Lopez expects 'tough' Galatasary tie

Despite a 3-0 victory in the first leg, the Blancos goalkeeper has warned his team-mates that they have to be aware of the Turkish side’s threat

Diego Lopez has sent his side a clear warning not to underestimate Galatasaray when Real Madrid meet the Turkish side in Istanbul on Tuesday in their Champions League quarter-final second-leg match.

The goalkeeper acknowledged that his side’s first-leg win was impressive but added that his team will need at least another goal to guarantee progression.

“Clearly 3-0 is a very good result for us, but I think the key to the next game is getting another goal,” he told Bwin.

Lopez, signed in January following an injury to Iker Casillas, also said he expected a different Galatasaray to the one that played in Madrid.

“It’s a difficult place to go against a good team. They did not show their best side, they are better than they were in the first leg.

“They are a very good team who can hit us on the counter-attack. We have to keep our composure defensively.

“I am expecting a tough match in a tough environment”

With the league almost certainly heading back to Barcelona, the Champions League and Copa del Rey represent the only opportunities Real Madrid have for silverware this season.

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