Ronaldo's motivation amazes Zidane as Madrid star lands another record

Rufina Vignone
Aprile 21, 2017

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.

Ronaldo, 32, reached the milestone after netting twice to lead Real Madrid to a 2-1 comeback victory over Bayern Munich in Wednesday's Champions League quarterfinal first leg. It seemed like Bayern had Madrid on the ropes win they had unfairly awarded them a penalty right before the half but luckily Vidal missed the penalty. But the second half had gone bad to worse for the Bavarians soon after the goals as Javi Martinez sent off for tackling on Ronaldo.

The four-time Ballon d'Or victor ended his first European goals since September with the 47th-minute equaliser before putting Madrid in the box seat 13 minutes from time.

Ronaldo was presented with a commemorative shirt by club president Florentino Perez after setting the latest record in his illustrious career. Off a well-placed cross by substitute Marco Asensio in the 77th minute, Ronaldo managed to get a boot on the ball, which found its way beyond goalkeeper Manuel Neuer's grasp.

Ronaldo's finishes against Bayern keep the Spanish side challenging on both a European and domestic front with Real also in prime position to claim La Liga this season.

Arturo Vidal Amazing Goal HD - Bayern Munich 1.

Cristiano Ronaldo continues to make history.

GARETH BALE will miss Real Madrid's Champions League clash with Bayern Munich - in a bid to get him fit to play Barcelona next week.

Yes, the former Manchester United youngster is the first man to reach 100 goals in European club competition, with 97 in the Champions League, two in the Super Cup, and one in Champions League qualifying.

Zinedine Zidane has left Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema out of Real Madrid's matchday squad to face Sporting Gijon this weekend, despite already being without Gareth Bale.

Cristiano Ronaldo has not quite been his usual ridiculous goalscoring self this season, with questions, slowly but surely, being asked over the Real Madrid superstar's powers waning as age finally catches up.

"We had the chance of having a good 45 minutes".

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