Cristiano Ronaldo: Tell me who doubted me

I'm anxious about it because I don't like to see players out injured and all the more so during the run-in. Cristiano Ronaldo had one of the most impressive performances of this season but the team's defense also impressed.

His first goal in the competition proper did not arrive until nearly two years later, when he scored in United's 7-1 thrashing of Roma in the quarter-finals in 2007.

Ronaldo is now aware of the actions of his team-mates and believes he still deserves to be Real's main man.

"He was happy, but not too happy because he could have scored the third goal, too", said Real's coach Zinedine Zidane. Yesterday was a special day, with a very important victory.

"I want to thank Real Madrid for giving me the opportunity to have a brilliant career at the club, my teammates and the supporters".

Here, Press Association Sport takes a look at five things we learned from the Champions League quarter-final first leg. The last time Madrid failed to score was in April, in a 0-0 draw at Manchester City in the Champions League semifinals.

Ronaldo added: "When I started scoring goals in the Champions League, I never imagined I'd beat this record. He's happy to have scored, but he's even happier about the result".

The striker's goals helped his side recover from going behind to Arturo Vidal's opener in the quarter-final first leg at the Allianz Arena, with Vidal also wasting a chance to double the hosts' lead when he missed a penalty.

Bayern keeper Manuel Neuer denied Ronaldo and Gareth Bale with fine stops and the tie firmly swung in Real's favour in the 61st minute when Javi Martinez was sent off following two quick-fire yellow cards.

Isco has only played 77 minutes for Real Madrid in the Champions League across two appearances, but after he stood head and shoulders above his team mates in Gijon, he may be rewarded with a start against Bayern Munich on Tuesday. "The boss has done a great job with rotations and we're ready for the final stretch". They were special because we were losing and it was hard to come back.

The match was a historical one for Cristiano Ronaldo as he completed his century of goals in UEFA competitions, reports ESPN. "He always plays best on the wing and before the game we thought that he has to has be on the move, switching positions with Bale and Benzema".

  • Julie Sanders