Ronaldo hits 100th European goal as Real win at Bayern
- Author: Julie Sanders Apr 16, 2017,
Apr 16, 2017, 2:55
'I'm happy, I wanted to reach this record. "To be able to reach this mark is an honour and against a team like Bayern it is better still", the Portugal skipper told BeIN Sport Spain.
Arutro Vidal's first-half header gave Bayern the lead, but the Chilean missed a penalty and a Cristiano Ronaldo double gave Madrid the win, his second coming after Javi Martinez was dismissed for two bookable offences.
Four-time world player of the year Ronaldo then slotted in the victor between goalkeeper Manuel Neuer's legs for the victor 13 minutes from time.
"We suffered here but all-in-all it's not easy to play here".
"We are still alive", said Bayern coach Carlo Ancelotti after losing to his former side.
"The red card was the neck breaker".
The matchup between Monaco and Borussia Dortmund was initially scheduled for Tuesday, but was forced to rescheduled following a security incident on Tuesday, which saw the German side's team bus attacked and one player left seriously injured.
Ancelotti hopes to have striker Robert Lewandowski, who missed the first leg with a bruised shoulder, and defender Mats Hummels, ankle, back for the return.
The 27-year old will probably face additional evaluations back in the Spanish capital ahead of a critical run of matches, with Madrid facing Sporting Gijon on Saturday before your home leg against Bayern as well as the Clasico against Barcelona to come next week. Madrid went on to win the title.
The Chile midfielder could have added a second when he headed Arjen Robben's cross wide of the post soon after.
Two-goal hero in midweek Cristiano Ronaldo could be rested, while Pepe and Raphael Varane are also absent due to injury. We are all a bit disappointed but we were up against a goalkeeper who made a lot of great saves.
Madrid displayed none of the initiative shown by Bayern in the first half.
"It's important to finish the game with 11 men", said Neuer, on his first game back after foot surgery.
However, the Chilean smashed the spot-kick high over the crossbar.
As for the teams for whom he has struck these goals, 84 of Ronaldo's strikes have come during his time at Real Madrid, with the remaining 16 having been scored during his spell at Manchester United.
"I made radical changes to my training to get to this stage of the season in the best state possible", Ronaldo told reporters after becoming the first player to score 100 goals in UEFA competitions.