Despite goals and win, Ronaldo still wanted more
- Author: Angelo Rivera Apr 19, 2017,
Apr 19, 2017, 1:52
Ronaldo, Real's all-time top scorer and a four-time Ballon d'Or victor, also became the first player to score 100 goals in UEFA competitions.
Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between FC Bayern Muenchen and Real Madrid CF at Allianz Arena on April 12, 2017 in Munich, Germany.
Ronaldo scored twice in the second half to help Real Madrid come from a goal down and grab the advantage going into the second leg at the Bernabeu. "That is how ambitious he is".
Real took control after Martinez's dismissal and could have extended their lead when captain Sergio Ramos headed into the net in stoppage time, only for the effort to be ruled out for offside.
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo said he never expected to become the first player to score 100 goals in UEFA club competition.
Javi Martinez's sending-off just after the hour mark handed Real the initiative, and the 32-year-old Ronaldo clinched Real's victory when he beat Manuel Neuer after being picked out by Marco Asensio in the 77th minute.
"We love football, we suffer with football and I know we earn a lot of money, and we have a privileged life, but we are human beings and there is so much more than football in this world.and last night we felt it", Dortmund's Nuri Sahin, who was used as a second-half substitute said.
The Pole, who has scored 38 goals in 40 games this season, missed the first leg and the stalemate against 10-man Leverkusen in which Bayern missed a host of chances.
"We showed the willingness to get a good result after the first half and if we had gone in at 2-0, it may have been a different match".
Ronaldo hailed the German's efforts in his post-match comments and added: "Neuer was very good, he made some saves".
The Real coach said his side were lucky to have only been a goal down at the break after Vidal's penalty miss.
The goals were the 99th and 100th by Ronaldo in European club competition, giving him the milestone almost seven months after he had scored his last Champions League goal in a 2-2 group-stage draw at Borussia Dortmund.
The game ended with a score of 2-1 in favor of Real Madrid.
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. "I am delighted and very happy", he said.
Zidane did not say whether he will rest Ronaldo for the team's away game at relegation-threatened Sporting Gijon tomorrow in the Spanish league.
With the second leg to come next week, Lewandowski feels he has recovered from a shoulder problem and should be fit to feature against Los Blancos.