Javi Martinez sees red in a dramatic first leg of the quarter-final at the Allianz Arena in Munich.
When Arturo Vidal headed the hosts into a 25th-minute lead, Bayern appeared on course for a 17th consecutive European home victory, but the game turned following Vidal's missed penalty and Ronaldo equalised with a fine volley early in the second period. The frustrations would continue for Vidal, who would receive a yellow card for shoving Luka Modric, and he might have been spared another yellow after putting his fingers to the chest of Italian referee Nicola Rizzoli.
Madrid had to come out aggressive in the second half because they knew scoring an away goal was very Important. Football is a real bag full of surprises and in a few minutes anything can happen.
On Wednesday, April, 12, Real Madrid played Bayern Munich as visitors.
Real might have gone ahead for the first time in the fixture were it not for the fact that five-time UEFA Goalkeeper of the Year Neuer was protecting Bayern's net, and he did so with aplomb over the next 15 minutes or so.
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Real Madrid's opponents should brace for a reenergised Cristiano Ronaldo after the Portuguese said he had been following a special training regime to hit peak shape in the final stretch of the campaign.
Real Madrid and Bayern Munich will meet in the second leg on April 18 at Santiago Bernabeu.
Zidane warns the slender lead may not be enough in Madrid in the Spaniards' bid to become the first club to defend the Champions League title. Real Madrid, on the other hand, didn't have many chances to score after that goal in the first half. We scored, Bayern played with one less and it would've been easier with one more.
Ronaldo's second-half goals saw him become the first player to score 100 goals in European club competition. We are taking it game by game. "It's a positive result but there is a return game left and the tie is still to be played for". "I am delighted and very happy", he said. Marca claim the Welsh superstar is suffering from knock on his right foot, and Zinedine Zidane has opted to take no chances with one of his star forwards.
A Paulo Dybala double ensured Juventus took a massive step towards the semi-finals after a commanding win over Barcelona in Turin.