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Madrid clubs back on top in European soccer

20 April 2017

"We're very angry, a game with that much intensity can't be decided by the referee".

Bayern Munich goalkeeper, Manuel Neuer might be absent from action for the rest of the season after fracturing his left foot during Bayern Munich's 4-2 loss at Real Madrid in the second leg of the Champions League quarter-final.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat trick to become the first man to score 100 Champions League goals as holder Madrid completed a 4-2 win Tuesday, going through 6-3 on aggregate. In the first half we had a lot of chances, but failed to score and it's to be expected that we would have to dig deep in a game like this one. The penalty that was awarded to Bayern, when Robben went down under Casemiro's challenge, was not clear-cut, and two Bayern players were offside as Madrid captain Sergio Ramos scored an own goal in the 78th. "The team has been fine, we played well and obviously I am happy for the goals". "We are Real Madrid and if we want to win something we have to play against everyone".

"After 90 minutes, we won 2-1 in Madrid and I have to pay a massive compliment to the team for their performance over the 120 minutes", he added.

The victory at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium put Madrid into the semifinals for the seventh straight season and kept alive its hopes of becoming the first team to retain the Champions League title since the competition's new format was created in 1992.

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Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored both first-leg goals for Madrid in Munich, is set to start on Tuesday along with Karim Benzema. Their two defeats during that time came against Barcelona in April 2011 (0-2) and Schalke in March 2015 (3-4).

When two big teams meet like this in the Champions League, such a robbery can not happen. In Tuesday's second leg alone, Madrid had 12 attempts on target, compared to two for the visitors.

In the extra time, Cristiano Ronaldo would score two goals offside!

Spanish full-back Dani Carvajal then came close for the home side after striking a powerful effort towards the bottom corner, but Manuel Neuer was on hand to make a wonderful save in the Bayern goal.

Ronaldo's second and third goals saw Madrid to the finish line but the strikes were marred in controversy as he appeared a yard offside for both. I didn't tell them to be quiet - never.

Bayern coach Carlo Ancelotti agreed with Vidal and said in his media conference that the referees needed video help. It was magnificent football, but unfortunately the refereeing decisions went against us. "I'm not expecting any consequences, but I don't know how my foot will have dealt with the 120 minutes".

Madrid clubs back on top in European soccer