Real Madrid got the better of Bayern Munich (6-3) in aggregate but the referee blew it up for the Germans who almost had the game in their grasp in the second half. Credit to Cristiano Ronaldo, the 2nd leg ended 4-2 in favor of the home side at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium earlier today.
A goal down in the 1st leg, Real Madrid had the edge with two away goals before the start. Lewandowski’s excellent finish in the 53rd minute gave the visitors some hope with more than 30 minutes to play. Ronaldo’s 76th-minute finish pulled things back but Ramos’ own goal leveled the score in the very next minute.
A controversial decision resulted in Vidal being sent off in the 84th minute of the game.
With two goals in the 104th and 109th minute, Ronaldo steered Madrid to an excellent position before Asensio made it 4-2.
“In a quarter-final, you have to put a better referee, or it is the moment to introduce video refereeing, which is what Uefa are trying because there are too many errors,” Bayern manager Carlo Ancelotti said.
Meanwhile, Leicester City fought their guts out but lost 2-1 in aggregate to Athletico Madrid at the King Power Stadium. Ñíguez gave Athletico the lead but Vardy pulled one back with an excellent finish in the 61st minute. Leicester had 17 shots on target opposed to Athletico Madrid’s 2.
“I’m full of emotion and pride at the performance of my team. I also have to say, what a great performance from our opponents. It was almost a pleasure to compete against them,” said Athletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone.
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