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Ronaldo Beats Messi To Impressive European Milestone

Ronaldo double secures Real Madrid comeback win over Bayern Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos shoots at goal during their quarterfinal against Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Wednesday. Reuters
Montrelle Montesinos | 21 Abril, 2017, 16:38

Real Madrid punished Bayern's wastefulness after the restart when Christian Ronaldo restored parity after volleying home a cross from Daniel Carvajal with two minutes into the second half.

"I think we contained Cristiano well until Javi Martínez's red card", said Bayern coach and Ronaldo's former boss Carlo Ancelotti. Vidal then missed a penalty kick late in the first half.

Ronaldo reached 50 goals in April 2013 after 96 matches that was despite only scoring once in his first 32 European appearances for Sporting CP and United.

Zidane could have a headache ahead of the second leg with Bayern after Isco staked his claim, with Lucas Vasquez also able to play in Bale's position.

Madrid defender Sergio Ramos added: "We've taken a big step in the tie, but there's still the return leg to come against great opposition, who have shown that they're one of the favourites to win the competition".

The French worldwide then converted from the spot to give Atletico a slender advantage going into the return leg at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday. Dembele pulled one back for Dortmund before Mbappe scored his second to regain the two goal lead.

"He's fine, very up for it and few players are going to manage to score 100 goals in European competitions".

But now it has been decided not to attempt to rush him back for Tuesday's second leg against Bayern in order to give him the best chance of being fit for El Clasico next Sunday. Ribery was completely shut down and Bayern tried to play through Robben who was the clear threat against Madrid but Real was great to always triple team Robben and not let him shoot.

"We scored early on and from there the game was easy".

Bayern, who had thrashed Arsenal 10-2 on aggregate to take their place in the last eight, took the lead at the Allianz Arena midway through the first half when Arturo Vidal crashed in a bullet header from a corner.

Messi, meanwhile, has scored 94 goals in the Champions League and netted three additional strikes in the UEFA Super Cup. We had the game under control, but there was a lack of efficiency.

With the result, Real Madrid are in sight of their seventh straight semi-final, and they ended Bayern's 16-game winning streak on home soil.