Ronaldo 'wants another Bayern double'

I'd describe the goals very simply: awesome.

Manager Zinedine Zidane said Cristiano Ronaldo was happy to claim his 100th European goal in Real Madrid's 2-1 win over Bayern Munich on Wednesday, but insisted the Champions League quarter-final tie is far from decided. "That is how ambitious he is". That was at the very end of the first half when it still felt like a big home win was on the cards.

Real took control after Martinez's dismissal and could have extended its lead when captain Sergio Ramos headed into the net in stoppage time, only for the effort to be ruled out for offside.

Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer kept Bayern in the tie with a string of saves and believes his team can book a sixth straight semi-finals berth.

Forward Ronaldo said it was a moment to savour.

Ronaldo has scored 97 of his European goals in the UCL, with another in the qualifiers and two in the European Super Cup.

The striker's brace at the Allianz Arena helped his side recover from going behind to Arturo Vidal's opener, with Vidal also wasting a chance to double the hosts' lead when he missed a penalty.

Ronaldo's second-half goals meant he became the first player to score 100 goals in UEFA club competition.

He, however, said Bayern still has the chance of progressing ahead of Real Madrid. 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. We are all happy because getting a result here is not easy.

Despite scoring 28 goals in 37 outings this season - including 19 in La Liga - Ronaldo has been scrutinised by different pundits this season for a perceived lack of form and commitment.

Ronaldo is also the leading goal scorer in the Champions League.

Atletico played wel l Wednesday and should have done better than the narrow 1-0 victory, but the players and coach Diego Simeone were celebrating the advantage they will be carrying into the return match on Tuesday.

"We have to be happy", Zidane said of the 32-year-old. Despite going behind in the first half we came back in the second half.

But Madrid's first task is Sporting, who are five points adrift of safety in the battle to avoid relegation - a fight against the drop that makes Zidane wary.

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