Can Carlo Ancelotti's Bayern Munich recover from a goal down against the reigning Champions League holders to knock out Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday night?
Despite scoring twice in Real Madrid's 2-1 win to become the first player to reach 100 goals in European club competition, he lamented the chances squandered by his team in the first leg of their quarter-final.
Bayern should have doubled the lead before the break but Arturo Vidal was unable to convert a handball penalty in the dying minutes of the first half.
The Portugal captain felt that miss proved to be something of a catalyst for Madrid's comeback, which was aided by Javi Martinez's second-half dismissal. Two minutes after the break, Ronaldo delivered a right-footed shot from the center of the box to level the match off a solid cross from Daniel Carvajal.
Ronaldo was presented with a commemorative shirt by club president Florentino Perez after setting the latest record in his illustrious career. The second challenge may not have touched Ronaldo, but it was cynical enough for Rizzoli to issue another yellow and perhaps doom Bayern.
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It, matter of factly, reported that Ronaldo scored two goals to beat Bayern Munich, but the seemingly pleased anchor said, it was for Barcelona.
Real Madrid will have to continue its march toward its first Spanish league title in five years on Saturday without scoring trio Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, and Gareth Bale. Hopefully Real Madrid win and we get through to the semifinals.
"We know that it's a very important game and we're going to have to produce a great performance if we're to put any points on the board".
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. "I'm in good condition", he said.
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".