Ronaldo 'offside' goals - 'Bayern hung out to dry'

Barcelona players and fans were less than thrilled with the decision, especially given the constant criticism over the last decade of favorable calls that go in Barca's favor in Champions League.

Rummenigge turned his anger on Hungarian ref Viktor Kassai during his speech to the Bayern squad in Madrid. Marcelo made an fantastic play to get free in a ton of space and set Ronaldo up for a tap-in.

"In the key moments Ronaldo is always there", Zinedine Zidane, the Real manager, told reporters including Sky Sports after the game in defense of his star man.

"He always knows that when there's an important occasion, he's going to be there and he showed it again tonight".

"I don't think there is a category for him", he said.

Lewandowski, who missed the first leg with a shoulder problem, had put the Germans ahead on the night from the penalty spot to level the tie on aggregate following Real's 2-1 win in Munich, where Ronaldo scored twice.

"The second yellow for Arturo should not have been a card, and Ronaldo had two goals when he was offside".

Among Ronaldo's three goals, the Portuguese's second and third goals were offside, whilst visitors Bayern had Arturo Vidal sent off five minutes from the end of normal time.

The holders surged through 6-3 on aggregate at an exhilarated Santiago Bernabeu to take their place in Fridays semifinal draw for a record seventh consecutive year.

Gerard Pique, who has been a critic of Real in the past, tweeted "when Ronaldo's 76th-minute goal, which was shown to be offside by TV replays, was allowed to stand".

In the first half we had a lot of chances, but failed to score and it's to be expected that we would have to dig deep in a game like this one.

To add to this, Cristiano Ronaldo was on hand to score a hat-trick to bring his Champions League goals tally to 100 - the first player to ever do so. We came very close to the semi-finals.

'Manuel Neuer suffered a fracture to his left foot in the 4-2 defeat away to Real Madrid according to an initial diagnosis, ' the club said on their website.

  • Julie Sanders