Ronny happy to hit 100-goal milestone

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The goals were the 99th and 100th by Ronaldo in European club competition, giving him the milestone almost seven months after he had scored his last Champions League goal in a 2-2 group-stage draw at Borussia Dortmund. "But after they missed the penalty, we knew that the team would be lifted and the second half was ours".

The first-leg turned after the break as Ronaldo equalised, then Real dominated Bayern with the numerical advantage and peppered the Bayern goal. "We probably could have scored one or two more goals, but we're very happy", the Real coach said at a press conference.

"We didn't have much of the ball, the security was missing", said Neuer.

"We will see what happens after that".

A strong drive from Ronaldo on 41 minutes which Neuer blocked having palmed a Benzema header onto the woodwork with 18 minutes played were their best first-half chances.

Real still have to fend off a likely Bayern fightback on Tuesday, but they remain on course to become the first team to retain the Champions League.

Ancelotti continued: "It will be more hard in Madrid, but we still have a chance, we are still alive".

"They were unique because we were losing and I was very happy because I helped Real win".

Madrid has gone 53 straight games scoring at least one goal and is closing in on Bayern's European record of 61 consecutive games with at least a goal, from March 2013 to April 2014.

Ronaldo would answer back just two minutes into the second half, with the 32-year-old volleying home a low cross from Carvajal, before Bayern's night got worse when Javi Martinez was sent off for two bookable offences. "But we leave with a sour taste because we could have scored more goals".

Zidane is expected to make a series of changes from the side that started in Munich with the second leg in mind.

The visitors came back strong in the second half, with Cristiano Ronaldo grabbing his first two minutes in the second half.

Griezmann coolly scored from the spot in the 28th minute by sending goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel the wrong way with a firm strike into the left corner.

Ronaldo hailed the German's efforts in his post-match comments and added: "Neuer was very good, he made some saves".

With Robert Lewandowski ruled out by a shoulder injury, Thomas Muller was left to lead the Bayern attack, supported by the wandering Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben.

But Madrid had already forced the home side back.



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