Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo on his 100th European goal - News

Cristiano Ronaldo made more history by becoming the first player to score 100 goals in European competition with a double in Real Madrid's Champions League quarter-final first leg against Bayern Munich on Wednesday. "Bayern can play in the same way home and away and we know we will suffer".

Real Madrid punished Bayern's wastefulness after the restart as Christian Ronaldo restored parity after volleying home a cross from Daniel Carvajal with two minutes into the second half.

"We know that April is a hard month, a decisive one, and the team looks good".

Real Madrid President Florentino Perez is a proud man.

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. It's a deserved victory and everything is open for the second leg.

A strong drive from Ronaldo on 41 minutes which Neuer blocked having palmed a Benzema header onto the woodwork with 18 minutes played were their best first-half chances.

"The medical department did a geat job trying to get him fit, but the risk was too great", Rummenigge said after the defeat.

The former Real Madrid and Juventus player felt that his side should have scored more in a game that saw Carlo Ancelotti's men play with ten for around half an hour as Javi Martinez was sent-off for a second bookable offence. The return match against Bayern is on Tuesday.

Bayern's Philipp Lahm looks at Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrating with teammates scoring his side's 2nd goal during the Champions League quarterfinal.

The Poland global scored a brace in during Bayern Munich's 4-1 win over Borussia Dortmund at the weekend but was forced off late in the game due to an injury in his shoulder.

"We played very well, we scored early and the game became easier".

"You never decide a tie like this in the first leg, but we created chances and could have scored more goals", said the Frenchman.

'We hope he is back with us in a short time.

"But in the second half we were as good as, if not better than, Juve".

Bayern have won only three of their 11 European matches at the Bernabeu - the last of which was on penalties in 2011/12 after it finished 3-3 on aggregate.

Bayern captain Philipp Lahm said Martinez's dismissal was the turning point.

  • Julie Sanders