French international Karim Benzema, Welshman Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo all scored twice in a one-sided victory for Carlo Ancelotti's men at the Veltins Arena.

Dutchman Klaas-Jan Huntelaar picked up a last minute consolation goal for the Bundesliga outfit.

The return leg of their last-16 tie now appears to be a formality for the nine-time champions at the Santiago Bernabeu on March 18.