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Champions League 185 8 Ten questions on Tuesday's Champions League bouts 31679943 Ten questions Ten+questions Champions League

On Tuesday, Real Madrid and their 3-0 aggregate lead take to Istanbul to face Galatasaray for the second leg of their UEFA Champions League quarterfinals matchup (2 PM ET, FOX Soccer). Another Spanish club, plucky Malaga, meanwhile, travel to Germany to resume their bout with Borussia Dortmund (2:30 PM ET, FOX Soccer Plus), which ended in a 0-0 stalemate last week. On the eve of these games, here are the major talking points.

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Champions League 185 8 Ten questions on Tuesday's Champions League bouts 31679938 Can Galatasaray score four? Can+Galatasaray+score+four%3F Champions League

Scoring four goals is hard. Scoring four goals against Real Madrid, to state the very obvious, is much harder. Yet that’s how many the Cimbom need to work past one of Europe’s stoutest defenses if they are to advance – plus one for every goal Real gets. The odds are not kind to them.

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Champions League 185 8 Ten questions on Tuesday's Champions League bouts 31679937 Will Real make the semifinals for a third straight year? Will+Real+make+the+semifinals+for+a+third+straight+year%3F Champions League

After crashing out in the Round of 16 a staggering six consecutive years, Real Madrid turned a corner when Jose Mourinho joined ahead of the 2010-11 season. They’ve reached the final four in each of the past two years and were unlucky not to reach the final either year, once stumbling over arch-enemies Barcelona and once going down to Bayern Munich on penalties.

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Champions League 185 8 Ten questions on Tuesday's Champions League bouts 31682417 Will Jose Mourinho stay in the hunt to break Madrid's drought? Will+Jose+Mourinho+stay+in+the+hunt+to+break+Madrid%27s+drought%3F Champions League

The Special One would confirm his specialness by becoming only the second manager to win the big-eared jug three times (Liverpool’s Bob Paisley would be the other) while only two other men, Ottmar Hitzfeld and Ernst Happel, have won it with different clubs. If he wins it with Real, he’ll become the first to win three with three different clubs. And Real would thank him too, because its 10-year Champions League title drought has grown downright intolerable.

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Champions League 185 8 Ten questions on Tuesday's Champions League bouts 31678525 Will Wesley Sneijder perform better? Will+Wesley+Sneijder+perform+better%3F Champions League

In the first leg, one of Galatasaray’s big pickups this winter, Didier Drogba, was ceaselessly dangerous. In accordance with his good reputation, he made a nuisance of himself with his power and athleticism and penchant for firing off sizzling long shots. But their other big pickup, Wesley Sneijder, was largely ineffective. So much so in fact that he was substituted off at halftime.

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Champions League 185 8 Ten questions on Tuesday's Champions League bouts 31679940 Can Ronaldo end Messi's top scorer hegemony Can+Ronaldo+end+Messi%27s+top+scorer+hegemony Champions League

You may not realize it – if you reside on an android without a direct line of sight to earth – but Lionel Messi has led the Champions League in scoring in each of the last four seasons. So far this year, his rival, Real’s Ronaldo, has nine goals in Europe, to Messi’s eight. The flashy Portuguese has played 108 minutes more than the tiny Argentinean has, but then that isn’t a consideration.

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Champions League 185 8 Ten questions on Tuesday's Champions League bouts 31681650 Can Malaga continue their Cinderella run? Can+Malaga+continue+their+Cinderella+run%3F Champions League

Theirs is the unlikeliest story of the season. After a massive cash injection from the Middle East last season, which qualified them for the Champions League, the money stream ran dry this summer, forcing Malaga to sell the likes of Santi Cazorla. But with their patched-together squad of has-beens and never-weres, they nevertheless stand on the brink of being counted among Europe’s four best clubs.

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Champions League 185 8 Ten questions on Tuesday's Champions League bouts 31679939 Can Manuel Pellegrini work another miracle? Can+Manuel+Pellegrini+work+another+miracle%3F Champions League

The mastermind of Malaga’s wondrous run has indisputably been their manager Pellegrini, the Chilean who had previously worked his magic at Villareal, turning a middling club into a regional power. The circumstances he has worked under have been incredibly trying, but his thin yet savvy squad is always well organized and prepared.

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Champions League 185 8 Ten questions on Tuesday's Champions League bouts 31679942 Will Dortmund run riot at home again? Will+Dortmund+run+riot+at+home+again%3F Champions League

In the Round of 16, Dortmund struggled away at Shakhtar Donetsk and were somewhat fortunate to sneak out of the Donbass Arena with a 2-2 tie. But then they destroyed their Ukrainian opponents at home 3-0. After Malaga frustrated them in a 0-0 draw, the Germans are liable to play with a chip on their shoulders again.

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Champions League 185 8 Ten questions on Tuesday's Champions League bouts 31681651 Will Isco shine once more? Will+Isco+shine+once+more%3F Champions League

The youth unemployment rate in Spain has soared to 50 percent. But there is one line of work in which young Spaniards always seem to find work. Soccer. In Isco, Spain has produced yet another magnificent young player. A week and a half shy of his 21st birthday, the attacking midfielder is one of the sensations of the continental season.

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Champions League 185 8 Ten questions on Tuesday's Champions League bouts 31679955 Will Malaga’s inaugural Champions League campaign be remembered as one of the best ever? Will+Malaga%26rsquo%3Bs+inaugural+Champions+League+campaign+be+remembered+as+one+of+the+best+ever%3F Champions League

For all their unlikely success it’s hard to remember that Malaga had never played in the Champions League prior to this season. Their fourth place in La Liga last season was their best placement ever. And in their first year among the continental elite they’ve surged to the last eight, with a chance of doing better. No team in recent memory has made a better Champions League debut.

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