Porto came from behind to draw 1-1 with FC Basel, reports the BBC.
UEFA LEAGUE RESULTS
FC Basel 1 – 1 FC Porto
Schalke 0 – 2 Real Madrid