Sports World News of Wed, 19 Apr 20174
UEFA CL: Ronaldo treble fires Real through
Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 100th Champions League goal as Real Madrid dumped 10-man Bayern Munich out of the competition with a 4-2 win (6-3 agg.). Ronaldo’s second goal was offside as Bayern rued their bad luck.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick helped Real Madrid battle past 10-man Bayern Munich and into the Champions League semi-finals with a 4-2 extra-time win to secure a 6-3 aggregate triumph in an epic encounter at the Bernabeu.
Needing to score at least twice to go through after a 2-1 defeat in the first leg of the quarter-final tie, Bayern struck the first blow on Tuesday night with a Robert Lewandowski penalty shortly after half-time, and a Ramos own goal then sent the game into extra-time after Ronaldo had levelled on the night for Real.
The turning point, though, was when Arturo Vidal received a harsh second yellow card late on to leave Bayern a man light, and Ronaldo capitalised with two more goals, the first of which was scored from an offside position, before substitute Marco Asensio stuck the knife in with a fourth for Real.
The Spanish giants now head into the final four of the competition, their seventh straight semi-final, while Bayern fall at their earliest stage since 2009.