Ronny happy to hit 100-goal milestone

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane was left frustrated despite his side's crucial 2-1 win over Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday evening during the sides' Champions League quarter final first leg tie. Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos, right, jumps on his teammate and scorer Cristiano Ronaldo to celebrate their side's 2nd goal during the Champions League quarterfinal first leg soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and Real Madr. "We probably could have scored one or two more goals, but we're very happy", the Real coach said at a press conference.

Forward Ronaldo said it was a moment to savour.

"Bale felt a tweak at half-time and I didn't want to take any risks".

The Portugal global was presented with a commemorative shirt by Real president Florentino Perez on Thursday to mark the accomplishment, and told the club's official website: "It's a great honour to reach 100 goals in Europe". The Portuguese star ensured Madrid came from behind - after Arturo Vidal's 25th-minute header for Bayern - to put the defending champions on course to reach the semifinals for a seventh successive year.

To make things worse for the hosts, Javi Martinez received his marching orders with 61 minutes played as he saw his second yellow card of the night to weaken his team.

Ronaldo reached his milestone by slotting home the victor 13 minutes from time.

Vidal could have finished with a first-half hat-trick when he stepped up to take a penalty after Dani Carvajal's handball from a Franck Ribery shot. However, we're happy with our performance. "We needed patience to decide the match".

With chances few and far between, Griezmann made the difference as it was he who also won the penalty with a lung-busting run from deep before being brought down by Marc Albrighton midway through the first half.

"Then we will see because we will suffer in the return too".

"We had the chance of having a good 45 minutes".

Scoring 100 goals in Europe is a special feat that only a handful of players will ever likely accomplish. 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.

"We had everything under control in the first half, but didn't use the room consistently", said captain Philipp Lahm.

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