Bayern file complaint over police 'attacks' on fans at Real Madrid

Ronaldo scored a hat-trick as Madrid claimed a controversy-filled 4-2 win after extra time in the second leg at Santiago Bernabeu, progressing 6-3 on aggregate on Tuesday.

The game's first contentious moment came when Arturo Vidal, whose tackle on Asensio was full-blooded but clean, was shown a second yellow card.

"There is a lot of anger because the referee put us out the Champions League", said a furious Vidal.

The Brazilian goes in late on the Bayern winger and Kassai really should have been directing the Real Madrid star down the tunnel.

Ronaldo took advantage at not being flagged for offside as he controlled and fired low past Neuer to become the first man to reach a Champions League century.

Following the clashes between Leicester City supporters and officers that preceded last week's quarter-final first leg between Atletico Madrid and the Premier League champions, authorities in the Spanish capital pledged to reinforce its police presence for Bayern's visit. "There are few players who will manage to do what Ronaldo has done".

They will have to do it, though, without Neuer, who broke his foot in the game, according to Rummenigge.

"The important thing was to get through to the next round against a great team, very strong".

It is not the first time the Bernabeu natives have booed Ronaldo and he grew increasingly desperate to find the net with a series of wild efforts, including at one point ignoring strike partner Karim Benzema to go for goal himself, infuriating the home crowd.

"Maybe they will not whistle him any more", Zidane said hopefully.

However, after Arturo Vidal was sent off, Ronaldo hit the century mark in Europe's top club competition on 104 minutes and completed his hat-trick five minutes later. "It's something that I've struggled to do over the last three or four years". This year he has rested more than ever to arrive to the crucial games fit and he showed it again on Tuesday. In a quarter-final you have to have a referee with more quality, I think.

These heavyweights of European football delivered a level of entertainment that, for long periods, would have made a fitting final.

Bayern probed for an early breakthrough, with a disciplined Real Madrid sitting deep to keep Bayern at bay.

  • Julie Sanders


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