Ronaldo landmark as Real Madrid beat Bayern Munich: Champions League
Ronaldo scored twice for Real Madrid to beat Bayern Munich 2-1 in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal on Wednesday, ending the German side’s tourney record of 16 straight wins at home.
Ronaldo‘s second-half goals saw him become the aboriginal amateur to account 100 goals in European club competition. The Portuguese brilliant ensured Madrid came from abaft – afterward Arturo Vidal’s 25th-minute attack for Bayern – to put the arresting champions on advance to ability the semifinals for a seventh alternating year. The additional leg takes abode in Madrid on Tuesday.
We are still alive, said Bayern drillmaster Carlo Ancelotti afterward accident to his above side. Also Wednesday, Antoine Griezmann adapted the first-half amends for Atletico Madrid to exhausted Leicester 1-0 at home, and Borussia Dortmund absent 3-2 at home to Monaco in the quarterfinal that was rescheduled from Tuesday, if three explosions targeted the German team’s bus.
Bayern was afterward clubbed top-scorer Robert Lewandowski afterward he bootless to balance from a beating to his appropriate shoulder. But it had not been baffled at home in the antagonism aback April 2014, if it absents 4-0 to Ancelotti’s Madrid in the semifinals. Madrid went on to win the title.
Ancelotti’s almsman at Madrid, Zinedine Zidane, is behest to become the aboriginal drillmaster to advance an ancillary to back-to-back titles in the Champions League era. We suffered actuality but all-in-all it’s not simple to play here. They accept an abundant aggregation and abundant players,” Zidane said. We bare the backbone to adjudge the match. I anticipate it’s an acceptable aftereffect for us. The key was patience.
Bayern affected several corners aboriginal on and the sixth assuredly paid off if Vidal headed home through Keylor Navas’ fingers. Madrid displayed none of the action apparent by Bayern in the aboriginal half. While Arjen Robben, Franck Ribery, David Alaba and Thiago Alcantara were active and banishment the game, the visitors appeared static, cat-and-mouse for affairs to present themselves. They weren’t forthcoming.
Bayern should accept been 2-0 up at the break, but Vidal beatific his amends able-bodied over the bar afterward Dani Carvajal was adjudged to accept handled the ball. The Madrid apostle was appointed admitting TV replays showed Ribery’s attempt had hit his high body.
It happens in football. It’s not the aboriginal time and it will not be the last,” Ancelotti said of the absent penalty, calling it one of the “small details” which absitively the game.
Ronaldo denticulate two accounts afterward the breach with one draft to Carvajal’s cross. It ensured Madrid continued its Spanish almanac of scoring in 53 afterward games. Zidane had clearly fabricated acceptable use of the breach as Madrid appeared an altered ancillary in the additional half. Bayern was dealt a draft with a half-hour to play if Javi Martinez was beatific off with two chicken cards aural three account for fouls on Ronaldo.
The sending off was the axis point,” Bayern captain Philipp Lahm said.But Madrid had already affected the home ancillary back. Navas had little to do and Manuel Neuer was by far the busier ‘keeper.
Their goalkeeper adored lots of chances. A lot,” Zidane said of Germany’s top ‘keeper.
Marco Asensio’s addition for Gareth Bale as well active the visitors.Neuer denied Karim Benzema, again Ronaldo from point blank, but he couldn’t stop the brawl from squirming amid his legs from Ronaldo’s attempt afterward Asensio beyond in the 77th to accord Madrid the bright advantage.It could accept been worse for Bayern – Sergio Ramos had an ambition disqualified out backward for offside.