Ancelotti slams match officials: VARs would have overturned decisions

When two big teams meet like this in the Champions League, such a robbery can not happen.

Substitute Asensio wrapped up matters in the 112th as Real reached the semis a seventh straight time and stayed on course towards becoming the first team to defend the title in the competition in its current format.

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane brought off Benzema and Isco for Asensio and Lucas Vazquez, while his Bayern counterpart threw on Douglas Costa for Franck Ribery and Thomas Muller for Xabi Alonso in an attempt to find a way back into the tie.

Ronaldo scored his first goal of the night with a header in the 76th minute after a well-placed cross by Casemiro from the right flank.

Real also benefitted from Arturo Vidal's red card, with the Chilean unlucky to receive his marching orders for a second bookable offence.

Ronaldo grabbed his second of the match in the 105th minute - which saw the forward become the first player to score 100 Champions League goals - and completed his hat-trick four minutes later.

However, with one extra man on the pitch after the Bavarians' Arturo Vidal had controversially been sent off, Los Blancos talisman Ronaldo stole the headlines.

"We were 2-1 up in the game, they got scared, and the referee began his show".

Bayern's lead has shrunk to eight from 13 points only a few weeks ago and coach Carlo Ancelotti will now need to assess how central defenders Jerome Boateng and Mats Hummels held up after having to play without having fully recovered from their injuries.

He said: "I respect everyone's opinion, but I don't know what theft they talk about. Then we were in extra-time and suddenly it's 4-2 thanks to the most curious decisions from the officials". It is hard to come to Madrid and win over 90 minutes and moreover with 10 men.

However, Real's celebrations were very short-lived as just a minute later the ball ricocheted around their box and Ramos turned into his own net.

Bayern was trying to become only the third team to reverse a first-leg home loss in Champions League history, along with Inter Milan in 2011 and Ajax in 1996.

The Germans on Wednesday also filed a complaint with European soccer body UEFA over what the club said were police attacks on Bayern fans during halftime inside the stadium.

  • Julie Sanders