FC BAYERN MUNICH suffers another Defeat against REAL MADRID in Champions league.
It was Portuguese star who was absolutely magnificent. Ronaldo doubles give Zidane`s men the edge. A goal in the second half assured a win for Real Madrid against Bayern Munich at Allianz Arena and an advantage for Real Madrid to move one step forward towards semi-finals of the Champions League.
It’s not the simply their sheer volume but the timing of the Portuguese scoring feet that had made him one of the football`s all-time great. He had a great opportunity to score his 100th European club goal against Bayern Munich which came in great fashion. In the first half of the match, Bayern Munich looked to dominate the Real with the formation of 4-2-3-1 while Real looked to attack with a formation of 4-3-3. Real Madrid should have been trailing after being outplayed by Thiago`s great corner kick which led Arturo Vidal`s great header on the right top corner at 25’. Bayern got another chance to double their lead in terms of penalty which was taken by Artur Vidal who missed it. After an equaliser by Ronaldo at 47’ with an assist from Daniel Carvajal from the right flank beating 3 defenders with an amazing cross onto the penalty box. It was the trickery of Ronaldo that provoked both fouls that led to Javi Martinez`s red card.
Bayern Munich was left facing 32 long minutes with 10 men in their squad which gave Ronaldo a great chance to give Real Madrid great 1 goal lead and take the match away from Bayern at their home. It was Marco Asensio who gave a great lobbed assist in the penalty box and then it was Ronaldo with his magic touch giving the final direction at 77’’. Ronaldo gave the Real a clear advantage going into the second leg at Bernabeu.
Ronaldo has beaten him all time great rival Lionel Messi who was stuck on 97 goals to become the first ever player to reach the landmark of 100 European Club goal. As Zidane said, “He (Cristiano Ronaldo) was happy in the dressing room but not fully as he had the chance to score the hat trick in this game, he is so ambitious”. His entire team are also aiming to create history by becoming first to retain the European Club in the current champions league format.