Bayern are not dead, insists Ancelotti
- Author: Julie Sanders Apr 22, 2017,
Apr 22, 2017, 20:20
And the former Manchester United forward feels honoured by the achievement, telling Madrid's official website: "It's a very big honour to score 100 goals in Europe".
After a hard loss, Bayern manager Carlo Ancelotti was quoted to be saying by Reuters, "Small details have decided the game".
Messi, meanwhile, has scored 94 goals in the Champions League and netted three additional strikes in the UEFA Super Cup.
With Real Madrid 1-0 down in the Champions League quarter-final first leg at Bayern Munich, Cristiano Ronaldo demonstrated exactly why he's viewed as one of the best players to have ever graced a football pitch.
Bayern was dealt a blow with a half-hour to play when Javi Martinez was sent off with two yellow cards within three minutes for fouls on Ronaldo.
"I am happy with the win, we reacted well to make a comeback", Ronaldo said on the Madrid website.
Manuel Neuer made a number of fine saves to keep his side in the tie, denying Karim Benzema and Ronaldo with particularly strong stops.
Bayern's Arturo Vidal opened the scoring and missed a penalty before Ronaldo volleyed the equalizer in the 47th minute and scored the victor 13 minutes from time when he was picked out by Marco Asenio and finished calmly. Two goals in the first half by the Argentine gave the Italians a commanding lead before Chiellini's first Champions League goal since 2009 made it 3-0.
Real capitalized on their numerical advantage and sealed the deal in the 77th minute when Ronaldo wrapped up his brace after slotting home Marco Asensio' s cross to become the first player who reached 100 goals in an UEFA club competition.
"We are all happy because getting a result here is not easy".
Ronaldo has been rested far more throughout the course of the season by Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane.
Lewandowski and Ancelotti suggested after the game that it was only a minor blow and that the striker should be ready for the opening leg against Real Madrid.
"Gareth is not going to be with us against Sporting, that is clear", Zidane said at his pre-match media conference.
"A tie is never decided in the first leg but we won the first match, the second is still to come".