Cristiano Ronaldo: People who love me never have any doubts

Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored 97 of his European goals in the UCL, with another in the qualifiers and two in the European Super Cup. The Poland global was clearly missed by the Bundesliga champions during their 2-1 defeat to Los Blancos on Wednesday night but club chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge promises "100%" he will be back for the return fixture.

Ronaldo scored two minutes after the interval with one touch to Carvajal's cross.

Zinedine Zidane said Real Madrid feel a little disappointed not to have beaten Bayern Munich by a greater margin in Wednesday's Champions League quarter-final first leg. Real Madrid had a ideal result as an away team against Bayern Munich because they were able to score two away goals and now they will come back to Spain with an advantage.

"When I started scoring goals in the Champions League I never thought I would break this record. Many thanks to the club, my colleagues and the fans".

Before scoring his first goal of the night, Ronaldo had gone 659 minutes without scoring in Europe, but he insisted he was unaware of any doubters.

Real have scored at least once in each of their last 53 games and they are closing in on Bayern's European record of 61 consecutive games with at least a goal, from March 2013 to April 2014.

Bayern went ahead on 25 minutes when playmaker Thiago Alcantara swung in a corner from the right which Vidal powered through Real goalkeeper Keylor Navass hands.

"We had the game under control in the first half, but we lost our efficiency after the break".

GARETH BALE will miss Real Madrid's Champions League clash with Bayern Munich - in a bid to get him fit to play Barcelona next week.

"We know April will be a hard, decisive month, and the team looks good. However, we're happy and satisfied to have got a win here, which is always very important". Meanwhile, Bayern now need Mats Hummels back from injury if they're to survive Martinez's suspension after he was sent off on the hour mark in Bavaria.

Meanwhile, Bayern forward Thomas Muller said they were pleased in the end to come away with a one-goal deficit. "We're happy with the game we played". Zidane is giving the 27-year-old every chance to recover for the huge double-header.

  • Julie Sanders