Cristiano Ronaldo ravaged a hat trick as Real Madrid saw off 10-man Bayern Munich 4-2, after extra-time at the Bernabeu to secure the holders’ place in the semi-finals of the Champions League.
Robert Lewandowski, who missed the first leg with a shoulder issue, put Bayern ahead on the night from the penalty spot to level the tie on aggregate after Real’s 2-1 win in Munich, where Ronaldo had scored twice.
Ronaldo’s slug driving header in the 76th minute then hoped to have sent Real through, yet a strange own goal from captain Sergio Ramos minutes later leveled things up at 3-3 in general.
The Germans needed to head into additional time with just 10 men taking after a second alert for midfielder Arturo Vidal, which looked cruel on the Chile international.
Real Madrid made the most of their numerical favorable position as Ronaldo grabbed his second of the match in the 105th minute – taking him to 100 Champions League goals in the process – in spite of the fact that he hoped to have been offside.
There was likewise some open deliberation about Ronaldo’s hat-trick goal four minutes after, with the Portugal forward potentially offside again, when he knocked the ball in taking after a fine run from Marcelo.
Substitute Marco Asensio included a fourth on the break in the 112th minute, to complete a 6-3 aggregate win for the Spanish league pioneers as previous Real Madrid’s boss Carlo Ancelotti, persevered through a hopeless return to the Bernabeu.
Bayern’s Spanish Revile Proceeds
The Germans have been thumped out of the Champions League by a Spanish side for four back to back seasons now, in spite of the fact that in any event, they figured out how to score a goal in the country this time.
In 2014 they lost 5-0 on aggregate to Real Madrid in the semi-final, with a 1-0 defeat at the Santiago Bernabeu and a 4-0 beating at home.
At that point in 2015, it was Barcelona who asked them to take a hike, 5-3 on aggregate, including a 3-0 win at Camp Nou.
Last season, Atletico Madrid thumped them out on away goals, subsequent to beating Bayern 1-0 at the Vicente Calderon and losing 2-1 in Bavaria.
Isco Takes His Risk
Isco began just his fifth match in the last 13 for Real Madrid, standing in for the injured Gareth Bale, but as an assaulting midfielder as opposed to a winger, as Zidane changed the system to a diamond 4-4-2.
After his electrifying two-goal display against Sporting Gijon on Saturday, that helped Madrid keep up their lead over Barcelona in La Liga, he demands to begin this conflict and the Frenchman gave him his reward.
The Spanish international put in a decent move, buckling down off the ball and was created on it, regardless of the possibility that he didn’t have many opportunities to shoot himself. On the one event he did, his exertion shrieked inches wide off the post.
Acquired off the second half with 20 minutes to go, the Bernabeu stood and extolled Isco, chanting his name. It’s unmistakable they need him to pen another deal—his present contract terminates in June 2018.
Vidal Annihilates And Makes In Equivalent Measure
Much the same as in his life off the field, Vidal blends the great and the awful. While despite everything, he remains nearby to his underlying foundations, sometimes seeing family and companions in the poor neighborhood of San Joaquin, Santiago, and is VP of a philanthropy to help seriously ill children, he has additionally been included in various debates, including his drink-driving Ferrari crush amid the Copa America in 2015.
That is the means by which he plays as well. In the first, leg he scored for Bayern with a shot header and after that missed a penalty, and this game was Jekyll and Hyde as well.
On top of an idiotic early reserving for a late tackle he didn’t have to make, he missed a tremendous opportunity to send Bayern 2-0 up and could have seen red for another senseless challenge.
Be that as it may, the reason he is in the team is his power and quality in midfield, squeezing and harrying, helping Bayern keep up the pace as they pushed for the goal that would send them through.
Sadly, there was just so much hurrying around arbitrator Viktor Kassai could take, and the Chilean was rejected in the 85th minute for his second yellow card—cruelly as he won the ball.
Marcelo Stakes Assert As World’s Best Left-Back
Playing in Europe on Tuesday night were apparently the three best left-backs on the planet, Real Madrid’s Marcelo, Bayern Munich’s David Alaba and Atletico Madrid’s Filipe Luis.
In spite of the fact that, with regards to pure defending the last wins hands on, Marcelo demonstrated his abilities at both closures against Bayern.
He cleaned up his own particular goal-line on two separate occasions, denying Thiago and Robben what resembled certain goals, and offered a dependable and perilous outlet down the left in attack.
In the end, he earned an assist with an extraordinary run to set up Ronaldo for his third goal.
Alaba, in the interim, neglected to experience his charging and was conflicting on the ball and got out some few times positionally.
Ronaldo Came Up With The Goods
Much the same as in the first leg, in spite of playing inadequately, the Portuguese star continues having an effect on the big nights.
Ronaldo had persevered through a baffling night, missing some few shots including one where he was played in and had Karim Benzema open, yet he shot and Manuel Neuer effectively ceased his exertion.
The Santiago Bernabeu was getting on his back, with some few fans beginning to shriek, however then Ronaldo did what Ronaldo excels at.
Casemiro nestled into a cross and he created a fine header to direct it past Neuer and level the score at 1-1.
At that point, in the 105th minute, he achieved Ramos’ cross, controlled it and penetrated home to return his team ahead on aggregate, before going ahead to complete his hat-trick.
Some key moments from the game
- Real ran in with a 2-1 first leg advantage.
- Lewandowski got from the spot after Robben had been felled.
Ronaldo appeared to have killed the tie in the 77th moment before Ramos stunningly put through his own goal to take it to extra time.
- Be that as it may, Ronaldo scored his 99th and 100th Champions League goals, before Asensio put the cherry on top, to send Real through.