Ronaldo's brace gives Madrid edge over Bayern in CL quarters

Javi Martinez fouls Ronaldo

Zidane warns the slender lead may not be enough in Madrid in the Spaniards' bid to become the first club to defend the Champions League title.

Bayern Munich will have to turn around the 2-1 loss at Real in the second leg on Tuesday.

"We played very well, we scored early and the game became easier".

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring a goal in their win over Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final in Munich this morning (NZT).

Ancelotti hopes to have striker Robert Lewandowski, who missed the first leg with a bruised shoulder, and defender Mats Hummels, ankle, back for the return.

"We would have preferred to have scored another goal", Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane told French TV.

"We're happy with the game we played". "The team reacted very well, it is not easy to play here, against a very hard team". "We needed patience to decide the match. The key was patience". While Arjen Robben, Franck Ribery, David Alaba and Thiago Alcantara were running and forcing the game, the visitors appeared static, waiting for chances to present themselves.

"It's not the first time and it won't be the last", Bayern coach Carlo Ancelotti said of the missed penalty. Football is a real bag full of surprise and in a few minutes anything can happen.

Antoine Griezmann's disputed first-half penalty gave Atletico Madrid a slender 1-0 victory over Leicester City in their quarterfinal first-leg clash at the Vicente Calderon on Wednesday.


Well, thanks to Ronaldo they got two of them and a 2-1 win.

Bayern played the last half an hour a man down after centre-back Javi Martinez was sent off for two fouls on Ronaldo within three minutes of each other.

"The sending off was the turning point", Bayern captain Philipp Lahm said.

Four-time world player of the year Ronaldo then slotted in the victor between goalkeeper Manuel Neuer's legs for the victor 13 minutes from time.

Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer experienced the worst of being a man down.

Germany striker Thomas Mueller says the Bavarians have the necessary belief.

Gareth Bale is also out after limping off with a muscular injury at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday night.

Real's superstar then hit the victor as substitute Marco Asensio, on for Bale, put in a low pass for Ronaldo to tap the ball home between Neuer's legs.

Real could have extended their lead as Marcelo's shot from the left flew wide and Benzema's effort and a header from Ramos were both ruled out for offside.

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