Ronaldo wins it for Madrid?
Real Madrid hosted Bayern Munich at the Bernabeu tonight, and came into the game holding a 2-1 advantage from the first leg.
Madrid pulled off a brilliant result by winning 2-1 in Munich last week thanks to a Ronaldo brace, which gave them a massive advantage coming into tonight’s second leg.
Bayern appeared to be in control last week, but then completely collapsed when Arturo Vidal missed a penalty, and then when Javi Martinez got sent off, the Bavarians lost all composure.
But credit to them, they regrouped in the meantime, and managed to take Madrid to extra-time, having equalled Los Blancos’ 2-1 result from the first leg after 90 minutes.
But despite having the momentum, they were at the distinct disadvantage of having to play extra-time with 10 men, and eventually crumbled to Madrid’s might.
The crucial moment came on the stroke of the first half of extra-time, when Cristiano Ronaldo fired Madrid back ahead in the tie.
While it was a brilliantly volleyed finish, replays showed that the Portuguese was clearly a yard offside.
And it doesn’t take Sherlock Holmes to deduce that Barcelona man Gerard Pique was sending a not-so cryptic message here…
— Gerard Piqué (@3gerardpique) April 18, 2017