Real Madrid coach José Mourinho warned his players their work was only half done after they opened a 3-0 lead over Galatasaray in their Champions League quarter-final first leg.

Goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema set Madrid on the way to victory at the Bernabéu before Gonzalo Higuaín's header extended the advantage.

Mourinho will not take the second match lightly, and said: "They will give their all to try to pull off a historic result and I have enough experience to know that although I am happy with the result, the tie is not over. I have to convince my players to believe that too."

He added: "The team played well and produced a professional and balanced performance. We defended well and were dangerous on the counter-attack. They knew that at this stage of this competition that matches are decided by the slightest of margins, and we were concentrated and played with humility."

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    MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 03: Galatasaray fans light flares during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Real Madrid and Galatasaray at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 3, 2013 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images)

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    Galatasaray fans let off flares in the stands

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    Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo (left) celebrates scoring his side's opening goal of the game with team mate Mesut Ozil

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    Galatasaray's Didier Drogba

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    Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo

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    Real Madrid's Luka Modric

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    Galatasaray's Didier Drogba (left) and Real Madrid's Xabi Alonso

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    Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo (2nd left) celebrates scoring his side's opening goal of the game with his team mates

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    Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo (3rd left) celebrates scoring his side's opening goal of the game with his team mates

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    Real Madrid's Argentinian forward Gonzalo Higuain (R) heads to score in front of Galatasaray's defender Semih Kaya (L) during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg football match Real Madrid vs Galatasaray on April 3, 2013 at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid. AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANO (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Real Madrid's Argentinian forward Gonzalo Higuain (R) celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg football match Real Madrid vs Galatasaray on April 3, 2013 at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid. AFP PHOTO/ DANI POZO (Photo credit should read DANI POZO/AFP/Getty Images)

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    MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 03: Gonzalo Higuain of Real Madrid celebrates his team's third goal during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Real Madrid and Galatasaray at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 3, 2013 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

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    Real Madrid's Argentinian forward Gonzalo Higuain (R) celebrates next to Real Madrid's French defender Raphael Varane (C) and Real Madrid's defender Sergio Ramos after scoring during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg football match Real Madrid vs Galatasaray on April 3, 2013 at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid. AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANO (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Real Madrid's Argentinian forward Gonzalo Higuain (R) celebrates next to Real Madrid's French defender Raphael Varane (C) and Real Madrid's defender Sergio Ramos after scoring during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg football match Real Madrid vs Galatasaray on April 3, 2013 at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid. AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANO (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Real Madrid's Argentinian forward Gonzalo Higuain (L) celebrates next to Real Madrid's French defender Raphael Varane (R) and Real Madrid's defender Sergio Ramos after scoring during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg football match Real Madrid vs Galatasaray on April 3, 2013 at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid. AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANO (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Real Madrid's Argentinian forward Gonzalo Higuain (L) celebrates with Real Madrid's French defender Raphael Varane (R) and Real Madrid's defender Sergio Ramos after scoring during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg football match Real Madrid vs Galatasaray on April 3, 2013 at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid. AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANO (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)

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    MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 03: Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho gives instructions during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Real Madrid and Galatasaray at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 3, 2013 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

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    Galatasaray's Ivorian forward Didier Drogba (C) reacts while Real Madrid's players celebrates after the UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg football match Real Madrid vs Galatasaray on April 3, 2013 at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid. Real Madrid won 3-0. AFP PHOTO/ DANI POZO (Photo credit should read DANI POZO/AFP/Getty Images)

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    MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 03: Gonzalo Higuain of Real Madrid celebrates his team's third goal during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Real Madrid and Galatasaray at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 3, 2013 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

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    MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 03: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid looks on during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Real Madrid and Galatasaray at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 3, 2013 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images)

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    Galatasaray's supporters light flares during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg football match Real Madrid vs Galatasaray on April 3, 2013 at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid. AFP PHOTO/ DANI POZO (Photo credit should read DANI POZO/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Galatasaray's supporters light flares during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg football match Real Madrid vs Galatasaray on April 3, 2013 at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid. AFP PHOTO/ DANI POZO (Photo credit should read DANI POZO/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Galatasaray's goalkeeper Fernando Muslera (L) jumps fr the ball with Real Madrid's French defender Raphael Varane (R) during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg football match Real Madrid vs Galatasaray on April 3, 2013 at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid. AFP PHOTO/ DANI POZO (Photo credit should read DANI POZO/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Real Madrid v Galatasaray - UEFA Champions League Quarter Final

    MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 03: Didier Drogba of Galatasaray goes to ground during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Real Madrid and Galatasaray at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 3, 2013 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

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    Real Madrid's French forward Karim Benzema (R) vies with Galatasaray's defender Gokhan Zan during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg football match Real Madrid vs Galatasaray on April 3, 2013 at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid. AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANO (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Real Madrid v Galatasaray - UEFA Champions League Quarter Final

    MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 03: Didier Drogba of Galatasaray shoots at goal during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Real Madrid and Galatasaray at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 3, 2013 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

  • Real Madrid v Galatasaray - UEFA Champions League Quarter Final

    MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 03: Karim Benzema of Real Madrid is challenged by Dany Nounkeu of Galatasaray during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Real Madrid and Galatasaray at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 3, 2013 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images)

The wide margin of victory left Galatasaray coach Fatih Terim fearing the worst, saying: "After losing the match 3-0 we need a miracle but in Istanbul we will try to play well and win the match."

Mourinho added: "They need a miracle but miracles happen in football, the history of football is full of miracles, why can they not dream of a miracle?"

Terim criticised referee Svein Oddvar Moen's performance, above all his decision to book striker Burak Yilmaz instead of awarding a penalty following a challenge from Sergio Ramos late on.

"Maybe the name Real Madrid affected Galatasaray and the referee did not have courage," Terim said. "The referee made many mistakes. Burak was fouled, everyone saw it except for the referee, but despite everything there is nothing we can do, the result is there for everyone to see."