Rampant Ronaldo

A look back at the UEFA Champions League 1/4 Final Second Legs:


Leicester City vs Atletico Madrid


So the dream run finally came to an end on Tuesday night as the La Liga side rolled into town already 1-0 up on aggregate after their home win over The Foxes. Atletico doubled their aggregate lead early in the game through midfielder Saul Niguez who made it 1-0 on the night, 2-0 on aggregate. A valiant Leicester team managed to pull one back as star striker Jamie Vardy brought the Premier League champions level on the night to make it 1-1. The Foxes sadly couldn’t do any more than this as the game ended 1-1. This meant that with a 2-1 aggregate victory, Atletico Madrid advance to the Semi-final draw.

Real Madrid vs FC Bayern Munich


Madrid came into this with a 2-1 aggregate lead over the German Champions. A goalless first half saw the game spark into the life in the second 45. Lewandowski opened the scoring from the penalty spot to make it 2-2 on aggregate. Cristiano Ronaldo stepped up once again as he scored to give Madrid a 3-2 aggregate lead. Almost immediately after, Sergio Ramos unfortunately scored an own goal that saw the aggregate score line become 3-3. The own goal sent the game into extra time with the scores level. It was an extra time surrounded in controversy, CR7 netted two more goals to claim a 40th hat trick for Real Madrid. However, the first of Ronaldo’s goals was clearly from an offside position however, the referees let the goal stand. So after a hat trick from Cristiano Ronaldo, Madrid youngster Marcos Asensio joined in on the fun as he scored to guarantee Real Madrid’s name went into the hat for the Semi-final draw with a 6-3 aggregate victory. A great night for Cristiano Ronaldo, who not only scored his 40th career hat trick for Real Madrid, but also became the first ever player to score 100 Champions League goals.

FC Barcelona vs Juventus


After a 3-0 demolition job in the Juventus Stadium, Barcelona had it all to do here and even though they’re capable of producing stunning comebacks just like in the previous round against PSG. Sadly for the Catalan giants that wasn’t the case this time round as the game ended in a 0-0 draw. This result sees the Old Lady advance to the Semi final draw.

AS Monaco vs Borussia Dortmund


After a 3-1 victory, Monaco were in cruise control of this tie and could afford to sit back in this tie. However, this was hardly the case as a repeat scoreline saw Monaco advance to the semi final.


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