Real Madrid battled back to stun Bayern Munich and book passage to a seventh straight semi-final with a contentious 4-2 win after extra time in the second leg in Madrid thanks to a Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick.
Bayern, needing to score at least twice to have any chance of going through, set about attacking Madrid from the outset, putting the home defence under plenty of pressure in the first half, although it was only after the break that they found the back of the net.
Arjen Robben went down under Casemiro’s challenge in the box, a moment that saw the already-booked Madrid midfielder fortuitously avoid a second yellow. It was the first of several key decisions to go Madrid’s way.Robert Lewandowski’s penalty levelled the tie on aggregate, although Madrid were still going through on away goals.
Robert Lewandowski in all competitions for Bayern Munich this season:— Squawka Football (@Squawka) April 18, 2017
41 games 🏃
39 goals ⚽
Such composure. pic.twitter.com/djx7i6YZnp
How is that a foul? Bayern Munich got robbed. And then they say Uefalona 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/7uO9EL28Bt— Barca World (@FCBarcelonaHome) April 18, 2017
Real Madrid become the first team EVER through to the semi finals of the Champions League for SEVEN successive seasons— Phil Kitromilides (@PhilKitro) April 18, 2017
Thank you, Leicester City. Greatly enjoyed your journey the last two seasons.— Grant Wahl (@GrantWahl) April 18, 2017
Jamie Vardy's Atletico party just started, 1-1! pic.twitter.com/v4aC1oviEC— Mootaz (@MHChehade) April 18, 2017
Marco Asensio. 21 anys. Mallorquí. Fa 2 anys jugava a 2a. Avui ha fet això amb el Madrid a la Copa d'Europa. Al Bayern. Descomunal. pic.twitter.com/vKNLHWSZcW— Àngel Aguiló Palou (@AngelAguiloP) April 18, 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo: A hat-trick tonight vs Bayern Munich means Ronaldo becomes the first player to score 100 Champions League goals pic.twitter.com/F6GtBwNYZH— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) April 18, 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored 46 career hat-tricks for club & country.— Squawka Football (@Squawka) April 18, 2017
Real Madrid (41)
Man Utd (1)
Hat-trick merchant 3⃣️ pic.twitter.com/InntV4XUk0