Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos hugs Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo after he scored his third goal during the Champions League 2nd leg quarterfinal soccer match between Real Madrid and VfL Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday April 12, 2016. He hailed the team’s efforts calling it a “perfect night”, and took aim at critics who have said that the 31-year-old is having a bad season; despite scoring 46 times this campaign.
With extra time looming it was Ronaldo who won the tie for Real with a free-kick in the 77th minute – his 16th Champions League goal of the season in just ten games. It’s not bad is it?”As I said after the Barcelona game, a loss always creates a doubt in the team for them and hopefully that’s the case”, said Bale, speaking to BT Sport.
“It was a magic night for me. We had a special night, we achieved what we wanted and I’m very happy for the players because what they did together was phenomenal”, Zidane said.
The goal was Ronaldo’s 16th in 10 Champions League games this season and prompted wild celebrations from the Madrid players at the final whistle as Zidane’s team kept their hopes of silverware alive. It wasn’t easy to say the truth, but I’m very happy and very proud about everything they’ve done. “He is demonstrating what he is, the best player in the world”.
Dani Carvajal replaced the much-criticised Danilo in Madrid’s only change from the first leg at right-back and the Spanish international’s deflected cross fell perfectly for Ronaldo to tap home the opener at the back post. Real Madrid had faced a lot of criticism for their under par performance just about a week ago. That’s what makes him a special player. “If a Portuguese team qualifies then I want to play in Portugal”.
It’s not east to start how we did, scoring two goals in 15 minutes.
In the other Match, a Kelvin De Bruyne strike booked Manchester City’s place in the semifinal for the first in the club’s history.