Madrid's Bale to miss visit to Sporting, doubtful for Bayern
- Author: Angelo Rivera Apr 21, 2017,
Apr 21, 2017, 16:42
And the former Manchester United forward feels honoured by the achievement, telling Madrid's official website: "It's a very big honour to score 100 goals in Europe". The team also had a goal from Sergio Ramos disallowed for offside not long before the final whistle.
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has confirmed that Gareth Bale was withdrawn from the 2-1 win at Bayern Munich due to an injury concern. Ribery was completely shut down and Bayern tried to play through Robben who was the clear threat against Madrid but Real was great to always triple team Robben and not let him shoot.
"We did well to earn the comeback", Ronaldo said. "If Neuer hadn't been on such a good night we would have scored more".
Nevertheless, the opening goal of the match was scored at the other end of the pitch as Arturo Vidal headed home a corner kick from Thiago Alcantara to break the deadlock seven minutes later.
"[Arturo Vidal] missed the penalty when we could have made it 2-0, then we conceded right at the start of the first half and that changed the match'".
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.
Der FCB came into Wednesday's encounter as favourites to take a first-leg lead, but even that tag may not have prepared the Allianz Arena hosts for the freedom they enjoyed raining down on Real's goal in the opening exchanges.
He, however, said Bayern still has the chance of progressing ahead of Real Madrid. This was his first full training session since injuring his shoulder in the second half against Borussia Dortmund. We are all happy because getting a result here is not easy.
"Meanwhile Germany global Thomas Muller has urged his colleagues to believe they can recover from a one-goal deficit to send Real packing out of the competition".
Ronaldo came into this match with 98 goals and had the flawless script unfolding for him with a century of goals in all UEFA club competitions.
"Before I jumped on the pitch, I thought it was going to be a tough match, that Bayern would get into the game", Ronaldo said.
"We have to be happy", Zidane said of the 32-year-old.