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Galatasaray looming large, says Lopez

Created on 08 Apr., 2013 4:14 PM GMT

Diego Lopez is wary of a resurgent Galatasaray when his Real Madrid continue their Champions League quarter-final tie.

The goalkeeper acknowledged his side's first-leg win was impressive but added that his team will need at least another goal to guarantee progression when they meet in the second leg in Turkey on Tuesday.

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

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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