Champions League: Ronaldo fires Real into semis

Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has been ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering a fracture to his left foot in Bayern Munich's Champions League quarterfinal defeat at Real Madrid on Tuesday.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a controversial hat-trick to become the first man to reach 100 Champions League goals as Real Madrid overcame 10-man Bayern Munich 4-2 after extra time in a thrilling quarterfinal second leg.

The 32-year-old was whistled by Madrid fans after struggling to make his mark on the game at the Santiago Bernabeu and has been criticised for form at the start of this season.

The Champions League last four have been decided.

Bayern lost the match 4-2 as the Spanish club progressed to the semifinals 6-3 on aggregate. "We are Real Madrid and if we want to win something we have to play against everyone".

"The anger is there, because he made a lot of mistakes". It was not a red card, and for their goals it was offside for one, maybe two.

"The dressing room is very sad because we really wanted to go through but we have to keep improving and hope these things will not happen again".

Ronaldo's second on Tuesday to bring up a century in the competition - including qualifiers - and third to round off his hat-trick were allowed to stand despite the Portuguese clearly being offside.

The Bayern head coach called for the introduction of video technology in his post-match comments but stopped short of criticising referee Viktor Kassai and his assistants in strong terms.

Lewandowski appeared to be fractionally offside in the buildup to Sergio Ramos's own goal, causing panic in the area before the defender prodded the ball past Keylor Navas.

"All I ask is that they don't boo me here, that's all", Ronaldo said.

Thomas Mueller said he found it hard to blame a referee for a defeat "but today there's no way around it".

The Frenchman mentor said: "We played against the best team by the way, but we scored six goals and they scored three, so we deserved to go through", Zidane said.

  • Julie Sanders