Lahm bids 'bitter farewell' to Champions League
- Author: Julie Sanders Apr 19, 2017,
Apr 19, 2017, 23:31
Real Madrid won Tuesday night's match 4-2 thanks to a hattrick from star forward Cristiano Ronaldo for a 6-3 aggregate win over the two legs.
Notwithstanding Bayern's elimination, Lahm has enjoyed a glittering European career, despite suffering heartbreak to Jose Mourinho's Inter in 2010 and Roberto Di Matteo's Chelsea in 2012 on home soil.
The 21-year-old Marco Asensio rounded off the scoring with a sensational solo effort.
Ronaldo struck his third goal five minutes later to all but secure Real's place in the semifinals.
Even during extra time, however, Ronaldo completed his hat-trick with a goal that appeared to be offside, sparking even further protests from the Bayern camp.
Madrid boss and Ancelotti's former assistant Zinedine Zidane understandably wanted the attention focused on his four-time World Player of the Year rather than Hungarian referee Viktor Kassai. "I am furious, so furious tonight as I have never been". Of course, Bayern have every right to complain about poor decisions but their collapse in extra time was a result of their leaky defence as well. "It goes both ways, that is football".
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.
And the Portuguese once again rounded on his critics after a restless Bernabeu crowd got on his back for an error-strewn first-half display.
"I just ask that they don't whistle me", he told Antena 3, via the Mirror.
"Now, Madrid continue and I wish Zizou and his side all the best".
Bayern Munich accused Spanish police of "violent attacks" on their supporters during the Champions League defeat at Real Madrid and filed a complaint with UEFA on Wednesday.
Manuel Neuer of Bayern Munich reacts after Cristiano Ronaldo scored Real's third.
"He always knows when there's an important moment he's going to be there".
The Portugal global scored 118 goals in 292 appearances for the Red Devils before moving to the Bernabeu where he has a record of more than a goal a game, scoring 395 times in 386 matches.